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Read the article at ComedyWham.com Casey Rocket talks candidly with Valerie Lopez about living life satirically, the learning process for being an absurdist comic, how getting the attention of one of the most powerful podcast producers in the country changed his life, and tells us that we're all going to land on our feet. We rate this episode "Mast…
 
In this episode we hear from Dr. Chido Dziva Chikwari, an Epidemiologist from Zimbabwe about her work and career journey in public health for the past 9 years. We talked about: Chido’s current roles and how long she has been doing health research work Chido’s background and career journey and how she ended up doing the work she does now How she end…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Ivy Le sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy came to her (not vice versa), the process of becoming a reluctant host on the podcast FOGO: Fear of Going Outside, hosting the only Austin queer open mic Tongue & Cheek, and the return of Austin Sketch Fest. Austin Sketch Fest returns September 29 to Oct…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Ryan Cownie sits down with Valerie Lopez for his second time to talk about the trials and tribulations of moving to LA, how the Comedy Wham Isolation Comedy Zoom shows became a fun escape for him during the pandemic, and the mischief he's gotten into since returning to his 2nd home, Austin. This is a special treat…
 
In this episode we hear from Joy Kamunyori, a digital health and project management professional from Kenya about her 14 year career assessing, developing and implementing public health IT systems in sub-Saharan African countries. We discussed: Joy’s background what she studied and how she ended working in public health How her passion for educatio…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Alden Schaub sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy saved him from a life of aimless (and sometimes dangerous) job hopping, life as a trivia show host, keeping busy hosting open mics around Austin, and we spend a lot of time talking about the practical side of being a comic. Oh, and Alden single-han…
 
Not an Episode of Enter the Fold! Mandi and Caitlin are doing a show on Vampire Academy the new show streaming on Peacock! We thought we'd drop the preview episode here so you can check it out and see if it's something you'd be interested in joining us for over on Loyalty and Blood.By Caitlin & Mandi Kaye | Eloquent Gushing
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Yola Lu talks honestly with Valerie Lopez and shares her comedy origins with standup in Seattle, launch of Y'All We Asian improv troupe, web series Uncomfortable, and ambitious goals she has set for herself over the next two years. Recorded August 2022 Follow Yola Website - yolalucomedy.com Linktree - linktr.ee/yo…
 
In this episode we talked with Will Moyo an Bioengineer from Zimbabwe. Will is the Engineering Innovation Design Studio Manager for Rice 360 Institute for Global Health Technologies. We discussed: Will’s background and the kind of work she does now What is Bioengineering and what training she received to get there What motivated her to pursue a car…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Mandy Kay talks with Valerie Lopez about the lifelong pursuit of learning (and ice cream), the mantras that see her through the challenges of life, her move from the Denver to Austin comedy scene, and how important it is to balance the chase of success with being yourself. Recorded August 2022 Follow Ma…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Andre Ricks talks with Valerie Lopez about the view from the new podcast recording location, how time is the most valuable resource we have, life as a comic in Austin before the pandemic and after, and his exciting new venture as co-owner of the East Austin Comedy Club. Recorded July 2022 Follow Andre I…
 
This episode we heard from Dr. Itumeleng Ntatamala, an Occupational Medicine Specialist and Senior Lecturer in the Occupational Medicine Division in the School of Public Health at University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences. We talked about: Dr. Itumeleng’s background and his current roles What drew him to medicine, public health and then …
 
In this episode with Dorcas Kareithi a clinical trials statistician from Kenya currently based in the UK we discussed: Dorcas’s background and how her love for Math led her to study Applied Statistics What she calls herself Dorcas’s love for data, data puns and t shirts with them All the key steps she took to end up working in health with her skill…
 
In this episode we talked with Siyabonga Ndwandwe, a computational health economist from Eswatini currently based in London about his to journey to working in Public health and what it has been like for him. In the episode we discussed: What is computational health economics and what that entails His background and motivation to study health econom…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Guy Branum sits down with Valerie Lopez to explain why lawyers and comics are both aggressive people who like to be coercive, his observations on the evolution in queer comedy in San Francisco and across the country, his wish for diversity to be addressed more thoughtfully, an…
 
In this episode we chat with Nang’andu, a health promotion specialist from Zambia about her 11 year career in public health. We discussed: How Nana started her career in public health and what motivated her to focus on health in development Secondary prevention in Cervical cancer All things Cervical cancer What work she currently does and what that…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Erica Rhodes sits down with Valerie Lopez to discuss the milestones she's achieved during the five years since her first Moontower interview with us in 2017 including her debut album, Sad Lemon, her debut special, La Vie en Rhodes, touring (safely) during a pandemic, and share…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Avery Pearson sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how a grade school crush led him on a path to perform but his wife encouraged him to commit to comedy, about a chance encounter with Sir Paul McCartney, and we celebrate the big year he's been having with his …
 
In this episode we chat with Temitope Ben-Ajepe, a pharmacist and public health consultant from Nigeria. We discussed: Her pharmacy background and how she ended up studying pharmacy Her motivations to explore regulatory work and work at a macro level Details of different internship and placement experiences, what she enjoyed and what she learnt the…
 
2022 Moontower Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Mike Falzone sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his start as a musician, the culture shock of moving from Connecticut to Los Angeles with his wife, being an early Youtube (and podcasting) star, the perspective he's gained from having not one, but two he…
 
2022 Moontower Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Rojo Perez returns to talk with Valerie Lopez about his evolution as a performer, taking a necessary break from the New York City grind to live in Puerto Rico during the pandemic, and the release of his debut album, Words. Recorded April 2022 at Moontower Just …
 
In this episode we talk with Dr. Nikki Kay a specialist Public Health physician currently based at the Duke-NUS Medical School Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) and SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI) in Singapore. We discussed: Her 16 year career in public health medicine starting from her background and what motivated her to …
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Sophie Buddle sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about starting comedy at the age of 15, the Canadian's ambitions to perform in the US, what it's like to ask comics to write letters of recommendations, and settling into her new life as an LA comic touring the…
 
In this episode we talk with Mandi Tembo, a Menstrual health enthusiast and PhD research fellow with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about her journey and career in public health. We discussed: Mandi's introduction to and start of her public health work How she started her PhD and the opportunities that led her to that point The …
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Jeremiah Watkins talks to Valerie Lopez for the 5th time about how focusing on himself has lead to bigger and bigger opportunities, his Standup on the Spot show becoming a series recorded at the world famous Comedy Store, the success of the Scissor Bros Podcast…
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Andy Huggins sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his 45+ year career in comedy, being a Texas Outlaw, the simple pleasures of paying bills on time, his America's Got Talent appearance, and his excitement to film his debut comedy special. Recorded April 2…
 
Live from the 2022 Lysistrata Comedy Festival Read the article at ComedyWham.com Live from the 2022 Lysistrata Comedy Festival in New Orleans, Amanda Van Nostrand sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about just how hammy she was as a child, turning a challenge into a victory, and how it feels to be in that transition period between standup comic an…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Trumaine Bradley sits down with Valerie Lopez by zoom to talk about how his Big Beard Energy (BBE) has taken him from Houston to Austin to Chicago, the big name comics who have given him opportunities to shine, and the plans he's making to keep challenging himself until he's ready to make it back to LA, his hometo…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Maggi Mayfield sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her start in radio, how she learned to play guitar and started writing parody songs, and gives us a sneak peak into some exciting projects on her horizon (including a new open mic!) Recorded February 2022 Follow Maggi: Website - www.maggimayfield.com Twitte…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Lukas McCrary sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about their move to Austin from Knoxville, TN, a fortuitous 1 minute set in front of one of the most powerful voices that garnered them even more attention, their eye for design, and their successful Main Course & Just Desserts shows. Follow Lukas Linkt…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, James "Murr" Murray sits down with Valerie Lopez via Zoom to talk about the start of The Tenderloins. the adventures of being an Impractical Joker, what it's like writing a new book every year, and why he's been touring the country. James is in town for 2 shows at the Paramount Stateside on Saturday Mar…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Cara Connors from LA sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she ditched graduate school to pursue comedy, landing an E! television show, and what it means to be your own marketing machine for her Straight for Pay national tour. Recorded February 2022 Follow Cara Website - CaraConnors.com Twitter…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Sawyer Stull sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about being a new star on the Austin comedy scene (before Covid shutdown), staying busy with writing during Covid, running multiple shows since the reopening, and, in a maternal plea from Valerie, how he really needs to get some glasses! Recorded Januar…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brandi Davis sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about finding comedy to achieve balance with her more serious day job, breaking the habit of being self-deprecating, and shares their insights on the Austin comedy scene. (Recorded January 2022) Follow Brandi Twitter - @lilbrandidavis Instagram - @brandi…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Monna sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about launching her comedy career in Fort Worth, Texas by carpooling with friends, the launch of her brand Claws Out Comedy, and shares the motivation behind her unflappable drive to succeed in comedy. (Recorded January 2022) Follow MONNA Website - MonnaComedy.…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, for a live special event celebrating Comedy Wham Present's 6th Anniversary and Valerie's 200th interview, our very first guests, Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O'Grady join Valerie Lopez to talk about the Austin comedy scene. We reflect on changes in the Austin comedy scene since the Covid shutdown and wh…
 
Caitlin and guest host Rachel discuss the newly announced casting for season of Shadow and Bone! Lots of spoilers for all seven books but especially Ruin and Rising and Rule of Wolves Jack Wolfe as Wylan! Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov (Caitlin's favourite character) Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Lewis Tan as Tolya We also address a couple emails a…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Rochelle McConico sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her start in comedy by way of being a teacher in some of the toughest cities in the country, her many talents and interests (maybe too many, she wonders aloud?) in comedy, and how giving back and lifting up are genetically encoded in her syste…
 
Show Notes: Welcome to Desire Made Real A Discovery of Witches Podcast where we recap and discuss every episode of the television show spoiler-free. A Discovery of Witches is a television show by British network Sky One, based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Desire Made Real on Twitter Find Caitlin on Twitter Find Mandi on Twitter Lea…
 
Trigger Warning: The article and accompanying podcast discuss suicide, self-harm, and abuse. If you or someone you care for is having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 If you or someone you care for are engaging in self-harm, contact a Crisis Counselor by texting 741741 If you or someone you care fo…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Mike Eaton sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his start in and return to Austin, the valuable lessons he learned about performing in front of different audiences, and getting his Giggle Boys Podcast picked up by a major network. Mike's episode begins our final countdown to Valerie's 200th interv…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Dylan Sullivan sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his incredible job as assistant to Pauly Shore, how he coped with the fame of appearing on Lights Out with David Spade, and offers introspection about the Austin comedy scene. Follow Dylan Twitter - @dylanraysull Instagram - @dylanraysull Do 512 …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brett VerVoort returns to sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how things have changed for her since her first episode in 2018, how she became more introspective during 2020, and how incredibly busy she's been in 2021 (including with her own show, High Tea). Listen up, she shared a huge announcemen…
 
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