Maggie Lalley

Season 1, Episode 7,  Nov 30, 2019, 03:15 PM

My guest this week is Maggie Lalley, comedian and creator of Cold Blooded Witch: The Sex Musical. Maggie’s one woman show about her stint as a teen witch, which after a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe has since sold out all over NYC, is testament to the power of storytelling and Maggie’s ability to turn even the darkest material into incredible comedy. (Fair warning, this probably isn’t the episode to show your grandmother to introduce her to the podcast, but it’s by far one of the giggliest interviews I’ve ever conducted.) In addition to the musical, her inspirations and writing process, we talk about what it’s like working as a standup in different countries, George Carlin’s report card, why so many comedians have at one point been teachers, and end with a perhaps surprisingly frank and open conversation about mental health and the vital importance in talking about it to ensure no one suffering ever feels alone. It’s quite a journey of an episode.