Beginnings

On today's show, I talk to singer, comedian and cabaret performer Bridget Everett. Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Bridget originally trained as a classical singer. Unhappy with that lifestyle though, she moved to New York where's she's found a great deal of success. Bridget starred in the musical At Least It’s Pink, which she co-wrote with director Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City), and has performed at Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and much more. Plus you can see her close out every season of Inside Amy Schumer.

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On today's episode I talk to musician Sadie Dupuis. Originally from New York, Sadie grew up both in the city and also the wilds of Connecticut. Perhaps though, you might know Sadie from her amazing band Speedy Ortiz. Speedy Ortiz started as a solo project for Sadie while she was working at a summer camp, but after the first album The Death of Speedy Ortiz, it became a full band, and their first studio album Major Arcana was released last year on Carpark Records. And it is super!

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On today's show, I talk to musician Leah Wellbaum. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Leah's been playing music for a long time. She started out playing with blues groups in college, but it's her most recent band Slothrust that's been getting a lot of attention lately, and deservedly so. Their debut album Of Course You Do is great (maybe you heard one of their songs under the credits of the awesome FX show You're the Worst), and it's available now on Ba Da Bing Records.

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On today's show, I talk to Keith and Kenny Lucas AKA The Lucas Bros. Born in Newark and raised in North Carolina, Keith and Kenny were on the path to become lawyers before turning to comedy. And thankfully their choice has been validated by a great deal of success. A few years ago, they debuted their stand-up on Late Night, and since then have created Lucas Bros. Moving Co. for Fox's ADHD, they've appeared in the hit film 22 Jump Street, and they've written and performed on truTV's new sketch show Friends of the People.

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On today's show, I talk to writer and director Gillian Robespierre. A New York native, Gillian grew up in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. Her father made films for many years, and that, as well as a number of other reasons, drew Gillian to become a filmmaker herself. In 2009, she made a short called Obvious Child, which she then expanded into a feature-length film starring Jenny Slate. This debuted earlier this year at Sundance, where it garnered the Red Crown Producer's Award, and since its wide release, it's garnered both critical and popular accolades. Not only that, but just this week, it was released on DVD!

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On today's show, I talk to improvisor Charlie Todd. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Charlie moved to New York after college and since 2001 has been performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. At UCB, Charlie created the comedy wrestling league UCBW and was also a part of the long-running house team Reuben Williams, which later morphed into The Curfew. They perform every Saturday night at the theatre. Charlie is also the founder of the famous prank collective Improv Everywhere, and has produced, directed, documented and performed in the group’s work for over thirteen years.

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