Multi-talented funny-lady Angela Star is cracking me up on this episode of the LoudaVision Podcast! This Stand-up Comedian shares a cringe-worthy story about what inspired her to get into comedy, and even tells us about the entrepreneurial ventures she explored (*cough*DRUG DEALER*cough*) before pursuing stand-up comedy. Fast-Forward three years later- she’s now performing at major comedy clubs and is the founder of “Stars of Comedy”, teaching kids about her craft. Angela shares advice for overcoming stage-fright, and we discuss her process for coming up with jokes and adjusting her set to various audiences, anywhere from churches to China.
Angela is a female in a sea of men… in the field of comedy, a male dominated industry (you’re dirty!). She says, “I felt the pressure of being very vulgar to try to keep up with the men”. This didn’t mesh too well with her as a Christian. Her advice to other stand-ups trying to keep up with the competition is to BE YOURSELF… “We live in a society where everyone encourages you to be like everyone else, but if you’re like everyone else than how do you stand out?”
Camera-dude Tony is in this episode too. He’s filming me for a women’s history month video profile on Code 360. If you want to see some behind the scenes footage of this episode and find out more about me, your host, you can watch the video here:
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