We had the good fortune of connecting with George “Redd Speaks” Rojad and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi George “Redd Speaks”, what’s your definition for success?
Failure! You have to fail to succeed! Over and over again. In other words it’s trial and error. Nevertheless you have to lean towards the direction of your vision. You have to know what end result you desire, and work towards it until you have reached your goal regardless of the obstacles you may face. Always picking yourself up and learning from the mistake. As long as you stay on the path your succeeding, the moment you quite only then have you truly failed.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a Stand-Up Comedian. And let me tell you it was not easy finding my calling. I tried everything from managing dental office, radio, television, running restaurants and clubs. Nothing seemed to make me happy. It always felt like I was swimming against the current. I always loved Comedy, never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe that I could be a comedian. Then one day I got caught up in some legal problems. I found out I was gonna have to go to prison. In the darkest time of my life,I felt like I had nothing to lose. So I produced my first comedy show at the House of Blues in Dallas. After that first laugh I was hooked. It was not easy sticking to the dream though. Especially when you go to prison. It’s hard to believe in anything in there. But every day I read Comedy books, I wrote, I planned. When I was released in March 25,2020 during a pandemic my career exploded. I’ve performed at the Hyenas, Addison Improv and sold out shows throughout Texas. I’m performing every week, I was recognized in the Dallas Weekly, and I run 2 out of 3 mics in the whole DFW. All in 5 months. I work with a team of great comedians and surrounded my self with comics that are supportive, and I am genuinely appreciative to be part of such a wonderful community of talented individuals that look out for each other!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well hands down there is nothing like live entertainment! If we were in Dallas I’d take them to the Addison Improv, or Hyenas off Mockingbird Station. If we were in Fort Worth I’d take them to 7th Street grab a bite and end the night at Hyenas Downtown. In Arlington I’d have to take them to Torchys Tacos and walk across the street to the Arlington Improv for some quality Live Comedy. I’m a Comedy Junkie man I need my fix!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give recognition to a very powerful Mentor Stephen Rosenfield. Stephen started the first American Comedy Institute in New York and is the Author of Mastering Stand-Up. Stephen Reached out to me in prison after I sent him a letter and ignited in me an eternal flame for comedy. When I was released I hit the ground running with the confidence of knowing somebody with such comedy insight believed in me. Just want to send a very heart felt Thank You to Stephen Rosenfield!