By Jano Tantongco
Comedian Tom Segura will drop by The Paramount next week to bring his hilarious insights and observations on anything from the “absurd and the mundane.”
“It’s low-key observational. What I’m doing in standup is… you’re keying other people in to something that you just picked up on, and then they celebrate the fact that now they picked up on it too,” Segura, who is in the midst of his “No Teeth No Entry” tour, said.
Growing up, he was inspired by standup “OGs” like Eddie Murphy, George Carlin and Chris Rock.
Segura is also a serial podcaster, and is a regular guest on the “Joe Rogan Experience,” a long-running series from the former “Fear Factor” host and UFC commentator.
Recently, Segura said, he took part in a two-day weight loss competition on Rogan’s show, competing against fellow comedian Bert Kreischer.
“I won, of course. They were two of the most downloaded podcasts ever. That was fun because so many people got involved in it,” Segura said. “We had a lot of laughs, it was basically two days of laughing and just three guys having fun.”
But, Segura’s favorite current project is the highly lauded “Your Mom’s House” podcast he hosts weekly with his wife, comedienne Christina Pazsitzky.
The couple has a 1-year-old son, Ellis. Between raising him, producing their podcast and touring, Segura said he finds his plate full.
“The show is the most fun thing I do. It’s basically like the conversation we would have if we weren’t recording,” Segura said. “I’m very happy to say that it’s exploded in popularity. It’s grown every year. Now it’s gotten to the point where it’s a massive, massive show.”
The show was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and was profiled by VICE.
The Feb. 16 show in Huntington is set to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. In the meantime, Segura’s latest, full-length special “Mostly Stories” is available online.
“I’m just super excited, I haven’t been back to Long Island in a couple years… To actually do a full set… I’m excited about it,” Segura said.