This week’s “All Up Ian Your Business” I am checking out the latest showcase show,7 Minutes in Wild Heaven, hosted and produced by an Atlanta favorite, Vas Sanchez. Vas has been a staple of the Atlanta comedy scene and his shows are ones that comedians love to be on because he is such a gracious host and create a fun friendly environment for the audience and comedians alike. Beyond comedy, Vas is known for his pop-ramen mastery and has cultivated a cult following on both the comedy and ramen front. So enjoy and hot bowl of Vas and learn more about his show and the man himself and check out his show this Thursday at 6pm!
ABOUT THE SHOW
What makes your show different and fun?
I like to consider myself kind of a “Gym” of comedy, I try to offer a little more time then the normal five minutes, so comedians cane work sets out. In essence a smaller line up with a greater depth of material.
Name drop any famous “drop ins”?
Ian Aber(that’s me and I’m not famous!) and Joe Pettis
What makes a great audience member?
Any one who is willing to be open and vulnerable. Comedy is about exposure and access, so the more available you are to expose your flaws the more fun it will be when you find out you’re not the only one and can now laugh at said flaws. I feel like i’m waxing philosophical.
Tell us a lie that will entice people to your show.
Every show there is a raffle to go on a limo ride with some of the affluent and beautiful Hollywood elite that seem to be gracing our fair city of late!
ABOUT THE SHOW RUNNER
How long have you been doing comedy?
Who are your Current comedic influences?
Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Matt Braunger, Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress… it could literally go on and on.
Who were your Childhood comedic influences?
Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Chris Farley, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray.
If your comedic style was a new Axe body wash, what would it smell like and why?
It would be called “Hemingway Daiquiri” and it would smell kinda like pine, blessed thistle, peat, and under ripe strawberries, because it tells you a story but its just a fruity bunch of bullshit in the end.
Why live comedy?
I have always been the center of attention. When I was younger i used to do impressions and loved making people laugh. I started to do improv and became addicted to live performance. Finally i decided I truly just wanted the focus to be on me and thought if you only have 5 mins to change someone you better hope it is focused on making them smile, and that was that.
Ask yourself a question here:
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Answer that question here:
Realistically? Probably selling self help cookbooks (“Ramen-cing the Stone”) and teaching intro level improv to home schooled kids in the suburbs.
Describe your show in 3 words:
you better DO!
If your life was an Infomercial what would it be selling?
Pocket butter churns. Pour milk in and get fresh better in minutes and its warm and spreadable.
Best beverage to pair with your show?
Honestly it’s a brewery so naturally I would say beer, but depending on the season a nice provencal rose would be divine!
If you farted into a wormhole and it connected to the face of any person in all of time space, who would you want to smell your fart?
Donald Trump. next question.
Favorite Local Comedian.
Tom Toast Russell and Anne Marie Lowman tie! They both have a way of holding up a mirror to life and telling it how ugly it is while seemingly not caring!
Salty or Sweet?
“Yes and” is to Improv as _____ is to Stand Up Comedy “
“Where are you from?”
Natalie Portman and Margot Robbie TIE
No, I meant Celebrity you want to see crushed.
The guy who played the brother in “Get Out”…!… what the hell is he ever doing with that accent?
You do pop-up ramen nights what ramen would pair best with your show. Tell readers how to check out the next one.
My show is one to fill the soul with laughter, so the best ramen would have to be Tonkotsu! A rich pork broth emulsified in its own fats, with ginger, fermented black garlic, scallions, nori, pickled bamboo, and char sui Pork Belly! Please follow me on Instagram at @Elr_Atl to see where I’m gonna pop up next!
Least favorite trend in social media?
Live notifications have taken the place in my black heart where group chats and texts used to sit!
Other than stand up comedy, what makes you laugh?
Donald Trump. Next question
Complete this statement, I would __________ but I already _____________?
Get up to get the door, delivery guy…………extended the recliner and placed both remotes, my phone, my iPad, and my laptop just so.
Tell us one last thing that will make everyone love your forever, be specific:
Both my parents passed away before I was ever able to perform for them so every night when I get the light I look up and wink. Show runners all think it is my acknowledgement of the light but its actually something my dad used to do to our family when he was about to say the punchline to a typical dad joke. I wink to remember them. I wink to dedicate every show to them. I miss them everyday, and would hope that every time I make a room full of strangers smile they are somewhere smiling too. Now I’m crying and i hate you!
That’s it for this weeks “All Up Ian Your Business”, thanks for reading and supporting Atlanta Comedy. Check out all of ATLtoDO for the best fun, funky and sometimes free stuff to do inside the fruit loop (We used to call the perimeter the fruit loop). I’m hosting BackStory at Relapse every Thursday in March, doors 7:30, show 8pm. It’s a comedic story telling and conversation show where I interview comics as they tell funny, weird and sometimes incriminating stories on stage in an hour and is always free AF. Just get out and go see some live comedy. You deserve it.
Author: Ian Aber
Ian Aber is a writer and stand up comedian out of Atlanta Georgia, His comedic style mixes stand up and fast paced story telling, drawing the audience into his outsider view of the world. Smart. Engaging. Energetic and Sweaty are all words used to describe him. Ian is one of the producers of Date Night, every second Tuesday at Argosy, Teen Dream: A High School Themed Variety Show, Back Story : Comedic Storytelling and Conversation every Thursday at Relapse Theatre at 8pm and Surrogates : You Tell The Jokes & The Comedian Pulls The Strings monthly at Relapse Theatre.