I met Lee Smith at the Dania Beach Improv, and this guy is absolutely hilarious. Loved his set and he offered me some really great advice after I did mine. Later on, while watching an Instagram clip of him shooting his AK at the range, I found out that he's actually a US Army Veteran. So, I invited him onto the show to talk about his life, his experience in comedy, and his experience as a Veteran. Again. lots of lessons in this one, so be sure to listen with a note pad!
From making music to doing stand-up comedy, Lee Smith is an entertainer’s entertainer. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Lee was placed in Gifted classes in Elementary school. Goofing off in class was an everyday thing, as he still completed his assignments. Elected as Class Clown, he knew that comedy was in the cards dealt to him. Unsure of what to do after high school, Lee enlisted in the US ARMY. From there, he formed lifetime bonds and connections with people. Once out of the military, Lee focused on music, honing his craft. Incorporating lyricism with humor, comedy would still play a role somehow. While watching “Funny People”, an epiphany was had; try doing stand-up comedy. If the people like it, the shift will be towards comedy. Fortunately he received a standing ovation during his first show. Within a year, Lee won the Turkey Fest competition at the Miami Improv. From writing to performing, there isn’t much Lee Smith can’t do to keep you entertained.