After a short break from doing these profiles (I had company at the house. We went to Ryan’s and ate the fried okra), we’re back. This is Dave Lomely from Improv 304.
Name: Dave Lomely
Hometown: Logan, WV
Occupation: Founder of Sushi Fun Run. Also, I do healthcare analytics
What’s your life like outside of comedy?
Growing odder by the day. I just got back from Los Angeles where I spent most of my time discussing races that involve sushi.
How did you get started in Improv/Comedy?
I knew the people that started the improv group and they asked me to attend. I did and enjoyed it.
What was your first workshop or show like?
It was a fun, low pressure opportunity to let loose. I enjoyed it and kept returning.
In comedy or the improv comedy world, who do you look up to?
I don’t consider myself an improv/comedy person. This is just something that I enjoy doing because it’s so far removed from my everyday life so I’ve never really thought about who I look up to. Maybe Drew Carey.
What’s the best part about what you do?
Just being myself and not worrying about what that means.
What’s the hardest part?
Letting go of yourself and not worrying about looking foolish
What’s (almost) always funny?
Kittens and puppies
Advice for someone who might want to do Improv?
Come join us at Taylor’s. It’s a fun, low pressure way to wet your feet in improv. We don’t judge; we just play.
Are two drink minimums necessary or are they just a rip off?
They are necessary. The more drinks you have the better the show. Two drinks might not be enough in some circumstances.
Do you believe in Santa Claus, unicorns or global warming (choose one)?
Global warming is the only one I don’t want to believe in but it’s all too real.
If you could ask Drew Carey one question, what would it be?
Was it really you I saw in a van in a Dayton, OH parking lot shouting at everyone to watch the Drew Carey show?
Is prison really as bad at they say or is that just the media?
I’d rather not find out.
How good is your spelling?
My spelling is meadiocher. Hahaha, see what I did there.
Do you have any time/money saving tips for our readers?
Yes, but they are not free.
Have you ever been to Ohio?
Yes, I have family in Ohio and may have seen Drew Carey in a parking lot while there.