Dan Whitehurst talks about going from cop to comedy. Dan is a friend of mine from nearly the first few weeks I moved to Nashville in 1999. I knew al little about his backstory, but have always wanted to learn more about the man behind that impressive beard.
DAN WHITEHURST Show Notes
We talk about a variety of things including:
- Past jobs as prison guard, detective and national guard
- Learning to tell stories and how he hones them
- Trying to do comedy during a basketball game
- An odd show at the Loft in Georgia with Keith Alberstadt
- The trade off of fun and money in the feature spot
- The hustle behind performing in Branson
- A shout out to Joey I.L.O.
- Why he moved out to the country … and then back
- How the Nashville comedy scene has changed
- Working cleaner
And a whole lot more!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DAN WHITEHURST
Watch his clip on why he left the police force from Huckabee on TBN: https://youtu.be/WzU4Vz7S-aU
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