Actress Mary Birdsong (Succession, The Descendants, Reno 911) was turning 16 and desperately wanted to go to Paris with her French class but her family couldn’t afford it. So what did her mother do? She hit the blackjack tables in Atlantic City. Listen to find out if she won!And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like LiteratiBookClub, KiwiCo and BetaBrand. Just use the promo code STORY or STORYWORTHY. When you support my sponsors, you support me. THANK YOU! It’s good karma guys!And please subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts here- http://apple.co/1MceZ2Q Oh, and check out the funniest game show in LA! My game show- Story Smash! EVERY month at the Hollywood Improv! Story Worthy on social media-Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/storyworthy/ Twitter-https://twitter.com/storyworthy Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/StoryWorthy/Christine Blackburn- http://christineblackburn.com/
Talented comedian and actress, Mary Birdsong joins the show! (Reno 911, The Descendants, Broadway) David and Mary are long time friends so the entire episode feels like a catching up session.
Mary shares her experiences at NYU and how she almost dropped out of college and what made her stay! The best things in her life (improv companies, relationships, etc) she was never excited about. But, what she did to keep the faith and keep plugging away in the entertainment business.
Maggi gets schooled on how to maintain friendships without Facebook and everyone can relatate to comparing ourselves to amazingly talented people like Janeane Garofalo.
Mary sets the tone early in her five songs about what exactly a broken heart sounds like and how you can actually hear god in songs. Mary grew up in a divorced family where dad's 'new' family seemed to be perfect, while her homelife with her mother was led by a woman with serious mental health issues. Mary describes her painfully shy childhood and how neighbors interpreted her.
In conclusion...Mary things there will be love again as much as she hates to admit it.
Band Or Bar takes us to Milwaukee, WI. Try and guess along with Mary and Maggi before clicking the links!
Mary's Guilty Pleasure has everything to do with outer space and her first concert becomes a tribute to a high school teacher.
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