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Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Mandy Kay talks with Valerie Lopez about the lifelong pursuit of learning (and ice cream), the mantras that see her through the challenges of life, her move from the Denver to Austin comedy scene, and how important it is to balance the chase of success with being yourself. Recorded August 2022 Follow Ma…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Andre Ricks talks with Valerie Lopez about the view from the new podcast recording location, how time is the most valuable resource we have, life as a comic in Austin before the pandemic and after, and his exciting new venture as co-owner of the East Austin Comedy Club. Recorded July 2022 Follow Andre I…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Guy Branum sits down with Valerie Lopez to explain why lawyers and comics are both aggressive people who like to be coercive, his observations on the evolution in queer comedy in San Francisco and across the country, his wish for diversity to be addressed more thoughtfully, an…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Erica Rhodes sits down with Valerie Lopez to discuss the milestones she's achieved during the five years since her first Moontower interview with us in 2017 including her debut album, Sad Lemon, her debut special, La Vie en Rhodes, touring (safely) during a pandemic, and share…
 
2022 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Avery Pearson sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how a grade school crush led him on a path to perform but his wife encouraged him to commit to comedy, about a chance encounter with Sir Paul McCartney, and we celebrate the big year he's been having with his …
 
2022 Moontower Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Mike Falzone sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his start as a musician, the culture shock of moving from Connecticut to Los Angeles with his wife, being an early Youtube (and podcasting) star, the perspective he's gained from having not one, but two he…
 
2022 Moontower Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Rojo Perez returns to talk with Valerie Lopez about his evolution as a performer, taking a necessary break from the New York City grind to live in Puerto Rico during the pandemic, and the release of his debut album, Words. Recorded April 2022 at Moontower Just …
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Sophie Buddle sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about starting comedy at the age of 15, the Canadian's ambitions to perform in the US, what it's like to ask comics to write letters of recommendations, and settling into her new life as an LA comic touring the…
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at comedywham.com Jeremiah Watkins talks to Valerie Lopez for the 5th time about how focusing on himself has lead to bigger and bigger opportunities, his Standup on the Spot show becoming a series recorded at the world famous Comedy Store, the success of the Scissor Bros Podcast…
 
2022 Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Series Read the article at ComedyWham.com Andy Huggins sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his 45+ year career in comedy, being a Texas Outlaw, the simple pleasures of paying bills on time, his America's Got Talent appearance, and his excitement to film his debut comedy special. Recorded April 2…
 
Live from the 2022 Lysistrata Comedy Festival Read the article at ComedyWham.com Live from the 2022 Lysistrata Comedy Festival in New Orleans, Amanda Van Nostrand sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about just how hammy she was as a child, turning a challenge into a victory, and how it feels to be in that transition period between standup comic an…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Trumaine Bradley sits down with Valerie Lopez by zoom to talk about how his Big Beard Energy (BBE) has taken him from Houston to Austin to Chicago, the big name comics who have given him opportunities to shine, and the plans he's making to keep challenging himself until he's ready to make it back to LA, his hometo…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com Maggi Mayfield sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her start in radio, how she learned to play guitar and started writing parody songs, and gives us a sneak peak into some exciting projects on her horizon (including a new open mic!) Recorded February 2022 Follow Maggi: Website - www.maggimayfield.com Twitte…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Lukas McCrary sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about their move to Austin from Knoxville, TN, a fortuitous 1 minute set in front of one of the most powerful voices that garnered them even more attention, their eye for design, and their successful Main Course & Just Desserts shows. Follow Lukas Linkt…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, James "Murr" Murray sits down with Valerie Lopez via Zoom to talk about the start of The Tenderloins. the adventures of being an Impractical Joker, what it's like writing a new book every year, and why he's been touring the country. James is in town for 2 shows at the Paramount Stateside on Saturday Mar…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Cara Connors from LA sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she ditched graduate school to pursue comedy, landing an E! television show, and what it means to be your own marketing machine for her Straight for Pay national tour. Recorded February 2022 Follow Cara Website - CaraConnors.com Twitter…
 
Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Sawyer Stull sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about being a new star on the Austin comedy scene (before Covid shutdown), staying busy with writing during Covid, running multiple shows since the reopening, and, in a maternal plea from Valerie, how he really needs to get some glasses! Recorded Januar…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brandi Davis sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about finding comedy to achieve balance with her more serious day job, breaking the habit of being self-deprecating, and shares their insights on the Austin comedy scene. (Recorded January 2022) Follow Brandi Twitter - @lilbrandidavis Instagram - @brandi…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Monna sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about launching her comedy career in Fort Worth, Texas by carpooling with friends, the launch of her brand Claws Out Comedy, and shares the motivation behind her unflappable drive to succeed in comedy. (Recorded January 2022) Follow MONNA Website - MonnaComedy.…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, for a live special event celebrating Comedy Wham Present's 6th Anniversary and Valerie's 200th interview, our very first guests, Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O'Grady join Valerie Lopez to talk about the Austin comedy scene. We reflect on changes in the Austin comedy scene since the Covid shutdown and wh…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Rochelle McConico sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her start in comedy by way of being a teacher in some of the toughest cities in the country, her many talents and interests (maybe too many, she wonders aloud?) in comedy, and how giving back and lifting up are genetically encoded in her syste…
 
Trigger Warning: The article and accompanying podcast discuss suicide, self-harm, and abuse. If you or someone you care for is having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 If you or someone you care for are engaging in self-harm, contact a Crisis Counselor by texting 741741 If you or someone you care fo…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Mike Eaton sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his start in and return to Austin, the valuable lessons he learned about performing in front of different audiences, and getting his Giggle Boys Podcast picked up by a major network. Mike's episode begins our final countdown to Valerie's 200th interv…
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Dylan Sullivan sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his incredible job as assistant to Pauly Shore, how he coped with the fame of appearing on Lights Out with David Spade, and offers introspection about the Austin comedy scene. Follow Dylan Twitter - @dylanraysull Instagram - @dylanraysull Do 512 …
 
Read the article at ComedyWham.com This week, Brett VerVoort returns to sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how things have changed for her since her first episode in 2018, how she became more introspective during 2020, and how incredibly busy she's been in 2021 (including with her own show, High Tea). Listen up, she shared a huge announcemen…
 
Read the article at https://comedywham.com/interviews/roxy-castillo-shines-her-light This week, Roxy Castillo sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how she's split her time as a standup/improviser/sketch performer, Lashonda Lester's lasting influence, and how she's managed to tame the tornado that her life (and calendar) had become. Follow Rox…
 
Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Jacob Erdman sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about life since his last episode (2018 Altercation Festival), a change in career allowing him to perform across the country, and cultural and comedy perspectives on his pre-Covid travels around the world. Follow Jacob Twitter - @970Comedy Instagram…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould sit down with Valerie Lopez to talk about Joy Ride their documedy (documentary comedy special) set for release October 29, 2021. In this abbreviated conversation after the first screening of the movie live at Moontower Comedy Fe…
 
Read the article at https://comedywham.com/interviews/jt-habersaat-toying-with-comedy This week, Jt Habersaat sits down for the 3rd time with Valerie Lopez to talk about a message he got right after the 2nd time we recorded together that he would be opening for Eddie Pepitone continues to fuel his love of comedy, how he confronted the difficulty of…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Brad Williams sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about channeling Kid Rock and Eddie Vedder for the Goddamn Comedy Jam, his magical start in comedy, the lessons learned along the way, and how becoming a father during Covid turned out to be a blessing in disgu…
 
2021 Moontower Comedy Festival Series Read the article at: www.comedywham.com This week, Jeremiah Watkins sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how life has changed since our last Moontower check in in 2019. It's a lot: from becoming a father to releasing his debut comedy special Jeremiah Watkins: Family Reunion (both on the same day!), to lau…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Houston, Texas Read the article at: comedywham.com/ZahidDewji This week Zahid Dewji talks to Valerie as we return close to home for our final episode of the 2021 Summer Vacation Series. Zahid was one of our very favorite comics on the Isolation Comedy show and we're lucky that he regularly performs in Austin…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Erik Escobar talks to Valerie about breaking out of his introverted shell, bringing different worlds together, and his experience as a TED Talk speaker at the onset of COVID. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, California (and out…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: London, England Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Benjamin Bello talks to Valerie about his late and surprising start in comedy (a joyus Nigerian wedding is involved), the evolution of his alter ego, the honorable President Obonjo, and the challenges of achieving comedy fame as a character while …
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Richmond, Virginia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Mary Jane French talks to Valerie about how it took moving away from Richmond, VA to love it, her young start as a comic, and her transition's role in releasing her specials. Want to know more about comedy in Richmond, Virginia? Mary Jane's rec…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Los Angeles, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week Teddy Margas talks to Valerie Lopez about being born to perform, his love of standup comedy in all forms, getting to work with Joan Rivers and Rupaul, and his quest for his trademark glasses. Want to know more about comedy in Los Angeles, C…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Melbourne, Australia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week Janet McLeod talks to Valerie about her start in comedy involved an inflatable chair, how her helpful nature and love of comedy evolved into her role as a connector (which is exactly why we got to know her - without her, we never would have l…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Los Angeles, California Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Daniel Eachus sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about being an award-winning jazz musician and how it translated to his comedy pacing, how reading the biographies of notable comics helped him see the behind the scenes work needed to be…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Sacramento, California Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Keith Lowell Jensen sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about his roots as a punk band member, lessons learned from ignoring comedy advice, and how to land a book deal with one of the best book titles in the history of book titles (and the…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: New Orleans, Louisiana Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Nkechi Chibueze sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how New Orleans was the first city she performed improv and found herself blossoming, a teacher's budget resulted in her watching lots of free comedy shows in NOLO before being volu…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Banbury, England Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Ryan Mold sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about funnel cakes, commonalities and differences between British and American comedy, holding a world record, and how much he enjoyed performing by Zoom. Want to know more about comedy in Banbury, E…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, Juliana Heng sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy transformed their life from boring to one with purpose, connecting with audiences as an autistic comic (in a society not always accepting of differences), and their self-p…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination: Toronto, Canada Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Mike Carrozza sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about the curious events surrounding the release of his debut album Cherubic, growing up with JFL Montreal in your backyard, and spends the rest of the time hyping other comics. Check out his podc…
 
2021 Summer Vacation Series Destination - Phoenix, Arizona Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Genevieve Rice from Phoenix, Arizona sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how her early start in comedy, her trajectory to launching the Bird City Comedy Festival in Phoenix, how she kept busy during 2020, and her Golden Girls podcast, Tha…
 
Read the article at comedywham.com This week, Josh Johnson of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah sits down with Valerie Lopez to wax philosophical about comedy, music, and success in the age of Covid. Josh sat down with us to talk about his upcoming hybrid comedy and music album Elusive: A Mixtape which is available on June 11, 2021. If his debut albu…
 
Read the article at: Comedywham.com This week, Brandon Lewin, CEO of Big Laugh Comedy sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how the many lessons learned from growing up in Chicago, taking big risks, and how those lessons have served him well navigating the world of comedy production and comedy controversy. Brandon can be seen at: Big Laugh Com…
 
Read the article at: comedywham.com This week, JT Kelley and Robert Carfer of The Fart Locker podcast sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how this unlikely duo joined forces to create a auditory variety show that highlights each of their individual talents. Kelley is well known in Austin circles for his wild and unpredictable comedy while Ca…
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com We're excited to share our 200th podcast episode with you. It's also Mother's Day, so what better way to celebrate than by bringing a comedy mom to our podcast? Enjoy! This week, Tori Pool sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how a tumultuous childhood and simultaneous love of language all combined to bring …
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com This week, Rob Morris sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about how comedy cultivated his love of language, living life as a series of projects, his rocky but ultimately successful return to the Austin comedy scene, being named dropped by JRE, and his quest to build tall buildings. PSSSTTTTT - This is our 199th e…
 
Read the article at Comedywham.com This week, Aira Juliet sits down with Valerie Lopez to talk about her favorite childhood jokes, how a move from Houston to Kansas set her on a path of activism, and how comedy became her true love after a lifetime dedicated to theater performance. We also talk about 2BrokeBitche$, the show she created with Colton …
 
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