We had the good fortune of connecting with Darien Standifer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Darien, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I am from Ruston, Louisiana. I was raised & continued to lived in this small town most of my life. I’ve always wanted to be a Comedian but i never seen nor around anybody that was into comedy on a professional level. After years of dreaming about it i finally step out on faith & took a shot at it & have not looked backed.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a professional Comedian. I love the fact that i can talk about my struggles in life & use humor & most of all let others know they are not alone. It’s definitely has not been easy but it is well worth it. So many times i wanted to give up because i felt stuck many times on this journey. I’ve learn to use all of my set backs as material to help bring others out of their slump. My brand is Big Skinny & i want the world to remember this name because you will be seeing alot of me.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I currently live in Houston Texas & when my best friend visit we have to go to the beach with our families. It is a must we do this because its so relaxing. Im a fish type of guy so of course we would eat at Razoo’s. They have a Fish ayyyeee that is to die for & I have to top it off with a drink called Swamp Thang. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Wife Taryne Standifer

My manager Carlos Huey

Website: BigSkinnyshow.com

Instagram: BigSkinnyshow

Facebook: BigSkinnyshow

Youtube: BigSkinnyshow

Other: Tiktok: BigSkinnyshow

Image Credits
Taryne Standifer Carlos Huey

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