Episode 004 | Comedian Andrew Kennedy Talks Golf

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This show was the first of something we’re doing that’s a little different.

This is something that I have planned to do from the beginning and that is, talking about the game of golf, with people outside of the golf industry and getting a different perspective of the game.

I met this particular gentlemen, last year, when he was performing on a cruise ship my wife and I were on.

For those of you who don’t know, I am Caucasian and my wife is Latina and that brings its challenges when dealing with people who don’t get it, so we totally resonated with his brand of comedy because of the things we deal with in our families.

This bilingual entertainer is one of the most hysterical comedians today.

Raised in South America, the Caribbean and Asia by a Colombian mother and British father, he promotes cultural diversity through comedy.

He developed, produced and starred in his very own television pilot Related by Marriage (CBS) which was based on his comedy and life, and his half hour “Comedy Central Presents” special was voted one of the network’s top 20.

He has shared his story live on stage around the world and twice has performed at Lincoln Center. Back Home (Fusion Network) centered an entire episode around him, following him all the way to Bogota, Colombia.

Currently he is writing a sitcom pilot with an LA writer that they hope to pitch to a network before the end of the year.

He’ll be touring in Europe the next few months on and off, so if you’re over there be sure to find out where you can see him.

And he is also working on a comedy show where he’ll introduce three Hispanic comedians each week. That will be on a Spanish language cable network to be named later so I’m sure he’ll get that information up on his website as soon as he knows that information.

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Comedian Andrew Kennedy Talks Golf With GolferOnFire

These are short answers just for our show notes. The podcast has more in depth answers.

Q: How and when did you first get introduced to golf?

A: First played in university with friends.

Q: Did you like it immediately or did you think, there is no way I’m playing that game?

A: I immediately loved driving a golf ball as far as I could.

Q: How often do you play?

A: I try to play once or twice a month

Q: Do you have a regular group that you play with or just go to the course and see who you’re paired with?

A: I have a regular groups of dads from the school my kids go to.

Q: Do you play with other celebrities in your niche? (actors, comedians, athletes, etc)

A: Stop with the celebrity stuff. I’m definitely not a celebrity.

Q: Do you have a favorite club or one that you always seem to hit well?

A: I love my driver. Seriously. I even hit it on par 3’s, I just swing easier.

Q: Do you have a favorite area that you like to play golf? (Hawaii, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Myrtle Beach, Florida, etc)

A: I haven’t really played enough in other areas to give a good answer. Maybe the Hamptons.

Q: If you could pick 3 people to be in your “Ultimate 4-Some”, who would they be? Why?

A: It would have to be comics. I would have to go with Bill Murray to start. Rich Voss and then Eddie Izzard, if Eddie plays golf.

Quick Fire Round

  1. What is your current handicap if you had one? 20
  1. What is the worst round of golf that you can remember and will admit to? It could have doubled as a decent bowling score. I would guess around 120 and it involved alcohol and my brother.
  1. What is your favorite golf course? I would have to say Morro Bay.
  1. What is your favorite golf movie? It has to be Happy Gilmore because I like to hit shots by taking a couple steps and then hitting it.
  1. Who is your all-time favorite golf professional, alive or dead? It’s the Spaniard who’s name slips my mind…hasn’t won the Masters…Sergio Garcia!
  1. What do you eat for breakfast and do you contribute your success to it? Breakfast is a very important meal. I’m a big breakfast sandwich fan. My bacon is the best.

Final Questions

What has been the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten that has helped you play better golf?

An old man on the driving range once told me, place the club on the ground, the way it would lay in the store and then take a swing.

What has been the best piece of advice you’ve ever received that has help you have a better life?

This is a pretty good one. Take the number of people in your immediate family. For example, a husband, wife and three kids equals 5. Those are the 5 people that you put a priority on all the time.

Ask yourself, If I do this other thing, who do I bump out of my top 5. How does it affect these other people in my life?

How Can You See Andrew Kennedy’s Comedy

Website: http://www.andrewkennedylive.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewkennedypage

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/andrewkennedylive

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekennedylive

Coming Soon

Coming up in the next few episodes: We talk to local Las Vegas business person, golf fanatic and entrepreneur Paul Scaringe from GoLow Golf Las Vegas. We also chat with Las Vegas golf historian, Brian Hurlburt of GolfLasVegasNow.Com.

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As always my friends…Long and straight!

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