Jul 18, 2017

Sheila Head and Norma Lana, Entertainment Professionals

Sheila Head and Norma Lana, two very funny, accomplished and creative women have joined forces both personally and professionally. They first met at voice over auditions - one thing led to another and 4 years ago they got married. Sheila, an actress, comedy writer and improv pro and Norma, also a writer, actress/producer, media trainer put their talents together and are behind the pulpy comedy, "Hollywood Nurses." Sheila's the co-writer, Norma, the producer. In case you had no idea, "the mid-1950s was the heyday of pulp novels and the unique expression of queer sexuality in paperback." We talk about that and lots of other 'stuff' in this no-holds barred, hilarious, engaging conversation.

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Apr 4, 2017

Julie Halston, Actress

Conversations with Creative Women just can't seem to get enough of the incomparable, delightful, no-holds-barred Julie Halston. She was our VERY FIRST GUEST when the show premiered on May 22, 2013. Julie made a return appearance on November 22, 2015. She's back for a 3rd time and for good reason. As we hone in on 200 episodes, who better to have a conversation with than this wonderful, engaging, funny woman? There's always lots to talk about, so join as we riff and reminisce.

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Feb 28, 2017

Ferne Pearlstein and Judy Gold, Filmmaker and Comedian

She's baaaack! But this time award-winning director Ferne Pearlstein's joined by veteran comic Judy Gold, one of the many bold-faced names featured in The Last Laugh. Using the scope of the Holocaust, this entertaining, thought-provoking, and edgy documentary explores what is and isn't off-limits in comedy. The Last Laugh opens in Manhattan on March 3rd nation wide on March 17th.
 
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Dec 6, 2016

Kristin McCarthy Parker, Theatrical Director

Kristin McCarthy Parker is one busy, creative woman. She's a freelance director in New York City and a founding member of the theater group, Recent Cutbacks. Her niche? Directing top-notch theatrical parodies of blockbuster films. They include, in no particular order: KEVIN!!! (Home Alone), Fly You Fools (Lord of the Rings) and Hold On To Your Butts (you may recall that was the line Samuel Jackson spoke not once, but twice in Jurassic Park). It was named the #3 Comedy of 2014 by Time Out New York Magazine. Kristin is smart, funny and breath of fresh air.

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Oct 18, 2016

Ashley Nicole Black, Comedian/Writer

Meet Ashley Nicole Black, the Emmy-nominated comedy writer/correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which in case you didn't know, is not only the first political talk show hosted by a woman, but has THE most diverse writing staff in late night history!  Ashley began her comedy career at Second City in Chicago after earning a Masters in performance studies at Northwestern. She dropped out of a PhD program to pursue comedy and the rest is history! Sit back, tune in and let Ashley make your day!
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Sep 27, 2016

Ferne Pearlstein, Filmmaker

Meet Ferne Pearlstein, yet another creative women with a long list of credits behind her name. A prize-winning cinematographer, Ferne's also a writer/director, producer and editor whose films have been shown nationally and internationally. Her most recent feature documentary, "The Last Laugh," features among others: Mel Brooks, Carl and Rob Reiner, Sara Silverman, Susie Essman and Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone. The film explores what is and is not off-limits in comedy and includes rare archival footage of cabarets in concentration camps. "The Last Laugh" had its world premier at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. There's plenty to talk about, so get comfortable and tune in!

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Jul 19, 2016

Agunda Okeyo, Comedian

Born in Nairobi and raised in both Kenya and New York City, Agunda Okeyo describes herself as a Pan-African New Yorker. A writer, producer, filmmaker and activist, Agunda is the creator and force behind the monthly production of "Sisters of Comedy: at Caroline's on Broadway. It's a 'who's who' of black women in stand-up. Agunda's written about race, gender, politics, culture and film for numerous publications including Salon, The Daily Beast, Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog. This year she produced a benefit show supporting an Equal Rights Amendment aimed at assuring gender equality and also in 2016, was named a Progressive Women's Voices Fellow with the Women's Media Center.

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May 24, 2016

Kate Wolff, Comedian

Kate Wolff likes to make people laugh. She spends a lot of time doing so. Kate's a regular at New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up New York and Greenwich Comedy Club. She's also been on Tru Tv's hit series World's Dumbest, Red Eye on Fox and Nickelodeon's NickMom's Night OutKate also has her own podcast, Invasion of Privacy. Her career didn't begin in front of a mike, but she did have an audience. Kate was an art teacher, a job she hated and eventually quit to follow her dream of doing stand up. So sit down and listen in.
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Feb 9, 2016

Nancy Giles, Three-Peat

She's baaack! It's time for another scintillating, provocative, 'no stone left unturned' conversation with award-winning actress, voice-over artist, comedian and writer Nancy Giles. The winner of 2 Emmys for her on-air commentaries on the acclaimed CBS News Sunday Morning, Nancy, once again, offers her her take on politics, race, pop culture and body image. Sit back, enjoy and get ready to laugh out loud!

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Jan 5, 2016

Shannon O’Neill

Artistic Director Shannon O'Neill takes us behind the curtain at Manhattan's popular and highly respected Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Home for all things comedy, UCB hosts improv, stand-up, sketch, talk/variety. Shannon's a very funny lady who performs every Friday night with The Stepfathers and then on Sunday nights hosts and performs with UCB Theater's longest running show, ASSCAT3000.

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