Bodden didn’t always make his living as a standup comic. A graduate of Aviation High School, for 9 years he earned a paycheck as a jet mechanic for Lockheed and then McDonnell Douglas. While comics around the country were making audiences laugh at airline jokes, Bodden was working on the top secret Stealth Bomber. It was during a stint as trainer that Alonzo discovered his ability to entertain a group of people. “I was teaching airplane mechanics when I realized it was more fun to make them laugh,” Bodden explains, “I was laid off one more time and I never looked back, although it was nice to have a steady paycheck and benefits.” He enrolled in a comedy class and the rest as they say, is comedy history.
Sharing his observations, frustrations and outright pain on everything from shopping to sports, from politics to parents and every man’s lament, being seen by women as “just a friend.”