Dan Naturman (pronounced Natter-man)CURRENT BASE OF OPERATIONS:
New York CityORIGINALLY FROM:
Stamford, CTYOU KNOW ME FROM: Late Night With Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman,
Comedy Central. "I was the one who caused the big hullabaloo on Last Comic Standing 2
after not getting into the house [during] the finals in Vegas. What you don't know is that, after realizing that perhaps they messed up, the producers offered me the chance to go into the house as a 'wild card' after the first comic was bounced out. I turned the offer down because I didn't trust them. I figured they'd rig it so that I was eliminated immediately."
MY FIRST TIME ON STAGE:
Stand-Up New York comedy club in 1993. "It was probably the most nervous I've ever been. Think 'bully threatening to beat you up after school'-level nervousness times 10. I actually did pretty well, though, and thought my career was about to take off. It would be nine years before I made a living doing stand-up (and not a good one)."BEST GIG I EVER HAD:
"To me, any gig where the check clears and I'm not assaulted, is a good one. But seriously, folks, one time I opened for Howie Mandel in Lowell, MA, and we flew up and back on a Lear jet. That was pretty cool. By contrast, on a recent gig in Baltimore, I went Greyhound."