Episode 191 is here with Melissa McGillicuddy. McGillicuddy is a stand-up comic who left a career in auditing to pursue a calling for comedy. She recently became Stand-up Program Director at Sacramento Comedy Spot. In addition, Melissa co-produces the Moving Van Show and Sacramento FemmeFest, the city’s first all-female comedy festival.
In this episode of the show Melissa McGillicuddy chats about her journey from auditor to comic; how one day, “all the shit we’ve been through” would be a motivator later in life; how one becomes comfortable failing in front of a group of people; the problems comics deal with that other professions don’t have to deal with; why pursuing a career in comedy felt like a second coming out; getting over the lizard part of our brains; and why a life in comedy is what she’s meant to be doing.
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“Serious Talk Theme Song” by Leah and Nicole
“Hungaria” by Latché Swing
“Serious Talk Theme Song (Quick Version)” by Leah and Nicole