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NYC comedian Calise Hawkins chats about recording her debut comedy album 'Calise Hawkins is Forty AF,' why it's important to be easy on yourself during quarantine, and how learning how to love your "mess" is the key to both personal and comedic
South African comic Robby Collins shares how he went from being at the height of his career (touring with Dave Chapelle, being invited to the Netflix Comedy Festival, etc) to then being locked down in quarantine, why he's using this time to foc
NYC comic Richie Redding talks about the insane experience of recording his comedy album, #1 Album of the Year, on March 14th to then having to drive down to Palm Beach, FL to take care of his girlfriend's parents who both contracted life-threa
NYC comic Natalie Cuomo shares how she went from pursuing a fun hobby with her fiance to launching a full-blown magazine during quarentine, to growing a whopping 18k+ social following, all in the time-span of about 3 months. Plus what it's like
In part 2 of this episode we chat with NYC comic Wendi Starling about her methods for addressing uncomfortable topics on stage, how COVID-19 has impacted her job (both as a comic and hooker), the prospect of a new, long-term relationship, and t
In part 1 of this episode we talk with NYC comic Wendi Sterling about growing up with a bipolar diagnosis and how it’s impacted her life, the serendipitous experience that brought her to comedy, and how signing up for the app “Seeking Arrangeme
NYC comic and producer Vanetta Schoefield shares how she went from pastor's daughter, to college dropout, to comedy business pro, leading to the launch of her nationwide production company Funny Hunnyz, how her job selling fake perfume for a py
NYC comic and producer Kenny Warren shares how he went from offering $1 haircuts at the age of 14 to servicing famous athletes like Kobe Bryant (who didn't tip but even still RIP), why working in a barbershop has been top-notch training for his
Nationwide comic Franqi French shares how stepping away from her original comedy base led to a personal and comedic breakthrough, the insane experience of winning Stand Up NBC and what it's done for her blossoming comedy career, and how refusin
NYC comic Daniel Perafan chats with us about maintaining notoriety in the comedy scene despite past struggles with addiction, what you should and shouldn't do when pursuing a career in comedy, and the crazy experiences he's had working within t
DFW comic Alberta The Exception shares her experience of being a female football player and coach for the past 14 years, being inducted into the first Women's Football Hall of Fame, and how her love of the field has merged with her love of the
DFW comic Jack Freeman chats with Brandy about how he’s managing to stay sane while having only his plants to keep him company during Coronavirus isolation, how his self-deprecating style of comedy has helped him cope with his depression, and w
In this special COVID-19 quarantine edition of CFH, Dara and Brandy chat about what they're doing to stay sane, the differences between the NYC and Dallas "quarantine scenes", how they anticipate this virus impacting comedy going-forward, and t
Dallas-based comedian, producer, and voiceover actor Zak Sprung talks about joining CFH as Brandy's Dallas co-host, his experience of being a fire fighter for 10+ years, and how he manages to juggle 3-4 side hustles while also pursuing comedy. 
NYC comedian Linette Palladino shares how she juggles motherhood, frequent Army deployments, and the non-stop grind of comedy while also keeping her (insanely gorgeous) head on straight. 
NYC comedian, writer, and host Chris Hamilton talks about his surprisingly easy transition from NYC native to Ohio college student, landing his dream job at CBS and then quitting a year later for comedy, and how he feels out crowd personalities
NYC comic Joe Pontillo chats with us about how making parody videos as a kid led to a life-long passion for comedy, what it was like to work for a Long Island public access TV station, and how his extremely enthusiastic father (and former comic
NYC comic Chewy May talks about working in the male-dominated industry of software engineering, having to go through conversion therapy after coming out in high school, and the time she got kicked out of a BDSM club for being rude. 
NYC comic JC Best shares how he went from idolized New Jersey preacher to successful NYC comedian, the sexual awakening that led him down that path, and the struggles of exploring sexuality without labels. Brandy, Dara, and JC also discuss Dave
NYC comic Ken Oonyu shares stories about his African origins and being the son of a freedom fighter, how he effortlessly merges cultural differences within his comedy material, and the pros and cons of going on a national tour while being less
NYC comedian and children's performer Alex Murray talks about how moving to NYC for an acting career led to him backflipping his way into comedy, his rise to fame as "Doctor Alex", the elite children's performer, and the crazy things he's seen
NYC comedian Ricky Downes talks about his unequivocal talent as an impressionist and voice over artist, his unusual yet refreshing methods for bringing life to the stage, and the fulfilling experience of being a tour guide for the Bronx Zoo.  B
NYC comic Amamah Sardar talks about becoming a high school science teacher at the ripe age of 22, having to teach sex ed while still being a virgin herself, the crazy experience of interviewing prisoners for a post-prison assistance program, an
NYC comic, actor, and writer Gianmarco Soresi talks about the pros and cons of having an obsessively focused personality, the struggles of dating and enjoying life as a comic, and his approach for tackling potentially offensive material.    For
NYC comic Christiana Jackson talks about how her theater degree from Rutgers led to a 15yr career in NYC real estate, the painful process of dealing with snobby (and sometimes racist) clients, and how her life-long pursuit of laughs led to her
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