Dillon Diatlo Woke Up His Sleeping Dog for This Interview

Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-isolating, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in with some of our favorite people in comedy to get a firsthand look at how they’re handling the pandemic. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday.”

This week, I forced Dillon Diatlo (BoogieManja, Points in Case, hosting an open mic in his mafia landlord’s piss basement) to introduce me to his new puppy and sit down virtually for a chat about how he’s doing with the Delta variant looming over our lives. He repped his suburban utopia hometown of White Dude, New Jersey; gave some excellent advice on how to develop a signature hairstyle; and bragged about all the incredibly stupid sketch ideas he has that get picked and made. He also explained the frankly fucked-up reasoning behind his recent foster fail and the subsequent adoption of his dog-daughter Hazel: “The thing was, either I was going to adopt a dog or I was going to adopt a child … [That] would’ve made things tough. And you can’t just adopt one child, you know? You gotta get the child a friend. Then you end up adopting a whole class.”

You can find Dillon on Twitter and Instagram at @dillondiatlo.

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Dillon Diatlo Woke Up His Sleeping Dog for This Interview