Trey Galyon [Interview]

Hello Folks! Today we have another great interview with another outstanding comedian. It’s brilliant comedian Trey Galyon. I became a fan of Trey’s several years ago, in a way that I’m sure a lot of his fans have gotten to know his work – through his smattering of appearances on the wonderful podcast Doug Loves Movies. Much like the show’s host, Doug Benson, Trey has made a name for himself for being somewhat of a “green comic”. He likes weed, Folks. Like, a lot. And it’s wonderful. And even beyond the weed humor, he’s just a genuinely hilarious comedian. I strongly recommend his latest album, Live From Creep Records, which is one of my favorite albums of the last decade. 

And beyond the world of comedy and podcast guesting, Trey has moved on to put the title of podcast host to his resume. Alongside fellow DLM fave, Geoff Tate, and Geoff’s brother Troy, they have a movie podcast entitled Ruff Drafts, in which they draft movies with specific themes. For example, movies that feature a talk show host, or dog movies, or Ice Cube/Ice-T movies. It’s absolutely hilarious, and you should definitely check it out.

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful responses from one of my favorite comedians (back) out there in the world today. Enjoy!

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What inspired you to get into the world of comedy? Was it something that you aspired to do since your youth? Or did you happen to find yourself in this world one day?


I always wanted to be a comedian. It never seemed realistic, so I went to college and got random jobs and got fired from most of them, so decided to start writing things a thought were funny in notebooks. I did that for a couple of years before I started going to open mics and watching. It took a while to finally get my nerve up enough to try one, and loved it from the moment I did my first open mic.


What was your first paid gig in the world of comedy? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this project that still affects your work to date?


My first paying gig was an opening spot at River Center Comedy Club in San Antonio. The people that owned Cap City in Austin at the time, also owned River Center so they’d send Austin comics down there to open from time to time. Your home club is generally the last one to book you for a paying gig. Thats just kinda how it was back then.

We always like to ask comedians who have been all over the place this one question: What are some hidden gem cities, venues, etc. in some of the “fly over” states across the country that many people may not realize are wonderful places to perform in?


Colorado Springs gets overlooked. It’s close to Denver and VERY conservative, but they’ve had comedy there for a long time. Loonee’s Comedy Corner was one of my first road gigs. The people there are a tough crowd, but I always looked at it as just making me more well rounded. Knoxville, TN is great! They have a very cool vibe and plenty of smaller venues that you can do shows at. Dead Crow Comedy in Wilmington, NC is pretty dope too. I never woulda gone to that town if it wasn’t for comedy. The club is run by cool people and the town is small with an artsy feel. Plus, there’s a Waffle House right next to the club!

I became a fan of yours from your multiple appearances on the acclaimed podcast Doug Loves Movies. I know it’s been a hot minute, but I am curious to know what you enjoy about appearing on this particular podcast?


I enjoy doing DLM because I’ve been friends with Doug for a long time and it’s fun to do stuff with friends! Plus, I’ve gotten to meet a lot of cool people doing it. Show biz people and fans. Parking lot hangs after a show with those fans are the best!



And now, you have your very own podcast alongside fellow DLM legend Geoff Tate and his brother Troy entitled Ruff Drafts. Can you tell our readers a bit about it? What should the expect to enjoy?


I’ve known Geoff for a long time too, so it’s just fun to be able to do something with him every week even tho we live in different towns. I see him more than a lot of my NYC comedy friends right now. That’s one of the few benefits of this Zoom meeting thing. Having Troy on is great just to even out the dumb talk me and Geoff throw around during the show. Troy gets us back on track. Ruff Drafts is just a simple movie draft where we pick a category each episode and draft our favorite movies in that category

If you were handed the opportunity to create and/or star in the biopic of any legendary figure in American history, who would it be?


Hunter Thompson. A true American!

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to share with our readers?


Who knows what the future holds? That’s kinda the groovy thing about the future. I’ll always have comedy in my life. Family and comedy. We’ll figure out the rest as it comes

What was the last thing that made you smile?


The last thing that made me smile was arguing about LeBron James with Geoff earlier today. I think LeBron has kids locked up in his basement and Geoff disagrees

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