There are innumerable ways in which individuals can affect and make a difference in the lives of others. Many choose to enter the commercial space and introduce products and services designed to meet the needs of their target customers, while some pursue their passion in the fields of entertainment, music, and other arts, inspiring go-getters and serving as role models in the process. In the case of Oscar P, a comedian from Memphis, he finds humor to be an effective tool not only for bridging the gaps that divide people from different backgrounds but also for sparking joy, especially in troubling times. Today, he is managing to bring light to a world that is still reeling from the debilitating impact of COVID-19 and is set to continue spreading happiness in the years to come.
Long been cognizant of the extent to which laughter can heal, draw people together, and serve as a reminder that better days are ahead, Oscar P has capitalized on its power for the last decade. The journey that led him to the limelight of the entertainment scene started in November 2012 at a small bar and grill by the name of Loose Goose. Even back then, he had already demonstrated the potential to gain a solid foothold in the industry, thanks to his flair for comedy and distinctive approach to boosting the audience’s mood.
Over the years, Oscar P graced numerous stages, showcasing his skill as a stand-up comedian at various open mics. Eventually, he crossed paths with Lester Bibbs at Funny Bone, an encounter that was then followed by the opportunity to become the club’s host.
Currently, Oscar P is widely considered one of Memphis’ most acclaimed stand-up comedians. Known for his relatability and the way his humor hits close to home, he has reached great heights in the years since he first dipped his toes in the field. While the quality of his jokes can be primarily credited for the recognition he’s snagged under his belt, it is his emphasis on authenticity that propelled him to the top.
“I have been able to bring laughter to myself and my audience by remaining honest with all my flaws and mistakes,” he added.
Additionally, the heavy premium that Oscar P places on being able to resonate with others has earned him countless fans. He banks on his experiences as a family man and a business owner to deliver stories and share comedic situations that people from all walks of life can relate to and chuckle at.
In the future, this highly recognized personality hopes to promote joy on a larger scale by traveling and making his way to movies and sitcoms. But regardless of where his humor will take him, he will remain a firm believer in the role of comedy in not only putting a smile on countless faces but also in sending across insight-rich messages and driving change.
“There are comics who are constantly pushing the limits of comedy by challenging the norm, questioning those in control, and influencing the world,” shared Oscar P.