Dec 24, 2020
Born and raised in New York, Donna has come full circle. From a vibrant career as a young comedian, to a long hiatus, she’s back and funnier than ever. Donna gives us insight into what it's like to make a comeback, and how the thrill of standing alone on a stage never left her after so many years.
Donna’s career feeds her soul and keeps her sane in this crazy world – there’s nothing else she’d rather be doing. Her best advice to her younger self or a young comedian is “treat your craft as a business first.”
08:09 | Terry-Ann
Introducing, Donna Moran: Kids Theatre Teacher; Stand-up Comedian, Impersonator – including a fabulous Joan Rivers; Actor, with T.V. Credits: The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods and Law & Orders SVU.
10:29 | Terry-Ann/Donna
What zoom has taught me about my comic performance and how it has brought comedy to new corners of the world.
12:46 | Terry-Ann/Donna
My life in Improv – from performing Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Marilyn, Joan, and how that lead me into stand-up.
16:16 | Terry-Ann/Donna
From the highs of performing during the NYC comic heydays of the 80’s to putting on the comic brakes, cold turkey … 23 years later …
19:53 | Donna
What it’s like starting over – and how I know I love doing what I do.
21:11 | Terry-Ann
How does performing to a theatre audience and your improv background translate to your virtual comedy performance?
23:20 | Donna
What you can and CAN’T learn about comedy. The importance of recording your set.
26:07 | Terry-Ann/Donna
What’s your future track, and how do you want to get there? Looking back – what advice would you give a younger comedian or your younger self?
36:14 | Terry-Ann/Donna
OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks, “Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest, as a close friend, and as your lover?”
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