Vegas Faces Podcast

Episode 23: From Las Vegas Comedian To Documentarian | ‘Arcade Gamer: The True Story’

On Episode 23, David talks with his good friend Tom Garland, a touring stand up comedian who just wrote, filmed, & directed a documentary about the best arcade video game players in the world. ‘Arcade Gamer: The True Story’ is now on Amazon Prime. This is our very first remote podcast here on Vegas Faces. Special thanks to Pablo Rodriguez, a Chicago Laugh Factory comedian and producer, for helping behind the scenes! We also get into the entertainment life here in Las Vegas. It’s a fun one, enjoy!

1:30 – Who Is Tom Garland?
2:55 – From Las Vegas Comedian To Documentarian
6:00 – ‘Arcade Gamer’ Documentary Backstory
9:45 – The Arcade Gaming World Of Characters
11:20 – The Video Game Capital Of The World
14:05 – Bold Pursuits Without Financial Gain
15:40 – Arcade Gaming 14 Hours Straight
17:00 – The Business Side Of Arcade Gaming
18:40 – ‘Arcade Gamer’ Documentary Inspiration
21:20 – Is There A Dark Side To Gaming?
27:00 – Where To Find Arcade Games In Las Vegas
31:00 – The Business Of Show Business
33:50 – The Hero’s Journey & Returning Home
36:00 – Road Comic Stories
37:30 – Las Vegas Pinball Hall Of Fame
39:00 – Art Is Long & Life Is Short
40:46 – Never Seems Good Enough
42:20 – What Comes Next?
43:40 – David’s Transition From Comedy To Real Estate
49:00 – The Entertainment Industry Lifestyle
51:30 – Las Vegas Is 2nd Chance City
54:00 – Comedy Is The Hardest Form Of Public Speaking
56:00 – Kong Klash In Sherwood Arkansas
57:00 – Arcade Gaming Is Tough & Technical
59:10 – Tom’s Filmmaking Background
1:04:00 – Working Odd Jobs In Film
1:08:40 – How Comedy Led Us To This Point
1:10:00 – ‘Arcade Gamer’ & Social Media Info?

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