Ep243: Laughter and Life Lessons with Kenneth “Big Kenney” Johnson

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Interview Guest:

Kenneth “Big Kenney” Johnson is a radio personality, writer and one of Atlanta’s brightest and most-talented comedians. For almost 20 years, Big Kenney has crushed stages all over the world and opened for some of comedy’s biggest stars. He’s performed at what reads like the who’s who of comedy venues. Places like BET’s Comic View, Comedy Central, Showtime at the Apollo, and The Improv…just to name a few.  Big Kenney is a Primary Player of Atlanta’s own BlackTop Circus Improv Comedy Troupe. The nation’s only improv comedy troupe comprised of professional black comedians.

In this Episode You’ll Learn:

  • The analogies between success in life and success in the comedy business;
  • How to create longevity in a career you are passionate about;
  • The power of believing in and returning to your deferred childhood dream;
  • How to overcome big “failures” as you pursue your passion;
  • The question Big Kenney asked himself that led to pursuing his purpose;
  • What’s goes on behind the scenes in the entertainment business;
  • How hilarious Big Kenney can be while also dropping knowledge bombs;
  • That Dale didn’t understand video lighting when he recorded his first few interviews… LOL;
  • And so much more!!!

Hot Seat Scenario:

We did a different Hot Seat Scenario for Big Kenney! Take a listen and find out why he would prefer to teach someone with stage fright how to become a standup comedian than the other option I gave him! It’s an awesome reminder of the potential in all of us and how we can overcome our fears.

Motivational Quote or Mantra:

“Why not me?”

How to Contact:

Radio Show: The Sports Joc Show  

Instagram: @thebigkenney

Twitter: @BIG_KENNEY

 

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