You’re Never Too Old — Or Too Young
Smithtown, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Steven Prestia is too young to drive. Matter of fact, he may still have a bedtime. Either way, the 13-year-old from Huntington Station sure does know how to drive home his stand-up routine.
Without the slightest bite of nervousness, Prestia got up in front of the crowd at last week’s Sertinos Café Open Mic Night. What is there to be nervous about though when you spend your weekends delivering punch lines on Broadway?
Prestia began honing his comedic talent a year ago after taking classes at the Gotham Comedy Club and Governor’s Comedy College. On Saturdays, he goes to the Broadway Comedy Club to open for comedian Walt Frasier.
“The reason I came up with comedic routines like this is because other people have inspired me to do so,” he tells SmithtownRadio.com during his Smithtown performance Thursday.
And for Prestia’s Sertinos performance the spotlight is not on him but his grandparents: the main source of inspiration for his act as he continuously pokes fun — albeit lovingly — at their technological ineptitude.
He prepares two months in advance for every performance. This is all with the help of his parents, of course, who watched from the audience last Thursday.
“I want to be on Saturday Night Live someday. That’d be really nice,” he says.