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Prequel Podcast

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Prequel dives into the lives of artists before they thought about a career. Starting with how their parents first met and ending with their first time practicing their craft, hosts Neel Nanda and Tushar Singh discover why their guests became who they are. Prequel tends to put their guests in vulnerable places by exploring forgotten stories and finds that success can come from anywhere.

Prequel dives into the lives of artists before they thought about a career. Starting with how their parents first met and ending with their first time practicing their craft, hosts Neel Nanda and Tushar Singh discover why their guests became who they are. Prequel tends to put their guests in vulnerable places by exploring forgotten stories and finds that success can come from anywhere.
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Santa Monica, CA

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Prequel dives into the lives of artists before they thought about a career. Starting with how their parents first met and ending with their first time practicing their craft, hosts Neel Nanda and Tushar Singh discover why their guests became who they are. Prequel tends to put their guests in vulnerable places by exploring forgotten stories and finds that success can come from anywhere.

Language:

English

Contact:

1323-A 3rd St Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-0850


Episodes

Episode 29: Matthew Broussard

3/11/2014
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This week we got to sit down with the very funny LA based comedian Matthew Broussard. A great story leading into his first set as he revealed that his heritage is half-Jewish but he was raised full Jew. The more Matthew is depressed/stressed out, the more he works out - leaving him as a sad, very physically fit man. We loved this one. Visit his website http://mondaypunday.com/ and follow him on twitter @mondaypunday. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:09:36


Episode 28: Wendy Wason

3/4/2014
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This week on Prequel we have the UK based comedian Wendy Wason. A truely international childhood, Wendy shared with us her road to stand up comedy that came after her second child. A seasoned actress and a hilarious comedian, we love this episode as she takes us on wonderful tangential stories. Follow Wendy on twitter @Wendy_Wason and enjoy!

Duration: 01:02:36


Episode 27: Jeff Oliver

2/25/2014
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Jeff Oliver is a New York based comedian who sat down with us to describe his relatively unique childhood. In Obamaesque fashion Jeff was raised by a single white mother in Oregon with a not-to-be-seen black muslim father. This means that one day he will run for comedy President. A great story teller and a wonderful comedian, please follow Jeff on twitter @Jeff_Oliver and enjoy the episode!

Duration: 00:59:17


Episode 26: Felicity Ward

2/18/2014
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This week we were lucky to sit down with the lovely international comedian Felicity Ward. Originally from Austrialia and now in UK, Felicity had a very interesting road to stand up. She is a very good friend of ours and maybe the bestest person around. Please follow her on twitter @felicityward and check out her website www.felicityward.com. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:11:49


Episode 25: Adam Newman

2/12/2014
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We are happy to announce that this week's Prequel guest Adam Newman is on a short list to have his own Comedy Central special this year! Based out of New York City and brought up in Atlanta, Adam decribed his dreadlocked musical years leading up to his first time on stage - which was a truly unique 45 minute set. Please follow him on twitter @Adam_Newman and catch his tour dates on http://adamnewmancomedy.com/. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:03:58


Episode 24: Zach Sherwin

2/4/2014
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This week we got to sit down with the hilarious LA based comedian/rapper Zach Sherwin. Previously known as MC Mr. Napkins, Zach's life before comedy included being raised by a single mother who is a Rabbi and a strong interest to express himself musically. He even performed one of his early raps for us which was amazing. Please follow him on Twitter @zachsherwin and catch one of his live performance dates http://zachsherwin.com. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:57:59


Episode 23: K-Von

1/28/2014
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This week we got to interview the very funny LA based comedian K-Von. We had a great time discovering everything that led to him starting stand up as he described the tales of growing up with a dad from the Middle-East and a mom from Middle-America. An amazing live act, his disconnection with his father's culture has given him a unique perspective on stage. K-Von was nice enough to offer two tickets to one of his shows to any one who mentions they heard this episode. Follow him on twitter...

Duration: 00:59:39


Episode 22: Ester Steinberg

1/20/2014
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The wonderful Los Angeles based comedian Ester Steinberg sat with us this week to talk all things before comedy. Growing up in a large Jewish family Ester has a colorful childhood with a Israeli mother and lawyer/comedian father who "brainwashed" her to pursue a career in entertainment. Please follow her on Twitter @esterkay and catch her live performance dates. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:15:49


Episode 21: Dan Cummins

1/14/2014
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This week we were very happy to sit down with the very funny LA based comedian Dan Cummins. His stories of growing up in relative isolation were great, including a super sad virginity tale, thoughts on Mormonism and a great path to starting stand up. He will soon be the first exclusive Pandora comedian. Be sure to check out his live performance dates on www.dancummins.tv and follow him at @D_cummins. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:05:03


Episode 20: Brent Sullivan

1/9/2014
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This week we got to sit down with the very funny LA based comedian Brent Sullivan. Brent had an interesting childhood with a pivatal moment early on that made him into the comedian he is today. He is a great performer so please follow him on twitter @mrbrentsullivan and check out a live show. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:05:00


Episode 19: Shane Mauss

12/24/2013
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LA comedian Shane Mauss sat down with us for a great Prequel where he discussed all things pre-comedy. He was a bit of a wild child with run-ins with the law that was driven by alcohol - eventually starting in Boston. We are glad he survived it all to become one of our favorite comedians. Shane has a new special coming out in 2014 so lookout for that release on www.shanemauss.com and follow him on twitter @shanecomedy. Enjoy this episode!

Duration: 01:04:20


Episode 18: Fahim Anwar

12/17/2013
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LA based comedian Fahim Anwar sat down with us this week to discuss his childhood. Yet another comedian with an early start in comedy, this episode covered Fahim's ambitious ability to produce shows as well as the idea of a "mega mosque". Catch his sketch comedy group www.goatfacecomedy.com, follow him on twitter @fahimanwar and check out his live performance dates at www.fahimanwar.com. Please enjoy this episode!

Duration: 01:01:26


Episode 17: Andi Osho

12/10/2013
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This episode of Prequel goes over LA comedian Andi Osho's childhood which took place in London. We loved this one as we got to explore how much we don't know about the rest of the world. Please catch her live dates at www.andiosho.co.uk and follow her on twitter @andiosho. Please enjoy!

Duration: 01:04:53


Episode 16: Melissa Villasenor

12/3/2013
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As a Los Angeles based comic, artist, musician, actress, & writer, Melissa Villasenor sat down with us to discuss her short life before comedy. A great interview with several breakout song sessions and wonderful childhood stories. We love her. Her EP is coming out soon, please follow her on @melissavpees and check out her tour schedule at http://melissavillasenor.virb.com/. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:44:19