Interview with Lavon Godfrey (@lavongo)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Standup comedian from Oakland Ca became the owner of Godfrey Comedy Club. I’m also a suicidal survivor.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
In February 2016, I suffered from depression. I took a gun and shot myself in the head, and survived. Now I’m on a journey to save lives.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I recommend they never give up without a fight because they never know what opportunities hide behind when they give up on something they’re passionate about. Just continue to be themselves and don’t take no from anybody; take advantage of every opportunity because the worse thing someone can tell you is no.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a person you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Before I started doing comedy, I was scared to get on stage. A woman named Luenell Campbell coached me into not being scared and told me never to take anything from anybody.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
By going out and working in the community to save lives and tell people about my story. I always try to share my knowledge with the world because I believe sharing is caring. If my understanding helps someone understands something, that’s my success. I always admire people who do this as well.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
If there are 20 fake people around and one real person, whom one do you think goes first.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can easily follow me on my Instagram, Lavon Godfrey (@lavongo).
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I am grateful to be alive any day that God gave me extra it’s a blessing.