March 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 12 secs
40 year old virgin, bridesmaids, carleena angwin, chris vogler, comedy, comic hero's journey, disney, groundhog's day, hbo, hero's journey, hollywood, joseph campbell, mental health, mike birbiglia, screenwriting, sony, stand up, steve kaplan, the big sick, the carleena show, writing
Steve Kaplan is a comedy consultant for HBO, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, and many other media companies. He teaches his signature Comedy Intensive Workshops around the world, and is the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero's Journey. Today on the show, Kaplan explains how the Comic Hero's Journey differs from the classic Hero's Journey. “Characters in comedies don’t want to change. They want to stay the same,” Kaplan says. We also discuss drawing from personal experiences to create comedy.
Connect with Steve Kaplan https://www.kaplancomedy.com/
The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/
June 21st, 2018 | 45 mins 10 secs
artist, atlanta, carleena angwin, chattanooga, comedy, directing, director, faculty, film, florida state university, fsu, georgia, humor, jen silver, jennifer silver, journey, mentors, ohio, plays, professor, teachers, tennessee, theater, travel, video camera, writer
Today's guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an artistic dream comes with its challenges. Jen unpacks those challenges with insight and humor.
[14:10] "Creating art that speaks to people is an incredibly unique opportunity. I’ve been pursing that very diligently, much to my own dismay. Because it’s exhausting sometimes."
[20:50] "Walk me through the highs and lows of a project cycle."
[31:15] "How do you take your experiences from life and incorporate them into your art?"
[37:00] "I’ve talked to so many people who can point to one year in their 20s and say, ‘this year sucked.’ For me, it was definitely 25. I hit rock bottom in a lot of areas in my life all at once. The day I turned 26, I said goodbye to something really big."
The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero's Journey
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