In part of of our conversation with Ed Mabrey, we delve deeper into his spoken word roots discussing his first slam experiences, him always coming in 3rd place (4:00) how they Christopher Columbus(ed) slam in Columbus, OH (6:05) we debate if we made Segways or segues (16:10) we discuss relevancy (18:10) and doing the work (22:00). We get off the rails per usual and we have a freestyle session at the end. (58:00)
Ed Mabrey Info:
Ed Mabrey is the only 4 time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the only 4 time Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam Individual Champion.
He tours the country professionally as a poet, comedian, and motivational speaker.
A two-time InkSlam winner, multiple LEAF Slam Champion, an Emmy winner,
Ed has been on Seasons 3, 5 and 6 of Verses and Flow (TV One),
ABC, FOX, HBO All Def Digital, Write About Now Poetry
and was a speaker at 2015 TEDx Dayton.
He’s performed at over 100 colleges and universities around the country, teaching workshops and conducting seminars. On the comedy front, Ed has opened for DL Hughley, Ian Bagg, Rob Schneider, Roy Wood Jr., Charlie Murphy and many more.
Ed is a two time finalist in The World Series Of Comedy, held in Las Vegas and he’s been the voice of companies ranging from the Ohio State Medical Center to Lexus.
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