Hey, I’m Amanda Pereira. I’m an actor, comedian, and creator based out of Toronto, Canada, and I get stuck in my head. A lot. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and if I can’t do something perfectly I don’t do it at all. I’ve wanted to start this podcast for years and I rewrote this description too many times to count. Admitting that feels scary because now I’m wondering if you’re surprised that I settled on this as the final product. See what I mean? But I’m really tired of trying to be perfect and constantly doubting myself. Like, I need a nap. It’s makes me withdraw from the people around me and it feels impossible to make new friends. When I meet people, I’m so focused on only showing the parts of myself that I think they would like, that I might as well not even be there. This imposter syndrome is even worse when I’m around fellow actors and artists, which leaves me feeling disconnected, like I “know” a ton of people in the acting and comedy community, without really knowing them at all. And damn does that ever feel lonely. But this year I’m turning 30 years old, and enough is enough! Enter: The Liquid Courage Podcast… Each week I will sit down with a different woman in the entertainment industry that I admire, that up until now I’ve felt inferior to and flawed in comparison, and finally have a truthful, one-on-one, candid conversation with them. Sound intimidating? Uh, yeah! So, in each episode my guest and I will enjoy their favourite drink (some liquid courage!) to help me get out of my head and finally ask these women the questions I’ve always wanted to.
Ep. 30 - Ashley Comeau
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Vespers with Bisexual actor, writer, director, producer, and activist Ashley Comeau (She The People, The Boyz, Odd Squad) to discuss her fascination with death, career-altering advice she got from Paul Feig, and what’s surprised her most about working in the entertainment industry. Ashley is a Second City mainstage alumnae, a member of the all-female, award-winning She The People cast, and performs internationally with her sketch and improv troupe Lusty Mannequins. You’ve seen her acting on screen in shows like The Boys, Odd Squad, and Degrassi, and she’s worked behind the scenes on shows like Chef In Your Ear, Haunted Hospital and Tallboyz. She also created the Mama City Improv Festival, an annual international improv comedy festival which she puts on in Cape Town, South Africa. You can see Ashley performing live online Girls Night In, a hilarious, internationally acclaimed virtual comedy show featuring female performers. The Liquid Courage Podcast:insta @liquidcouragepodcasttwitter @liquidcpodcastYouTube Video Episodes & more!email email@example.com Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraAshley Comeau: insta @ashco / twitter @ashleycomeau / www.ashleycomeau.comGirls Night In: www.gnishow.com Ashley would like to take this opportunity to shine light on:Water First Education & Training Inc. helps address water challenges in Indigenous communities in Canada through education, training and meaningful collaboration.www.waterfirst.ngoBlack Owned TO, a go to site for amazing products, services and shops that are Black-owned and brilliant.www.blackownedto.comThe Order of the Good Death is a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. A site to promote the history, art, culture and positivity of death.www.orderofthegooddeath.com
Ep. 29 - Aurora Browne
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down and get high (shout out legal weed!) with actor, writer, improvisor, producer Aurora Browne (Baroness Von Sketch Show, Newborns Moms, The Writer’s Block) to discuss how she knows when a set was hot, bits of Canadian history, and deciding Season 5 would be the final one for Baroness Von Sketch Show. You may know Aurora best from the award-winning series Baroness Von Sketch Show, which she created and stars in alongside Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeil, and Jennifer Whalen. She is a Second City mainstage alum, and has won tons of awards for Acting, Writing, and Producing, including a Canadian Comedy Award and multiple Canadian Screen Awards. She stars in ABC’s comedy digital series Newborn Moms and the comedy series Writer’s Block, which she also writes for. You can also catch her in an upcoming episode of Odd Squad. The Liquid Courage Podcast:insta @liquidcouragepodcasttwitter @liquidcpodcastYouTube Video Episodes & more!email firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraAurora Browne: @alolabrowne
Ep. 28 - Sean Taylor
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some fire ciders with creator and body-positivity advocate Sean Taylor to discuss her experience on Netflix’s the Circle, S.A.D. lamps, and how to ethically enjoy reality TV. Sean is a creator and body-positivity advocate currently residing in New York City. She has worked in fashion as both a plus-size fashion blogger and social media manager, and now creates her own content across her various online platforms. Sean was also a contestant on Netflix’s hit reality competition show The Circle, and as a huge reality show fan herself, Amanda desperately tries to not fan girl to hard (and fails). The Liquid Courage Podcast:insta @liquidcouragepodcasttwitter @liquidcpodcastYouTube Video Episodes & more!email email@example.com Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraSean Taylor: @heyseantaylor on insta, twitter, TikTok, & YouTube
Ep. 27 - Alexandra Gater
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some gin and tonics with Home Décor YouTuber Alexandra Gater to discuss imposter syndrome, starting her own business after being let go from Chatelaine magazine, and how to make your space reflect your personality. While working as the Home Editor for Canada’s iconic women’s lifestyle magazine Chatelaine, Alexandra created the YouTube series The Home Primp which focused on showing viewers how to make small spaces functional and beautiful on a budget. The series was a huge success and since leaving the magazine, Alexandra now runs her own Home Design company, she is the host and producer behind Shopify’s series Make My Space Work, and she continues to create online content on her own Home Décor YouTube Channel where she specializes in helping millennials decorate their rental spaces on a budget. With over 300k subscribes, Alexandra’s Channel is full of accessible, beautiful make overs, DIYs and design how-to’s. She just delivered her first TedTalk on her journey and success this October. The Liquid Courage Podcast: insta @liquidcouragepodcast twitter @liquidcpodcast YouTube Video Episodes & more!email firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraAlexandra Gater: @alexandragater & on YouTube!
Ep. 26 -D.J. Mausner
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Budweiser beer with stand up comic, sketch artist, improvisor, and TV writer D.J. Mausner (Baroness Von Sketch, Gary and His Demons, This House Has 22 Minutes) to discuss everything comedy, trying to decorate her apartment to convince people that she’s human, and boycotting Just For Laughs in protest to how the festival handled reported sexual assault and harassment. She is a current member of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Characters Welcome cast, and on screen you can see her in HBO’s Insecure and CBC’s sketch series Tallboyz. In 2019, CBC named DJ one of fifteen Canadian Comedians to Watch, and NOW Magazine has dubbed her one of their Breakthrough Toronto Stage Artists of the Year. She has written for shows like This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Gary and his Demons, and the Baroness Von Sketch Show, which she won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Variety, or Sketch Comedy. The Liquid Courage Podcast:insta @liquidcouragepodcasttwitter @liquidcpodcastYouTube Video Episodes & more!email email@example.com Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraD.J. Mausner: @djmausner on insta & twitter / www.djmausner.com
Ep. 25 - Tricia Black
In today’s episode, Amanda sits down over some Guinness with actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Tricia Black (Second City Toronto’s Mainstage 83rd/84th Reviews, Kim’s Convenience, The Broken Hearts Gallery) to discuss figuring out your personal brand, our warped expectations of celebrities, and having shows shut down because of COVID. She was a cast member of Second City Toronto’s 83rd and 84th mainstage review, as well as their first-ever, all-female show, the award-winning She The People. She is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, and can be seen on screen in Kim’s Convenience, What We Do In The Shadows, and The Broken Hearts Gallery. She is also the Artistic Producer of a Broadway World award-winning theatre company Tweed & Company where she writes and composes new Canadian musical works. This summer Tricia launched her podcast One More Round with Tricia Black, a weekly comedy podcast where she sits down and has a drink (or two) with people she wants to get to know, people that inspire her, and friends who she adores. I had the pleasure of being a guest on her podcast, so go take a listen! Tricia would like to highlight Egale. They are Canada’s leading organization for LGBTQI2S people and issues. They improve and save lives through research, education, awareness & legal advocacy. Find out more about Egale at www.egale.ca! The Liquid Courage Podcast:insta @liquidcouragepodcasttwitter @liquidcpodcastYouTube Video Episodes & more!email firstname.lastname@example.org Amanda Pereira: insta @hotcoldspicy / twitter @amanda_pereiraTricia Black: @its_triciablackTweed & Company: www.tweedandcompany.comOne More Round with Tricia Black