89-Year-Old Man Tries Stand-Up for the First Time, Kills It

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Like Chuck Esterly, I have performed stand-up comedy exactly one time in my life. I was 21 years old, safely in another country (Ireland), and I only did it because I felt like I needed to force myself to try. I was scared shitless, and I can honestly say that it was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life, and one which I’ve never felt compelled to repeat.

Chuck Esterly is not 21 years old, and he’s not in Ireland. Chuck Esterly is a ballsy 89-year-old man (!!!) who lives in Cincinnati and decided that this was the point in life when he wanted to take a stand-up comedy class. At the conclusion of his class, he performed at Go Bananas Comedy Club in his stand-up debut. And the dude killed it! You can watch the video above, and remember that the next time you use the excuse that it’s “too late” to try something, Chuck Esterly is laughing at you.