With the recent rise in popularity of stand-up comedy in the country, it is no surprise that a new wave of comedians is emerging onto the scene. Over the last few years, hundreds have launched their careers in stand-up comedy, including Foodstampseller, one of the biggest up-and-coming comedians today.
Priest Douglas, popularly known by his stage name, Foodstampseller, is quickly gaining a reputation for his unique style of humor. He has been lauded for always being at the top of his game in the industry and for incredible storytelling. Foodstampseller specializes in storytelling in the style of jokes. He says he prefers this style as it lets the audience picture what you are saying.
Foodstampseller has opened for notable names in the industry, including TK Kirkland, Michael Blackston, Tommy Davison, and DC Young Fly. He was also featured in multiple news publications, from the US Times to Hustle Weekly. The US Times recognized Priest for his rising fame in the comedy scene.
He says his main goal is to inspire people through his comedy as he shows them that it is possible to overcome whatever they are experiencing and live their dreams. Priest is a true example of someone who has lost everything in a single night but gained it all back, plus more.
A few years back, Foodstampseller was stuck in a toxic relationship. He fell in love with the wrong person and spent almost 42 years in prison due to a lie. Foodstampseller lost everything in a night, including his career.
But he didn’t stop fighting for his goals. He knew many people looked up to him, and giving up didn’t mean only letting go of comedy, but also his fans. Foodstampseller worked on proving his innocence, and he was cleared of all charges. He is grateful to all the people who believed in him, including his family, fans, and friends, who reminded him why he got into comedy and needed to keep pushing.
Foodstampseller was always the goofy one in the family, making people laugh even in the neighborhood. This was his way of spreading love, happiness, and positivity, which led him to take his jokes to the stage.
“Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in situations we believe we can’t get ourselves out of. But through hard work and determination, no condition is permanent. We just have to keep trying. No matter what life throws at you, don’t stay on the ground if you fall. Get up and keep grinding,” Foodstampseller says.
When Foodstampseller started stand-up comedy, he couldn’t fully express himself. He was constantly told, “You can’t be funnier than him (the headliner) because it’s his show, not yours.” He also had a tough time ‘moving’ the crowd. Foodstampseller didn’t know how to keep the crowd’s attention. He invested in his delivery and even his brand, enabling him to get to the top.
Foodstampseller has built a solid name in the stand-up comedy scene. He has worked with big names in the industry and has performed in front of big crowds with people praising his work.