Blaria Podcast Episode Forty-One: Liza Dye

Comic Liza Dye has had a traumatic year, but she's bouncing back!
Comic Liza Dye has had a traumatic year, but she’s bouncing back!

Holla, #TeamBlaria! Before I start, I want to thank everyone who came out to Blaria LIVE! this past Tuesday. It was the very first sold out show I’ve ever put on and at UCB East no less! So don’t miss the next one, which is on August 26th, so come through to that! Anyhoo, let’s get down to bidness.

This week’s guest on the podcast is comic Liza Dye. She’s relatively new to the stand up comedy world, but after her traumatic accident in which she fainted on the subway tracks and got struck by a train. The comedy community quickly rallied around her and she’s been turning her pain into comedy. Oof. But besides talking about the accident, we also get into some pop culture stuff, we talk about kids and dating, and she gives me a crash course in Aaliyah and does a killer Beyonce impression. You guys are going to love this, so check, check it out!

Twitter: @lizadye


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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