#158: Scott Rogowsky
December 19, 2017•85 min
Today on A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal, Day 9 of the #12DaysOfPodcasts, we welcome the host of the user-successful and addicting smartphone quiz game HQ Trivia, Scott Rogowsky to the Upper West Side! Scott shares stories growing up in Eric and Jeff's hometown of Harrison, NY, collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, finding suburban mischief, getting by in private school in NYC, and eventually winning the student body presidency. Scott talks about approaching stand-up comedy at straight-laced Johns Hopkins University, bodying his first set in front of students, tanking his follow-up at a coffee bar in town, and his mindset in rebounding. We discuss moving to Brooklyn, meeting his comedic heroes Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Joe Mande, Noah Garfinkel and more, performing around NYC, and figuring out that while being in front of audiences was what he wanted, standing up wasn't the move. Scott gets into his live talk shows ("12 Angry Mascots" and "Running Late with Scott Rogowsky"), his time on network television, his viral videos and pictures ("Fake Book Covers on the Subway"), and when he was feeling he was done with NYC and ready to move to Los Angeles, how HQ Trivia came into his life and became an absolute whirlwind.