Tag: Jessi Klein

Episode 105: Samantha Irby on Intentional Dating, Sexual Mishaps and Redefining Family

Episode 105: Samantha Irby on Intentional Dating, Sexual Mishaps and Redefining Family

Listen to Samantha Irby HERE. Samantha Irby amassed a cult following with her Bitches Gotta Eat blog and then she wowed her fans with her hilarious and brutally honest memoir, Meaty, which is in TV development by Jessi Klein, head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Broad […]

Episode 66: Jessi Klein on Facing Fear, Speaking Up & Modern Femininity

Episode 66: Jessi Klein on Facing Fear, Speaking Up & Modern Femininity

Jessi Klein has been making us laugh and challenging our ideas about womanhood, feminism, and issues like age-ism, gun control, and online harassment as the head writer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer for years.  Now, you can get 100% pure Klein in […]

Episode 18: Hallie Cantor & Maeve Higgins on Writing Comic Gold

Funny girls, Hallie Cantor and Maeve Higgins, join me to talk about mining their humiliations for material, being vulnerable in front of an audience, developing their jokes on Twitter, and so much more.

Hallie wrote on the sensational 3rd season of Inside Amy Schumer and writes humor pieces for The New Yorker online. Her most recent piece Everything I’m Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances To Get Coffee, prompted me to put myself out there and ask her to have coffee and luckily for us, she said yes!

To add some comedic smarts to the mix, I asked the brilliant Maeve Higgins to be my co-host, who is also the author of We Have a Good Time Don’t We?.

In the episode Hallie talks about rereading Mary Karr’s memoir Lit and Maeve has just finished Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories by Katherine Heiny.

We really hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Do let us know on Twitter @litupshow and follow these two amazing women @halliecantor & @maevehiggins.

XOXOX Angie

Hallie Cantor is comedian and writer. She wrote on the 3rd season of Inside Amy Schumer, and she writes humor pieces for The New Yorker online. Check out all her New Yorker pieces here. She also write for College Humor.

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Maeve Higgins is a comedian. She recently appeared on the 3rd season of Inside Amy Schumer. She is the author of a book of essays; We Have a Good Time Don’t We?, and a new book that will be published in Ireland in September. She also host the show I’m New Here: Can you Show Me Around with Jon Ronson. Maeve is a TV star in Ireland too…

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