Born and raised in New York, Donna has come full circle. From a vibrant career as a young comedian, to a long hiatus, she’s back and funnier than ever. Donna gives us insight into what it's like to make a comeback, and how the thrill of standing alone on a stage never left her after so many years. D
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Born and raised in New York, Donna has come full circle. From a vibrant career as a young comedian, to a long hiatus, she’s back and funnier than ever. Donna gives us insight into what it's like to make a comeback, and how the thrill of standing alone on a stage never left her after so many years. Donna’s career feeds her soul and keeps her sane in this crazy world – there’s nothing else she’d rather be doing. Her best advice to her younger self or a young comedian is “treat your craft as a business first.” 08:09 | Terry-Ann Introducing, Donna Moran: Kids Theatre Teacher; Stand-up Comedian, Impersonator – including a fabulous Joan Rivers; Actor, with T.V. Credits: The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods and Law & Orders SVU. 10:29 | Terry-Ann/Donna What zoom has taught me about my comic performance and how it has brought comedy to new corners of the world. 12:46 | Terry-Ann/Donna My life in Improv – from performing Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Marilyn, Joan, and how that lead me into stand-up. 16:16 | Terry-Ann/Donna From the highs of performing during the NYC comic heydays of the 80’s to putting on the comic brakes, cold turkey … 23 years later … 19:53 | Donna What it’s like starting over – and how I know I love doing what I do. 21:11 | Terry-Ann How does performing to a theatre audience and your improv background translate to your virtual comedy performance? 23:20 | Donna What you can and CAN’T learn about comedy. The importance of recording your set. 26:07 | Terry-Ann/Donna What’s your future track, and how do you want to get there? Looking back – what advice would you give a younger comedian or your younger self? 36:14 | Terry-Ann/Donna OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks, “Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest, as a close friend, and as your lover?” Donna Moran Facebook: @Donna Moran : https://www.facebook.com/donna.moran.393 Terry-Ann Zander TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971 Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander Terri Walters Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/ Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com Some Kind of Comedian Website: https://www.somekindofcomedian.com/podcast Facebook: @SomeKindofComedian - https://www.facebook.com/SomeKindofComedian/ Moonfish Production, Ltd. Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/ Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/ Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com