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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Sep 28, 2021

Comedian Eric D'Alessandro joins me at Carolines on Broadway for a funny and serious talk. We get into:

  • Mispronouncing his name
  • Driving on the Autobahn
  • Anxiety and his diagnosis
  • Therapy
  • Mental illness in his family
  • A hit and run accident
  • How he made it in stand-up comedy
  • Improv classes where he was totally out of place
  • Odd jobs, like at Newark Airport
  • Pounding the pavement
  • Emailing Taylor Swift’s booking agent
  • Doing open mics
  • Comedy club gatekeepers
  • Social media comedians
  • Young comedians vs. old comedians
  • Trying to get to the next level vs. being a dinosaur
  • His creative process
  • How he edits his videos
  • How he tests his comedy material
  • Dressing like a woman and how he feels about it
  • Why people think he’s gay
  • Who he really is beneath the façade


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Music credit:

Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod incompetech - Creative Commons