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Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune

My name is Arthur Jospeh and I was on Wheel of Fortune.

I am a standup comic-slash-entertainer. Or entertainer-slash-standup comic. I’m doing what I like to do. Which is to make people happy.

I come from Main Road, Fanny Village, Point Fortin but I don’t tell Americans that. In America, everything is about image and public relation. Once you create a brand or image and you have public relation, you have everything. Even if you mess up. A Carnival cruise ship could be stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for a week but people will still cruise on Carnival. I love Fanny Village but it’s not an image. So I say I’m from Trinidad.

My mom and sisters are in Miami and New York and I have a brother and sister and nieces and nephews in Trinidad. But I, personally, don’t have a family because I’m not ready to settle down yet. The ups-and-downs of the entertainment industry, you can’t be toting a family with you! I couldn’t do even half the things I did! [It can get lonely] but that’s what nightclubs are for!

I know Point Fortin is famous for producing calypsonians but I could never become one. Because I can’t sing! I can dance, I can beat drums, I can do comedy. But I CANNOT sing!

I trained as a dancer under John Cupid in Point Fortin Cultural Workshop, Astor Johnson,Terrence Mohammed, Phillip Sergeant. All the big people. I trained at UWI under Eric Butler. Eugene Joseph.

I’m the typical Trinidadian: I was christened Anglican, grew up Catholic and then confirmed as a Methodist. And then ended up in the Baptist church. The Methodist church teaches you to study the Bible on your own, like a textbook. I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

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Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune

My name is Arthur Jospeh and I was on Wheel of Fortune.

I am a standup comic-slash-entertainer. Or entertainer-slash-standup comic. I’m doing what I like to do. Which is to make people happy.

I come from Main Road, Fanny Village, Point Fortin but I don’t tell Americans that. In America, everything is about image and public relation. Once you create a brand or image and you have public relation, you have everything. Even if you mess up. A Carnival cruise ship could be stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for a week but people will still cruise on Carnival. I love Fanny Village but it’s not an image. So I say I’m from Trinidad.

My mom and sisters are in Miami and New York and I have a brother and sister and nieces and nephews in Trinidad. But I, personally, don’t have a family because I’m not ready to settle down yet. The ups-and-downs of the entertainment industry, you can’t be toting a family with you! I couldn’t do even half the things I did! [It can get lonely] but that’s what nightclubs are for!

I know Point Fortin is famous for producing calypsonians but I could never become one. Because I can’t sing! I can dance, I can beat drums, I can do comedy. But I CANNOT sing!

I trained as a dancer under John Cupid in Point Fortin Cultural Workshop, Astor Johnson,Terrence Mohammed, Phillip Sergeant. All the big people. I trained at UWI under Eric Butler. Eugene Joseph.

I’m the typical Trinidadian: I was christened Anglican, grew up Catholic and then confirmed as a Methodist. And then ended up in the Baptist church. The Methodist church teaches you to study the Bible on your own, like a textbook. I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Read more

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