Sweet Nothings: Michigan Comedian Brad Wenzel Talks Debut Album, Finding His Voice

Diego Attanasio

Michigan comedian Brad Wenzel recently released his debut album of stand-up material “Sweet Nothings” on Third Man Records.

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Brad Wenzel made a name for himself as a comedian in Detroit’s homegrown comedy scene before moving to Los Angeles to continue pursuing his dream.

Now his debut album of stand-up material Sweet Nothings is out now on Jack White’s Third Man Records and big-time comedians such as Amy Schumer and Patton Oswalt are taking notice.

WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper speaks with Wenzel about coming up in Detroit and the success of his latest stand-up album.

Detroit “is a great place to learn” as a comedian because “you can actually get up in front of real audiences relatively easily,” says Wenzel. 

According to Wenzel, developing his voice as a comedian didn’t happen overnight. 

It developed over time…I just got better at writing better short jokes,” he says. 

Wenzel will perform at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase on September 14th & 15th.



Image credit: Third Man Records

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About the Author

Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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