Best known for his hosting stint on E!’s Talk Soup (following in the footsteps of Greg Kinnear and John Henson), comedian Hal Sparks has transformed into a recognizable TV personality appearing on VH1 specials and become a cult icon for his role on Showtime’s Queer As Folk.
Taking the reigns as the G.I. Comedy Boot Camp headliner at the Laugh Factory tonight, Hal is bringing his hilarious stand up to the stage and called in to give us a little taste of what to expect at the show tonight!
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After scoring a life-changing job as the host of E!’s Talk Soup, Hal has since been a sought after personality to give his humorous remarks on all things entertainment. Appearing in specials like I Love The 80s and 90s on VH1, you can always count on Hal for his funny take on topical events and entertainment news.
On his gig on Talk Soup, Hal commented that it was “fundamentally career-changing situation, because I went from a guy who wasn’t on TV everyday to a guy who was…fame is now a more valuable commodity that money.”
He continued, “You can run out of money and still have fame left in your pocket and that will buy you a lot.”
Not only is Hal a witty comedian, he’s also a genuine hero who’s saved lives by administering CPR. He tells us his incredible story having to use his CPR training in three real life situations to save someone’s life. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time during these situations, but doesn’t chalk it up to fate, but rather to the “God of completely random crap.”
“Some things don’t have a purpose and some things are just nonsense and there’s a joy in that,” jokes Hal. “Maybe I say that because that’s what I do for a living. As a comedian, I inject a little bit of nonsense into the sensicle and hope that it makes you a little ticklish for a time.”
Make sure to get your tickets before it’s too late to see Hal and many other comedians at the G.I. Comedy Boot Camp tonight at the Laugh Factory in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Listen to our extended interview with Hal below, and we’ll see you at the show tonight at 7:30!