Most of McPeeks yarns are inspired by things he sees and hears every day. It wasnt always that way, he says. When he started telling jokes for a living, he would make up stories. Id take a kernel of truth and embellish it to make it funnier, he says. Now Im telling stories that are really true. I never realized how funny [my life] is.
Maybe its just his outlook. McPeek likes to keep his shows upbeat. He says hes there to have a good time, and he wants his audiences to feel the same way. So dont expect any bitching during his stand-up gigs. There are so many comics now that say, I hate the president, I hate politics, I hate this, I hate that, he says. Comics really have no room to complain about anything. We have the easiest job in the world. We work six hours a week total, and we make better money than most people. And somehow these guys still find time to complain. I find that funny.
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