HCEmerson: When did you start performing and getting into comedy?
Coalson: I started in May 2010 doing stand-up and open mic in Richmond, VA which there was a surprisingly decent amount of talented comics back home.
HCEmerson: Whens the next Emerson Comedy Workshop performance?
Coalson: ECW’s next sketch show will be Friday, April 27th in the Little Building Cabaret. Its going to be a great show and there’s a lot of new and funny original sketches.
HCEmerson: How would you describe your comedy style and what do you want to accomplish in the future?
Coalson: My style is weird. I just try to take an irrational thought and then take it as far as it can go--I like to keep it silly and weird, and not weird for the sake of weird but to create a new ground of thought for the audience. I really just want to get paid to make people laugh.
HCEmerson: If you weren’t doing comedy what would you be doing?
Coalson: I’d probably be really boring; ideally working at a very stable job for life insurance...telling people whether or not they can live--I like power.
HCEmerson: What do you hope to do if Emerson wins the competition and moves on to perform in Chicago?
Coalson: Spread the funnies, make the monies, network a bunch.
HCEmerson: Any final thoughts?
Coalson: Eat, Pray, Love, Comedy. You don’t have to pray, but you really should eat.