The Need to Fail with Don Fanelli

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What do all of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and artists have in common? At some point, they’ve all completely failed. Comedian Don Fanelli sits down with folks at the top of their game to talk about the times their dreams felt more elusive than ever. These hilarious, heartbreaking, and incredibly relatable stories remind us that failure is not only necessary when pursuing a dream, but ultimately the inspiration that keeps us moving uncompromisingly forward. New Episodes Tuesdays.

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Emma Willmann (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Secret Keepers Club) was stuck in a leaky airport hotel and had an awful ten hours where multiple projects fell through. But those setbacks opened the door to multiple successes. We chat about how her rocky childhood helps her to scale back and deal with her current problems, performing after someone kills it on stage or in a room, and what drove her to the edg…
Keiko Agena (Better Call Saul, Gilmore Girls) talks about what led her to write her book, No Mistakes, which embraces and encourages failure. We chat about how she keeps her anxiety under control, what she would change about her Gilmore Girls experience, and the unfortunate time she couldn't remember her lines on set.CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER:…
Jessica Harper (Suspiria, It's Garry Shandling's Show) experienced her first taste of failure while taking summer classes at a high school known for its theater department. We also chat about bombing off-broadway with Richard Gere, how professional unpredictability inspired her to write many children's books and albums, and her writing strategy while balancing work and motherhood.LISTEN TO JESSIC…

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Feb 15th, 2013
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Feb 19th, 2019
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