How is it that someone can go from earning a degree in psychology, with a concentration in situation theory and social influence to being the voice of a talking ball of mucus in commercials for Mucinex?

T.J. Miller, recognized among the top comics today and winner of a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, is that someone and he will headline this year’s Rogue Island Comedy Festival in early October.

T.J. joined What’s Up Newp’s Frank Prosnitz on Tuesday on WADK 1540AM to talk about that transition, his career, the importance of comedy during stressful times, and his upcoming appearance on October 8th at Jane Pickens Theater as part of the 2017 Rogue Island Comedy Festival.

Interview with Miller begins at 29:00.

http://wadk.com/assets/podcaster/1013/2017_09_12_1013_61667_4433.mp3

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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