21 episodes

A podcast that rips back the curtain on the Stand-Up world and the people who thrive in it. Laugh, and cry, as Terry-Ann Zander and Terri Walters delve into the backstories of today’s funniest jokesters.

Some Kind of Comedian Terry-Ann Zander & Terri Walters

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast that rips back the curtain on the Stand-Up world and the people who thrive in it. Laugh, and cry, as Terry-Ann Zander and Terri Walters delve into the backstories of today’s funniest jokesters.

    SC 21 PUSHING PAUSE with Terry-Ann Zander & Terri Walters

    SC 21 PUSHING PAUSE with Terry-Ann Zander & Terri Walters

    With 21 podcast episodes under our belt, we talk about putting SKoC on a temporary hiatus. We want to step back, evaluate and, that's right EVOLVE. We'll be back in some way, shape or form in the near future. Love to you all, back at ya later! TAZ and TLW

    • 18 min
    SC 20 A BRONX TALE with Debbie Bazza

    SC 20 A BRONX TALE with Debbie Bazza

    Debbie Bazza, born, and raised in Bronx NY, talks with Terry-Ann and Terri about relationships, kids, comedy and COVID.
     
    2:00
    Meet Bronx Babe, Debbie Bazza
     
    3:25
    Living Divorce, Bronx-Style
     
    8:00
    Raising Boys v. Girls
     
    12:45
    The Road to Comedy – It runs through the family.
     
    17:45
    Adapting to various changes in Comedy spurred by COVID – Tech, isolation, lack of interaction.
     
    24:00
    On Education and Religion
     
    31:00
    Coming out of the Storm; is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
     
     
    Debbie Bazza
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Debbiebazza
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.bazza
    Live Comedy and Music Show: Saturday, April 17, 2021 @8:00pm Eastern. Message on Facebook for Tickets to the Zoom Show.
     
    Terry-Ann Zander
    TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971
    Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander
     
     
    Terri Walters
    Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters
    LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
    Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com
     
     
    Some Kind of Comedian
    Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast
    Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/
     
     
    Moonfish Production, Ltd.
    Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/
    Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/
    Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com
     
     
     

    • 38 min
    SC 19 THE BEATLES AND ME with Helaine Witt

    SC 19 THE BEATLES AND ME with Helaine Witt

    To say The Beatles are part of Helaine’s life would be a vast understatement. As a groupie of the fab four in the 60’s, to following (ok, stalking) John, Paul, George and Ringo on several continents, Helaine remains a lifelong fan. Tune in with TA and Helaine, and follow along in her fascinating journey.
     
    06:23 | Terry-Ann
    Meet Helaine Witt! Helaine started her stand-up and improv career by taking classes from Robin Williams' colleagues at The Holy City Zoo in San Francisco. After returning to her native New York City from San Francisco, she continued comedy until her retirement after teaching in the early 2000's. She’s been performing in various clubs all over the NY region, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Guest appearances include: The Wendy Williams Show, including several STREET TALK segments. Joan Rivers even told some of her jokes on the Johnny Carson (Tonight) Show!
     
    13:33 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    Early struggles, being a bad ass, not giving a #$@% - we all have a past.
     
    14:38 | Helaine
    Go west young (wo)man – the great exodus to California.
     
    15:48 | Helaine
    Life in San Francisco! Comedy, Comedy, Comedy! Come in the Comedy Club! Improv, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams and John Cantu too!
     
    20:03 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    What’s in a “Beatlemania Room” anyway?
     
    22:30 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    My long and winding road to England and meeting John & Paul.
     
    28:08 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    Meeting up with Paul again in my 60’s.
     
    34:37 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    My favorite BEATLE?
     
    35:29 | Helaine
    The worst part of Zoom? Asleep and naked?
     
    39:58 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    Plans for 2021. Shout out to Rob Ciaoffi!
     
    43:41 | Terry-Ann/Helaine
    OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks: You have the power to go any distance into the future and after one year, return to the present with any knowledge you have gained from your experience, but with no physical objects, just knowledge. Would you make the journey if it carried a 50 percent risk of death?
     
    Helaine Witt
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WcRgj6DsMg
    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/helainewitt
     
    Terry-Ann Zander
    TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971
    Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander
     
    Terri Walters
    Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters
    LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
    Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com
     
    Some Kind of Comedian
    Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast
    Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/
     
    Moonfish Production, Ltd.
    Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/
    Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/
    Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com
     

    • 44 min
    SC 18 LAUGHTER IS MEDICINE with Linda Marcus Smith

    SC 18 LAUGHTER IS MEDICINE with Linda Marcus Smith

    A recent transplant to Las Vegas, meet Linda Marcus Smith! Linda discovered comedy later in life. She can often be found strolling the Vegas strip in a prom gown bringing light and fun to the scene. Linda runs her own veteran shows and training classes for military and veterans. She hosts an award-winning show “The Comics’ Spot” on YouTube where she has interviewed more than 500 comics to date.
     
    07:35 | Terry-Ann
    Meet Linda Marcus Smith
     
    10:05 | Linda
    “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” – on my move from Portland to Vegas.
     
    12:58 | Terry-Ann
    What’s your personal connection with helping vets?
     
    16:00 | Terry-Ann
    How do you reach out to those military and veteran personnel that need support?
     
    18:07 | Terry-Ann/Linda
    Making connections and doing comedy with The USO.
     
    19:29 | Linda
    You can do it too! Veteran’s Stand Down – active duty military, veterans, brass – need comedy volunteers!
     
    20:48 | Linda
    Inductee of Veterans of Comedy (VOC) | with veterans/comedians Erik Knowles and Will C. Clifton. www.theveteransofcomedy.com
     
    23:28 | Terry-Ann/Linda
    Seriously, how does a lovely lady, like you, decide to go into comedy?
     
    27:54 | Terry-Ann
    A take on “Bad Parenting.”
     
    30:01 | Terry-Ann/Linda
    On experiencing ageism.
     
    36:13 | Terry-Ann/Linda
    OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks: Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorry, passion, adventure, intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or, a happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?
     
    Linda Marcus Smith
    YouTube: Comedian Linda Marcus Smith https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6b3XOcNXuByU5EifS8moAg
    Instagram: @LindaMarcusSmith https://www.instagram.com/lindamarcussmith/
     
    Terry-Ann Zander
    TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971
    Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander
     
    Terri Walters
    Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters
    LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
    Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com
     
    Some Kind of Comedian
    Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast
    Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/
     
    Moonfish Production, Ltd.
    Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/
    Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/
    Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com
     

    • 37 min
    SC 17 WRITING OUT THE STORM with Paul Hallasy

    SC 17 WRITING OUT THE STORM with Paul Hallasy

    NYC guy, Paul Hallasy has shaped and built his artistic career through writing, perseverance, grit, networking and reinvention – but especially writing. While some follow Hemingway’s advice of “write drunk, edit sober” Paul takes a different tact of “write early, edit later.” He has learned that it’s vital to get your ideas down on paper when they’re freshest – for him that’s as soon as he wakes up – and worry about culling and editing later. His best advice: Always keep pen & paper nearby and don’t be afraid to write stream of consciousness.
     
    07:26 | Terry-Ann
    Live from New York, meet Paul Hallasy! A New York City-based comedian, writer, actor and singer, Paul performs regularly in NYC. and has performed at clubs and colleges across the United States and around the world. A favorite of both gay and straight audiences, he was named one of "7 Funny LGBT Comics You Shouldn't Have Missed" by The Advocate. Paul performed his one-man show, “Take My Job, Please! Confessions of a Stand-up Doorman” (a.k.a. “Doorman Confidential”) at Dixon Place and The Pit Loft in New York City. He’s also the author of a book called New York Trilogy and a blog, The Gay Curmudgeon.
     
    10:33 | Terry-Ann
    What’s up with the Gay Curmudgeon? You’re not old enough to be a curmudgeon.
     
    13:03 | Terry-Ann/Paul
    The importance of writing in the morning – before you fully wake up! And other writing disciplines.
     
    14:40 | Terry-Ann
    Doing the One-Person Show – where do you get the inspiration, drive and discipline to put it all out there?
     
    18:10 | Paul
    My journey into comedy – from rubbing elbows and taking bows in the big City, to taking more control of my comedy career through writing.
     
    25:41 | Terry-Ann/Paul
    On age-comedy gaps, the fear of getting aged-out and being surprised who your real audience might be.
     
    29:41 | Terry-Ann
    What are your career expectations? What constitutes success?
     
    34:05 | Terry-Ann/Paul
    OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks: Would you enjoy spending a month of solitude in a beautiful, natural setting if food and shelter were provided but you would not see another person? Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest, your close friend and as your lover?
     
    Paul Hallasy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhallasy
    Website: https://paulhallasy.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8O8fQevBHtvkXvLnsAgmg
    Email: paulhallasy1@gmail.com
    Blog: http://thegaycurmudgeon.blogspot.com
    Facebook: www.FaceBook.com/PaulHallasyFanPage
    Catch Paul on: Gladys Simon Comedy Party | Facebook Live | Wednesdays @8pm ET
    Twitter | @PaulHallasy
    Venmo | @Paul-Hallasy
     
    Terry-Ann Zander
    TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971
    Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander
     
    Terri Walters
    Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters
    LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
    Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com
     
    Some Kind of Comedian
    Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast
    Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/
     
    Moonfish Production, Ltd.
    Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/
    Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/
    Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com
     
     
     
     

    • 37 min
    SC 16 THE PINK UNICORN with Kilara Sen

    SC 16 THE PINK UNICORN with Kilara Sen

    Japanese-born, USA-inspired, Kilara is a one-of-a-kind stand-up comic performing her craft in a conservative culture. In a country where people don’t typically talk about their problems and where it’s unacceptable to “poke fun” at others, Kilara has had to evolve and adapt her comedy into a “safe zone” for Japanese audiences. But, all that may be changing as the online world is rapidly bringing a diversity of opinions and previously off-limits conversations to the forefront of Japanese consciousness.
    06:25 | Terry-Ann
    Live from Tokyo, meet Kilara, an English and Japanese stand-up comic and sketch comedy performer.
    Kilara is wildly-creative. She’s the host of Japanese Whisky World, a lively TV series about, what else? Whisky! Her credits and comic work include: Contestant on Asia’s Got Talent; Finalist on Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank, CA; Finalist on Who’s Got Talent, sponsored by Japan Connects Hollywood; and Guest on How Hollywood Eats Japan.
    09:27 | Terry-Ann
    What’s the comedy scene like in Japan, pre- and post-pandemic?
    12:30 | Terry-Ann/Kilara
    Pursuing comedy in a historically “serious” country …
    How the USA influenced my comic life … from Richard Pryor to my HBCU, VA influences, and how Chris Rock rocked my life.
    14:25 | Kilara
    When my English gets better … and how I found my Japanese support group.
    16:00 | Terry-Ann/Kilara
    The stark difference between Japanese comedy vs. America stand-up. Stay in your lane! 
    18:23 | Terry-Ann
    How do you switch and balance between what’s culturally acceptable between your vastly different audiences?
    25:11 | Terry-Ann/Kilara
    A pink unicorn, or uniHORN? A message of diversity!
    28:57 | Terry-Ann/Kilara
    How does a gal decide to do a whisky podcast? The true meaning of workaholic.
    34:40 | Terry-Ann/Kilara
    OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks: If you could have free, unlimited service for five years from an extremely good cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, masseuse, or personal secretary, which would you choose?
    Arigatou!
      
    Kilara Sen
    Facebook: @KilaraComedy - www.facebook.com/Kilaracomedy
    Instagram: @KilaraComedy - www.instagram.com/kilaracomedy
    Twitter: @KilaraComedy - https://twitter.com/Kilaracomedy
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/kaoricomedy
    Dekanat tv | Whisky Intelligence | Japanese Whisky World https://bit.ly/2Niv7cG
     
    Terry-Ann Zander
    TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971
    Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander
     
    Terri Walters
    Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters
    LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
    Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com
     
    Some Kind of Comedian
    Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast
    Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/
     
    Moonfish Production, Ltd.
    Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/
    Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/
    Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com
     

    • 36 min

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LOVE IT!!!

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