Devin discusses 5 things that changed his life:
- Getting laid off led to starting his own ‘funny business’
- Blaming his grandparents for this life-long obsession
- How Abbot and Costello led to another life-long obsession
- He had never tried this until he met his wife
- Going back to school
- (BONUS topic) What a co-worker did at an open mic that changed Devin’s life forever
About Devin: He’s the artistic director of ImprovCity, an award-winning improv troupe based in Irvine, California.Visit improvcityonline.com for show tickets and more information.
He recently released the book, “Improvisers Drawing Stick Figures”, which is a collection of improvised doodles by improv performers across the United States, is now available on amazon.
Mary discusses 5 things that changed her life:
- Learning to say “Yes, And”. Where Mary, Alan and Loren all met
- Losing a national championship and realizing that she wasn’t the best at something and no one likes a know-it-all
- How NOT moving to another country was a positive change in her life.
- There’s something about Mary…. What exactly happened in a car while listening to Def Leopard’s Hysteria?
- It was the first year she moved to Los Angeles and a major event led her to starting her own company and meeting a number of important friends in the development of her career.
About Mary: Mary is a writer, artist, improv and sketch performer, violinist, and professional selfie photographer. Additional interests include: road trips, punctuation, Star Trek, superheroes, cartoons, Star Trek, noodles, and other epicurean pursuits.
Follow Mary on Twitter at https://twitter.com/maryforrest and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/marylikeafox/.
Kelly discusses 5 things that changed her life:
- How music of the 60s and 70s influenced kelly’s life and continues to do so today
- Being a California girl, moving to a farm in Arkansas in the late 70s. and how she was ostracized by the popular kids because she thought differently
- Living her life as an empath and learning how to protect herself
- How she stumbled into animal rescue and made it into something successful
- Talking to the Animals / Animal Communication
About Kelly: Kelly is the founder and former director of Sante D’or, a volunteer-run animal adoption center and community focused rescue located in Los Angeles, California. For adoption information go to santedor.org. She is an animal rights activist for domestic and wild animals and a member of the international ocean conservation and advocacy organization, Oceana. Get more info at oceana.org.
Todd discusses 5 things that changed his life:
- How he struggles with his age every day
- Receiving a large inheritance and wasting it
- Going on strike from the TV series, Fashion Police, and how it was the completely wrong decision
- Always feeling like he’s being left behind by friends
- When Todd came out of the closet while studying abroad in London.
Todd is a comedian, writer, and producer from West Hollywood, CA.
Named one of Culture Stocked’s “Gay Comedians To Watch In 2016,” he’s written for film and television icons including Joan Rivers and James Franco. His most recent work includes producing season 7 of the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race on LogoTV.
Catch Todd doing his stand up comedy at various stops up and down the West Coast beginning in September 2016.
Follow Todd on Twitter and Instagram at Todd Masterson.
Liz discusses 5 things that changed her life:
- Self-inflicted near-sightedness. How she faked vision problems when she was a kid just to get glasses
- Becoming a teacher instead of a doctor and becoming an actor instead of a teacher
- Visa lottery. How her family won a green card lottery to come live in the United States
- Meeting her husband. Sometimes you just need to eat a sandwich before taking over the world
- A restless artist. Unsure of how to move her career forward yet itching to perform. How a writing assignment in class became a one-person play.
Liz Femi is a Los Angeles based actor who recently appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love” and guest starred opposite David Duchovney in NBC’s Aquarius. She is the writer and performer of the award-winning comedic solo show, “Take Me To The Poorhouse,” and is currently in production on the Netflix feature, A Futile And Stupid Gesture, which comes out in 2017.
You can follow Liz on Twitter and Instagram at @LizFemi and on her website at LizFemi.com.