Blaria Podcast Episode Forty: Charla Lauriston

Charla is having a kick ass 2014 as she just finished writing on Tina Fey's NBC sitcom.
Charla is having a kick ass 2014 as she just finished writing on Tina Fey’s new NBC sitcom.

‘Sup, #TeamBlaria! I’m hoping you’re having a fantastic week and that you enjoyed last week’s convo with Joe List. I’ve been busy preparing for this upcoming month’s Blaria LIVE! show at UCB East on the 29th. So please come through, so I can see all your shiny faces and so you can wish The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams a “Happy Birthday.” Oh yeah; that’s right. J Willy is co-hosting this month’s Blaria with me. Whoo! Get your tix hurr!

Now onto the matter at hand: this week’s podcast. Today, my guest is stand up comedian/writer Charla Lauriston. She’s relatively new on the scene, but she’s already making waves as she was hired earlier this year to write on Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which should be coming out sometime next yurr. So obviously we talked about that, how Charla is a twin, and being Haitian. Get into this epi. It’s a lot of fun, y’all!

For more Charla Lauriston:

Twitter: @imcharlaface

P.S. Don’t forget about next Tuesday’s Blaria LIVE! Click on the photo below for tickets.

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Author: Blaria

According to Serial Optimist, NYC-based stand up-comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson “is brilliant and able to critique some really complex concepts in a sentence or two. Bask in it, people.” Which is precisely what The Huffington Post is trying to get people to do when it listed her as one of “18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter,” but with the way things are going, it seems the place to follow her is on TV. Phoebe is a writer for MTV’s Girl Code and most recently co-hosted an episode of the new series Raising McCain, wrote on the VH1 pilot Chateau Buteau, appeared on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Comedy Central’s Broad City, was a panelist on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz, and has been featured on several talking head shows for Pivot TV, VH-1, and the TV Guide Channel such as 100 Shows to See Before You Die, 25 Biggest Reality Star Blunders, and 40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs. When not on television, Phoebe’s a writer for and contributes to The New York Times. Her blog Blaria (aka Black Daria) was picked up by The Huffington Post and has been featured on their website. She has also been published in Time Out NY, The NY Post, and The Smoking Jacket. Phoebe has also made her mark in the world of stand up. She was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their 2011-2012 USA college tour. Since the tour, she has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Festival, the New York Underground Comedy Festival, the All Jane No Dick Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Women in Comedy Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and the New York Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also branched out into radio as she has been on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy, Canada’s CBC Radio, and bitch magazine’s podcast.

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