Getting Started as a Standup Comedian an Interview with Stephanie McHugh
I talked to my good friend standup comedian, Stephanie McHugh, about what it was like getting started as a standup comedian later in life. Stephanie McHugh is an amazing comedian. She has a new Dry Bar special out and she has performed all over the world at this point, on the seas and the land. This episode has lots of laughs!
Stephanie McHugh started comedy at 35, married with 2 kids; the prime time to start a new career…ten months later, Stephanie won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Stephanie’s Dry Bar Comedy special “Rocks in My Shoe” was just released.
Here is a glimpse into the episode:
[1:21] How did Stephanie get started doing comedy in her 30s (and why)?
[2:36] Stephanie tells us the story of how she first learned what laughter could bring to the world.
[8:35] Stephanie and Andrea talk about what its like to be in standup comedy
[15:01] What piece of advice would Stephanie give to her younger self?
[17:39] What advantage does Stephanie think she has by starting comedy later in life?
[21:15] What advice does Stephanie give for getting comfortable as a comedian (if you want to get started)?
[23:50] What obstacles has Stephanie had to face as a comedian?
[28:39] As always let’s find out Stephanie’s favorite quote!
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Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Dry Bar Comedy Special – Rocks in my Shoe
- Stephanie McHugh’s Website
- Stephanie McHugh’s Comedy Works Clip
Connect with Stephanie!
Other Related Episodes:
- 26: 3 Tips to Get Started in Standup Comedy – Top Takeaways from Stephanie McHugh
- 27: How to Write a Joke – Quick Fix Friday
Watch the Interview
Read the transcript HERE
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