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Welcome to Immigrant Jam a podcast where German-born-NYC-raised comedian and actress Lucie Pohl talks to the most interesting, funny, amazing immigrants and 1st gen immigrants around. This podcast celebrates all things deliciously different, cross cultural and not from here...whatever that means! Recorded in a studio in NYC, Join us for a dive into the beauty, confusion, struggle and hilarity that is being from somewhere else! Follow Lucie on IG @ulovelucie and the podcast @immigrantjampodca ...
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Nothing is off limits in this unhinged and unfiltered weekly comedy show from the somewhat damaged minds of Greg Alprin, Jon B. and Chase DuRousseau. This show’s variety of content is (somewhat) hilarious and topical featuring interviews with comedians, actors, musicians and others from the worlds of entertainment, comedy and pop culture. It skillfully navigates humor with insightful discussions, usually about food. They are very hungry.
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Hello beautiful people of the Immigrant Jam Podcast Universe! We're back after a little break with a new episode featuring comedian KC Shornima who write for Saturday Night Live! KC grew up in Nepal and moved to Atlanta with her family as a child. We talk what it was like growing up amidst a civil war, not seeing her parents for 4 years, the meanin…
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This week Pakistani-American comedian & former Pro Halo player Danish Maqbool joins Lucie on the pod. Danish has toured the country opening for comedians like Hasan Minaj, Ramy Youssef and Mo Amer. On this episode Danish tells us about his old school dad who won the green card lottery, was scammed by his best friend and managed to hide the fact he …
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This week the incredible Buenos Aires born illustrator & visual artists Pepita Sandwich (The New Yorker, Washington Post, Vogue) joins Lucie on the podcast to talk about her new book "The Art of Crying" which comes out on April 30th. Pepita's first two books were published by PRH in Spain and Argentina; Diario de Supervivencia (Survival Diaries 201…
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This week Liberian-American-NYC-raised comedian Meka Mo joins Lucie on the podcast to talk growing up the only African person in Astoria, Queens, why she thinks she doesn't make sense anywhere but in NYC, Liberian history, how capitalism has made people in the US lonely, why she thinks burgers are stupid and so much more! SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PAT…
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This week Japanese-born-Ohio-raised comedian & podcaster Fumi Abe (Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Cash Cuties podcast) joins Lucie to talk about moving from Japan to Ohio at age 7, how his personality is different in Japanese, his plan to ban ranch dressing, why hentai is hack, translating inappopriate medical records for his mom when he was a kid,…
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Colombian-American comedian & podcaster Isa Medina joins me this week to talk being a white Latina, is there a chance one of us could date Bad Bunny? Having no boundaries, moving from Bogota to Virginia, first kisses, why we need others to see our identities, and so much more! Send us your questions & comments to immigrantjam@gmail.com Follow the p…
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Happy Holidays! This week the very funny German-American comedian & former non Olympic swimmer Laura Sogar joins us on the pod to talk growing up with a German mom, the German Christmas obsession, where aliens come from, how her parents fell in love in the sky, why everyone should travel if they can, bumping into K Pop stars, and the word for think…
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This week Palestinian-American comedian Atheer Yacoub (Denied Entry) is our guest to talk what it feels like to be Palestinian, why she doesn't want to die in Alabama, having no time for PTSD, what the Arabic language means to her, hitting squirrels, forming bonds with pebbles, why millionaires are psychopaths and so much more. Send us your answers…
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Hello Cuties! This week the hilarious Saaniya Abbas joins Lucie on the pod while she was in town taking the NYC comedy scene by storm & it's a hot one! Saaniya is Indian, lives in Dubai and her IG exploded during the pandemic with her honest, hilarious & badass videos. After getting divorced Saaniya had the guts to get up on stage & turn her pain i…
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This week Lucie is joined by comedian & "Card Ninja" Javier Jarquin, currently on Broadway with his comedy-card throwing show 'Card Ninja'. Javier was born in Costa Rica to Nicaraguan-Chinese parents, moved to Miami briefly at age 4 before his family settled in Christchurch, New Zealand where he grew up. We talk what it was like being the first for…
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Our guest on this week's episode is actor & TikTok superstar James Tang (@jamesthetang) James war born in Thailand to a Chinese mother who was born in Korea, and a Chinese father who was born in Thailand. His parents met in Taiwan and James grew up going to an International School, before moving to Canada, Australia and finally the US. He is an imm…
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This week the hilarious & amazing Jordanian-Canadian comedian Nour Hadidi (FX's What We Do In The Shadows) joins Lucie on the podcast. This episode is jam packed with funnyness, wisdom nuggets and all the important stuff: we talk Jordanian frowns, finding a home within yourself, millenial mental health, getting ripped off by airlines, meatloaf, why…
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This week I interviewed the amazing photo-journalist and educator Colin Boyd Shafer, whose new book FINDING AMERICAN comes out on October 31st. The book is absolutely incredible and beautiful. It features stories of immigrants from all 50 states and is an epic journey through America, and in turn, the world. Colin spent over a year covering over 50…
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We're back! Please excuse the interruption in our programming. Uzbekistan-born-NYC-raised comedian Natan Badalov joins Lucie on the podcast to talk being the darkest kid in Yeshiva, if Jews are white, small d**k energy, women, superstitions and why he thinks vegans are full of ... Check out Natan on IG @natanbadalov Check out the podcast @immigrant…
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PLEASE excuse the silence! Immigrant Jam is on the road! We are back and this time with an episode recorded in beautiful Paris while I am on tour with my new stand up hour. This episode features Terrence Wong, comedian from America who moved to Paris and does stand up comedy there. Terrence's parents are also immigrants, so he is basically an immig…
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Our guest this week is comedian Soo Ra, who was born in Korea and adopted by a white family in Michigan as a baby. We talk about what looking Korean but not speaking the language or having grown up with any Korean culture feels like, why she thinks she is related to King Kong, what she would say to her birthmother if she ever met her, watching K dr…
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This week's slightly delayed episode features comedian Naomi Karavani (Redacted Tonight). Naomi grew up with Yemeni-Israeli Jewish parents in New Jersey, lived a life as an archeologist and is now a comedian living in NYC. We talk ancient civilizations, the mystery of the Yemeni-Jewish conehead wedding tradiiton, how she lost her job because of the…
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We're back with another delicious episode this week featuring Israeli-American rapper & comedian Kosha Dillz (MTV's Wild n Out) aka Ramy Matan Even-Esh. From getting sober in jail and turning his life around to becoming a rapper, Ramy's story is touching and hilarious. We talk the power of writing, his Jewish identity, the importance of failure, ba…
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This week the hilarious half Colombian, half Puerto Rican, Queens native, comedian Lissa Lenis joins me on the podcast. Lissa talks candidly about her weight loss journey and her plans to get a Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck, we get into what it means to be a New Yorker, the telenovela that is her family, cheating Dads, how to live on an Indian…
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The time has come for Carolina Ravassa, Colombian-born actress, producer & voice of Sombra on Overwatch/2 & Raze on Valorant, and so much more to make her Immigrant Jam debut! Carolina and I have been friends and Overwatch family for over 6 years and had an absolute blast talking growing up in Cali, Vagina Monologues, what fame feels like, banning …
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It's a brand new episode featuring comedian Zahid Dewji (The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon). Zahid joins Lucie to talk his Tanzanian-Indian parents, murdering house plants, stoners vs. drunks, his list of food grievances, why arguing is fun and so so SO much more! This is a hot episode filled with laughs and immigrant philosophies! Check out the Pat…
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This is episode is a WILD one. This week the HILARIOUS Indian-American-Queens-NYC-raised comedian Kunal C. Arora joins me on the podcast. Strap in because this conversation goes a mile a minute. From being sent to Muslim "fat camp" as a skinny Hindu boy, to whether or not humanity needs religion, to Kunal's dreams of starting a cult where everyone …
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This week the hilarious half Chinese, half Puerto Rican comedian James Camacho is on the podcast to talk his Chinese mother and Puerto Rican father, apologies - how much they mean and why they matter, happiness and if it's a myth, not being allowed to do what you love, how parents screw their kids up, why America is gaslighting everyone, James' cra…
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The amazing Ming Chen (AMC's Comic Book Men) joins Lucie on the pod this week and talks his love for comic cons, how he fell into a TV career, his Chinese parents and why he never learned to speak Chinese, how Kevin Smith's movie CLERKS changed his life, finding a way to do what you love, why Asians are less angry, Alaskan strip clubs and SO MUCH M…
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This week the amazing, badass Chinese-Canadian-American online mom comedy sensation Alyce Chan joins Lucie on the podcast. They talk growing up in Vancouver, working in her parent's Chinese supermarket, how embarrassed Alyce was of being Chinese well into her 30's until a car accident changed her perspective on her parent's sacrifices, making comed…
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This week Hungarian-American actor, writer, comedian, improviser & Broadway star Peter Grosz (The Menu, Veep, Seth Meyers, Colbert) joins Lucie on the podcast to talk lessons from his Hungarian/Romanian immigrant father, improv brain, the value in travel and taking risks, rooming with Seth Meyers, where persistence comes from, his big Trump-diarrhe…
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This week upcoming Pakistani comedian Mohtasham Yaqub joins Lucie to talk about growing up in Pakistan as a child movie star, his disastruous audition for The Voice, how he got started in stand up, moving to Minnesota, the time he got scammed by John Casablancas, and SO MUCH MORE. For early access to episodes, extras and to support the podcast plea…
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This week the incredibly accomplished, internationally renowned & supremely talented violinist, composer, writer and comedian Aleksey Igudesman and former musician & founder of the Music Traveler app Julia Rhee join us. We talk the definition of home, being nation fluid, how creativity keeps you happy, enjoying life despite hardships, music, accept…
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This week we cross pollinate immigrant themed podcasts by welcoming the amazing Pakistani-American host of Immigrantly Podcast and human rights activist Saadia Khan to join us. Lucie and Saadia talk being othered, raw truths, the importance of letting people tell their own stories, if it's ok to ask people where they are from, the moment Saadia fou…
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We are back from a quick hiatus with amazing Zimbabwean comedian Learnmore Jonasi (Steve Harvey Award, Comedy Central). Learnmore's was raised in Chimanimani, a village in Zimbabwe, and moved to the US very recently. We talk about his happy childhood raised by his grandparents surrounded by nature, mountains and dogs, how he went from getting chair…
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This week's (slightly delayed) episode features the first GERMAN guest on the podcast, model-turned-youtuber-turned-comedian Mario Adrion (American Idol). We talk about the dark side of male modeling, why straight men need to cuddle more, Mario's porn star friends, why he loves being German, how his dad raised him with no toxic masculinity, ball ti…
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This week hilarious Colombian-American #comedian,# restauranteur and proud #vegan Alex Carabaño (HBO Latino) joins Lucie on the podcast to talk getting hair plugs, dating his stepsister, coming out to his Colombian family as vegan, where courage comes from, comedy, growing up in NYC, bombing at a Pakistani dance party and SO MUCH MORE! Follow Alex …
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This week the amazing South African comedian Loyiso Madinga (The Daily Show, Netflix's Comedians of the World) joins Lucie on this week to talk what it's like being an immigrant dad, growing up in rural South Africa without electricity or running water, why he thinks New Yorkers are the nicest meanest people on earth, the different personalities he…
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The amazing, hilarious Canadian-Somali-Djiboutian comedian Hoodo Hersi (Comedy Central, Seth Meyers) joins us this week. We talk how difficult it is to find men who can handle strong women, Mike realizes he's Somali at heart, immigrant vacations, why you need to be delusional to do comedy, Somali sayings, her progressive yet traditional mother, tak…
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This week's guest extroardinaire is Canadian-Austrian-Greek comedian & unhinged genius Pat Burtscher (Comedy Central). Pat tells me about growing up in Thornhill outside of Toronto with an Austrian father and a Greek mother and always feeling like a weirdo. We also talk about what it means to be brave, butt gum, rats, what he loves about stand up c…
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We're back with another episode this time recorded in LA at Slap Studios featuring Ukrainian - American comedian, actor and former magician Greg Berman (NBC). Greg and I talk about how his family moved to the US from Ukraine to seek asylum, his immigrant parents and their bitter sweet relationship to their homeland, his former life as a magician, t…
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We are back with Afghan-American comedian Dauood Naimyar (Comedy Central) this week for another LA recorded episode of pure immigrant delight! Dauood talks being the first white washed member of his immigrant family, his 10 year plan to save Afghanistan, why he was a scumbag for 3 years, Afghan humor, what makes people laugh, his road to comedy, hi…
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It's our 50th episode! This week we're recording from LA & our guest is the fabulous Czech comedian Bianca Cristovao (Colbert). Bianca made her late night debut recently and is about to go on a European tour with Bill Burr. We talk growing up in Prague and moving to LA at 19, being one of 5 black people in the Czech Republic, accents, how language …
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This week hilarious Colombian-Canadian comedian Santi Espinosa (La Comedy Mafia) joins us on the pod to talk moving from Colombia to NYC, from NYC to Colombia, and from Colombia to Canada all before the age of 18, idolizing America, feeling like the perpetual immigrant, his dad's gambling addicition and why he didn't cry when he died, single moms (…
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This week the absolutely hilarious Uruguayan comedian Juan Nicolón (FLAMA, The NY Times). Juan tells me all about what it was like growing up in Montevideo. We also talk about his Dad who is a scuba diver for the Uruguayan navy, what goes into a Uruguayan sandwich, if butt washing is a tradition over there, why he feels like he's constantly being r…
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This week Lucie talks to the amazing Irish-American comedian Des Bishop about all things Irish, from a deep dive down the Irish history rabbit hole, to his time in China, learning Chinese. We talk about what it was like trying to change the Irish education system, his Dad almost becoming James Bond, how his TV show about minimum wage jobs started a…
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This week's episode is a hot one! We've got Mike Albanese who is a very funny comedian AND the producer of this podcast! It's time to meet the Mike behind the mic! And since rules are meant to be broken: Mike is our first 2nd gen guest! We are expanding our horizons. Mike grew up with a badass German immigrant grandmother called Adelheid, an Italia…
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The hilarious Spanish-American comedian Carmen Lynch (Conan, The Tonight Show, Letterman, TikTok) joins Lucie this week to talk moving from the US to Spain and back again by the time she was 8 years old and how that shaped her forever, firing your therapist, her Spanish mother, the time she tried to join the FBI, life as a tall person, buying Spani…
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#Haitian #Canadian #comedian & #tiktok star Che Durena joins Lucie on the pod this week to talk growing up in bumblef*ck #Canada, how leaving home allowed him to be a genuine person, living in a shelter and why that was one of the happiest times of his life, his obsession with Florida, the importance of a good poop, the time his parents were scamme…
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This week the great, French comedian Sami Bronowski (The New Yorker, TikTok) joins me on the podcast to talk why he feels more like an American guy called Dale Turner from Ohio than a French man, the issue with megalomania, if wanting fame is pathetic and if 7 year olds can be losers, his obsession with road head, what inspires him, feeling like im…
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It's Usama Siddiquee (America's Got Talent, HBO, Netflix, FX) week! The hilarious, amazing, fabulous Bengali American comedian & actor joins Lucie on the pod this week to talk why Bengalis are the pettiest badasses in the world, growing up in Texas, the first time he didn't feel ugly, his mother's dreams of being a professional jump roper, how his …
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Happy New Year! This week the amazing actress Jeannie Bolet (voice of Echo on Overwatch & Overwatch 2) joins me on the podcast to talk about growing up with a Vietnamese father and a Chinese mother in Liverpool, England. Jeannie also tells me the amazing story of her last name, what it was like living above her parent's Chinese restaurant, adjustin…
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Peter Wong is a Chinese-American comedian and DACA recipient who came to the US when he was 1 year old and has never been able to leave the country because of his status. We talk about what it's like being American "except the paperwork", the shock of finding out he was undocumented at 14 years old and the anger he felt towards his parents, the tho…
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Irish comedian & host of The Shift podcast Katie Boyle joins me this week to talk moving from Ireland to NYC, her past life in the art world, what she loves and hates about America, why she'd never let her kids go to college in the US, Gaelic football, her horse whisperer Dad, the beauty of Irish culture and SO MUCH MORE. Follow Katie on IG and lis…
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Trinidadian - American comedian & writer Ayanna Dookie (TruTV, Wild n Out) joins Lucie on the podcast this week. Ayanna's parents are both from Trinidad, her mother is Black and her father Indian, and Ayanna talks about the struggle to be "allowed" to identify with one or the other, the culture shock of moving from NYC to Maryland at a young age, g…
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