The Body, Brain, & Books: Eleven Questions with Sci-fi Comedian Dennard Dayle
All of this. I discovered Dennard here on Substack about a year ago and I'm a huge Stan. I try to sing his praises as much as possible without getting too thirsty and creepy, but he's the real deal.
Easily my favorite writer going and, as long as he doesn't kill himself on his skateboard, has a legit chance to have his name immortalized.
Thanks for an awesome interview. There's so much wisdom here from such a young man, none more so than to always keep learning, and to always stay hungry.
"indoor flips" ???!^^$#??^%!!! im freakin 66 years old and what "in THESE shoes???!!" no wayyyyy jose great interview btw love this guy
Fabulous interview! You had me at 'a cat called Therapy' 😻❤️
I haven't had the good fortune of making Dennard Dayle's acquaintance, but from what I just read in your interview, he seems a well-round character. Much oblige for the interview.
A charming and delightful interview!
1) Catch-22 such an influence on so many writers who read it in high school including me. I remember thinking, “If this is writing then I’m for sure going to a writer.” I never read it again and now I’m afraid to bc I’m concerned it won’t hold up. Anyone have thoughts on this?
2) Love the display of unambiguous ambition! No one ever says this except that guy who started Uber and that guy who started WeWork. We need more of this in the literary world bc it is just fun.
3) “Internally, the closer you can get to stillness, the better your responses to chaos will be.” This is just true. The solution or way forward in every situation is to just calm down. There are simply no exceptions to this rule. Zero.
Loved this, particularly: Stay centered, or you’ll end up explaining yourself to a Vice employee.
Re. flips — for some reason I used to somersault into rooms, including the kitchen.
Jane!!! Sharing a simultaneously unbridled Dennard Dayle while he economizes and concentrates his answers is genius. "..titrate energy drinks at 4 AM, editing one joke thirty times for two syllables" captures some of it in a nutshell -- thanks for a joyful interlude to my morning.
Re: #7, if my brother had been forewarned as to when he would pass, he would have taken care of all three for us, tragically he wasn't.