DC Pierson LIVE! - 10/4/12 (Full Ep)


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BETH HOYT: 10-4, good buddy.
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BETH HOYT: Hello, everyone.
Welcome to "My Damn Channel Live." I am not alone today.
I mean, tell that-- tell that to my heart.
But I'm physically sharing the space with the wonderful, the
very funny DC Pierson.
He's a member of the comedy team Derrick.
Maybe you've seen their videos online or their movie "Mystery
Team."
Or maybe you saw him perform live at UCB.
Or maybe you saw him on the show "Community." Or maybe you
read his last book, "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never
Had To." DC Pierson, thank you so much for being here.
DC PIERSON: Thanks for having me, Beth.
I'm very excited.
BETH HOYT: Us too.
Um, you just penned a new book.
It's a young adult novel.
It's called "Crap Kingdom." Um, I missed the subway stop
this morning.
True story.
DC PIERSON: You did?
BETH HOYT: I went back to Brooklyn.
DC PIERSON: What?
BETH HOYT: By accident.
On my way to work here.
I live in Brooklyn, was coming here-- whatever.
Went the wrong way because--
DC PIERSON: Really?
BETH HOYT: I was super involved.
DC PIERSON: Oh, that's awesome.
BETH HOYT: This is-- yeah.
Tell us about "Crap Kingdom."
DC PIERSON: Uh, "Crap Kingdom" is a book about a kid that
loves things like "Harry Potter" and "The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe." And basically, anything where,
like, a kid is whisked from our world into a magical
fantasy world where he's the Chosen One.
And he learns that he actually is the Chosen One in this
other fantasy universe that he gets whisked away to.
It just turns out that the fantasy universe that he is
whisked away to where he's the Chosen One is
really, really crappy.
It sucks.
BETH HOYT: It's awesome.
So you are-- it's pre-sale right now.
DC PIERSON: Yep.
BETH HOYT: And you're rapping for people who order it.
DC PIERSON: Yeah, the book actually doesn't come out
until March.
But if you pre-order the book right now, which really,
really helps me out in a number of ways--
BETH HOYT: Just ego.
Mostly.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
Just ego-wise.
I just--
I print out every pre-sale that I receive and I kiss it.
And I burn it.
And I weep.
Um, in that order.
Sometimes I switch it up.
BETH HOYT: So--
DC PIERSON: Sometimes I weep throughout.
Uh, but--
BETH HOYT: From the smoke inhalation.
DC PIERSON: Yes, exactly.
Just from the smoke inhalation.
And also, I'm just mainlining onions.
Um, just distilled onions.
BETH HOYT: Gosh.
I've heard about that.
DC PIERSON: Uh, yeah.
It's-- the rumors are true.
I am--
BETH HOYT: It's going around.
People--
DC PIERSON: I smell--
I smell terrible.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Um.
BETH HOYT: They're like, is your smet-- is your smet.
DC PIERSON: Is your "smet?"
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
Is that "smet" I'm "swelling"?
DC PIERSON: Is that "smet?" "Smet" is like smut.
It's like non-dirty smut.
"Smet."
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Come on.
DC PIERSON: Uh--
BETH HOYT: That's what I do.
I smet.
DC PIERSON: Smut featuring the New York Mets.
Umm.
But, uh--
BETH HOYT: Or the Brooklyn Nets.
DC PIERSON: Yes, so if you pre-order--
are they the Brooklyn Mets now?
I don't know about sports.
BETH HOYT: Nets.
DC PIERSON: The-- ohh, I see.
Yeah, totally.
Named after the internet, ironically enough.
BETH HOYT: Mm hmm.
DC PIERSON: Twitter's a good thing.
BETH HOYT: Today is called "Consonant
Swap." With DC Pierson.
DC PIERSON: But I'm going to--
I'm going to finish my plug really quickly.
Sorry.
BETH HOYT: Yes.
Sorry.
So yes.
DC PIERSON: So, um--
the producer just held up a sign offscreen that says
"Twitter" on it.
That's all it says.
That's amazing.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
Just to be aware.
Just constantly be aware.
DC PIERSON: OK, Twitter's a thing, guys.
Just know that it's out there.
Yeah, exactly.
Um, but if you pre-order the book--
on amazon.com.
You can do it at Powell's Books.
You can get it for your Kindle.
You can get it for your iPad.
All different sorts of ways you can pre-order it--
and you forward me the receipt to crapkingdom@gmail.com, I
will write your name into a custom rap song.
I've already done it for over 100 people.
I've done two songs, each featuring 50 names of people
that have pre-ordered the book.
I rap about it.
I might rhyme your name.
I might make a pun on your name.
I might just say it really fast at the end because I have
to fit them all in.
But you will feel special.
You'll be immortalized in the halls of hip-hop.
And literature.
And--
BETH HOYT: That's--
DC PIERSON: So I highly encourage you to do that.
And you can go to youtube.com/dcpierson,
P-I-E-R-S-O-N, to see the raps that I've already done.
Uh, I think they're pretty fun.
If you want to be a part of it, pre-order the book.
Forward me the receipt, crapkingdom@gmail.com.
BETH HOYT: Crack-- not crack.
DC PIERSON: Not crack kingdom.
BETH HOYT: No, it's really so good-- it's a good bonus.
DC PIERSON: Which is what she took the
subway to this morning.
Accidentally.
BETH HOYT: Yep.
My home, aka "crack kingdom."
DC PIERSON: Because the book is so good.
And Twitter's a thing.
BETH HOYT: All right.
We do have a comment from Twitter for DC.
What is it?
Who is it from?
Let's see it.
It's from Katherine Leon.
"What inspired you to write 'Crap Kingdom'?"
DC PIERSON: Um, that is a very good question, Katherine.
I, um, was sort of inspired, A, because I always have
really liked fantasy literature.
And that's sort of the stuff that I grew up on.
And sci-fi and things like that.
So I really relate to a main character who
likes all those things.
Um, but also, it was just sort of inspired by, like, the
emotion and the phenomenon of basically--
because the main character in the book finds out that he's
this, this thing that he's always wanted to be, this
Chosen One of this fantasy universe.
But then he finds out that it stinks.
So he goes, you know what?
I don't want to be the Chosen One anymore.
Then as soon as he doesn't have it
anymore, he wants it back.
And so he has to get it back.
Um, and I definitely related to the feeling of, like, you
have something.
You're like, eh, I'm good.
And then you don't have it anymore.
And you're like, wait, no, come back.
And that holds true for, like, relationships.
And then in this case, this holds true for, uh, fantasy
kingdoms and minotaurs and junk.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
Totally.
And, like, the Hollywood-y stuff in,
like, the comedy world.
And when you're like, that's what the goal I want.
And then you're like, oh, but remember when I had
more time to myself.
DC PIERSON: Exactly.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
Are you-- how much are you like this main character?
DC PIERSON: Um--
BETH HOYT: I was picturing a young you while
I was reading it.
DC PIERSON: I would say--
uh, you're just like--
BETH HOYT: Everyone's going to.
DC PIERSON: --picturing, like, a 15-year-old boy with just,
like, a giant beard.
And everyone's like, ew.
Which sort of adds another layer to the book.
BETH HOYT: It's like, oh, this happened so soon.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
You wonder why they're not mentioning it.
You're like, but he--
I know he has a big beard, right?
BETH HOYT: Yeah, right?
DC PIERSON: Um, he's just the Unabomber.
He's not.
He's not.
That's my next book.
It's called "Teenabomber."
BETH HOYT: [INAUDIBLE]
DC PIERSON: Um, but yeah.
Um, uh, what was the question?
I forgot now--
BETH HOYT: Are you-- how much are you like him?
DC PIERSON: --on my flight of fancy.
DC PIERSON: Oh yeah.
I would say--
I--
I would say a great deal.
Like it's sort of a-- he's sort of a nerdy, introverted,
uh, character.
And I would say that I was somewhat that way as a
teenager, for sure.
BETH HOYT: Cool.
We have another comment from YouTube from you guys.
This is from RazzberriJam.
"How long does it take to write, edit, and publish a
novel?"
DC PIERSON: Great question, RazzberriJam.
Um, this book I wrote in late 2010.
And so it's going to come out in March of 2013.
So I wrote the first draft of it.
Then I edited it throughout the next maybe, I would say,
five or six months.
Uh, and then it--
I sold it.
So it was agreed to be, like, published by the company
that's putting it out, Penguin, in
the middle of 2011.
And then it's going to be two years since then that it's
actually published.
So it takes a really, really long time.
BETH HOYT: So you started writing it before you sought
out a publisher.
DC PIERSON: For sure.
Yeah, totally.
Um, and that's what I did with my first book as well.
Both of them were completely written before they were sold.
BETH HOYT: Like [INAUDIBLE].
DC PIERSON: So it's like you kind of write a book and then
you go, uhhh.
BETH HOYT: And that's the general formula for all great
novels, right, is that you write it, you
have about a year--
DC PIERSON: And then you go, uhhh.
BETH HOYT: And then.
Yeah.
Awesome.
How do you-- what's your process?
Do you, like, spurt out-- spurt's a tough word.
DC PIERSON: Yeah, it's really unfortunate.
BETH HOYT: Do you, um-- do you do a lot of it in more like,
a, like a week.
You just, like, sit down and-- spurt is just going through
my-- it's all I'm--
I can't think of a single other verb for that.
DC PIERSON: You spurt all over your smet.
And then--
BETH HOYT: Do you just, like, go for it?
DC PIERSON: Rub it in.
Ummm--
BETH HOYT: Or do you just, like,
dedicate two hours a day?
DC PIERSON: Young adult book.
Teenagers.
And adults.
Um, I--
um, this book I wrote--
I outlined over a summer while I was doing other things.
I was, like, acting in a thing.
And I was sort of, like, doing it in a very, um,
lackadaisical, on-again, off-again manner.
And then I wrote it all really, really fast.
I wrote the first draft really, really fast.
BETH HOYT: You had an outline planned.
DC PIERSON: I outlined it heavily.
BETH HOYT: So smart.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
I would advise that to, like, anybody who wants to write,
especially a longer thing.
Like, if you're just writing a short story, it's like a guy
goes to the store.
Then he goes home.
You probably know sort of enough to, like,
start writing it.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
And if that's your short story, just don't.
I've heard it.
DC PIERSON: Don't even bother.
Yeah, we've heard, oh my god.
Guy goes to the store.
That's what every show's about.
A guy going to a store.
BETH HOYT: And then he goes home.
DC PIERSON: We've seen it.
He goes home.
Exactly.
BETH HOYT: Except for the one with Natalie Portman when she
didn't go home.
When she stayed there and lived there.
DC PIERSON: Yeah. "V for Vendetta."
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Um.
Uh, but yeah.
So I outlined it.
And then I wrote it all really fast over the course of a
month, the first draft, anyway.
And that was a--
a lot of time per day.
Although typically, I normally don't write more than, like,
two hours a day, which is sort of blasphemy.
But I--
I don't-- you know, it's--
writing is really, uh-- not very much fun.
BETH HOYT: I have a hard time getting into,
like a habit of--
I love writing, but I can't--
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
BETH HOYT: I can't get into that.
I'm like--
I go in spurts.
DC PIERSON: Right.
BETH HOYT: Of really feeling it, then I get a bunch out and
then I just lose it.
DC PIERSON: What are all these spurts, Beth?!
BETH HOYT: I'm--
no.
Stopping that.
Let's go to a comment on YouTube.
This is from, uh, TheSnazzySneakers.
Whoa, I wanna see those snazzy sneakers. "Weirdest thing
you've ever encountered in New York?"
DC PIERSON: Um, the--
BETH HOYT: So you used to live here and now you don't?
DC PIERSON: I do.
I--
I used to live here.
Yeah, I lived here for seven years.
And now I live in Los Angeles.
I've--
I've been gone for about three years now.
Um, but yeah, the weirdest thing I ever witnessed.
That's a really good question.
I guess the first thing that leaps to my mind--
I have two stories.
One that was just super weird.
There was an older Asian man, a homeless man on the subway
really late at night.
And he was holding, like, a big tub of some sort of
unspecified gray material.
And he was-- would kind of, like, open it up and then,
like, balance it on his hand.
And it was really scary because you didn't want it to
get spilled on you.
But then he would just, like, balance it and
kind of look at it.
And then put the cap back on.
And then he put it down.
And then he pulled his, uh, his jacket sleeve out.
And he started pulling, like, little goose
feathers out of it.
And then lighting them on fire with a lighter.
In the subway car, very late at night.
So that was exciting.
So you were-- you already wanted to move away from him
because of the weird gray material.
Then once he started literally--
BETH HOYT: But then you can't, right?
You're like, where is this--
DC PIERSON: --immolating his own jacket.
Exactly.
Then I came back.
And then I was like, he seems like a bad boy.
I feel like I could fix him.
You know?
Uh, so we're married now.
Umm.
BETH HOYT: How's he doing?
DC PIERSON: I didn't fix him.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: He's dead.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Umm, but, uh, and then the other thing I would
say that I--
my other favorite New York moment is I was in college.
And I had long hair like I do now, but I
didn't have the beard.
And I was walking along the park very late at night.
And I try to dress as much as possible--
I guess not really today-- but my fashion ideal is, like, a
female babysitter in an '80s horror movie.
So I'm wearing, like, a heather gray, like, hoodie,
with, like, pink lettering on it.
And I'm walking along the park.
And it's really late at night.
Uh, and this big black dude is walking the other way.
And he just looks at me and he goes, girl, I
wanna see you smile.
Because he thought I was a lady, as often happens because
I have long, blond hair.
BETH HOYT: And then-- and then you're like, then you just
gave him the big old grin and he went--
DC PIERSON: And then I just-- and then I was like, ding.
BETH HOYT: --aaaggghhh.
DC PIERSON: And on my teeth it said, I have a penis.
BETH HOYT: Yeah, right?
DC PIERSON: Which I have on there.
I-- they were--
I had teeth dentures that say that.
BETH HOYT: Right.
And now you just put the whitening thing on.
We were like, not for this show.
DC PIERSON: Mm hmm.
It seemed like a little much.
BETH HOYT: Yeah, we know.
We get the picture.
With the beard is now enough.
Weirdest thing I ever saw once on the subway, I think--
DC PIERSON: Please.
BETH HOYT: You just reminded me of this, is I saw a man
once eat an avocado.
It had its shell on it.
And--or its coat.
Whatever you have --
DC PIERSON: Its coat.
BETH HOYT: Its coat.
He was holding--
DC PIERSON: Its skirt.
BETH HOYT: --things in one hand.
So he only had one hand.
And he ate an entire avocado--
like, de-peeled it with his teeth.
And put the peelings in his palm.
And then ate the entire avocado like an apple.
But first he de-peeled it--
DC PIERSON: But he--
BETH HOYT: WIth his teeth.
DC PIERSON: Mm hmm.
BETH HOYT: And it was obviously one-- you know, one
where the skin came off nicely and loosely.
DC PIERSON: Right.
BETH HOYT: The ones that Giada always has.
But he, like, took it off--
DC PIERSON: So jealous of Giada.
Where's she getting these avocados?
BETH HOYT: Where is she getting those avocados?
DC PIERSON: Right?
BETH HOYT: They're always--
DC PIERSON: You guys can relate.
BETH HOYT: You know what I'm talking about.
You all know what I'm-- you all--
DC PIERSON: Yeah, totally, audience of 15-year-old boys.
You know all about Giada's avocados.
BETH HOYT: You know exactly.
They probably do know about Giada's--
DC PIERSON: If you know what I mean.
BETH HOYT: I know.
She's got the best boobs.
Next Twitter.
I just had to say it because-- he was thinking.
Anyway, Twitter.
Twitter question.
It's from TheRealCritchin.
"When will you drop a solo album or at least a mixtape?!"
DC PIERSON: And in his Twitter, uh, icon, he's just a
guy with a horse head.
So it's nice to know that the horse-headed people community
really are fans of my rap music.
Um, I have completed a mixtape.
Uh, but my friend has it on his computer.
And he hasn't mixed it yet, so.
Because he's in an other, like, band.
And they're doing band stuff.
Yeah, I know.
Like putting out albums and stuff.
BETH HOYT: Guys with bands are the flakiest.
DC PIERSON: So I'm waiting.
And then, uh, I'm continuing to record stuff.
I'm actually getting a lot more back into rap currently.
I have a couple of features on a couple songs coming up, so
you can look for that.
BETH HOYT: Awesome.
DC PIERSON: If you follow me on Twitter, I'll--
I'll talk about it.
BETH HOYT: We like that.
Yeah.
I like your rapping.
DC PIERSON: Thank you.
BETH HOYT: With Childish Gambino.
And that's really--
DC PIERSON: Yes.
BETH HOYT: And also, you know--
just pre-order the book.
DC PIERSON: And also pet-- just petting a book.
BETH HOYT: All of this--
yeah, all of--
you're kind of putting out an album with all of your, um--
DC PIERSON: Sort of, yeah.
BETH HOYT: --recent stuff.
DC PIERSON: Exactly.
Yeah.
BETH HOYT: It's like-- it's like it, except it's not in a
mixtape form.
DC PIERSON: Right.
Precisely.
And I'm, like, make--
I'm mixing it up.
It's what I do.
BETH HOYT: It's your 2012 version of it.
DC PIERSON: 2012, you guys.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
Mixtape shmixtape.
DC PIERSON: 2012.
BETH HOYT: Here's another comment from Twitter.
This is from, uh, Paul Laudiero.
Uh, "How long did it take him to come up with the plot for
'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep'?
Did it just flow?
Or was it tough?"
DC PIERSON: Uh, wonderful question, Paul.
I--
it's sort of vaguely based on an idea that I first had when
I was in high school, which was just the idea of somebody
not having a biological need for sleep.
And then, um, I decided I wanted to write a novel.
And I thought, oh, that was a cool idea.
And then I sort of thought about it a lot.
And I added stuff onto it and sort of built it out.
And then I outlined the plot very heavily,
like we talked about.
And obviously, when you're actually then writing through
something based on an outline, you sort of naturally find
connections and weird things that sort of change your
initial outline.
So it's never the same as what you thought it
was going to be initially.
So it kind of requires you going back and re-outlining
and changing things around.
So it was a combination of, like, that initial idea and
then just sort of really heavily laying it out.
BETH HOYT: You have a good process.
DC PIERSON: And plotting.
It could be--
BETH HOYT: It's--
DC PIERSON: Could be worse.
BETH HOYT: It's commendable.
I like it.
DC PIERSON: Thank you.
BETH HOYT: Another comment.
It's from donutnawzi.
"Which is worse, sardines or anchovies?" This--
I've been--
everyone wants to ask you this.
DC PIERSON: Um, yeah.
I get this question--
BETH HOYT: Which is worse?
Which is better?
DC PIERSON: --all the time.
Yeah, exactly.
I-- the-- well, the sardines and the anchovies are kind of
like the Israelis--
BETH HOYT: Do you like them?
DC PIERSON: --and the Palestinians.
And I have been appointed to broker peace between them.
And it's hard.
It's really hard.
I actually don't like sardines and anchovies.
BETH HOYT: You don't?
DC PIERSON: I'm not sure I--
Do I-- do I know the--
I don't think I know the difference.
BETH HOYT: Do you know what they are?
DC PIERSON: I do know what they are.
They're, like, salty fish that sometimes--
they're on, like, pizza in cartoons when a kid's like,
oh, no, anchovies.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: That's all I know them from.
I feel like I've had them once on pizza and
it was pretty good.
They're kind of salty.
BETH HOYT: Really good.
They're salty.
Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
BETH HOYT: I had--
I--
Anchovies are the ones that are, like--
sardines are hairier.
DC PIERSON: Eww.
That's not something you--
BETH HOYT: Exactly.
DC PIERSON: --a word you ever want to hear used--
BETH HOYT: Exactly.
DC PIERSON: --to describe fish.
BETH HOYT: Exactly.
I know.
But I had them--
I used to eat them at this restaurant that I worked at
all the time at the end of the night.
And it was dark and I had them on this little,
like, chickpea thing.
They were delicious.
And then one day I had it during the day.
And that's when I--
I saw it's--
I was like, this--
I've been eating this?
And you could see its eyeball.
It changed--
I was like, this isn't what I thought I was doing.
DC PIERSON: I think you just described the plot of the book
"50 Shades of Gray," right?
BETH HOYT: Oh my god.
DC PIERSON: That's what happens in it.
BETH HOYT: Spoiler alert.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
BETH HOYT: Oh man.
OK, here's one from Tumblr, alectheintern.
"How do you take care of the hair?"
DC PIERSON: That's a great question, Alec.
I get this one a lot.
Uh, I just rub sardines into this side.
And anchovies into this side.
And then it's-- no one wants to talk to me.
Um, uh--
BETH HOYT: And with the onion--
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
I would say I wash my hair probably--
I could wash it more.
I definitely could wash it more.
BETH HOYT: No, it's a good thing to--
DC PIERSON: Thank you.
You don't want to damage it, though.
You don't want to wash it too much.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: That's a mistake a lot of people make.
Um, no, but I, I'm featured in--
I promise there's a point to this-- a couple of commercials
that are on right now.
I'm in an Allstate commercial and a Fiber One commercial.
And in both of them, I'm wearing beanies.
And the reason I'm wearing beanies is because when I went
to the initial audition-- sometimes I won't wash my hair
for many days, so I'll put a beanie on because it gets
really greasy and gross.
Um, and so I want to just, like, cover it
up as much as possible.
And I wore them in the audition because I was just,
like, hadn't showered in days.
Because I'm disgusting.
And, um, uh, they were like, yeah, you look cool in it.
So I just--I ended up wearing them in the commercial.
In the Fiber One commercial, I'm actually
wearing my own beanie.
BETH HOYT: Oh my gosh.
How much--
DC PIERSON: There's a little DVD commentary--
BETH HOYT: --did they have to pay you for that?
DC PIERSON: --on the Fiber One commercial.
BETH HOYT: More.
DC PIERSON: Yeah, they did.
Kit--kit fee, it's called.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: A little, uh, industry pointer for you guys.
BETH HOYT: Boom.
Boom.
That actually happened to me once.
I booked a commercial.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
BETH HOYT: And I went there.
And all I had to do was sniff a cantaloupe.
So I, like, didn't even care at the audition.
DC PIERSON: All of your stories are,
like, weirdly tactile.
There's, like, hairy anchovies and--
BETH HOYT: Fruits and vegetables is all I deal with,
is produce.
DC PIERSON: Sniffing cantaloupes.
BETH HOYT: Produce.
DC PIERSON: Giada's avocados.
BETH HOYT: Oh yeah.
Oh, gosh.
DC PIERSON: A wink, huh?
Am I right?
Google.
BETH HOYT: So I, so I went--
I didn't wash my hair when I went to the-- to film it.
Or to do the commercial.
They, like, did me up.
And I came out and the people were like, who is this?
We don't want--
DC PIERSON: Right.
BETH HOYT: We don't want this look.
We want with the hat.
And then we filmed it in North Carolina.
And the woman who did my hair and makeup was all mad.
And as she was, like, taking out the niceness that she put
in my hair, she said, you don't need to go to New York
to get girls who look like this.
DC PIERSON: Ooh.
Burn.
On the people who live where she lives.
BETH HOYT: But it's-- yeah.
But I'm from--
I'm from Wisconsin.
So I was like, yeah.
Just make me look like who I am.
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
Damn.
BETH HOYT: Take off this fanciness.
DC PIERSON: Just like--
I just wanna be real, you know?
BETH HOYT: Seriously.
DC PIERSON: I'm like Shia LaBeouf.
Real.
BETH HOYT: The realest of real.
DC PIERSON: The realest dude.
Yeah.
BETH HOYT: With a name like that, how could you not be?
DC PIERSON: How could you not be?
BETH HOYT: Next comment is from, uh, ignorethesymbols.
All right.
Got it. "Where would you like to be in 10 years regarding
your career?
DC PIERSON: Um, ignorethesymbols, I would like
to be doing basically what I'm doing now, except for on a
larger scale.
I would like to continue to write books.
BETH HOYT: Just bigger.
DC PIERSON: I would like to continue to be in--
yeah, exactly.
Um--
um, just large-- physically larger books.
BETH HOYT: Just--just physically, yeah.
DC PIERSON: Like, I want to create a book that's, like,
the size of the monolith at the beginning of 2001.
And people just-- you have to--
you know.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: But it's boring.
BETH HOYT: Doesn't fit.
DC PIERSON: The book is really slow and boring.
Um--
BETH HOYT: All right, so same--
DC PIERSON: Yeah.
Sort of bigger-- yeah, exactly.
Same stuff--you know, just writing books and acting in
things and doing comedy.
Doing stand-up.
Doing storytelling stuff.
All that stuff, but just more.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
I mean, why wouldn't you want to keep
doing what you're doing?
Everything you've been doing is pretty fun and awesome with
cool people and--
really enjoyable and--
DC PIERSON: Thank you.
BETH HOYT: --great.
I'm a big fan.
Um, so your show you did last night at UCB was--
DC PIERSON: Yes.
BETH HOYT: --is "DC Pearson is Good at Stand-up."
DC PIERSON: Yes, it was a stand-up show.
BETH HOYT: And you've done "DC Pearson's Bad at Girls."
DC PIERSON: I've done a--
I do a storytelling show called "DC Pearson's Bad at
Girls" that I'm hoping to tape and put out online and stuff.
BETH HOYT: That's what I was going to ask.
Great.
DC PIERSON: So people will be able to see it.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: Because as of now, I've only done it live.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
We want that.
DC PIERSON: OK.
You'll get it.
BETH HOYT: Right, guys?
DC PIERSON: That's a promise.
BETH HOYT: That's all the time we have for today.
We end on promises.
Guys, go buy "Crap Kingdom." Um, on Amazon or--
DC PIERSON: Powell's or anything.
Any online place you can buy books.
BETH HOYT: Yep.
DC PIERSON: Pre-order it and then send me the receipt.
BETH HOYT: Not only for a really fun read-- it's so
good-- but for a rap from DC.
Um, where can people see more of you, like, live and online?
DC PIERSON: Uh, I post the most at dcpierson.tumblr.com
and twitter.com/dcpierson.
So follow me at both of those places.
And you'll get the info.
BETH HOYT: Yeah.
DC PIERSON: You'll get the inside track.
BETH HOYT: Do that.
DC PIERSON: The internet.
BETH HOYT: Thanks for coming to the show, DC.
DC PIERSON: Thanks, guys.
Thank you for having me.
BETH HOYT: Thank you for watching, you guys.
Subscribe.
I'll see you tomorrow.
DC PIERSON: Thanks, guys.
BETH HOYT: My sister Julie will be here.
We'll answer your questions and maybe we can
teach her the internet.
10-4, good buddy.
Uh, you're my favorite.
DC PIERSON: Bye, guys.
Thanks.
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