"I kept writing until I got a gig at SNL." Sometimes, people speak in insanely abstract ways about how they got somewhere, when in reality, between Point A and Point B were a million little steps. In this podcast, Rekha Shankar asks talented comedians and artists about these little steps in order to find out how they got to where they are now.
Episode 6 - Joanna14/06/2015 Duration: 54min
DAMNNN this week we sit down with comedy and journalism buff, Joanna Rothkopf! We go into rejection, parsing out what your goals are, and she teaches me what a "stringer" is (hint: not an animal). It's dope as hell, so enjoy!
Episode 5 - Andy Beckerman04/11/2014 Duration: 01h51min
YO this week is extra fun because we sit down with Beginnings and Snap Impression podcaster / former Pete Holmes Show writer / all-around comedy dude, Andy Beckerman. We get into lots of comedy and personality philosophy and it's dope as hell.
Episode 4 - Matt Czap09/07/2014 Duration: 59min
OH DANG this week we're sitting down with animator, comic book-artist, and improviser extraordinaire, Matt Czap! We get ALL INTO how to teach yourself a new skill and how to develop your own style and voice. Oh yeah! And his siqq-ass Breaking Bad animation that went crazy-viral. Changed up the intro music, too, so LET'S GET NITTY AND GRITTY, GUYS.
Episode 3 - Ramsey Ess08/06/2014 Duration: 01h12min
This week we sit down with Ramsey Ess, a high school English teacher and freelance writer for Weekend Update and Splitsider. We talk GRAD SCHOOL, LOOK BOOKS, JOKE-WRITING, and GHOST DADS. How rad is that?
Episode 2 - Michelle Blair Gabriel16/05/2014 Duration: 01h15min
This week we sit down with Michelle Blair Gabriel, an illustrator and designer in Brooklyn, NY. She's got a lot of awesome advice on how to play to your strengths, make Craig's List work for you, and quit your potentially-awful day-job. Hell yeah!
Episode 1 - Jo Firestone10/02/2014 Duration: 58min
This week, we sit down with New York City host / show producer guru, Jo Firestone, creator of Punderdome 3000, the Incredible Gameshow Showcase, and many other things that you really should just go to, guys. Note: if 75% of the way through this interview, my voice starts sounding like a TELEPHONE, then your ears work properly.