What inspired Dana Carvey’s first stand-up special in 20 years



Dana Carvey does a spooky good Donald Trump impression.

In his new Netflix standup special Straight White Male, 60, Carvey says that due to his race and age he’s expected to be “racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic and misogynistic.”

Yet in conversation, you catch the awareness of a comic who caught a young break, who observed the world intently even while he stepped back as a performer. Carvey has his eye on news and comedy, two longtime partners in crime now interwoven with technology and a bursting market of content. 

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