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There It Is
No. 262 - How Actors Can Use Social Media with Anna Belanger

There It Is

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 65:30


NYC-based actress, Anna Belanger, joins us for an inspiring chat! Anna went to Michigan State University where she earned her BFA in theater. She talks with Jason about how she met friend of the show Nicole Pascaretta, moving to Chicago and studying at Second City, what studying theater and improv was like for her personality type, joining the union, moving to NYC, starting her online sketch show "Fairly Funny," auditioning, and more! Listen on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, and SoundCloud! Instagram: @AnnaMBelanger, @ThereItIsPod, @JasonFarrPics Twitter: @ThereItIsPod, @JasonFarrJokes Facebook: @ThereItIsPod Subscribe to our comedy newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/e22defd4dee2/thereitis

City Cast Chicago
New Leadership at Improv Institutions, Chicagwa Takes, and What is a Lumpsucker?

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:35


City Cast producer Simone Alicea is in the host chair this week to dig into some top stories around Chicago. She's joined by two of the hosts of one of her favorite podcasts, “Hello from the Magic Tavern,” an improvised comedy chat show set in a fantasy world. Arnie Niekamp plays a fictional version of himself who fell through a magical portal in Chicago, and Matt Young plays his wizard co-host. Some of the stories they get into this week are the big names on the new advisory board at The Second City and the return of iO after it was previously announced it was permanently closing. Also, new fish at the Shedd, COVID numbers back on the rise, and Simone, Arnie, and Matt's moments of joy. Follow us on Twitter: @CityCastChicago Sign up for our newsletter: chicago.citycast.fm Call or Text Us: (773) 780-0246 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pop Culture Junkie
Deep Dish with Brad Perry (Part 1)

Pop Culture Junkie

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 41:37


This week The Junkies interview Brad Perry, a legend in the Phoenix television market (and elsewhere). Though Brad has conquered almost every kind of media, this is his very first podcast appearance. Brad is currently the host of the Arizona Daily Mix on KAZT, but got his start at Second City in Chicago, doubled for Damon Wayans (among other film jobs), and has headlined morning shows in San Diego as well as Phoenix. Nicole gets Brad to name his favorite Chicago-style pizzeria, and Hayley encourages him to name names about his best and worst celebrity experiences.The Junkies had so much fun talking to Brad that we had to break the conversation into two shows. Look for part two to drop in a few days.Thank you to Olympus Games, the home of the Pop Culture Junkie Podcast.Brad Perry on Instagram: @bradperryshowLinks:Apple Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pop-culture-junkie/id1536737728Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/7k2pUxzNDBXNCHzFM7EL8WWebsite: www.popculturejunkie.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PopCultureJunkiePodcastTwitter: @PopJunkiesInstagram: @pop.culturejunkiesEmail: junkies@popculturejunkie.comAlex on Instagram: @alcasnunAlex on Twitter: @alcasnunHayley on Instagram: @thirtynerdythrivingNicole on Instagram: @nicole_eldridgeNicole on Twitter: @naeldridge14Nicole on TikTok: @nicole_eldridgeShauna on Twitter: @shaunatrinidadShauna on Instagram: @shaunatrinidad

John Howell
John Howell: Essential Cuts (5/11) - GOP's Midterm Bet & Reinforcements for Second City

John Howell

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 43:23


*Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post tells John how the GOP is betting that voters will care more about inflation than abortion at the midterms. *John T. Bennett of Roll Call postures that overturning Roe v. Wade is the culmination of our shifting political/cultural views. *1st Ward Alderman Daniel La Spata describes his efforts to stop water shut-offs for the hard hit communities of Chicago. *Mike Emanuel, Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent stops by for his weekly visit to cover the biggest stories in Washington. *Plus, Darel Jevens of the Sun-Times lists the big name celebrities that are being added to the board of advisors for Second City.

Bob Sirott
Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: James Cromwell, Second City, and Stephen Colbert

Bob Sirott

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022


Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talked about the new “Jurassic” movie, Dave Chappelle’s attacker, and Stephen Colbert’s positive COVID test. The also shared details about Second City’s new board of directors, the death of Mike Haggerty, and James Cromwell’s protest.

D Magazine's EarBurner
135: Emily Zawisza takes a Four Day Weekend

D Magazine's EarBurner

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 42:07


Emily is the director of corporate sales for the 25-year-old improv comedy group called Four Day Weekend. It's a boring job title for a funny woman. Emily went through Second City, in Chicago, she worked at The Onion, and she also performs. We talk about people in the SNL cast that she knows and how Four Day has survived the pandemic by doing something quite clever. Oh, and she tells a horrible joke. Six stars.

Daily Comedy News
John Mulaney dared audience members to attack the stage

Daily Comedy News

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 13:32


John Mulaney had some good jokes in which he dared audience members to rush the stage.A recap of the Netflix Comedy Special with some solid jokes by David Letterman and Anthony Jeselnik.Johnny Mac talks about his approach to comedy festivals.The Second City added Steve Carell, Dwayne Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Tim Meadows, Peter Murrieta, Suzy Nakamura, Catherine O'Hara, Sam Richardson, Jeff Richmond, Jason Sudeikis and Robin Thede to their SEO friendly artistic advisory board.Mo Amer's new Netflix sitcom gets a date.Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/dcnpod - join us to to discuss comedy and your favorite comedians.Instagram is @dailycomedynewsReddit https://www.reddit.com/r/dailycomedynews/Twitter is @dcnpod because the person with what I want tweeted onceSupport the show by Buying Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynewsGoodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/2OUMliguTkb and I am @johnnymacEmail: john at thesharkdeck dot comDaily Comedy News is a production of The Shark Deck, the leading company in short form daily podcasts.www.linktr.ee/dailycomedynews

It's A True Story!
Angora Sweaters! They're Not Just for Women Anymore [EP22 - Ed Wood]

It's A True Story!

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 55:56


Chelsea examines the worst director of all times in Ed Wood (1994). Tianna defends SJP's "horseface" and Christy questions her feelings about Johnny Depp.

Wicked Horror Show
WHS presents: Dave Sheridan from Scary Movie, The Devil's Rejects, Ghost World and so many others.

Wicked Horror Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 87:26


We are more than happy to welcome back to the show the super talented and hilarious Dave Sheridan! You know Dave from movies like Scary Movie, The Devil's Rejects, Ghost World and so many others. In addition to his film roles, Dave Sheridan is credited with introducing the reality series to the MTV audience with Buzzkill (1996), a show that featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on video. Sheridan began his career interning at Saturday Night Live (1975). From there, he entered Chicago's famed comedy Mecca, The Second City, where he wrote, directed and produced Dave Sheridan's America, a multimedia stage show. This episode is sponsored by Deadly Ground Coffee! go pick up some awesome in a bag over at https://deadlygroundscoffee.com Find out more at https://wicked-horror-show.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/wicked-horror-show/1080820e-70d1-4eaf-b147-fb1c38073ba7

The Actor's Choice
Singer, Actress Freda Payne, Actor, Director, Acting Teacher Peter Allas and SecondCity Actress, Performer Doreen Calderon

The Actor's Choice

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 52:14


Please join us Right Now, May 09, 2022 at 11:00AM PST as Singer, Actress Freda Payne, Actor, Director, Acting Teacher Peter Allas and SecondCity Actress, Performer Doreen Calderon joins host Ron Brewington on "The Actor's Choice."

Judy Croon
'Laugh Long And Prosper'-' 101 Essays To Change The Way You Think'- Review Part 4

Judy Croon

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 4:54


Hey there, I'm Judy Croon- Canada's Keynote Humourist. Welcome to another episode of Laugh Long and Prosper -shelf help with a dash of humour. Voted one of the best podcasts in Canada last year by CTV. If you or your workplace is suffering from stress and you need some stress-busting tips along with some genuine fun, ask me about my keynotes & workshops entitled Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour.' Or you can ask me about my stand-up comedy coaching at http://www.JudyCroon.com Today's podcast is sponsored by: Linda McEwan at Sotheby's International Realty Canada The number one most trusted brand in residential real estate. Go to lmcewan@sothebysrealty.ca Today it's Monday – That means it's time for Just Another Mindful Monday. Right now, I want to continue talking about a shelf help book that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It's called ‘101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think' by Brianna Wiest. If you like to catch up on any of my other Laugh Long and Prosper episodes, you can check me out on most of the streaming sources. Judy Croon is Canada's Keynote Humorist, Tedx motivational speaker, comedian and stand-up coach at Second City. She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart, and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!” Judy draws from her standup performance and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynote entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour'. Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines' and ‘Stand Up For The Girls' which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

5ik Beats Radio
5ik Beats Radio 251 | Danu5ik

5ik Beats Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 60:25


5ik Beats is a radio show mixed by Danu5ik that throws down today's hottest electronic dance music. Website: www.danu5ik.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Danu5ik Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/4AwxzReMvU6AFLt8UlCRPi Instagram: instagram.com/danu5ik/ YouTube: youtube.com/c/danu5ikvevo Twitter: twitter.com/danu5ik 01. Jonasu & Felix Samuel - Habits (Stay High) (Clear Six Extended Remix) 02. DM Slides - I Feel Love (Extended Mix) 03. Kylie Minogue - Magic (Nick Reach Up Remix) 04. ALYGIA - Remember Me 05. MaRLo x Triode x HALIENE - Castles In The Sky (Extended Mix) 06. Ross Alexander - Getting Away With It (7th Heaven Club Mix) 07. Sleepwalkrs ft. MNEK - More Than Words (Ferreck Dawn Extended Remix) 08. That Kind - Dreams (Extended Mix) 09. Secondcity x Paul Woolford - All I Want (Extended Mix) 10. Wh0 - Chinatown (Extended Mix) 11. Zara Larsson - WOW (Imanbek Remix) 12. Sonic Souls ft. Ebru Ellis - Too Blind To See It (Extended Mix) 13. Steps - What The Future Holds (Cahill Extended Remix) 14. Allegra - Do What I Want (Guz Extended Remix) 15. B-Sights - My Love (Extended Mix) This show is syndicated & distributed exclusively by Syndicast. If you are a radio station interested in airing the show or would like to distribute your podcast / radio show please register here: https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/registration

The Express with Bilal Vakani
WrestleMania Backlash Offers Just 1 Title Match

The Express with Bilal Vakani

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 25:55


SiriusXM Canada's Senior Producer of Podcast Operations and Host of The Bilal Vakani Hour on SiriusXM 167 Canada Talks & The Second City's Daniel Shehori preview WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022. All six matches, five of which are not for championships. SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey (“I Quit” Match). In what should be the main event of the night by far. Drew McIntyre & Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Six-Man Tag Team Match). A match that Drew has to win to justify delaying or cancelling the tag team title unification all together.  Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins part 2 just without any of the surprise or intrigue of the first match. Cody winning and moving on would make the most sense so that surely will not happen. AJ Styles vs. Edge (Damian Priest Barred From Ringside) here is hoping this is the introduction of a new member of Edge's faction.  Bobby Lashley vs. Omos in what should be a fairly short match even with MVP ringside. Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss which represents one of the few advancements in a post WrestleMania story. But at least this show should be short… let's hope.

Judy Croon
Laugh Long And Prosper - 101 Essays To Change The Way You Think- Part 3

Judy Croon

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 5:52


Hey there, I'm Judy Croon- Canada's Keynote Humourist. Welcome to another episode of Laugh Long and Prosper -shelf help with a dash of humour. Voted one of the best podcasts in Canada last year by CTV. If you or your workplace is suffering from stress and you need some stress-busting tips along with some genuine fun, ask me about my keynotes & workshops entitled Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour.' Or you can ask me about my stand-up comedy coaching at http://www.JudyCroon.com This blog and podcast is sponsored by http://www.TroolSocial.com. TROOL Social knows that to be visible online you have to be fully committed and congruent in who you are and what you do. You must adopt the right mindset. Steer your ship to the SS Optimization & TROOL Social to get you sailing ‘on course'! Check 'em out! Today it's Monday – That means it's time for Just Another Mindful Monday. Right now, I want to continue talking about a shelf help book that I mentioned a few weeks ago. It's called ‘101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think' by Brianna Wiest. If you missed part One, here it is. Judy-croon – Laugh-long-prosper-101-essays This particular podcast is about Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Daily Routine! If you like to catch up on any of my other Laugh Long and Prosper episodes, you can check me out on most of the streaming sources. Judy Croon is Canada's Keynote Humorist, Tedx motivational speaker, comedian and stand-up coach at Second City. She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart, and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!” Judy draws from her standup performance and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynote entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour'. Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines' and ‘Stand Up For The Girls' which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

How Do You Write
Ep. 300: Amy S. Peele on How to Keep Your Writing Top of Mind

How Do You Write

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 49:49


In this, the three-hundredth episode of How Do You Write, Rachael talks about how happy she is to be here, and shares how she turned her own writing around. Then she talks to Amy S. Peele RN, who is the award-winning, best-selling author of Cut and Match, medical mysteries with a mission and a side of humor. Before becoming a writer Amy enjoyed a fascinating 35-year career in the organ transplant field which provides an authentic backdrop to her books. She learned early on in her medical career that humor was an important survival skill and studied improvisation at the world premier school, Second City, in Chicago. Amy currently resides in San Francisco, close to the Golden Gate Bridge, where she loves to swim, teach chair yoga and meditate. She was recently elected to the Novato City Council where she's discovering a new population of folks who may find their way into being her literary victims.How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwgRachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she'll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

VO BOSS Podcast
BOSS Voces: Improv

VO BOSS Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 27:23


Every script is the answer to a question. It's up to the actor to discover (and sometimes create) that question. In this episode, Anne & Pilar are here to keep you on your toes with improv techniques + exercises. They will teach you how to stay fresh with your reads, and - more importantly - why it's necessary to know the script, scene, and emotions for everything you read. Whether it be E-Learning, IVR, or commercial, you'll be ready to tackle it with authentic reactions + diverse copy interpretations like a #VOBOSS. Transcript >> It's time to take your business to the next level, the BOSS level! These are the premiere Business Owner Strategies and Successes being utilized by the industry's top talent today. Rock your business like a BOSS, a VO BOSS! Now let's welcome your host, Anne Ganguzza. Pilar: Hola, BOSS Voces. Bienvenidos al podcast, con Anne Ganguzza y Pilar Uribe. Anne: Hey Pilar. I'm trying to figure out how to lead into today's episode. And I've been thinking about different scenes that maybe I could place myself in. So maybe I'll come at the introduction not like I've come at the introduction like people expect, so I want to do something different. So what are you thinking? Where can I start? Pilar: Where can you start? "Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start." What's that from? Anne: I'm on a mountainside. Pilar: No, quick, what's that from? Anne: No wait. Okay. I'm on a mountain side in the sun and I'm feeling like I'm very happy, and I want to sing because I dunno, I like to sing when I'm happy. Pilar: And you're twirling your arms. Anne: I am twirling my arms, and I'm going to not have a dress on with an apron. Okay. So, well, let's just put it this way. I'll have a dress on that really works with the twirl, but it won't have an apron on. Pilar: Nix the apron, okay. Anne: And I'm going to be young with long flowing hair. Pilar: Long blonde flowing hair. Anne: Yep. That's it. That's it. And there's going to be animals. Pilar: Okay. Anne: There's going to be, well, there'll be cats. Of course. Actually -- Pilar: How about llamas? How about llamas? Anne: Okay, cats and llamas I think go well, lots of cats. Pilar: Except that llamas spit. Anne: Yeah, but they're not going to spit on the cats. They're going to spit on me because maybe I'm not in tune. Pilar: You're going to ride off into the sunset on top of a llama. Anne: But then I'll make friends with the llama, and I will carry the cats in my arms and hop on the llama, and ride off into the sunset because I've had a wonderful morning and day of singing on the mountain side. Pilar: And you're singing "Do, a deer" at the same time.   Anne: Yes, exactly. Wow. Pilar: That's improv. Anne: Hey BOSSes. That's improv with that said, hey, everyone. I completely was so in the scene that I forgot my introduction. Pilar: You forgot who you were. Anne: I forgot who I was for just a moment. So here we go. Hey everyone. Welcome to the VO BOSS podcast. I'm your host Anne Ganguzza, up on the mountain, singing and twirling with my cats and llamas, along with my special guest cohost Pilar Uribe. Pilar, come to the mountain and sing with me. Pilar: "The hills are alive with the sound of llamas." Anne: -- "VO BOSSes." Pilar: "Llamas and VO BOSSes." Anne: So Pilar, that was fun. Pilar: That was fun. Anne: I think understanding and practicing improv can really, really help us in our performance and in our business. So I think we should have today's episode featuring improv, and talking about improv, and how can we better our performances with improv? Pilar: Yes. Improv is something that I -- it's funny, 'cause I've always been scared of it, and I've never really understood it, although I've done it most of my acting career without realizing it. It's just really funny. We improv all the time in our lives when we're talking. So improv is all about taking what somebody is saying and you keep going. It's that? Yes. And moment with improv. That's that's like the biggest rule. Anne: Yes, and. Pilar: Yes, and, meaning -- Anne: Yes, and, and then what happens? Pilar: And then you add onto the story, and the intent is to be positive always. I mean, unless it's a tragedy kind of a thing which improv is, is really about it's taking whatever that person gives you and running with it, however you're going to do it, so. Anne: Well, I think it needs to fit into the context, right? So if we're going to try to improv and get ourselves into a scene for a script that already sits in front of us, so that maybe we can improve our auditions, right, there is some context to the script. Maybe we should just talk from genre specific right now, like commercial or corporate or e-learning, those types of -- versus character-driven spots like animation and video games. We can talk about that in a minute, but let's focus on the genres where people go in, and they have a commercial audition to get out the gate. Right? What is it that we're going to do once we look at the context of the script there, how are we going to work the improv into it? Pilar: What I've learned early on is it's so important to have a moment before. Anne: Yes. Agreed. Pilar: Especially if it's a product, let's say, that you don't know much about, or it's a storyline, let's say it's a medical narration, for example. And you're kind of, you know, what is this drug that has seven syllables? And I don't even know how to pronounce it. Well, you have to come in, if you're talking from a voice of authority, you have to come in with that knowledge. Anne: Right. Pilar: Now, you don't necessarily have to have knowledge of that particular drug. You can use something else that you have knowledge about. And then you set the stage by making up like a little sort of maybe 15-second play, which can be your lead-in which you don't have to record, but you're making the story up about this particular product and how it affected you. And you basically just start doing storytelling. Anne: Well, I think that's absolutely wonderful advice. And I think too, again, going with the context of it, let's kind of go with the medical, right? Because I do a lot of medical work, medical narration. I think it's important to know that in this storyline who you're talking to, and a lot of times people will, if want it to be conversational, they'll say something like, oh, as if you're talking to your best friend, but I think you need to go deeper into this, because you want to talk to a person that's genuinely going to be interested in that product because your task in most copy like that is either going to be to educate or to sell. So you need to be very clear as to who you're speaking with. And I think that that needs to come into your improv, understanding that let's say you might be a pharmaceutical representative, that's coming into an office and speaking to a doctor who might be interested in this particular medicine that might be able to help his patients. And so going with that, setting that scene and then improv-ing in that before you even open your mouth, because that will help you develop a point of view that makes sense and an emotion that makes sense and a voice that makes sense for that scene. Pilar: Yeah. Yeah. Very true. And what you were saying, which ties right into that is the more specific you are, the better. Anne: Yes. Agreed. Pilar: A lot of the times, if you're doing medical copy -- let's say you've got the job. It's not like you're going to rewrite it or change, necessarily change the words, but you can give it a little bit of flavor by imagining different scenarios while you're speaking. Anne: And thinking of different subtexts too. Pilar: Yeah. Even like, you know, breaths or -- Anne: Rhythm. Pilar: Yeah. And just like little inflections that aren't necessarily in the script itself are going to give it a different flavor. Anne: I like that. Pilar: Yeah. So because it can't be all about the reading. It's -- there has to be -- a lot of people say, oh, well, you know, they, they won't let me improv. And it's like, it's not necessarily, it's about using those moments of improv where you can just kind of give a little inflection here, do a little something over there. Anne: Absolutely. Absolutely. Like that scene is playing while you are voicing the script, right? There's a scene that's playing. And so that improv, it doesn't necessarily have to come out in words, right? The improv, like you said, can be in breaths. It can be in rhythm. It can be in, again, if it's a medical narration and you're informing somebody about the capabilities of the product, right, it can be that subtext where maybe you're looking at the person that you're speaking to and they're not quite understanding. So you become more confident or you've slowed down on that explanation a little bit more. And so the subtext is, let me help you understand better what I'm saying. And so that improv comes into your scene, as you are voicing and into the storyteller, the sell of the spot. It really is something that I think adds a really nice layer and a realistic, authentic layer to when you are voicing. And this, by the way, does not allow you any time to listen to what you sound like. Again, I say this over and over and over again. Right? You cannot listen to what you sound like and say, oh, does that sound like they want it? No, you have to be in that improv, that story, in that scene, and really being there and telling the story. Pilar: I just want to clarify something for the VO BOSS warriors, that everyone thinks of improv as Second City or Saturday Night Live, but improv, you can use some of those rules and those tips of improv to give your script a different flavor, whether it's medical narration, whether it's e-learning, whether it's even, let's say, IVR, and you're saying, you know, "please hold." You know, you don't have to sound like the mechanical thing that you've always heard. If you maybe make a joke to yourself right beforehand, or you imagine something very specific. Anne: Imagine the person that's picking up the phone and listening to you and they're angry. Pilar: There you go. Anne: Because they want to speak to a person, right? So you're in that scene, and they're screaming at the other end. Right? And you're like, "thank you for calling. Your call is important to us." So as they're screaming, so it can change your voice. Right? It can change the way you're responding in a very interesting way, because I always used to say that I love telephony because I imagine that that person is on the other end of the line, and that they're not happy and they're concerned, they want to get to somebody quickly. So I actually will speed up a little bit. As long as I'm articulate, I'll speed up. I'll be kinder. And I'll try not to be that annoying sound at the other end of the line that I even get annoyed with. Pilar: Yes. Yes. And the important thing is specificity, which you've just mentioned. It's just to be as specific as possible. Anne: Right, because your message, when you're, that let's say telephony, right -- and this is crazy. We're talking about improv with telephony and medical narration, like the two genres that nobody would think, right, that you would use improv with, but think about telephony for a doctor's office, right? People are typically, they're not feeling well, or they're calling for maybe a member of the family that's not feeling well; they're upset. They could be nervous. They could be scared. And so that puts a different light on how I'm going to voice my message, right? Versus maybe a party store, you know, so understanding that scene and who you're going to be talking to again, is paramount. It is so important to get yourself in that scene and then play that scene before you even start talking. Because again, that helps you hit the notes. It helps you hit the emotion, the point of view that you need to be in once you start voicing that copy. Pilar: Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. All true. Anne: Let's talk about a commercial, commercial genre, right? Pilar: Okay. Anne: Because I think a lot of people think that might be more resonant with them. It might come to them simpler if you're thinking about a commercial, because there's, I think there's more realms of scenes that can take place. There's more emotions that can take place. It could be a funny commercial. It could be a serious commercial. It could be all different types of commercials and scenarios that are, and you have to create that scene and improv your way into the voicing. Pilar: And here's the thing. If you listen to actors, when they talk about the roles that they did, when they admit, they say, well, no, actually it was all scripted, and you sit there and you go, oh, hey, how did they do that? It looked completely improv. That's because they had a very, very specific pre-life into going into the scene. Anne: Oh yeah, absolutely. Pilar: Since as voice actors, we don't have to memorize. We've got the copy right in front of us. We can mark our script up. We can imagine a scene beforehand. There's always the moment before, you know, who, what, when, where and why you're talking. Anne: Right. Pilar: And then you bring those colors in. And this is something that I always think about too, when I'm doing commercial copy. And this is Mary Lynn Wisner taught me this, what is the answer I'm giving? There's always a question. So put the question before, and then you give the answer. Anne: Right. Act, react. Pilar: Right, exactly. And all those things being specific and question and putting yourself in the scene, let's say you're a Taco Bell. Don't just read the Taco Bell. Imagine you're sitting at a Taco Bell and you're looking at, at the menu and you're going, oh my gosh, the waffle. I mean, I don't go to Taco Bell anymore because, cause I will order that big, huge mother of a waffle thing. And it's so delicious and it's so caloric. So I'd like I have to stay away from them. So I like, I give that to myself once a month as like a prize. But if you focus on the scene and that -- Anne: Maybe you're eating that in the scene. And so you'll have a different reaction. Pilar: Right. You're chomping on it. And it's like, you know, the, the sour cream and the avocados just spilling down your mouth and everything, you know, and the more colorful details you give yourself, the more that's going to come out in your read. Anne: Absolutely. Absolutely. And, and you know, what's interesting is commercial spot, I think sometimes when there's dialogue, it makes things easier for the improv when it's a dialogue or first person written. I know that when I do dialogue spots for, let's say, e-learning characters in e-learning -- when it's a written dialogue on the piece of paper, I find that there are so many -- it's harder than most people think, because I'll find that initially people will read the dialogue instead of being in the dialogue. And that's where improv can really help you because set that scene. And what it will do is if you are engaged in that scene -- Let's say you're walking in the hallway with your colleague, Sally, and you want Sally to make sure she gets the accounting numbers to Joe before Friday. You can, as you're walking along, "oh Sally." And then you imagine yourself walking, right? And so the rhythm of your line that you're going to say is going to change as you're thinking about, "oh, we need you to get these numbers to Joe by Friday because he's going to need them for this." So it will really change the rhythm as you're walking along or creating that scene, as you're thinking of things to say to Sally, in order to get your point across, because that's what will happen. All that like subtext, where she's looking at you going, "why do I have to get these to Joe by Friday? Because this is a lot of work, Anne." You know, so that kind of improv where you're imagining that as you were speaking of voicing, the dialogue can really, really help. Pilar: Yup. Yup. Absolutely. Location is so important. Putting yourself into the scene wherever you are, focusing on the here and now of it. Because a lot of the times we think, okay, I have to get through the copy or it's 30 seconds. Forget all that. The most important is what is going on right at this moment? What is the, the person who is not maybe physically there, but you are speaking to someone, are they standing next to you? Are they standing moving away from you? And you're trying to get their attention? "Oh my goodness, let me get your attention," and all that stuff you can put, you know, obviously you can put into your body, but you can put into your intention and that's how you can improv a scene or a, a commercial or, you know, a piece of longer copy. So the here and now, the establishing the location -- Anne: And establishing movement, movement through it. Pilar: Establishing movement. Yes. Anne: Yeah. That's the biggest thing I find people forget is they'll set the scene up, but then they'll forget to move through it. They'll set it up and the first sentence will be very much in the scene. But then after that first sentence, they just go into their own little monologue, and they forget about the scene. They forget about who they're interacting with. And again, that movement through the scene and the sound as if you're moving through the scene is super important. Now there's a lot to be said for leading in to help you get into that. But I think just the verbal lead-in is not enough to get you through an entire piece of copy, because we can't be completely improvising every single line, but we can certainly lead into a line that helps us get to the place where we need to be. And some of those can even be left -- I would say in the commercial genre, you can kind of, oh, you can kind of lead in with maybe a, a sound, I think, maybe a little bit of a word, but in other types of copy, let's say for narration, corporate narration, medical narration, telephony, you can't really keep those lead in words in there, but they can certainly help you as to get you in the place. And then you can, you can take them out. I mean, we all, we all know how to edit our stuff. So if it helps you get there, I say, leave it in and then take it out in post, you know? Pilar: Exactly. Yeah, absolutely. But like extending a sentence. We don't say words the same way. We don't talk the exact same rhythm, every single -- I mean, some people do, but I'm always speeding up and slowing down. So why wouldn't I put that in? I mean, and it depends, obviously, because sometimes, you know, if you're doing a biography, you do need to have a certain pace, but -- and I'm speaking specifically for commercial copy, but improv is also about changing. It's like how the character changes. In a 30-second piece, there's always like, there's a problem. It's described. Anne: There's a solution. Pilar: And then there's the solution at the end. So the person reading the copy is going to go through all these changes, and they're not necessarily going to say them at the same time. Anne: Right. Pilar: So change is a big part obviously of, of that, which you can incorporate into, into the copy. Anne: And change, even in the middle of sentences, right? 'Cause emotion, because right, you've got a problem. Commercial copy, usually you have a problem or an implied problem. And then you have a solution. So as you have this problem, you know, it's I kind of have this problem, but oh, now I've got a solution. You can hear the change, right? You can hear the change within even a sentence. And that's where that improv and subtexts and imagination and being in the scene can really help you to make that a more authentic and believable voicing. Now question, Pilar. What about commercial copy that's written very selly, that doesn't seem to have, you know, those are always the ones that people talk about. They're like, oh God, look at the way they wrote this copy. And now they want me to sound like I'm talking to my best friend. So what are your tips there? Pilar: Well, honestly, I mean, that's not true. I mean, I get pieces of copy and I go, wow, this is really good. But a lot of the times they'll tell you, you want to sound, you know, conversational. That's like the big, the big word, conversation -- Like you're not going to, you're going to sound like a robot, but conversational and not announcer-like, and then they give you this copy. And you're like, you know, what do I do with it? You break it down, you break it down into beats. You run through it. You sing it. Anne: Question, answer. Right? Act, react. Pilar: Yes, question, answer. Right. Anne: For every sentence. Pilar: Yes. But that's not what you're going to put into the final part of the copy. Anne: No, no. Pilar: But it's basically like when you've got a piece of copy that you have to work on, it's like stretching your body. You have to stretch your body. So whatever, like let's say, I'm stretching my arms right now, and I'm stretching them forward. I'm also going to stretch my arms up, and I'm going to stretch my arms to the back. I'm not just going to do it one way. I think voice actors get a little stuck, and they go, oh, okay. I did it this way. This sounds okay. Let me stay there. And then we get stuck. 'Cause that happens to me all the time, and I'll listen back and I'll be like, what are you talking about, Pilar? All three reads were exactly the same. So I have to go back and I have to like, and I think I've used this before on the podcast, but it's kind of like when my dog would turn around three times and then, you know, all of a sudden he would go and do something else. And my cat does the same thing. So I, I do that too, because I realized that if I turned around three times really quickly, I either get dizzy or I start laughing, but I don't go back to where I was before. So I need that change. You know, improv is all about change. So it's like, if you get stuck, all you need to do is shake it off, go outside, touch your toes, scream in the booth, and start again because that's going to give you a little bit of a different scenario so you don't slide into that sameness, that sameness of reading the copy the same way. Anne: Then when your director is asking you for that ABC take, right, improv is going to help you get there. I'm always like -- Pilar: Yes, yes. Anne: You know, and I've said this before on a previous episode, everybody thinks about let's do the different sounds. This is take A. This is take B. This is take C. And that just is a, a simple, like change in your pitch. It's not even -- I want you guys, you BOSSes out there to really improv your way into ABC. And that is a skill, that is a muscle that, if you work on it, can really improve your ABC reads or your second take. And that is so important that, that second take, that ABC, they're all different. And I think there could be an entire like course on ABC takes and how you can get to them better because they do have to be different. And there's a lot of times myself even, Pilar, where I'm like, okay, let me give a second read. Right? And I haven't done the work enough. And I listen to that second read. I'm like, oh, that's kind of sounds the same. So really spend the extra moments and figure out what's happening in the scene or a change in the scene that can give you a different, alternate take. And don't just do the start of it. Right? Don't just say, okay, well now I'm on a mountain. Here, I'm in my office. But start and continue throughout the script. As you're reading the script, things change, right? The product solves your problem. And so then there's an evolution, and it may evolve in a different way. So create the scene all the way through the text. I would say, create the scene, be in the scene between the periods of the copy. Pilar: Yeah. I mean, I think it's simple that you could say, let's say for example, off the top of my head, um, I'm going to the store this morning. So I could say it, oh my God, it's 10:00, I'm going to the store this morning. Anne: Exactly. PIlar: Oh my God. I forgot the tomato sauce. I'm going to the store this morning. Or, oh my God, they're coming. They're coming at 7:00 and at six 15, I'm going to the store. I'm going to the store this evening. You know, I mean, and I'm exaggerating, but I just did three to four ideas. Anne: You just got up and you had a plant. I'm going to the store this morning, right? Pilar: Right. Or, or like, I'm going to, I'm going to surprise you. I'm going to the store this morning. Anne: I like that. Pilar: So you've just created different worlds. Anne: You just had four or five different reads, exactly different worlds, different scenes to react to. And that's where, BOSSes, I want you to start practicing, take a sentence, a tagline, and think of three different scenarios for it. Or take every piece of copy that you ever auditioned for and give yourself different scenes. Or maybe just take a line out of it and give yourself different scenes so that you can read it differently. And don't think about what sounds like. Don't think about what it -- think about being in the scene and reacting to the scene and improv-ing that scene. That's what's going to get you that different read. Pilar: Yeah. It's really important too, because I, I didn't even know what improv was, even though I was doing it. I was always a little scared of it. And so like, when I was working in Colombia, I used to improv all the time, not realizing that that's what I was doing, but stuff would come out of my mouth, and I would just do it. And they'd be like, oh my gosh. Yeah, let's keep that. And then I finally finally, because I read books about it and I would take like classes here and there. But finally, when I came out here to LA, I took an improv class at Second City. And then all of a sudden it all came together because all this stuff I'd kind of heard willy nilly randomly and what I'd seen and the way television and movies, people improv-ing, I was like, oh, that's what it is. You know, there, there are rules and there are things that you can do. And so I, you know, I think it's important. I mean, you know, that we are still going through what we're going through, but there are classes online that you can take. Anne: Absolutely. I've got one coming up as a matter of fact. Pilar: Oh, oh really? Oh, okay. Anne: Yeah. Yeah. With Scott Parkin, who is amazing -- Pilar: He's awesome. Anne: He is awesome at improv. Pilar: Yeah, yeah. He's really good. Yeah. And so it's about becoming loose because that's the whole point. When you're in the booth, then that's why you need to take classes. 'Cause it's like exercising that muscle. Anne: Yes, it's a muscle. Pilar: So when you're in the booth by yourself, and you've got a piece of copy, and you're like, what do I do with it? You've got these tools that you can use, the yes, and, the imagining, the being specific, you know, the being goofy. And you never know what's going to come out, but allowing yourself the space to say something and fall down and maybe not have it be right, and that's okay. Anne: Absolutely. I mean, I think that that is all part of it. Right? If it didn't work out, no, that's okay. Right? This is improv. Right? You change the scene. Right? Pilar: Exactly. Exactly. Because one thing that's really important to know is that yes, improv is an art, but it's also a craft. You have to practice it. You have to work on it. Anne: Absolutely. Absolutely. I think that's a daily thing. Like honestly, I think you should take a sentence every day and give yourself three different scenes and three different ways. And I think do that, or do that with your auditions, right? Do that with your auditions daily. Even if you don't have an audition, take an old audition and do that. And I'll tell you what, it will keep you, I think, on your toes. And it will give you a better performance. What a great discussion, Pilar. Pilar: Yeah. Anne: So much fun. Pilar: That was really fun. Anne: So much fun. BOSSes, make sure that you get in the booth and practice, practice, practice, and that will help you perform at your very best. I'd like to give a great, big shout-out to our sponsor, ipDTL. You too can network like a BOSS and find out more at ipdtl.com. Thanks so much, Pilar. Pilar: Thank you. Anne: Yeah. Pilar: You know, there's a new song that just came into my head when you said that it could be like, "network like a BOSS, network like BOSS" Anne: Who! Pilar: "Network like a BOSS. Yeah. Yeah." Anne: Alright. BOSSes. Have a great week, and we'll see you next week. Pilar: Bye. Anne: Bye. >> Join us next week for another edition of VO BOSS with your host Anne Ganguzza. And take your business to the next level. Sign up for our mailing list at voboss.com and receive exclusive content, industry revolutionizing tips and strategies, and new ways to rock your business like a BOSS. Redistribution with permission. 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Dear Asian Americans
140 // Dave Liu // Advisor, Author, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist // The Way of The Wall Street Warrior

Dear Asian Americans

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 55:15


Dave Liu, a 30 year Wall Street and Silicon Valley Veteran, joins Jerry on the show to share his story of overcoming early challenges to rising to the top of the investment banking world and how he has dedicated his life to now sharing his lessons and gifts with those in the next generation. Learn more about Dave and his work at Liucrative.coMeet DaveI started my investment banking career working for Goldman Sachs and then joined the fledgling investment bank, Jefferies, when it had fewer than 200 employees and an equity market capitalization of under $200 million. Jefferies was a scrappy, entrepreneurial California-based bank that was started by an ex-cattle rancher in a phone booth and dared to challenge the incumbent giants of Wall Street. Today, Jefferies is a multi-billion dollar diversified public company (NYSE:JEF).Over almost 25 years at Jefferies, I progressed from the proverbial janitorial suite to Managing Director co-running all Digital Media and Internet investment banking activities. I've worked with hundreds of companies, including IBM, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Yahoo!, and Yelp. I've managed all aspects of capital markets, venture capital and advisory for high growth Internet and technology companies and completed over 100 transactions for a broad range of companies in the USA, Asia and Europe. I've worked on almost every conceivable type of corporate finance transaction including IPOs, follow-on offerings, convertibles, securitizations, and private company sales. I've seen it all.After retiring from investment banking, I entered the world of start-ups and co-founded several companies in asset management, technology, media, and entertainment. My current and past activities include: CEO of Liucrative Endeavors, a merchant banking firm President of La Mesa Capital, an investment firm Vice Chairman of MobilityWare, one of the largest mobile, casual gaming companies in the world Chairman of Reel8, a NFT marketplace Board Member of Francesca's, a leading boutique retailer Board Member of TEG Live, a GRAMMY and Tony Awards winning live production company  CEO Advisor to Capacity, an artificial intelligence platform CEO Advisor to data.world, a leading cloud-native data catalog platform CEO Advisor to Internet Brands/WebMD, a multi-billion dollar technology company CEO Advisor to ProSiebenSat.1 Media, a multi-billion dollar company and one of the largest media companies in Europe CEO Advisor to Vobile, a multi-billion dollar video software company Investor in FIGS, a multi-billion dollar medical apparel retailer Investor in Philz Coffee, an iconic coffee retailer based in Silicon Valley Investor in Stampede, a movie and TV production company Dave is also a perspiring artist and writer who is learning how to draw and write funny. He studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Sundance Institute, and The Second City. He publishes a career advice column called “Breaking Bamboo,” and a cartoon series called “The ABC Life.”Dave is active in philanthropy and non-profit organizations. Net proceeds from his books will go towards charities helping children born with clefts, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented groups.Connect with and learn more about Dave at www.Liucrative.coLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveliu/// Support Dear Asian Americans:Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/dearasianamericans/Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerrywonLearn more about DAA Creator and Host Jerry Won:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/// Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms:Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.comApple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.comSpotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.comStitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.comGoogle: https://google.dearasianamericans.com  Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans // Join the Asian Podcast Network:Web: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/Dear Asian Americans is produced by Just Like Media:Web: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram.com: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia

The Lindsey Elmore Show
Making a Habit of the Habit | Amy Peele

The Lindsey Elmore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 41:54


Amy S. Peele RN, is the award-winning, best-selling author of Cut and Match, medical mysteries with a mission and a side of humor. Before becoming a writer Amy enjoyed a fascinating 35-year career in the organ transplant field which provides an authentic backdrop to her books. As Director of Clinical Operations at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Amy oversaw a team that successfully completed over 600 transplants annually. She learned early on in her medical career that humor was an important survival skill and studied improvisation at the world premier school, Second City, in Chicago. Amy is an accomplished speaker who regularly presents to prestigious US medical centers such as, NYU, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and UCLA. She tells her audiences, ‘I kill people I didn't like at work and use their organs for transplant - why waste the kill?' As a certified Chopra Yoga Instructor Amy has been known to infuse her presentations with Chair Yoga which people need now more than ever while working remotely. Match, Amy's latest book, is a page-turning thriller that takes the reader into the vivid and dramatic world of kidney transplantation. Amy expertly weaves politics, living donor kidney transplants & the opioid crisis into a fast-paced, nonstop adventure. Her book, Cut, received many awards, including the 2017 Independent Press Award, The Chanticleer International Book Award, a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, and a Finalist designation from the 2017 International Book Awards. Amy currently resides in San Francisco, close to the Golden Gate Bridge. Topics covered in this episode: Organ Transplantation Lifestyle Modifier Habits Relief in high stress jobs Meditation techniques Acting training Improv life applications Laughter Yoga Importance of taking time for you Implications of addicts organs Organ shortage Mediation benefits of the brain Referenced in the episode: What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith To learn more about Amy Peele and her work, head over to www.amyspeele.com IG @amypeele __________________________________________________________ Amare Edge Better Mood, Increased Motivation & Supporting a Better Metabolism. Head over to www.lindseyelmore.com/amare to get started. Between now and April 14th you can get a free product credit to get Edge and you will be on your way to improving your brain and body. __________________________________________________________ Primal Life Organics skincare addresses the 5 pillars that help your skin to look healthy, bounce back and have a vibrant complexion. Skin needs to stay hydrated, have good blood flow, good collagen, good elastin and maintain muscle tone. Head to www.lindseyelmore.com/primallife to get the Glow package today and try out Lindsey's new favorite skincare. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ We hope you enjoyed this episode. Come check us out at www.lindseyelmore.com/podcast

The Ladylike Podcast
Ep. 127 - Megan McMurtry & Daryn Robinson

The Ladylike Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 34:57


This week I sat down with Megan McMurtry to talk about ulcerative colitis, shitting blood, and seeing the gastroenterologist to the stars. Megan runs a weekly open mic at AliveOne on Sundays. Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganmcmurtry/ Our live story comes from Daryn Robinson. Daryn talked about when she had a slight overreaction when she found out she had abnormal cells on her cervix. You can see Daryn in the improvised musical Shamilton at Second City. Follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/daryn_2dream/ The Ladylike Podcast is produced by Gena Gephart: https://www.instagram.com/genagephart Theme song is Type of Wound by Natalie Grace Alford: https://nataliegracealford1.bandcamp.com Follow Ladylike: https://www.facebook.com/ladylikechicago https://www.instagram.com/ladylikechicago https://twitter.com/ladylikechicago Contact us: ladylikechicago@gmail.com

How Star Wars Is It?
Ep 164: Columbo feat C.J. Tuor

How Star Wars Is It?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 78:51


We're jumping in the time machine AGAIN AGAIN even FURTHER back to discuss a 1976 episode of Columbo, and to discuss Columbo in general, with returning guest and Columbo super fan, C.J. Tuor. We get into the intricacies of the whodunnit vs the howcatchem, the greatness of Peter Falk, and Mike brings a murder mystery themed Only Connect. C.J. also makes a HUGE announcement for the upcoming Jackbox Party Pack 9! This episode truly has everything. Don't forget to catch C.J. performing at Second City and to check out his handiwork on Fibbage 4 in the new Jackbox Party Pack 9 from Jackbox Games! You can find all these projects and others at his twitter @Cjtuor. You can contact the show at agoodpodcast@gmail.com and @HowStarWarsIsIt on all platforms. You can also follow Mike @MikeGospel on Twitter and @WordGospel09 on Youtube and Instagram and Josiah @JosiahDotBiz on social media. And don't forget to rate and review on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts! And if you REALLY like the show, once again, head over to our Patreon at patreon.com/howstarwarsisit for bonus episodes, Star Wars movie commentaries, and more!

The Thirty20Eight: Disney History & Disney Listory
Thirty20Eight #225 - Matt & Kevin FINALLY MEET and Tour Chicagoland!

The Thirty20Eight: Disney History & Disney Listory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 61:09


This week, Matt and Kevin bring you their first ever MEETING! And of course, it's in Chicago. Why wouldn't it be??? Join us as we tour the art, music, comedy, and architecture of this planned Second City. SUPPORT THE SHOW: The absolute easiest way to support the show is by clicking this link, privacypros.com/3028. That's it! Oh, and leave a 5 star review on the Apple Podcast App. Help us reach FOUR DIGITS - 1k!

WGN - The John Williams Uncut Podcast
How you can use improvisation to persuade people to back you

WGN - The John Williams Uncut Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022


Anne Libera, Director of Comedy Studies, The Second City, and Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Learning & Applied Improvisation, Second City Works and host of the “Getting to Yes, And” podcast, join John Williams to talk about a new class at Northwestern University that Anne is teaching which is based on Suneel Gupta’s book, “Backable.”

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
How you can use improvisation to persuade people to back you

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022


Anne Libera, Director of Comedy Studies, The Second City, and Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of Learning & Applied Improvisation, Second City Works and host of the “Getting to Yes, And” podcast, join John Williams to talk about a new class at Northwestern University that Anne is teaching which is based on Suneel Gupta’s book, “Backable.”

Unstuck
EP12 - Kelly Leonard (Executive Director at Second City)

Unstuck

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 40:43


Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of the famed Chicago comedy theater, Second City. He is also the author of the amazing 'Yes, And' book - a fascinating instersection between improv comedy and business psychology. In this episode, Kelly speaks about how humans are prone to say 'no' and avoid opportunity. He also shares improvisational techniques that can help you overcome fear and unlock your talent!

Smashing the Plateau
How to Leverage LinkedIn as a New Consultant Featuring JD Gershbein

Smashing the Plateau

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 25:32


Since 2006, JD Gershbein has been at the forefront of the social media conversation. One of the world's first independent LinkedIn consultants, JD pioneered a model of authentic business communication that serves ambitious professionals striving to make their mark in the Digital Age. We discuss: What to do with your LinkedIn profile once you're unemployed [04:33] Why it's important to disambiguate yourself early on [06:47] How to find your dominant aspect of value [10:50] You can't do too much too soon [13:22] How to use LinkedIn to build your social network [15:24] Why automated sales pitches don't work for consultants [18:27] As a speaker, facilitator, writer, and media producer, he draws upon his diverse academic background—a fusion of psychology, neuroscience, and the humanities—and the improvisation skills he honed at Chicago's famed Second City to bridge the knowledge gap that exists between professionals and the virtual world. Learn more about JD at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdgershbein (LinkedIn.)

Creative Genius
17 - Larry Hankin - Creativity Belongs in the Drivers Seat

Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 58:24


Larry Hankin is perhaps the most recognized “that guy” character actor in Hollywood; having appeared in over 200 films and TV shows, you definitely know his face. His filmography reads like a who's who of Hollywood he has had roles in Laverne & Shirley, Friends, Escape from Alcatraz, Billy Madison, Home Alone, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad. He's also a writer and short film director (one of his films even earned him an Oscar nomination) and a painter. Larry shares that as a young child 70-odd years he had this huge creativity in him but it was knocked out of him by parents who wanted him to have a stable career as a doctor or lawyer. He shares the pressure of what it was like to try to shove down his own desire to be an artist to obey his parents wishes, Larry opens up about what having ADD, ADHD, OCD, & Dyslexia has been like for him and the gifts these things have given him along the way -  but my favourite moment comes towards the end of the show when he muses about what it was like to star alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. He muses about the importance of failure and how we have to come to accept it, because it is a part of learning. And at one point he gets esoteric about why we're here and why the cosmos let us in. Larry's life story comes across as a wild, lucky adventure - opening for Miles Davis, getting hired by Second City, Starring beside Clint Eastwood and even being nominated for an Oscar.  Through listening to Larry it becomes obvious very quickly that whether he wanted to or not Larry always placed Creativity in the Driver's seat of his life. I suspect it was because of this that he managed to manifest so many of these incredible experiences for himself. Larry and I talked about the importance of Acceptance (which happened to be the word I pulled for the show)  and acceptance is something that he embodies this so perfectly. He had these things inside him that he just had to follow. And he accepted that there was almost another person inside him running the show and that his job was just to do the things in the outside world to set that inside guy up. I was struck by Larry's unabashed loyalty to his own quiet inner voice. From the time he was so small he saw that the people around him didn't want him to live for himself and despite immense pressure to obey them, to make them happy, to fulfull his obligations as a SON, he never betrayed himself. He followed his heart and it led him on some incredible adventures. When he said, “I'm here to do what I'm here to do. That's why I was born and that's why the Cosmos let me in” I actually got the chills. That loyalty to his inner self, no matter what pressures were presenting themselves to him, is something I aspire to. He has some beautiful (and affordable!) artwork available from his website you'll find all the links and a FULL Transcript of the show in the show notes on Kate ShepherdCreative.com  If you have not already left a review please do that right now! Please consider supporting the show, there is an option for $5 a month  - which is kind of like buying me a thank you for making-this-podcast-for-me coffee. I can't do it without your support!Thank you for listening and if you ever want to reach out you can send me a DM on Instagram @KateshepherdcreativePlease share the show with a friend and if you are moved to make a financial contribution to the production of this podcast, THANK YOU here is the link for our PatreonKate Shepherd: Art | website | instagramMorning Moon Nature Jewelry | website |  instagramCreative Genius Podcast | website | instagramAbout Larry Hankin:Larry Hankin is perhaps the most recognized “that guy” character actor in Hollywood; having appeared in over 200 films and TV shows, you definitely know his face. His filmography reads like a who's who of Hollywood he has had roles in Laverne & Shirley, Friends, Escape from Alcatraz, Billy Madison, Home Alone, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad. He's also a writer and short film director (one of his films even earned him an Oscar nomination) and a painter. Exploring characters, rants, stories on stage, in his one-man show, and in his many film shorts, Larry has recently produced a compilation of it all in his book “The Loopholes Dossier”, which has just been published and distributed worldwide by Bookbaby Publishers and is available in all the places you'd expect to buy books.Larry lives in Los Angeles.  Larry Hankin: website | facebook | instagramResources used in this episodeAlan MyersonThe CommitteeSecond CityClint EastwoodEscape from AlcatrazPenny MarshallLavergne and ShirleySeinfeldFriendsHome Alone

Improv is Dead
Phantom Limb (w/ Trumane Alston and Hannah Rehak)

Improv is Dead

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 55:19


It's an all new Improv is Dead featuring the very funny Trumane Alston and Hannah Rehak! We chat'n'prov about honey, drunk cousins, and relationship communication. Check out Trumane in Shamilton at The Second City https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/shamilton-the-improvised-hip-hop-american-musical/ (here!) You can check out Hannah's podcast Nina, Hannah, and Emily in Paris https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nina-hannah-emily-in-paris/id1535746438 (here!) Check out Hannah's website https://www.hannahrehak.com/ (here!) Performers: Trumane Alston Hannah Rehak (https://twitter.com/InanimateCub (@inanimatecub)) Tim Lyons (https://twitter.com/timlyons (@TimLyons)) Dan White (https://twitter.com/atdanwhite (@atdanwhite)) Support the pod! Join our Patreon for an extended version of this episode, weekly bonus episodes, and additional premium content. https://my.captivate.fm/www.Patreon.com/improvisdead (www.Patreon.com/improvisdead)

Fly Away
Episode 387: Chicago with Robbi Hamida

Fly Away

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 48:07


On our podcast, we love to travel all over the world together virtually by talking about some of our favorite places. Tonight we are going to stay in the US and talk about the 3rd largest city in the US, and arguably one of the most beloved -known as The Windy City, The Second City, … Continue reading Episode 387: Chicago with Robbi Hamida →

The Successful Mentalist
Fun, Careers, and Giant Otters with Eric Dittelman | TSMP #101

The Successful Mentalist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 48:54


Are You Having Fun Within Your Entertainment Business? If Yes, You Are Doing It Right! Eric Dittelman is a talented mentalist based in the USA; and performs at corporate and collegiate events. Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improv comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as the first ever mind reader on NBC's America's Got Talent where he was a season 7 Top Ten finalist and judges' favorite. He has since appeared on Ellen, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He's also been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and even The National Enquirer. He has studied improv comedy with The Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston, and The Second City. In 2018, he made his Broadway debut appearing with The Illusionists. In this episode, Eric joins Aidan and Ashley to share his unfiltered thoughts about his America's Got Talent performance, life as a busy performer, and daily business operations. Topics Discussed Include: [00:45] Who Is Eric Dittelman? [04:00] Eric's Plate Spinning Theory [06:05] How To Prepare For A Television Spot [10:15] Business Shift After Eric's AGT Appearance [13:15] Maximising Your Performance Opportunities [16:00] Well Tested Method To Find Your Niche [19:05] Dittelman's Feedback Mechanism [22:25] Overcoming The Biggest Business Challenges [25:15] Importance Of Building Personal Rapport [27:35] Intricacies Of Life On The Road [35:20] Transition Into Virtual Shows [39:10] What's Coming Next For Dittelman? Find More About Eric Dittelman: Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/35sRVDc6VYkC06RsSMQo2J (Mind Over Magic) Website: https://www.ericdittelman.com/ (EricDittelman.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edittelman/ (@edittelman) Bonus Resources: 3 Steps To Earn £2000 Per Month From Magic: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/momentum/ (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/Momentum) Join Our Facebook Group: https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/group (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/Group) Did you enjoy this podcast? If so, don't forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 ( Apple Podcasts) orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n ( Spotify) so you never miss an episode! Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it. We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us. Share and tag us on Social Media (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

The Power's Point Podcast

On this week's episode, Dan Shih drops by the P3 Studios, and between him and Lynn, Scott gets fact checked and put in his place several...ok lots of times which makes for a hilarious time, well not for Scott. Give this a listen and hear Scott attempt to come up with another feature called "Signs" and he drops another song called Fake the Funk. As always Thank you for joining us, we hope you had fun.

Great Minds
EP157: Robert Klein, Comedian and Actor

Great Minds

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 81:41


This week on Great Minds we welcome legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein. From his earliest days to his time with Second City and string of appearances on every late night television show imaginable, and beyond, Klein walks us through his amazing career. Chapters: 00:17 - 06:16 - His perspective on what's happening today 06:16 - 11:08 - HBO's first original comedy special 11:08 - 18:36 - How Second City shaped him as an actor 18:36 - 24:38 - Mike Nichols and the founder of Second City 24:39 - 35:45 - His reaction to Will Smith at the Academy Awards 35:45 - 45:38 - How did the election of Donald Trump change US politics 45:40 - 56:29 - George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein 56:31 - 1:01:35 - The death of Rodney Dangerfield 1:01:36 - 1:06:04 - What was it like hosting Saturday Night Live in the early '70s? 1:06:05 - 1:09:34 - Gilda and Madeline Recorded content structured by Snackable.AI

DCLDuo Podcast
Ep. 197 - Taylor Mason Loves Cruising With His Imaginary Friends

DCLDuo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 51:23


On this week's show, we're chatting with renowned entertainer, Taylor Mason. Taylor is a comedian, musician, ventriloquist, and writer, who loves performing on Disney Cruise Line. Taylor has performed at Second City, won Star Search, and entertained arenas of fans the world over. We were so excited to have him on the show after catching his act aboard the Disney Wonder. We haven't laughed this hard recording an episode in a long time. Come laugh with us, and all of Taylor's amazing imaginary friends!! You can connect with Taylor and has "Masonite" fans at TaylorMason.com. If you're looking to plan your next fabulous Disney Cruise, Disney vacation or really any cruise or vacation, be sure to support our show and reach out to the fabulous folks over at Touring Plans Travel, our show sponsor. We use Touring Plans Travel for our own family vacations, and love their service and expertise. Touring Plans puts you, the customer, ahead of the product and will always recommend the best options for you and your family. Head over to http://touringplans.com/travel to get a free quote today!! If you use Sea Bands to help prevent seasickness and motion sickness, then you need to check out Blisslets, a stylish alternative to traditional sea sickness bands designed to fit your lifestyle. Thanks to Blisslets for sponsoring our bonus episodes! The DCLDuo Podcast is a weekly Disney Cruise Line and Disney travel focused podcast. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. Our podcast is also available on Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and most other major podcast providers. You can also like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DCLDuo. You can also join our Facebook Group, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more great content. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, you can email us at dclduo@gmail.com. You can also connect with us and read our blog at our website. Or you can become a supporter of the show over at Patreon. The views in this podcast are our own, and are not those of the Walt Disney family of companies, Disney Cruise Line or the Walt Disney theme parks or resorts. If you have questions about a Disney vacation or any of the Disney offerings discussed in this podcast please contact Disney directly or discuss with your Disney travel agent. Thanks for listening!! We're also listed alongside some other great Disney podcasts at: Top 100 Disney Podcasts

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 186: Getting Your 1st Film Off the Ground with Brian Petsos

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 46:16


Today on the show, we have actor, writer, director Brian Petsos. Brian is the writer director of the new film, "Big Gold Brick" starring Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Megan Fox and Lucy Hale just to name a few.After graduating from art school, Brian Petsos eventually began acting and improvising. While in the conservatory at Chicago's famed SecondCity, he started writing; and later he began making films. Since leaving Chicago for New York City, he has carefully expanded his repertoire to include varying wor ks that he has written, directed, produced, performed in, or some combination thereof.Petsos started his company, A Saboteur, with the mission of producing innovative, original, boundary - pushing films that challenge traditional expectations and underline artistic integrity. His work has run the gamut, from short form content on HBO and spots for commercial clients, to full - length feature films and writing scripts for major studios.But today he is primarily focused on writing, directing, and producing his own distinctly flavored work. Petsos's highly anticipated feature debut, BIG GOLD BRICK, will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in North America in winter of 2022.The film recounts the story of fledgling writer Samuel Liston (Emory Cohen) and his exper iences with Floyd Deveraux (Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia), the enigmatic middle - aged father of two who enlists Samuel to write his biography.Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, Megan Fox, Lucy Hale, and Shiloh Fernandez round out this incredible cast in key supporting roles. The film was written and directed by Petsos, and produced by Petsos and Greg Lauritano under Petsos's A Saboteur banner, with Executive Producers Isaac and Kristen Wiig.Prior to BIG GOLD BRICK, Petsos wrote, directed, and produced the highly lauded LIGHTNINGFACE (starring Isaac, executive produced by Isaac and Wiig; lightningface.com). The film was an Official Selection of over 30 festivals around the world — including the 60th edition of the BFI London Film Festival, among other high lights.It received a Best Actor nomination for Isaac at the 2017 Vaughan International Film Festival and a nomination for Best Narrative Comedy at the 2016 Miami short Film Festival, and it was the winner of both the Vortex Grand Prize at the 2016 Rhode I sland International Film Festival and Best Short Film at the 2016 Filmfestival Kitzbühel.The film premiered online in summer of 2017 as a highly coveted Vimeo Staff Pick and received an abundance of press coverage — from The Hollywood Reporter to The Huffin gton Post, from Indiewire to /Film, to Slate, BuzzFeed, Gizmodo, Film Threat, Nerdist, and many other outlets globally — which ignited virulent enthusiasm and a continuing flurry of social media chatter.Film School Rejects referred to it as, “Quite simply one of the most intriguing short films of 2017,” adding that, “if LIGHTNINGFACE is eligible for an Oscar Nomination...the other contenders should look out.”Brian and I had a very raw and open conversation about how difficult it was to get this project.Big Gold Brick recounts the story of fledgling writer Samuel Liston and his experiences with Floyd Deveraux, the enigmatic middle-aged father of two who enlists Samuel to write his biography. But the circumstances that lead up to this arrangement in the first place are quite astonishing—and efforts to write the biography are quickly stymied by ensuing chaos in this darkly comedic, genre-bending film.We really get into the weeds about how difficult it was for them to get it going off the ground. Just because he had major talent involved doesn't mean that it got any easier getting the budget together and so many other little gems.Enjoy my conversation with Brian Petsos.

Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade

Chicago Bulls parking lot dispute, improv at Second City, and SNL imposter syndrome with Tim Meadows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

PBD Podcast
PBD Podcast | EP 141 | Comedian Kevin Farley

PBD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 107:00


PBD Podcast Episode 141. Patrick Bet-David is joined by comedian Kevin Farley. Kevin Farley is an entertainer to the core. Over the past 3 decades, he has made audiences laugh, cry, smile, and think as a stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker, and podcaster. Check out Kevin's podcast, Offsides: https://bit.ly/3ual3Fq See Kevin on tour: https://bit.ly/37lVcl3 Follow Kevin on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3J566ZD Follow Kevin Farley on Twitter: https://bit.ly/36XrhQ3 Kevin, who currently tours around the world performing his brand of "positive" stand-up comedy, got his start studying at the famous Second City in Chicago. Soon after he starred in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris) and The Waterboy (with Adam Sandler), and leading roles in An American Carol and White Knight. He has also made guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, Just Shoot Me and Comedy Central's Drunk History to name a few. To reach the Valuetainment team you can email: booking@valuetainment.com Text: PODCAST to 310.340.1132 to get added to the distribution list About: Patrick Bet-David is the founder and CEO of Valuetainment Media. He is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Your Next Five Moves (Simon & Schuster) and a father of 2 boys and 2 girls. He currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pbdpodcast/support

The BHHcast
Erin Lok (Recorded Live at the Punchline Comedy Club)

The BHHcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 21:23


What is your game of choice at the casino? If you had to make a living by cheating at gambling, which game would be your calling card? You are being recruited to be on a casino heist team because of one special skill. What is that special skill that you have been recruited for? Comedian Erin Lok took a break from competing in the World Series of Comedy at the Punchline Comedy Club in Atlanta, Georgia to sit down at the Comedy Roundtable and answer those and other great lightning round questions.  Episode categories: Gambling, Drinking and My Favorite Martian (one of these categories didn't make the cut) Erin Lok is a NY born, Charleston based stand up comedian, improv, and sketch artist. She performs all over the east coast and regularly in her shower. Erin is an alumna of Second City, Lady Laughs Comedy School, IndyProv and was awarded “Best Newcomer” at the Lady Laughs Comedy Awards. She was a finalist in the Cheap Comedy Festival and has been featured at the North Carolina Comedy Festival, International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, and Charleston Comedy Festival. Be sure to check out her content online, follow her across social media and find an opportunity to see her perform live. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Erinlokcomedy/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ErinlokFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinLokComedy/Want to interact with the hosts of Comedy Roundtable? Send us an email at listener@comedyroundtable.com and give us your feedback. Please spread the word about our show to all of your friends and enemies. Be sure to leave five star reviews wherever possible and subscribe to the show to get our newest episodes downloaded automatically each Tuesday morning when they are released. 

Second Citizens
Angela Shelton

Second Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 106:37


In Basketball there is a type of player that comes along once or twice in a generation that they call a Unicorn. As you might guess the Unicorn is unique, mainly because they can do a variety of things that haven't been done before. They stand out in a sport where there are a lot of talented and versatile performers.My guest today, Angela Shelton, fits the definition of a Second City Unicorn, having accomplished things that no one else in the Sixty plus years of the theater's existence has achieved. Her Second City experience started when she opened the first ever show at the Second City Detroit in 1993. After writing four shows there she moved north to the Second city Toronto where she became only the second African American performer in that theaters 20 plus year history (more on that later). Having worked at Two different theaters in two different countries is enough to Put Angela into Rare air, but she was barely half way done as she then moved to Chicago writing shows  on both the ETC and Mainstage, making her the only person to open a show on Three Second city Stages. And if you are keeping score, you've figured out she's also the only person to open a resident company show on FOUR Second City stages.  I am thrilled to welcome the unicorn that is Angela Shelton.

The MapleMoney Show
The Return of CBC Street Cents, with Carley Thorne and Mercedes Gaztambide

The MapleMoney Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 45:08


If you're of a certain vintage, like me, the name CBC Street Cents is sure to trigger memories from adolescence. The popular Canadian TV show, aimed at teenagers, originally aired on CBC Television between 1989 and 2006. Streets Cents is making a comeback, but this time, it's not on TV. This week, I sat down to chat with two of the lead content creators for the new Street Cents: Carley Thorne and Mercedes Gaztambide. Carley Thorne is a designer, and comedian. She has spent time at Toronto's Second City and toured North America performing sketch comedy. She translated her love of books into a successful YouTube channel with over 150K subscribers. Mercedes Gaztambide is a new graduate from Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism. Born and raised in Boston, her love of reading and writing started in Harvard University Libraries. Her goal is to find the truth in every story and prepare the next generation of critical thinkers. She knows what her credit score is and can help you find yours. I asked Carley and Mercedes about the upcoming Street Cents Reboot, and we talked about some of the key financial challenges facing young Canadians in 2022. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/190 Willful's user-friendly online platform means you can create your legal will and Power of Attorney documents from the comfort of home in less than 20 minutes and for a fraction of the price of visiting a lawyer. Get started for free at https://maplemoney.com/willful and use promo code MAPLEMONEY to save 15%.

Creator to Creator's
Creator to Creators S3 Ep 14 Matt Fox

Creator to Creator's

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 45:46


Who is Matt Fox? Is he a man? A myth? Something...beyond our comprehension?Nah. He's just a goofy guy. He takes his work very seriously, unlike himself. Matt is an avid improviser, having studied at The Groundlings, Second City and UCB as well as Graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in Acting. Matt also is a writer for his sketch group, Definitely Not Robots (@def_not_robots) and for Reckless Comedy on Youtube. Matt's in it for the stories. Stories are intertwined in our reflections of the past, unparalleled in their power to encapsulate the present and crucial in forging ahead wisely into a new future.@bigfattmox

The Man Cave Chronicles
Josh Banday talks about his role as Ivan on Season 2 of 'Upload'

The Man Cave Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 23:16


Josh Banday recently joined host Elias in the cave! You can see Josh as Ivan on Season 2 of 'Upload' now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He has also appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Adam Ruins Everything, and appeared recently on the series Pam and Tommy. He got his comedy chops appearing in shows at Second City, and the Groundling's Sunday Company. You can watch this interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/WOVJS4R2Gww Have a question? Email us  themccpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Social Media for the latest show updates  www.twitter.com/themccpodcast www.instagram.com/themccpodcast www.facebook.com/themancavechroniclespodcast www.themccpodcast.com  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheManCaveChroniclesPodcast  

Girl Means Business
Infusing Your Business With a Dose of Personality with Erin Diehl

Girl Means Business

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 47:28


YOU are the secret ingredient to getting your business noticed online. If you aren't infusing your business with your personality then you are missing out of a HUGE part of what makes your business unique.This week I am chatting with Erin Diehl all about how to add a dash of personality to your business and make it fun! Erin Diehl is a graduate of Clemson University and former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. Erin conducts workshops across the country leveraging improvisational techniques to improve employees' skills in corporate settings.Website:www.learntoimproveit.comSocial Media Links:IG: @KeepinitrealdiehlLI: linkedin.com/in/erindiehlimprove it! Podcast: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/podcastFree Hybrid Hype Download: https://www.learntoimproveit.com/hybrid-hype

Second Citizens
Matthew Craig

Second Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 55:40


One of the essential experiences for a second city performer is to be a member of the national touring company.  Although not every person who ends up writing a show for the second city starts in the touring company, for the vast majority of us Touring was our first major indoctrination in “The Second City Way"Traversing the country with a van full of idiots, who's only job is to make people laugh can be a lot of fun and at times can be almost no fun at all. But it's rare to find an alum who doesn't cherish their touring days.Todays guest, Matt Craig was already in Blue Co when I joined in 2000 and he was in every show with me for the year that I toured and I'm sure we'll get into some of those stories and though we never shared a second city stage together after touring, I will always consider Matt to be vital to my experience at second city and it really wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that I probably would never have been on the main stage if not for Matt,  and now Matt Craig

Fitzdog Radio
Tim Kazurinsky - Episode 949

Fitzdog Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 57:26


From SNL, Curb, Second City and Police Academy Tim Kazurinsky talks about being discovered by John Belushi and his years on SNL with Eddie Murphy and Julia Louise Dreyfus. Great storyteller and amazing guest. Follow Tim Kazurinsky on Twitter @timkazurinsky

DropTheDis Augusta
An Augusta Business Transfusion (2nd City & Durty Gurl Mixers) w/ David Hopkins, David Long, and Josie Swanson

DropTheDis Augusta

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 81:19


Today: David Hopkins, David Long, and Josie Swanson join us representing the merger that created Second City Beverage Company, which began as a combination of Durty Gurl Cocktail Mixers and Second City Distilling Co. We catch up with David Hopkins - if you want to hear his full episode, check out "The [Durty] Gurl Next Door" which premiered March 8 of 2020 - and we get to know David Long, the chemist and "mad scientist" behind Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield, which led to Second City. Josie, a new member of the team, also tells us her Augusta story. Hear about their new products and get excited about a business growing in downtown and the CSRA! And of course we talk about how Second City got its name as well as some exciting future plans. Keep up with them: https://www.georgialinadistilling.com/2ndcitydistilling & https://durtygurlmixers.com/ Presented By Nancy Powell Real Estate Broker @DowntownAugustaBroker (Nancy20201!) DropTheDis Question Presented by Tranter Grey Media (TranterGrey.com) Community Partners: TheClubhou.se at the Cyber Center & Augusta Podcasts, LLC. Also Featuring: @AllEqualParts, 2nd City Distilling & Durty Gurl Cocktail Mixers. Also Sponsored By: Augusta Hemp Company (AugustaHempCompany.com) Music by C. Lark. Find him wherever you listen to music! Beer is Brought to You by Savannah River Brewery (Follow them on Facebook!) SavannahRiverBrew.Com Want to Support the Show & Get Free Stuff & Cool, Unique Bonus Content? Check out our Patreon! Learn More and Shop Merch @ AugustaPodcasts.com & Check Out Our Next Show @ AugustaRocks.com Produced at Augusta Podcasts Studio

Garry Meier Show
GarrForce Cocktail Hour Live 3-18-22

Garry Meier Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 79:11


Garry's guest is actor Kiff VandenHeuvel. Now, we know that you may not know his name, and even Garry's struggled with pronouncing it. But, if you've watched television or movies, heard radio commercials, listened to audiobooks, been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, or played character-based video games in the past decade or so, you very well may have seen and/or heard one of Kiff's acting, voice over, or motion capture performances. Kiff is originally from Grand Rapids, MI, and began his acting career at The Second City in Detroit, spent some years working in Chicago, and now is based in Los Angeles.

Second Citizens
Marc Warzecha

Second Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 67:55


Now that we are several episodes into our podcast, we've had an opportunity to discuss a wide variety of the second city world. We've had actors from Toronto, Detroit, Vegas, Chicago. We've talked about writing shows for cruise ships and college crowds and corporate audiences. But there is a vital element we've left out to this point. Who is directing these shows?Today we remedy that, with our guest and my first director of a second city show, Marc Marzecha. However Marc's work at the second city goes far beyond anything he did with me. As one of the first second city actors in Detroit, Marc had a complete immersion into the second city by the time our paths crossed. 

The Chicago Way
The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Eric Shawn presents the Windy City connection to the Hoffa ‘Riddle'

The Chicago Way

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (03/15/2022): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. To honor St. Patrick’s Day and the Chicago Outfit’s impact on the Second City, Fox News’ Eric Shawn presents evidence that the notorious Lou Rosanova, high ranking member of the Outfit known […]

Yes But Why Podcast
YBY ep 306: Emma Bird and the importance of saying YES

Yes But Why Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 69:11


In this episode of Yes But Why, I speak with Actor, Theatre Director, and Improviser, Emma Bird. Based out of Liverpool, UK, Emma Bird began her acting career in 1990 featuring in a lead role alongside Pete Postlethwaite, in the BBC film, Needle. While being represented by Independent Talent agency in London, she began a successful career in television, most notably as series regular Maxine Price in Casualty (1992). Emma has been featured in the films, Seventeen (with Rachel Weisz, 1996) and The Governess (with Minnie Driver, 1997) among others. Notable theatre work includes The Good Hope (The Royal National Theatre and UK tour), David Mamet's Oleanna (Norwich Playhouse), and Ariel Dorfman's Death & the Maiden (Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool). Emma is also a celebrated theater director that has directed critically acclaimed productions at Brighton, Manchester and Liverpool Fringe Festivals. Emma began improvising in 2007 and has since trained with leading improv professionals with a broad range of styles and philosophies from schools such as Second City, iO; UCB; Annoyance Theatre & The Groundlings. Teachers include The Maydays, Jaime Moyer; David Razowsky; Liz Allen; Michael Gellman; Rachel Mason & Susan Messing; Will Hines; Jay Sukow; Brian Palermo; Jeff Michalski; Michelle Gilliam; Shannon Stott; Jonathan Pitts; Aretha Sills; Armando Diaz, amongst others.Emma Bird is the Founder & Director of Liverpool Comedy Improv (LCI). Started in 2015, Liverpool Comedy Improv provides the opportunity to learn improvisation in Liverpool and across Merseyside. She has founded, developed, performed and directed four improv teams. Currently performing with Boss Birds Improv (Liverpool's first all women team); and duo team Moses & Bird. Emma is one of the leading teachers of comedy improvisation in Liverpool and the North West. Emma's approach to teaching improv is grounded in her 30 year professional experience as an actor and theatre director.In my conversation with the very impressive Emma Bird, she told me how, onstage, she plays cheeky, silly, and “a bit bonkers.” Emma spoke to me about finding her people when she joined a youth theater group at the age of 7. She talked about creating that same kind of community with Liverpool Comedy Improv (LCI).We chatted about tapping into imaginative play as a kid and connecting with your own playful spirit as an adult. We spent time going over what we learned from the pandemic. We both agreed that, for us personally, live theater feels more life affirming that zoomprov. (Though we do both love the opportunity we had to meet and connect through this medium!) We talked about the benefits of being a go getter with your own creative projects. “Make it and they will come,” she says. We discuss the importance of saying YES. You can support Emma Bird by attending a class at Liverpool Comedy Improv online or in person! You can also buy LCI merch from wherever you are in the world!Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetworkThis episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible. This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy!(production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 2/3/2022; posted on 3/14/2022)

Untitled Beatles Podcast
Twitch & Shout with The Second City's Kelly Leonard

Untitled Beatles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 33:44


The Untitled Beatles Podcast's all-time favorite “Sanford & Son” character was, obviously, Grady. So, shake it up Grady now (shake it up Grady), and join us for this deluxe, remixed, world podcast premiere of “Twitch & Shout”, the Untitled Beatles Podcast's foray into live video on www.twitch.tv/Chicago4Real. In this episode, we're joined by longtime, renowned Second City producer Kelly Leonard, a fellow Beatle-nerd—and host of the "Getting to Yes, And" podcast—who shares his thoughts on “Get Back”, and more, including:  

Talking Shop w/ James Dugan & Rob Grabowski
Year of Yes with Kelly Leonard

Talking Shop w/ James Dugan & Rob Grabowski

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 61:45


This week, James and Rob are joined by fellow podcaster: Kelly Leonard!   They talk with Kelly about his start at Second City, how he rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President, why he stepped down, the new path he found, the true business of improv, and the importance of dinner clubs.    Follow Kelly on twitter @ KLSecondCity   And check out this podcast Getting to Yes, And.   Like what we do? Support our PATREON   As always, please rate, review, and subscribe.