Comedian Priest Douglas (Foodstampseller) On His Rising Fame In The Comedy Scene
Today we’d like to introduce you to Priest Douglas.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
First off let me start by saying it is an honor to be interviewed by you because a lot of celebrities were telling me that you were the one I needed to be interviewed by so thank you. Well my story is quite funny cause I’ve always been the goofy one in the family wanting to be the clown and making people laugh in my neighborhood so from doing so it led to me taking my jokes to a stage and just…. Just bring up there while everybody watched me tell jokes and I had people laughing I knew that comedy was a road I needed to be on and I’ve had a blast with it! And I got to where I am today by keeping God in my life and my family is watching over me guiding me in the right directions.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
That’s a good question. I would say some of the challenges would’ve had to been opening up for other comics and being told that “ Hey you can’t be funnier than him because it’s his show not yours “ so the challenge in having to not tell certain jokes because the crowd may like what I say too much that I have set the bar extremely high for the headliner to be funny was a tough challenge for me that I would overcome because when I exit the stage I have the owners of the clubs telling me to come back because they knew how funny my material was… Let me see, failed engagement was another challenge that was a tough one to overcome but it also made for better material in the long run.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize mainly in storytelling when it comes to the jokes because the way you can detail a story to make a audience actually picture what you’re saying but making it funny is incredible in itself. As far as the competition I’m not in competition with my fellow comedians because we have all put the work in, experienced things, and some are going through things that people probably told them “ Man you need to write a book about that cause you will have people dying laughing if they heard that “ so instead of writing a book they write it and take it on the road with them. BUT they should work with me cause I’m tall, attractive, can hold a conversation, and unlike the competition that request all this food and drinks from the venues I’ll be good with water, hot wings with 2 butt naked women bringing it to me so I can feel like an Egyptian King hahahaha
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Best piece of advice? Don’t worry about what everybody got to say about you, God loves you, your parents, grandparents, and every ancestor who come before them loves you and they are the ones rooting for you. You are amazing and don’t let nobody take that from you or discourage you from doing what it is YOU love the most.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success to me can mean anything these days having all your bills paid, loving the life you have, being married to your partner, traveling, good credit score, my uncle TK Kirkland said having a life insurance policy is very important. Those are examples of success to me. Sure other people look at it as having millions in the bank to where you can wake up and your money is making money which is amazing and I wish that for everybody in the world but for now I’m just beginning to become famous and my Food Stamp card generate money every month so I’m really successful now if you look at it. Who don’t want food stamps these days? Hahahahahaha
What’s next for you?
I’m gonna continue to get on stage and tell my stories until my last chapter is finished and I want to be remembered as “ Priest Goofy Self From The Hood “ yea… All my cousins can tell they children stories about they famous cousin. I’m also gonna be the best father to my son that I can because when I get old he ain’t putting me in no nursing home. I changed his diapers and I expect my depend diapers fresh with the finest quality baby powder on the market right in his house. I have it planned out I’m gonna have my bed in the kitchen so when he comes in all his snacks will be ate up hahahaha but it will be all in the name of love
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
You can find me on Instagram under Foodstampseller don’t ask about the name just search it and I’ll be there and I’m on Facebook as James Douglas because when these jobs started looking up peoples social medias and seeing that they were acting like Betty Crocker Thot Boxes they was telling people left and right.
“ Uhh the position has been filled “ then going to the CEO of the company like “ Tim? send a state wide email about Keisha DoingAllTheWeavesAndCatchingFades Thomas and tell the other companies put her on the Do Not Hire list “