This week I was very excited to have local funny lady Nia Johnson in the studio. Nia has been part of the Pittsburgh comedy community for the past few years, improvising with the teams, Jeffrey The Plant, Change Machine and her new team, The Collective, which features an all African-American cast. Check them out here at The Unplanned Comedy Warehouse (See below)
We start out gushing with excitement about Rupaul’s Drag Race and our mutual friend Ramsey Daniels (Check him out on Episode 91).
Our discussion shifts to that feeling you get when you are validated as an improv performer even before you see it yourself. We talk about learning to support your scene partner, as well as taking advice on how we all can get more people to our shows: Bring your most popular uncle!
In the second half we dig into the growth of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’s recent portrayal of East Liberty, and finally wrap things up talking about the Top 10 YouTube Videos.