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A podcast that rips back the curtain on the Stand-Up world and the people who thrive in it. Laugh, and cry, as Terry-Ann Zander and Terri Walters delve into the backstories of today’s funniest jokesters.

Oct 2, 2020

Leighann Lord took to time to chat with us about her comedic journey, which includes stand-up comedian, author, writer, award-winner, and radio/TV co-host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk with Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson. She has performed for U.S. troops in the Middle East and has appeared on HBO, Lifetime, Comedy Central, and The View.


04:57 | Terry-Ann

Introducing, Leighann Lord: Winner 2019 Humanist Arts Award, Stand-up Comedian, Writer, Performer on ABC, NBC, Lifetime, VH1, HBO, and Comedy Central, Former Co-host StarTalk Radio with Neil de Grasse Tyson, and Author of Dict Jokes and Real Women Do It Standing Up.


06:00 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

How does someone get a Humanist Award?


07:44 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

The Lack of Self-Awareness. The book!


08:22 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

“DICT JOKES” based on the premise that words would be more fun if they meant what they sound like.


14:53 | Terry-Ann

At what point do you decide you have a big enough arsenal? How do you navigate the journey?


17:53 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

On virtual comedy – what’s working, what’s not, and how do we adapt? New avenues to deliver funny.


21:30 | Leighann

What I recommend you do when you’re having a down day.


26:36 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

People With Parents PODCAST – the role reversal that happens between adult children and aging parents. Telling the difficult stories, the ups and downs, the dark & light sides of eldercare.


30:28 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

Hanging In There on YouTube | What can Star Trek’s Voyager YEAR OF HELL teach us?


33:51 | Terry-Ann/Leighann

TODAY’S QUESTION: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks “When has your life dramatically changed as the result of some seeming random external influence? And how much do you feel in control of the course of your life?”


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