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Hosts Keith and Chemda (of Keith and The Girl) ask comedian friends and performers about their first time on stage. The episode pokes fun at a time when the pros were just starting out. Listen to popular comics telling embarrassing stories of their first performances as they share some of their most terrible opening lines, awkward executions, and epic fails.

Hosts Keith and Chemda (of Keith and The Girl) ask comedian friends and performers about their first time on stage. The episode pokes fun at a time when the pros were just starting out. Listen to popular comics telling embarrassing stories of their first performances as they share some of their most terrible opening lines, awkward executions, and epic fails.
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United States

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Hosts Keith and Chemda (of Keith and The Girl) ask comedian friends and performers about their first time on stage. The episode pokes fun at a time when the pros were just starting out. Listen to popular comics telling embarrassing stories of their first performances as they share some of their most terrible opening lines, awkward executions, and epic fails.

Language:

English


Episodes

26: Mike Lawrence's First Time

8/3/2018
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Roast Battle Grand Champion Mike Lawrence worked at McDonald's for 7 years before landing multiple TV appearances. Mike discusses the effects of growing up with a comedian mom, discovering his comedy skills while working the fast food window, his move to The Big Apple and its financial burdens, and his rise to success.

Duration:00:45:12

25: Carmen Lynch's First Time

7/21/2018
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Carmen Lynch talks about being in the Top 20 on Last Comic Standing within 2 years of performing stand-up before regaling us with stories of how she learned the secrets of stand-up comedy, her attendance at a Learning Annex stand-up class while ignoring her psychology degree, the lust of David Letterman, and her recent appearance on America's Got Talent.

Duration:00:34:05

24: Lucie Pohl's First Time

7/13/2018
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Overwatch’s Mercy joins us to talk about her break in theater, television, and one of the biggest video games of all time. Lucie Pohl talks about her first times performing, getting a role taken away from her, taking away a role from someone else, and navigating the next level world of video game fandom. From her debut of jumping on a restaurant table and flashing her family and their friends at the age of 7 to performing her one woman show depicting the tumultuous end of her 10 year...

Duration:00:32:10

23: Bonnie McFarlane's First Time

7/6/2018
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Bonnie McFarlane talks about starting her comedy career in Canada, making her way to clubs in the U.S., and the differences between the audiences in the two countries. From her first time on stage to her first moment on television, Bonnie shares the unconventional ways she got passed at clubs and landed an agent.

Duration:00:42:20

22: Jimmy Pardo's First Time

6/29/2018
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Jimmy Pardo, host of Never Not Funny, talks about what he experienced in 30 years of stand-up , from soup to nuts. Jimmy covers the fear of the art form, the secret to success, the audacity of it all, and advice on how to begin a comedy career in the current climate.

Duration:00:23:54

21: Allison Raskin's First Time

6/23/2018
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Allison Raskin, of Just Between Us and the comedic soap opera GOSSIP, talks about getting fired from her improv group, her #MeToo moment, and leaving BuzzFeed. She explains why constantly performing could cause more harm than good.

Duration:00:25:59