Leonard Ouzts is a rising star in the stand up comedy world who has also had success as an actor on shows like "Master of None" on Netflix. Leonard is coming to Stamford's New York Comedy Club on Sunday, May 12th, so he checked in with the I-95 Morning Show to chat about the gig, his career and who should not be doing comedy.

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Lou: I heard that you like big girls but big girls don't like you, what's up with that? 

Leonard: "I don't know, some people don't like themselves so they take it out on you. I just always ended up with in-shape, yoga pants-wearing ladies, I don't get it. I appreciate it, it's a good look but sometimes I do wish I had, you know a tag-team partner for a buffet." 

Dave: We see that push against the norm now where people are going over the line, pushing back against the past few years. Do you feel like brutal honesty is the way to go in the art of comedy now? 

Leonard: "Me and my buddy Vincent Bryant say this all the time, he says it all the time. There's only probably 10-15 people that are supposed to be doing stand-up comedy. One of my favorite movies is 300. In 300, if your not fit, they throw your body over. If you are fit to live, you got your killers, you got your masons, you've got your people that make axes, you are given a job to do. The problem with America, us is we have these dreams and what I want to do do we have all types of people doing stuff that are not supposed to be, you are supposed to be a plumber! Instead of being a plumber, you're doing comedy and because you like that style of comedy, you think that is what you're supposed to be doing."

Lou: Yeah, everyone is afraid to kill a dream but we should be killing certain people's dreams. 

Leonard: "Exactly because you're making the job harder. See, I love that edgy comedy when it's done by somebody that, like Sam Morril is one of my favorite comedians. It's dark humor, edgy because he's one of those Jedis, he's one of those people that is supposed to be doing this." 

Lou: This is outside the box thinking, lets put a system in place to eliminate failure comedians, how do we do this? 

Leonard: "I like to tell people straight up that they ain't s---. I love telling somebody they need to fins something else to do. That doesn't always help me make friends so I understand if you don't want to take that route. I definitely love, especially when they just came off stage after they did bad, I love to go remind them immediately. That is when that stings the most when you just, when the crowd is like oooh that was ugly I love to go tell them it was as bad as you think."

You can listen to our entire interview with Leonard below. We also discussed his first-ever appearance on the Tonight Show, what it's like to have friends who are a-holes and Leonard's fear on needles.

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