Gary Owen is getting ready to takeover BET with his new series, The Gary Owen Show on Tuesday nights at 9:30PM. The veteran stand-up comedian looks to want give his fans a look of his everyday life juggling family and a bustling career. A few night ago to make some more noise about the series; Gary stopped by The Late Show. His stop included a story involving Bill Clinton, and he even detailed the night he got into comedy.
The first night was the Comedy Store in La Jolla, California. I think was 20 years old…. I went on stage.. it was about 1 in the morning on a Sunday. About 20 comics are in the back and they are heckling me…. I had a beer in my hand what I said, “Hey guys in the back , keep heckling… I’m 20 I been drinking all night, why don’t I call the cops and shut it down….” The mic went off, the lights when off… I knew I couldn’t come back but it was the beginning of my career.