Brad Williams, Tanyalee Davis tell Dr. Drew about turning their own dwarfism into comedy careers

It’s not often that Dr. Drew gets any credit on this site, because he has to earn it. You don’t just get credit at the credit store. That’s not how credit works. Even extra credit. Want your cookie? Earn it.

Last night, the TV doctor’s TV talk show invited stand-up comedians Brad Williams and Tanyalee Davis onto his program to talk about their lives and journeys into comedy. You think you’ve heard a lot of dwarf jokes. Not nearly as many as they have, because they’ve been dwarfs their whole lives. Yep. The whole time. No surgery or nothing to keep ’em little people little.

But they rose up, no pun intended, to make the jokes up themselves. Fight back with comedy. Take that, bullies. For Williams, he even explained that his dad — who is tall — was also older and wiser enough to make fun of his little kid first in a safe environment and teach him to hurl zingers right back.

October also is Dwarfism Awareness Month. Coincidence? Step up your awareness and toss out your dumb dwarf jokes, and let them do the talking.

Also, Peter Dinklage is an acting giant. And if you have friends like Ricky Gervais, why not star in your own sitcom like Warwick Davis? After all, Life’s Too Short. OK. That pun was intended and sorry about that.

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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