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Jumpstart your Creative Career with informal mentorship from successful creative entrepreneurs, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond to turn your creative passion projects into full-time careers. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Past guests include Jeff Friday, James Lopez, Maz Jobrani, Rizwan Manji, Stefon Bristol, Sarah Thawer, and Maaza Mengiste! Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Join our community of creatives and let's lift each other up! Subscribe to receive alerts when a new episode is available. For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

Creative Breakthrough Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl

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    • 5.0 • 126 Ratings

Jumpstart your Creative Career with informal mentorship from successful creative entrepreneurs, across TV, film, music, literature, and beyond to turn your creative passion projects into full-time careers. Hear from experts, get inspired, and drive your creative career forward! Past guests include Jeff Friday, James Lopez, Maz Jobrani, Rizwan Manji, Stefon Bristol, Sarah Thawer, and Maaza Mengiste! Shereen Kassam aka FunnyBrownGirl will also share stories and strategies that she used to step outside her 9-5 to become an internationally touring stand-up comedian, radio personality, actress, and now podcaster. Join our community of creatives and let's lift each other up! Subscribe to receive alerts when a new episode is available. For inspiration Instagram - @funnybrowngirl Shownotes - www.funnybrowngirl.com/podcast

    Bob Sumner: Creating Def Comedy Jam and Advice to Excel in Your Creative Journey

    Bob Sumner: Creating Def Comedy Jam and Advice to Excel in Your Creative Journey

    Hi Creatives – This week we chat with Bob Sumner, the co-creator of HBO’s Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam, a recognized force in the world of comedy and the man behind most comedy legends. With never 25 years of experience, Bob has discovered many of the top gifted comedians that have graced the stages and big screens around the world, including Kevin Hart, Bill Bellamy, Dave Chapelle, Cedric The Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. One day, he will add me to this list! Catch a new episode every other Thur

    • 50 min
    Welcome to Season 3! Future guests, life updates, and more!

    Welcome to Season 3! Future guests, life updates, and more!

    Hi Creatives – I’m back with to kick off Season 3! In this episode I share how I’ve been spending my summer without a job and no comedy, our guests for this season (I’ll give you a hint – we have Bob Sumner, Jaime Callica, Ali Velshi, Saqib Keval, and Nelu Handa!), and more! Catch a new episode every other Thursday.

    • 16 min
    How to Start a Successful Side Hustle; Hiatus until September 10th

    How to Start a Successful Side Hustle; Hiatus until September 10th

    Host Shereen Kassam, a serial side hustler, shares her tips and advice on starting a successful side hustle and ideas to get you started.  She also shares her thoughts about the recent murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how as a creative you can get involved.  Also, we are taking a summer break to focus on self-care and wellness. We will be back with new episodes on September 10th!

    • 27 min
    Director Tina Mabry: How to Positively Handle Rejection

    Director Tina Mabry: How to Positively Handle Rejection

    Tina Mabry, a writer, producer, and director whose credits include Insecure, Power, Queen Sugar and more shares with us how to positively deal with rejection, how to stay optimistic, and how to be persistent in one’s creative journey.

    • 49 min
    Writer/Director Felicia Pride: How to Create a Positive Mindset and Apply to Writing Competitions

    Writer/Director Felicia Pride: How to Create a Positive Mindset and Apply to Writing Competitions

    Felicia Pride releases her new short film this week, Tender! In this episode we chat about her move to LA, winning NBC’s Writers on the Verge, starting her own production company and more! Felicia goes in-depth about creating a positive mindset, self-care, and patience. More at creativebreakthroughpodcast.com.

    • 34 min
    How to Deal with Being Laid Off from Disney Due to COVID-19

    How to Deal with Being Laid Off from Disney Due to COVID-19

    Tissa Hami shares how her stint in unemployment after 9/11 helped her discover her creative passion – stand-up comedy. As we navigate COVID-19 and the lay-offs and furloughs that are resulting from this global pandemic, Shereen shares this past interview to inspire creatives that this is a wonderful time to breathe life in to your passions.

    • 39 min

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126 Ratings

126 Ratings

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Representing & Relatable

I love the ethic that Shereen brings to her podcast. Not only is she a hilarious comic, but the advice & indirect mentorship I get from her guests help my creativity & creative process as a host of my own Radio Show.

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