Comedian Taylor Tomlinson, star of the Netflix stand-up specials “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Look At You,” will return to Irvine Improv on Sept. 15-18.
When was the first moment you realized you could make people laugh?
People ask this a lot, and I never know what to say. I think most comedians were funny kids. I was probably making my family laugh before I even meant to be funny.
What was it like returning to the stage after the success of your March 2020 special, ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’?
When we finally got to come back out and do clubs and, eventually, theaters, I was blown away by the difference in ticket sales, like selling out every weekend at clubs, and we were adding shows and theaters. It’s a dream come true, not to sound like a Disney Princess but …
Your new Netflix special, ‘Look At You,’ debuted this year. What can we expect?
It’s a lot about mental health and my own mental health journey. There’s dating jokes and all that other stuff. And I talk about some very personal things like losing my mom as a kid. I promise, it’s hilarious.
Ever been to Irvine before?
I live in L.A., so I’ve been to Irvine a lot. The Irvine Spectrum is beautiful, and it’s good to get there early enough to shop.