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Flying Helicopters with Matt Frederickson

10/10/2018
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Matt Frederickson is a US Army veteran with 22 years of experience. He as a Black Hawk pilot and instructor. He is now a helicopter instructor in the UAE.

Duration:00:49:57

Creating Joy with Natalie Barandes

10/3/2018
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The skills of a chef are similar to the skills of a writer, director or producer. When people go out to eat, they want to have a good time. They go there to find a joyous experience. Natalie Barandes, creative chief for Joy Factory, says the reason she calls her company the Joy Factory is […]

Duration:00:56:15

Emotional Stuff with Neal Brennan

9/26/2018
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Not everybody's funny but there's a lot of legitimately good comedians, people like Seth Meyers, Wiig, Poehler, Sudeikis, Hader, Fred, and Keenan, to name a few. Everyone’s trying to be funny now, but now what? What else are you? As a comedian, people know you’re funny, but we can get a good 45-minute stand up […]

Duration:01:28:38

Stuck In The Middle with Jonathan Giles

9/19/2018
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Jonathan Giles is a writer and stand-up comedian. He is an alum of the NBC’s Late Night Writers Program. He has performed at clubs across the country and is currently part of the Second City NBC Universal Breakout Festival. Jonathan talks about the blend of comedy and religion. He also shares about his racial experiences […]

Duration:00:54:24

Natalie Shure Doesn’t Ruin Everything

9/12/2018
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Natalie Shure is a writer and researcher. Her work appears in The Atlantic, Slate, Daily Beast, LA Times, Pacific Standard, Salon, and BuzzFeed. She is head of research for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV. She explores the value of educational comedy that holds and reflects current issues. Talking also about academic writing, she believes in […]

Duration:00:54:39

Speaking Funny with Mark Sanborn

9/5/2018
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Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc. As a professional speaker, he has given over 2,600 presentations and is the author eight books. His book, The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary, is an international bestseller and appeared on the New York Times, […]

Duration:00:55:39

Improvising with Jane Saltzman

8/29/2018
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Jane Saltzman studied at Chicago’s famed Second City and performs improv along Colorado’s front range. She created the Earth Vision Institute, which launched alongside the documentary, CHASING ICE, in 2012. Prior to launching EVI, Jane was the Executive Director of OpenArts, a cultural institution in Boulder. She currently has four film and television projects in […]

Duration:00:59:03

From Farm To Stage with Wil Anderson

8/22/2018
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Wil Anderson is a comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster. Mostly, he is a comedian. He says there is no reason that he wouldn't be working as a comedian. Will recalls that when he first started 23 years ago, it was a conscious choice to be a comedian. There was a chance that he could have […]

Duration:01:08:15

Look Into The Writers’ Room with Laura Davis

8/15/2018
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Laura Davis is a stand-up and comedy writer. She has won Comedy Channel Moosehead Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Winner, and Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy. Davis has appeared on SBS's Stand Up shows and ABC TV. She is a writer for Sean Micallfes's show Mad as Hell.

Duration:01:06:54

The Unemployable Darwyn Metzger

8/8/2018
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Darwyn Metzger is the former star of America Now and an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, who began his career by asking MTV comedian Tom Green for a job live on the air of his talk show. Darwyn went on to become the founder and CEO of Phantom, a digital marketing and social media strategy firm […]

Duration:01:13:49

Playwrite, Producer And Filmmaker Anthony Noack

8/1/2018
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The secret to success that everybody knows but can't do is finding the part of you that wants to be a success and nurturing it. Your conscious mind might be saying this is what I want, but then it's not really because it just wants to go make a sandwich and think about something else. […]

Duration:00:52:48

The Dapper Designer, Scientist, And Writer Josh Kinal

7/25/2018
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Every job is problem solving. We solve problems, we design things, and everyone designs in their own way. Experience designer and writer Josh Kinal says design is in the intention from the start. If you're not building something with intention, you are not designing. User experience design, in a nutshell, is creating products with a […]

Duration:00:54:56

Zoo Worker, Comedian, And Straw Hater Brianna Williams

7/18/2018
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Zoo Worker. Comedian. Writer. Goblin. These are just a few of apt descriptions that barely capture Brianna Williams’ comedic brilliance – on and off the stage. Popularly known as one of the hosts for Channel Ten’s The Bachelor Unpacked, Brianna is also dedicated to her incredible profession as a zoo worker. Hailing from Perth, she […]

Duration:00:55:11

The Funniest Man in Hong Kong Jami Gong

7/11/2018
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For Jami Gong, the greatest job in the world is making people laugh. Jami is dubbed as The Funniest Man in Hong Kong and is the founder and producer of TakeOut Comedy, the first full-time comedy club in Asia. His first dab at stand-up comedy was a comic competition in Syracuse University during his sophomore […]

Duration:00:45:27

The Hardest Working Man in Comedy Jimmy Carr

7/4/2018
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Jimmy Carr, the hardest working man in comedy, has too many credits to name. He is a stand-up comedian. His most recent special, Funny Business, can be seen on Netflix. He is a well-known host, perhaps best known for The UK show The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Pete met Jimmy when Jimmy was […]

Duration:01:04:03

Game Designer, Actor, Comedian, And Ginger Ben McKenzie

6/27/2018
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For nearly twenty years, Ben McKenzie has done a little of everything: sketch, improv, standup, musicals, storytelling, theater, lectures, podcasts, and even late night museum tours. Ben marries comedy and science, such as his time travel comedy audio show, Night Terrace. He’s also designed and hosted dozens of live games, such as Small Time Criminals […]

Duration:00:49:12

Sparkle Puppy Muppet Dominatrix Comedian Lisa-Skye

6/20/2018
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Lisa-Skye is Melbourne's sparkle puppy muppet dominatrix comedian. Her uniquely positive and inclusive humor and her glitter-bomb high-energy delivery have made her a favorite on the International arts festival circuit. She is not for the close-minded...

Duration:00:43:39

The Fairy Godmother of Melbourne Comedy Janet McLeod

6/13/2018
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Janet McLeod (The Fairy Godmother of Melbourne Comedy) has been working in the comedy industry for over 20 years as a writer/performer/behind-the-scenes-whiz-kid. She regularly hosts live trivia nights across Melbourne, is the producer of the longest running weekly standup comedy room in Melbourne (Local Laughs on Monday nights in St Kilda) and is co-host of […]

Duration:00:58:35

Meet the International Word Clown Gordon Southern

6/6/2018
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Gordon Southern is a UK stand-up comedian with over 20 years of comedy experience, He has performed all over the world, and is a regular on the Australian comedy circuit. He writes copy in the daytime and performs comedy live at night – earning him the moniker, “International Word Clown”. For Gordon, improvising comedy is […]

Duration:00:48:47

Music and Comedy with Gillian Cosgriff

5/30/2018
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They often say laughter is the best medicine, but so is music. Gillian Cosgriff is a singer, songwriter, musician, and comedian. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre and went on to write her first solo show, Waitressing…and Other Things I Do Well, […]

Duration:00:56:02