We had the good fortune of connecting with Franco Harris and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Franco, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
In show Business a lot of the time you have to get picked by a manager/or agent to open doors for you. Social Media got rid of most gatekeepers. I was also inspired by Russ (Atlanta, Rapper) after I moved to Chicago four years ago and was introduced to his music. His song “Do It Myself” inspired me to go after my dream of becoming a stand up comedian. It’s a combination of not waiting around to get picked and Russ.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well I am a stand-up comedian. And I believe what sets me apart from other comedians is my ability to connect with people thru my stories, life, and truth. How I got to where I am is a very complicated answer, I was inspired by many things, mainly is I am not going to wait around for someone to tell me I’m great. Let’s go out there and make some noise. It sounds really naive but it was that simple thought. I’m not going to lie when you they you need a little bit of luck in life, you do. We worked hard but some of it was luck. But what you do with that luck I think is very important and being prepared for the moment. The one thing I would like to let people know about my brand of comedy is that I will never lie to you when I’m on stage. You get everything when I’m on stage The Good The Bad and The ugly, good movie too.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Where I’m from I would take him to the beach. A very nice seafood restaurant on the intercoastal for dinner. And the best dive bars you can find in South Florida

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
No, there isn’t a person. It’s everyone from the people, to the music I listen to, to my life experiences that got me to where I am today. If anyone told you it was one person that made it all happen, they would be lying. It would be like me telling you that I’m good at grammar. I’m lying! Look at this mess^^^

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Abby Ballin

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