- How to make a living as a standup comedian,
- how not to get pigeonholed as an "ethnic" comic,
- and why I love/hate Marc Maron.
You may have seen her on Last Comic Standing. Or on LoGo. Or at Sundance. In this interview, comedian Sapna Kumar and I dive deep into the depths of comedy nerd-dom to discuss improv's infiltration into Chicago's standup scene, the decline of "ethnic" comedy, and the burgeoning queer comedy circuit. We also discuss the career trajectories of Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Neal Brennan, Aziz Ansari, and Kumail Nanjiani. Highlights include:
We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on the Rise
Nia King's trying to figure out if her dream of making a living as an art activist is beyond reach. In this podcast, she seeks advice from other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values.
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