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Host Michael Churven takes you backstage for a freewheeling conversation with current and former members of the world famous Groundlings main company. Discover the origins of famous characters and sketches created on the Groundlings main stage and meet the comedians who have made The Groundlings one of the world’s most successful comedy theaters for over 45 years.
 
"Fish Out Of Water" is a comedy writing podcast hosted by Jeremiah Burton and Ryan Tweedy. Each week they have a new guest join them and talk about various types of comedy writing, from Television to the internet to live theatre. Its a podcast where comedians get to nerd out about writing comedy and talk about what makes them laugh.
 
Hosted by Kendra Cunningham (Sirius XM, Rooftop Records, Last Comic Standing), Listen as Kendra talks with fellow creative types and shares live performances. Kendra is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed. She also bartends and has an MA in Forensic Psychology. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/kendracunningham
 
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How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham interviewsNegin Farsad, Meredith the Mind Taker on Birdgirl on Adult Swim, host of Fake the Nation, her feature film Third Street Blackout is on Peackock now, the fabulous ...Negin Farsadtwitter/instagram @neginfarsadHow’s Your Mother?You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series Via venm…
 
Ophira Eisenberg of NPR's Ask Me Another joins Kendra Cunningham for a chatCheck out Ophira's Best Seller- Screw Everyone- Sleeping my way to monogamy https://www.amazon.com/Screw-Everyone-Sleeping-Way-Monogamy/dp/1580054390www.ophiraeisenberg.com instagram @ophiraeinstagram @Theotherkendra. https://linktr.ee/theotherkendra…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham interviewsChris Roach, seen on Kevin Can Wait, heard on Sirius XM, Long Island ExplainedCHRIS ROACHtwitter/instagram @roachcomicHow’s Your Mother?You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series Via venmo @theotherkendra www.kendracunningham.comtwitter/instagram @theotherkendra Theme song “H…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham interviewsCandyce Musinski, comic, show producer, hustler, bartender, down to earth fun loving person…. Candyce Musinski www.candycemusinski.com Instagram @candyce_b_realHow’s Your Mother?You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series Via venmo @theotherkendra www.kendracunningham.comtwitt…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Holly Mandel , founder/owner Improvolution, perfomer, hustler, entrepreneur, good person Founder owner speakerHolly Mandel https://www.hollymandel.com/aboutImprovolution http://www.improvolution.org/How’s Your Mother? Patreon is live!You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series https://w…
 
This week on the podcast we’re bringing you another special compilation episode with clips from episodes that have featured the amazing writers and writing teams that have been formed at the Groundlings. From having their scripts picked up to winning prestigious awards for their work, you’ll find the stories and advice from these writing teams illu…
 
This week on the podcast we’re bringing you another special compilation episode with clips from the 45th anniversary panels that were featured last year as part of the Groundlings anniversary celebrations. The panelists discuss a huge range of topics, from embracing the Groundlings as a place to discover your comedic voice, to creating solo shows, …
 
Kevin Kirkpatrick, a Groundlings alumni, and Allison Dunbar from the current main company, have the kind of collaborative partnership that the Groundlings is all about. They are both huge admirers of each other's work, and when they come to write, their similar sensibilities mean that the writing process is a total joy for them. In this episode, Ke…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Joel Richardson , owner of Soul Joel’s Comedy Club and Lounge, founder/owner Soul Joel Productions, stand up comic, hustler, entrepreneur, good person Founder owner producer Soul Joel Productions Soul Joel COmedy Club and Lounge https://www.instagram.com/souljoelscomedyclubandlounge/https://twitter.com/SJPC…
 
Bethany Van Delft , stand up comic- producer and host of Artisanal Comedy every Wednesday night on instagram @bethanyvandelft , host of Parental Logic on Nova PBS , host of The Moth - so many credits and she chats with Kendra. https://www.instagram.com/bethanyvandelfthttps://twitter.com/bethanyvandelftwww.bethanyvandelft.comHow’s Your Mother? Patre…
 
This week on Breaking Ground we’re bringing you a special compilation episode with past guests as they reveal how they discovered the Groundlings and what their first steps were like in the Groundlings training program. From enormous excitement to intense fear, everyone’s beginning to the journey is unique, but there are as any many similarities as…
 
In episode two of a special two episode series, Groundlings co-founder Tom Maxwell talks about the development of the Groundlings style of sketch and improv, the creation of classic exercises and drills that are still performed in student shows to this day, and how the company transformed from a roving band of improvisational actors to find its per…
 
In episode one of a special two episode series, Tom Maxwell and Don Woodard talk about the creation of the Groundlings theater dating all the way back to the first workshops run by Gary Austin. Tom discusses the growth of the theater, what it was like for Don to have Tom as his teacher, and how they later came to form their extremely successful wri…
 
Sameer Naseem, stand up comic- animation series creator, Fun House Comedy Show Producer & Host and all around funny guy , chats with Kendra. Sameer Naseem https://www.instagram.com/sameermon/https://twitter.com/Sameermonwww.sameernaseem.comHow’s Your Mother? Patreon is live!You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series https://ww…
 
Maryedith Burrell is one of the early members of the Groundlings troupe and went on to have an extraordinary career, starring in ABC’s Fridays and Ron Howard’s Parenthood, writing on the Peabody Award winning Faerie Tale Theatre, and recurring on Seinfeld and Home Improvement. In this episode, Maryedith talks about being part of the comedy renaissa…
 
Stephen Sheffer has an insatiable thirst for creating. The creator of Drop the Mike a long running stand up comedy show that started in the basement in Brooklyn, talks about his most recent show Feelz Right Quiz Night as well as sharing the screen with Bryan Cranston, good books, and more. Stephen Sheffer instagram @dasenpearceFeelz Right Quiz Nigh…
 
From his time in the Groundlings main company to being an original cast member of one of Los Angeles' longest running improv shows to his dozens of film and television credits, Brian Palermo has been entertaining American audiences for decades. In this episode, Brain talks about being part of the iconic Groundlings Beverly Winwood show, his love fo…
 
George McGrath is a national treasure. He was a member of the Groundlings main company in the 1980s and 90s and went on to an acting and writing career that has spanned over four decades. His first writing job earned him an Emmy nomination on Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and was nominated several more times, in particular for his work on HBO’s Tracey Takes…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Teresa Degaetano, creator of Tales from the Tables, chats with Kendra. She ran a show in NYC for over 10 years, she’s the Queen of Instagram videos, amazing hostess, comic, service industry warrior, the hilarious Teresa Degaetano https://www.instagram.com/teresadegaetanohttps://twitter.com/teresadegaetanoHo…
 
Phyllis Katz is a pioneer member of the Groundlings. From her first performance in a Groundlings sketch as a terrified pageant contestant to running workshops that helped create some of the world’s most famous characters, Phyllis’ talent and comedic direction is felt through generations of Groundlings performers and writers. In this episode, Phylli…
 
Tim Bagley made his way to Los Angeles as part of the famous American singing group ‘The Young Americans’. But it wasn’t long after landing in Los Angeles that Tim found The Groundlings where he was in the main company from 1990 to 1995. In this episode, Tim talks about working in the main company with his favorite writing partners like Lisa Kudrow…
 
It took Wendi McLendon-Covey four years to sign up for her first Groundlings class. Wendi even had to ask her friend to make the call because she was so nervous. But once Wendi was finally in class, she soared. She made her way from the Fun Shop intro class to the Groundlings main stage and has gone on to star in Reno 911, Bridesmaids, and now curr…
 
Chris Kattan’s sketches and characters (Mr Peepers, The Roxbury Guys, Mango) are some of the most iconic ever to come out of Saturday Night Live. In this episode, Chris takes us back to the beginning when, as a young kid, he watched his father Kip King perform on the Groundlings stage with other founding members, and where Chris first got the oppor…
 
Chilling with some bourbon in Brooklyn , Jordon Ferber, host of Where’s the Grief?, chats with Kendra. His long running stand up comedy show Straight Up Stand up has been a staple on the New York Comedy Scene for 10 years, he's stylish, he’s authentic, he’s down to earth with a clever wit and a heart of gold, please welcome .. Jordon Ferber http://…
 
In addition to being a place of great collaboration in its sketch and improv shows, the Groundlings has also become an incredible platform for solo performers. Several solo shows created on the Groundlings stage have gone on to be produced on Broadway and at international comedy festivals such as The US Comedy Arts Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Tuning in from Philly, Kendra chats with bad ass comic Mary Radzinski. Her album Discomfortable is available from Helium Records. She’s opened for Sarah Colonna, Dave Attel, Jim Norton, Marc Maron… she’s down to earth with a biting wit, please welcome .. Mary Radzinski http://www.maryradzinski.com/https://w…
 
Phil LaMarr is a Groundlings alumni who began studying improv long before he found the Groundlings theater. He has trained with some of the all-time best improv teachers like Del Close in Chicago, but it was at the Groundlings with its emphasis on characters that Phil found his home. In this episode, Phil talks about getting to work with a slew of …
 
Greg Worswick and H Michael Croner are current Groundlings who first met when they started writing together in the Sunday Company around 2011. They’ve had many hit sketches together and two of the characters that they created on the Groundlings stage were picked up and turned into a series by Comedy Central. In this episode, they talk about their f…
 
Mindy Sterling is best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films. It was at the Groundlings Theater where Mike Myers workshopped his Austin Powers variety show with Mindy and several other Groundlings. Mindy relives her experience of working with Mike, the joy she discovered through performing and directing on the Groundlings…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Chats with the hilarious stand up comic, playwright, and warm up comic for The View .. please welcome the always entertaining…. Regina Decicco http://www.reginadecicco.com/https://www.instagram.com/regina.decicco/https://twitter.com/ReginaDeCiccoHow’s Your Mother? Patreon is live!You can support the product…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Chats with the hosts of WTMV - a sex education and sexual health awareness podcast - these two are smart, funny, and committed to educating while also having the time of their lives Jessy Caron & Rebekah Frank Co - Hosts of WTMVWelcome to My VaginaYou can donate on their website: https://www.welcometomyvagi…
 
In addition to generating some of the world’s best comedic actors, the Groundlings theater has also produced a slew of incredible writers who have won Oscars, Emmys and Peabody awards. Join our panel of Groundlings who write for film and television as they discuss their writing process, which elements are essential for great storytelling and how th…
 
Lisa Schurga and Ryan Gaul have the rare experience of knowing each other and working closely long before ending up in the main company at the Groundlings together. Lisa and Ryan relive their first encounter in an improv class over 20 years ago at the Improv Asylum in Boston and they talk about how their Boston roots continue to be an anchor for so…
 
In this episode, we discuss the Schaubühne Berlin's recorded productions of Hamlet and Richard III, both directed by Thomas Ostermeier and starring Lars Eidinger. The productions are in German with English subtitles, and were recently streamed on the Schaubühne's website as part of their quarantine programming. The productions are modern dress and …
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Chats with the hilarious, glamorous, multi talented.. She has numerous albums on the market today, let’s give a big hand to ...Kelly MacFarland Ladies of Laughter, Last Comic Standing, The View, You can see her on Facebook live Monday -Friday at 5pm on I’m Fine with her co host Dan Crohn Instagram @kellymac…
 
Mitch Silpa and Jim Cashman are Groundlings alumni who have been writing together for almost 20 years. From their beginnings in the Groundlings main company to having their first sitcom script produced as a pilot for Fox, this hilarious writing duo talk about their writing process, why they enjoy trimming their own material and why improv is an inv…
 
The Emmy and Peabody award-winning writing team of Tracy Newman and Jonathan Stark met at the Groundlings theater, but it was not until after they both retired from the main company that they started writing together. Tracy and Jonathan talk about how they got their start writing a spec script for Cheers, what it was like to write Ellen DeGeneres’ …
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham Chats with the glamorous, funny, burlesque star, transformational coach and so much more … Ms. Adrienne Instagram @yo_adrienne_yo www.yoadriennecoaching.com How’s Your Mother? Patreon is live!You can support the production of the podcast and comedic series https://www.patreon.com/kendracunninghamwww.kendrac…
 
Lisa Kudrow is widely recognized as creating one of the greatest characters in American television. Her role as Phoebe Buffay on Friends was called ‘a delivery system for joy’ by the New York Times. But the origins of Phoebe go all the way back to her training at the Groundlings. Lisa talks about being pushed by her Writing Lab teacher to play a ‘d…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host, Kendra Cunningham -her new album Less Bitter, More Glitter debuted at Number Two on the top iTunes 100 comedy albums-Chats with Winner of the 2019 She Devil Competition, Speaker, Curator, Funny Lady, all around Good Person, and so much more Jane Condon Instagram @jcondon4Twitter @janecondonwww.janecondon.comPatreon is live!…
 
In this episode, we discuss Richard Eyre's film adaptation of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, and Florence Pugh. Director Richard Eyre (The Hollow Crown Henry IV Part 1 & 2, The Children Act) adapted King Lear for the small screen in 2018, airing on the BBC in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US. (It's on iTunes in Ca…
 
Brooklyn Based Choreographer, Dancer, Fitness Expert, and Animal Lover, Miriam Wasmund joins Kendra for a breakfast interview. They talk about making your own work, producing shows in New York City, living the artist life, and the most recent work they did together, Your Faithful Reader. A one time Mudderella trainer and and spokesperson, Miriam is…
 
How’s Your Mother? Host Kendra Cunningham (Sirius XM, Blonde Logic, lonelygirl48, Spiteful Meditations) Chats with Comedian, festival producer and previously a lawyer and coffee shop owner, all around Good Person, and so much more Karen MorganInstagram @thekarenmorganhttp://www.karenmorgan.com/www.kendracunningham.comtwitter/instagram @theotherkend…
 
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