‘Comedy’ Opens Up It’s Doors For The Homeless

Monday Night Live: How an occasionally homeless comedian created a comic’s haven at Pancho’s Restaurant

by Mark McDermott

Danno Carter is a curator of sorts. One of his areas of expertise are the bars of the South Bay. He knows them all, pretty much.

He arrived here 10 years ago, by way of Hollywood. He’d driven straight to Hollywood after graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. He was chasing a California dream: he wanted to be a comedy writer. But like so many such dreams, this proved illusive. Few twentysomethings find much creative work in Hollywood beyond becoming a glorified grunt —  that is, in the nomenclature of the entertainment industry, a production assistant, which Carter did.

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