You have to listen to this episode with comedian Dusty Slay. You may remember having seen him on Netflix or The Tonight Show. This episode is the one that makes Gary snort! Also, you’re going to have to rewind the part where Dusty talks about his family tree and convoluted family dynamic just to make sure you heard him correctly. You can make this stuff up!

Key Takeaways From Episode:

  • Sobriety & accidentally almost relapsing
  • Growing as a person and looking back at those who peaked in high school
  • What dating was like as a comedian
  • How his parents’ divorce shaped his career
  • Using humor to heal
  • How he reacts when an audience doesn’t think he’s funny
  • How prevalent divorce was many decades ago
  • Disappointing truckers
  • Growing up with rough friends
  • Moving on from people from the past
  • Having friends who are better than you are
  • The time when $20 blew his mind
  • The mattress that almost killed him


“When so many things are thrown at you, you just learn to make jokes about it.” ~Dusty Slay

“What’s wrong with this audience.” ~Dusty Slay

“Laughter is an aphrodisiac.” ~Dusty Slay

“I thought I was hilarious.” ~Dusty Slay

People are dealing with addiction like never before.” ~Dusty Slay

“Life is better for me without alcohol.” ~Dusty Slay

“I love to be underestimated.” ~Dusty Slay

Guest’s Bio:

Dusty Slay is a standup comedian appearing on ‘The Standups’, streaming on Netflix for the third season now according to Wikipedia.

Dusty Slay has also appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

Dusty is known for Laughs in 2014, The Standups in 2017, and Somewhat Damaged Podcast in 2021.

He is now featured on the new series called “The Standups” where the comedians are generally less well-known than comics who have stand-alone specials.

Dusty Slay came from a broken family who divorced when he was young. He parted his childhood by spending time between the two of them.

His mom lived in an Alabama trailer park whereas his dad lived on a farm outside of LaFayette.

Dividing his time with both of his parents, he has so many memories he shared on the stage and they are hilarious.

Dusty Slay is 39 years of age as he was born in 1982 on 18 May. He hails from Opelika Alabama and he now resides in Nashville. Tennessee, USA.

He grew up in an Alabama trailer park and he has so many stories of his blackout drunk memories.

The comedian Dusty Slay is happily married to his wife Hannah Hogan for quite some time already. Hanna is also a standup comedian, actress, and writer from Canada.

The couple also started a podcast “We’re Having A Good Time” about their journey on road as a comic. But soon Hanna left the show in March of 2021 and Dusty hosted the show alone for a while.

Hanna can be seen acting in Nothing Shocks Anyone Anymore in 2006, To Each Her Own in 2008, That’s So Wrong in 2011, and Meet The Family in 2014.

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