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photo credit: Michael Helms
BOOKING
For Booking Queries
Contact
tjmarkwalter@gersh.com
Jackie's Hints on
How to Book a Private Event
ACTING TRAINING
Studying with Myra Turley
The Acting Corps
Carrie Dobro for Scene Study/Cold Reading, Camera Technique
Michelle Benes for Meisner Technique
Mark Piatelli for Meisner/Chekhov Technique
Kennedy Brown for Actor's Instrument
Sydney Walsh for Business Class
Oh and yes, the material is true. A caricature; her father likes to point out. She is the youngest of six children and was raised by wolves. Wolves that meant well and did their best.
JACKIE ON THE RADIO
Bob and Tom
This American Life (NPR) with Ira Glass
Unfictional (NPR) KCRW
TELEVISION AND FILM APPEARANCES
MARON ON IFC
CONAN O'BRIEN
@MIDNIGHT
COMIC'S UNLEASHED
NICKMOM NITE OUT
STANDUP IN STILETTOS
LAST COMIC STANDING - NBC
COMEDY CENTRAL - HALF HOUR SPECIAL
TOUGH CROWD
PREMIUM BLEND
BOB AND TOM Show - WGN TV America and Clear Channel Stations around the country.
THE GLASS HOUSE - ABC/AUSTRALIA
LOTO QUEBEC GALA - CBC
FUNNY MONEY - GAMESHOW NETWORK
LATE FRIDAY - NBC
THE LIST - VH1
FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS - NBC
COMEDY ON THE ROAD - A&E
BAM BAM AND CELESTE
MURPHY BROWN - CBS
FESTIVALS
GILDA LAUGHFEST - 2013
BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL - 2009
MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL - 2012, 2013
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
COMEDY FESTIVAL - 2004, 2005
JUST FOR LAUGHS - 2003, 2011, 2013
BUMBERSHOOT - 2001, 2005, 2012
ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL - 2011
MARSHALL'S WOMEN IN COMEDY - NY 2002
HBO'S U.S. COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL - 1996
JACKIE AND THE THEATER
Jackie also has a couple solo shows.
"Salesmen and Thieves" and "How Did I Get So Feminine?"The combination of these two shows is called "It's a Terrible Burden Being Right." and has been performed in LA to great acclaim.
Hobbies and interests: Jackie enjoys video games, go-carts, hackysack, horseback riding and other traditionally tiny-child activities in an ongoing attempt to block out reality. Also; wicker gives her the creeps. Now you know.
BIO SHORT VERSION
"Jackie Kashian's comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered." She is a national touring comic with a new hour standup special "This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux." It is available on CD, DVD and digital download. The video is also available for $10 download with Comedy Film Nerds. She's appeared twice on the Conan O'Brien show, Comedy Central's @midnight and has recorded This American Life with Ira Glass for NPR. Her critically acclaimed podcast, The Dork Forest, is in its 10th year. She interviews all and sundry about the things they love. Their "dorkdoms." It's the safest space in podcasting. Tune into The Dork Forest on iTunes or at her website: www.dorkforest.com.
QUICK PRESS QUOTES
"11 Comedians to See Live in 2012" - crave.com: "Jackie is probably best described as a comic with a sardonic delivery matched with a geeky interior and surprisingly chill exterior. That's perhaps the greatest thing about Jackie, her very real, very personal delivery, and very human thoughts on what she's expounding, coupled with a voice that just barely betrays the fact that she's just a little smarter than everyone listening."
Minnesota Daily: "In (a) world ridden with podcasts...The Dork Forest is a Diamond"
The LA Weekly: "Jackie Kashian is like the comic next door - if the comic next door is prone to acutely hilarious family stories" (her podcast - The Dork Forest is) "dependably entertaining."
ABC Australia: "The gem of the night was Jackie Kashian. Her droll, perceptive description of her family was hilarious."
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "[her comedy] is that rare, wonderful combination: smart and funny."
And from Perth's newspaper: The West Australian, called her "whipsmart."
OTHER JACKIE KASHIAN FACTS
Jackie's First Time: In 1985, Jackie got drunk and heckled Sam Kinison in Madison, Wisconsin. She was told, by management, that open mike night was on Sundays. Just three weeks later she did open mike. Proof that that was not a black out drunk night.
Jackie on the Road: She's been touring about 17 years. Jackie now makes her home in LA and works the road about 25 weeks a year. This seems to be a good balance of crime and sanity.
Stand-Up CD's
Circus People
It Is Never Going To Be Bread
This Will Make An Excellent Horcrux
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