(Damien) Power series goes way behind scenes

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Damien Power’s insights, energy and comedic delivery entertain audiences around the world, and in a video series for IndyCar.com the Australian elicits some guffaws and strange looks from his subjects -- Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and officials.

The series, taped last month during the Verizon IndyCar Series championship-deciding race week at Sonoma Raceway, starts this weekend.

In one of the episodes, he goes toe to toe with his brother – 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power – who occasionally is part of his set on stage.

Nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and for Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival for his solo show Monkeys in Space, Power’s reputation for clever routines and characters is growing.

“I’m not so much a small observational kind of comedian,” he said. “A lot of my material is about culture and society and politics, so much of it comes from interactions with people.

“It’s interesting to me how people in different parts of the world behave and perceive the world, and the big tour I’ve done through Europe and Asia has taught me a lot.

“You have to constantly be doing it; it’s a constant process of writing, performing, writing, performing.”

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