Lou Santini – Bad Ass 7th Grader

Lou Santini on the Bart Baggett Show.

Lou Santini on the Bart Baggett Show.

Watch the full episode of comedian Lou Santini interviewed by Bart Baggett. No matter how crazy the world gets, there are still comedians, whom Bart considers the intellectuals and poets of our time, to observe and critique it. He discusses what it was like meeting his hero George Carlin and Lou recalls his experience opening up for Bob Saget, and why it’s not always a good idea to meet your heroes. In return, he shares with us the key to success and to popularity in high school, and the one thing you must always possess, even when you’re broke.

I remember seeing the albums of Robin Williams and thinking those guys were the smartest people in the world…And that’s what I aspired to be like, maybe I could be that wise. (2:57 | Bart Baggett)

“While I generally, of course, feel sad if a celebrity dies–I mean, death is sad— when a comedian dies, it almost makes me angry…it really affects me more than if a regular celebrity were to pass.” (4:10 | Lou Santini)

When I was nine. But I saw Bob Saget, I paid my own money, took a date in high school, a tiny little comedy club in Canton…Flash forward years later, I get to do a half hour before Sagat in front of 3000 people. So I tell Bob Saget that story. He remembered the shoes I was wearing because he made fun of my shoes. So he goes, “I remember that you had those really weird shoes made of rope. And he says, Listen, my crowd sometimes has a tendency to arrive, drunk and or high. So he says, if you lose him, and you can’t hold the stage, I can make up your time. And I’ve looked him in the eye, and I said, Oh, I’ll hold the stage. And I crushed it, right? They let me bring him on. And I got to tell the story of how he was the first guy ever paid to see and I brought him on, he comes out and gives me a hug. And he whispers in my ear goes, thank you for making my job so much easier. And that was that was it. And then like I said, he passed, you know, five or six years later is pretty sad about that. (5:11 | Lou Santini)

“And then all of a sudden, you know, you get called up to the majors…You know, that’s what it’s like. 10 years of hard work.” (27:50 | Lou Santini)