Performing live comedy is often seen as a young person’s game so when our our friend Amanda Cohen, who works part time as Mrs. Claus during the holidays, shows up at a gig, she’s often confused for being one of the comedian’s moms.
Long time listeners of Feast of Fun will remember Amanda Cohen as the squeaky voiced Amanda Steinstein who commented on all of the strange news. She is also hailed as the 3rd most challenging transformation on the reality TV show What Not to Wear. Amanda is now happily living in Los Angeles where she’s a rising star in the comedy scene.
Today Amanda Cohen joins us to talk about the history of women in stand up comedy and why TV shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel do a disservice by mixing fictitious characters with historical comedians like Lenny Bruce.
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