Dave Merheje won the Juno award for best comedy album with his 2018 release “Good Friend Bad Grammar.”
I’ve been hoping to interview Merheje since I first saw him perform a killer set at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His rhythmic comedic style celebrates family and personal frustrations that truly spoke to me, not only as a fan of comedy but more significantly as a father and a son.
Watch for his upcoming regular appearance in the Hulu show “Ramy,” with Ramy Youssef, which starts streaming April 19.
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Dave on Netflix “Comedians of the World.”
See Dave Merheje this summer.
In June he’s in Hamilton, Ottawa and St. John New Brunswick: Tickets
Then he’s at the “Ethnic Show” at Just for Laughs in Montreal, July 10 – 25: Tickets
His New York clubs:
The Comedy Cellar: https://www.comedycellar.com/
Union Hall: https://www.unionhallny.com/
Comedy Juice at Gotham: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=128751
Ramy Youseff on Colbert
Mo Amer’s Netflix special:”The Vagabond”
Snoop Dogg’s first album “Doggystyle” on Spotify.
We discuss the importance of making a good self-tape for auditions, the growing demand for actors able to meet the demands of experiential theatre and why knowing who you are as a human is the most important thing that informs you as an artist.
Kate has collectively worked on over 40 film/TV productions, and 80 theatrical productions in New York City and across the USA including shows at The Kennedy Center and many others. Kate also works with Celebrity Cruises Productions, casting from live auditions in various cities across North America including Toronto.
She’s also the Head of Education for the Broadway Collective – a training academy for young performers looking to break into the industry.
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Kate’s Self-Tape Starter Kit
The Broadway Collective
As well as playing lead roles on Broadway, Ilana Levine has worked with iconic film directors including Sydney Lumet and Robert Altmann.
We talk about her experiences working with, and learning from, actors who have won Tony Awards and Academy Awards.
She has also appeared in many television shows including “Law and Order” and “Seinfeld.”
As you’ll hear, Ilana is married to an actor and they have two kids.
Ilana is very candid about the struggles they faced as they worked to create a stable, loving environment for the kids to grow up in while pursuing the mercurial success of careers in show business.
Click here for her podcast “Little Known Facts.”
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