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The Jackie and Laurie Show: Podcast Review


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The Jackie and Laurie Show is a comedy podcast on the Maximum Fun network. It features two women comedians who have been touring and headlining comedy shows since the 80s. While the show is certainly funny and entertaining, it’s also a fantastic resource for women comedians. The hosts talk about the challenges of women in comedy, their personal journeys and experiences, and offer some behind-the-scenes peeks of what it’s really like to be a woman on stage. 

The Hosts: Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin co-host the podcast. Both are accomplished stand-up comedians who successfully made names for themselves in the 80s in a predominantly male industry. They’ve written books, written for late-night shows, starred on late night shows, and between them have seven comedy albums full of really funny stuff!

The Format: The Jackie and Laurie Show does not feature guests, but they do feature a different woman Comic of the Week every single week. Some are familiar, and many are up-and-coming. The goal is to use their podcast platform and influence to connect the comics with new fans (and hopefully book a few shows!). In addition to the Comic of the Week, Jackie and Laurie talk about the business of comedy, and specifically women’s evolving place in the industry.

Why You Have To Listen: Laurie and Jackie aren’t just trying to be funny. They’ve been around the block, and they’re using the show to help fellow female comics get a foothold in the cutthroat industry. They’re authentic, and they have real, honest, and often raw conversations about the business. They inspire, entertain, and educate listeners about the world of comedy, all with a healthy dose of humor and raucous laughter! 

Must-Listen Episodes:

#195: Pokey Stick

#171: Laurie Keeps an Open Mind

Rating: 18+ (Explicit)

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