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Hosts Keith and Chemda (of Keith and The Girl) ask comedian friends and performers about their first time on stage. Listen to popular comics telling embarrassing stories of their first performances as they share some of their most terrible opening lines, awkward executions, and epic fails.
||Clean29: Mehran Khaghani's First Time||The hilarious and energetic Mehran Khaghani joins us to talk about his beginnings as well as his confrontations with Joe Rogan and Roseanne Barr. The gang talks about using laughter to combat physical violence, the comedy that changed their lives, and .||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28; Abbi Crutchfield's First Time||Abbi Crutchfield shares how it all started, including her cultivating her own comedy… group? club? in college. Abbi talks with Keith and Chemda about small town living and everything that led to her hosting TruTV’s You Can Do Better.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Mark Douglas's First Time||Mark Douglas is the creator of the extremely popular YouTube channel The Key of Awesome, which has over 5.4 million subscribers. The channel features musical parodies of some of the biggest songs in pop culture including Kesha's TiK ToK (with over 160 .||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Mike Lawrence's First Time||Roast Battle Grand Champion Mike Lawrence worked at McDonald's for 7 years before landing multiple TV appearances. Mike discusses the effects of growing up with a comedian mom, discovering his comedy skills while working the fast food window, his move .||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Carmen Lynch's First Time||Carmen Lynch talks about being in the Top 20 on Last Comic Standing within 2 years of performing stand-up before regaling us with stories of how she learned the secrets of stand-up comedy, her attendance at a Learning Annex stand-up class while ignorin.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Lucie Pohl's First Time||Overwatch’s Mercy joins us to talk about her break in theater, television, and one of the biggest video games of all time. Lucie Pohl talks about her first times performing, getting a role taken away from her, taking away a role from someone else, and||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Bonnie McFarlane's First Time||Bonnie McFarlane talks about starting her comedy career in Canada, making her way to clubs in the U.S., and the differences between the audiences in the two countries. From her first time on stage to her first moment on television, Bonnie shares the un.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Jimmy Pardo's First Time||Jimmy Pardo, host of Never Not Funny, talks about what he experienced in 30 years of stand-up , from soup to nuts. Jimmy covers the fear of the art form, the secret to success, the audacity of it all, and advice on how to begin a comedy career in the c.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Allison Raskin's First Time||Allison Raskin, of Just Between Us and the comedic soap opera GOSSIP, talks about getting fired from her improv group, her #MeToo moment, and leaving BuzzFeed. She explains why constantly performing could cause more harm than good.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Julian McCullough's First Time||TV regular and stand-up veteran Julian McCullough discusses his first times on stage including when he performed stand-up immediately after seating customers and how it felt serving fellow comedians. As a comic, he explains why it's important the jokes.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Graham Elwood's First Time||Comedy Film Nerds’ Graham Elwood visits NYC to talk about his stand-up beginnings that include Judd Apatow and Doritos, and we have the tape! Graham discusses the lows that included bankruptcy and divorce as well as the highs that now include success||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Chris Mancini’s First Time||Today we visit with Comedy Film Nerds’ Chris Mancini, and we talk the beginning of podcasting and the early mistakes. We discuss his start in stand-up, his experience managing a comedy club, and what’s more important to him – his podcast or perfor||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Jeff Meacham's First Time||Actor Jeff Meacham is doing very well with the show Black-ish, but, before that, Keith and Chemda worked with him as children’s party entertainers. We catch up with Jeff and go over his rise to success, the scary detours on the way, and his stint with||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Nick Thune's First Time||Comic and musician Nick Thune lets us know where and how it all began, the differences between comedy music and regular music to those in the business, and what he learned about women.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Gaby Dunn's First Time||Actress, writer, and comedian Gaby Dunn discusses her first times in the spotlight. Yes, she has a massive following and videos with millions of views, but first, there was MTV audition-crying. Enjoy!||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Dan Soder's First Time||While selling the radio station records he was supposed to be playing, Dan Soder painfully learned how to write jokes, saw how alcoholism affected networking, and discovered the politics of picking an opener.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Ted Alexandro's First Time||25-year stand-up veteran Ted Alexandro talks about breaking out from a stand-up duo and going solo to begin his illustrious career as well as sharing his first joke on stage ever, his performance that led to being cast as a rape survivor on HBO’s Oz,||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Gilbert Gottfried's First Time||Legend Gilbert Gottfried covers his first times in comedy while sharing his need for attention and being raised by television. The gang covers Gilbert’s early impressions, his breaks on TV, and the time Jerry Seinfeld sucked off Boris Karloff. This go||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Alia Janine's First Time||Comedian Alia Janine not only talks about her first time performing stand-up, which happened to be with Andrew Dice Clay, but she talks about other firsts as well, including her first dance as a stripper, her first time masturbating on camera, and her .||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Kevin Allison's First Time||Kevin Allison, from MTV’s The State and host of the Risk! podcast, shares his monumental firsts on stage. From his first time performing with members of The State (with no clothes on), to his first catastrophic character work following the show's canc||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Christian Finnegan's First Time||Fletcher Christian Finnegan, Comedy Central staple and veteran stand-up comedian, talks about his performing debut at NYC's alternative art house Surf Reality, the same place where Keith and Chemda first met. Christian shares with us his thoughts on co.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Myq Kaplan's First Time||Myq Kaplan has had many successes in comedy from competitions like Last Comic Standing, @midnight, and America's Got Talent to his late-night sets and live comedy tours around the world. Listen to this episode about his start in comedy, and why failing.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Ruby Karp's First Time||Wunderkind Ruby Karp, who was featured in a video on feminism with Amy Poehler at age 7, performed a TED Talk at age 12, and wrote a book at age 16, shares with us the first time she performed solo comedy on stage. She can do it all, including being a .||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Laurie Kilmartin's First Time||Emmy-nominated New York Times bestseller Laurie Kilmartin tells us when she first learned the shocking news that comedians don’t actually perform off the cuff onstage. With that knowledge at hand, and after seeing people floundering one after another,||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Ophira Eisenberg's First Time||NPR host and award-winning storyteller Ophira Eisenberg joins us to talk about her very first time on stage. Was the $300 for the stand-up class a scam? The teacher said she had great stage presence, sooo...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Matteo Lane's First Time||With a little burlesque, some comedy, and a hint of opera, Matteo Lane finds his way to his opening line. Find out what Matteo’s first time doing stand-up was like in this episode.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Adam Conover's First Time||When Adam first did stand-up, he chose to play a character of a tree doctor who healed trees while hating bushes. He was in a taco restaurant at an anything-goes open mic. Except this didn’t go. At all.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Jared Freid's First Time||Jared’s first time doing stand-up was at an open-mic known for being super supportive of new performers. Unfortunately, his act was the least supported ever. Find out why in this episode.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Emma Willmann's First Time||Emma tells her never-before-heard story of the actual first time she performed stand-up. It involved making sure her guests got more drunk than they wanted to, an awkward pep talk, and hiding behind a kitchen counter.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: Keith Malley's First Time||In this intro-episode, Keith describes how he didn’t understand stand-up protocol and asked to perform for the first time at an already booked comedy show in Manhattan.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Amazing as always!
Love Keith, love Chemda. My absolute favorite podcasters with yet another amazing show.
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I have been looking forward to this new Keith and The Girl podcast. So much great content. How do they do it?
The best in the biz!
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