Gabe Mollica

Sep 08, 2019, 04:07 PM

My guest this week is Gabe Mollica, whose Edinburgh Fringe debut hour - entitled The Whole Thing: A True Story of Love, Comedy and Rice Cakes - has seen him be compared to a young Mike Birbiglia. He has also been featured on the NPR / BBC Radio 4 storytelling show The Moth, has written jokes for the New York Video Game Awards and is the host of the ever-popular Funniest People I Met This Month comedy show in Queens, NY. We discuss why narrative-based stand up is more common in Edinburgh than New York, why someone who did a music degree intentionally doesn’t do musical comedy, how the internet has affected live storytelling, and why Danny, The Champion of The World is the best Roald Dahl book.