Laraine Newman

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By Alison Rosen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Legendary comedian, actor and writer Laraine Newman joins the show for the first time! She's an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, a founding member of the Groundlings and a prolific voiceover actor and author of the forthcoming Audible original audiobook, May You Live in Interesting Times which comes out on March 11 and is available for preorder now. We talk about her formative childhood, studying under Marcel Marceau in Paris, working with Chevy Chase (her experience runs counter to the current narrative about him), her friendship with Gilda Radner, drug addiction, creating the "Valley Girl" character, the Exorcist 2 sketch with Richard Pryor, plastic surgery, trust falls, motherhood, Coachella and more. We also did a round of Just Me Or Everyone. Full video at youtube.com/alisonrosen

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