BA #076: Dominic Dierkes

April 27, 2015 | 1:52 am |

Dominic Dierkes Podcast Interview

Now bust it open let episode seventy-six see you get low, it’s going down for real! On the seventy-sixth Box Angeles comedian Dominic Dierkes (Parks & Rec, Community) stops by Studio 309. He discusses starting stand up at a young age, life at NYU’s Tisch School, the origins of Derrick Comedy, and more!


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The BA #076 Breakdown —
– Box rants the worthlessness of movie trailers.
– Drinking and sobriety and rituals.
– Growing up in Memphis and being a talkative kid.
– Doing stand up in high school at age 14 and attending the Tisch School for film / tv production.
– Taking classes at Upright Citizens Brigade and joining the NYU sketch group Hammerkatz.
– Creating Derrick Comedy, writing a Comedy Central pilot and getting representation.
– YouTube sketches and making the feature film Mystery Team.
– Credit card debt, working temp jobs and teaching improv.
– Moving to Los Angeles and writing for Fantasy Factory.
The BAQ —
– Dominic describes what he does in three words.
– Dominic answers why show business, why Hollywood and his favorite thing about LA.
– Dominic discusses who he enjoys to watch and who he’d like to work with.
– Dominic’s favorite thing he has done and how he defines success.
– Choose your own adventure sign-off.


Guest Beer — Golden Road, Saison Citron



For more Dominic, buy or rent Derrick Comedy’s movie ‘Mystery Team’ on Amazon, catch him live at UCB in Shitty Jobs and follow him on Twitter @dominicdierkes.

An aspiring actor, Mike ‘Box’ Elder hates movie trailers. Follow him on Twitter @boxangeles.