Laughing Our Way to a Better World w/ @TedAlexandro — #KatieSpeakShow Ep152 11/17/2018

In brief: Y’all, I am SO excited to welcome one of the most genuine, funny, and socially conscious comics I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing perform. Ted Alexandro is a brilliant creative who has appeared on shows such as Inside Amy Schumer and Oz, co-founded the New York Comedians to negotiate for better pay, and starred in his award-winning comedy webseries “Teachers Lounge” with Hollis James — go back and watch it, folx. So good. You can and SHOULD follow him on Twitter @tedalexandro and get his new special “Senior Class of Earth.”

BIG THANKS to Jamie A. for jumping their support to $25/mo!

As a lead-in to our conversation about the state of the world, gun control, mental illness, comedy, and the fucked up system under which we live, I’m giving you the trailer to Ted Alexandro’s fantasatic new special, “Senior Class of Earth”.

Note: This show is available to stream and download for free so it can be accessible for everyone. If you’re able, consider becoming a supporter for as little as $1/month at PATREON or making a one-time donation at PAYPAL.me/KatieSpeak. Thank you!

Easy download/stream:

Enhanced audio: Laughing Our Way to a Better World w/ @TedAlexandro — #KatieSpeakShow Ep152 11/17/2018

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Shooting Suspect” via NPR

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”

Interviews…

Ted on Radio Dispatch with John and Molly Knefel

“Thousand Oaks shooting leaves 13 people dead, including gunman, and 18 injured” via Los Angeles Times

“Democrats Win Big in Statehouses” via US News and World Report

“‘It’s not about the diagnosis, it’s about the individual’: Group from Queens works to destigmatize mental illness” — Ted’s mom and brother!

Follow my guests…

Ted Alexandro: Twitter; website/tour dates; ”Senior Class of Earth” — watch/listen

Facebook video (plz share!): ”Trump is the opposite of yoga”

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All original music by “sparkling, glittery 60’s piano diva” Normandie Wilson

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