Life Changes Show, May 2, 2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
Aliens, and a Wild Perspective on Life – Ep683-2
This Episode Features Performance Guest, Comedian, Jackie Primrose Monahan; and Interview Guest, Comedian, Director, Actor, Writer, and Star of the Award Winning Feature Film, “Dreamland – A Storming Area 51 Story,” Brian Moreno, on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Ep683, Titled, “Aliens, and a Wild Perspective on Life”
Interview Guest: BRIAN MORENO; and Performance Guest: JACKIE PRIMROSE MONAHAN
Brian Moreno is an LA comedian, director, actor and writer that got his start at the House of Blues on Sunset as an emcee and their in-house comedian. He started House of Blues Comedy which became one of the hottest shows in LA until the House of Blues shut down. From there the Hollywood Improv brought him in and taught him the ropes. If you have never seen Brian preform, he is one of kind with great energy, a smart sense of humor, a wild perspective on life and some of the craziest stories you have ever heard. He is a must see.
Brian has had multiple viral videos most popular being True Comedian and Aliens & Comedy, where he matched HBO and the History Channel quality getting himself and these videos into multiple festivals. After that he decided to put down the short form and make the jump into feature film. His latest project is “Dreamland – A Storming Area 51 Story.”
JACKIE PRIMROSE MONAHAN
Jackie headlines at the hottest clubs, regularly appears on TV, and has a cult indie-film following. Voted comic-to-watch by Esquire magazine.
“Jackie Monahan is Unstoppable”
– Curve Magazine
“Queen of Deadpan and an absolute delight”
– Roger Ebert
Jackie’s dynamic presence both on television and on stage combines an unapologetic fearlessness and spontaneous combustion that will make you want to dance. Jackie won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year and according to The Comedy Bible, “Jackie wins over the crowd with her contagious energy. Jackie is fearless and patient. She keeps the energy up with every joke and she always delivers. She shines when being herself which is silly, relatable and disarming. She embraces universal humor that is genuinely entertaining to all audiences.”
Jackie does stand up at all major comedy clubs all over the globe as well as at recovery centers, jails, hospitals, and institutions. You may have seen her on Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show”, Last Comic Standing, or Comedy Jam on Showtime.
Jackie Primrose Monahan has been called “The queen of deadpan” by Roger Ebert, “a f%cking genius” by Roseanne Bar, and “the funniest b$tch on the block ” by Amy Schumer whom Jackie toured with for 6 years.
Jackie starred in and co-wrote Madeleine Olnek’s beloved Sundance feature film “The Foxy Merkins” which was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Jackie was Zylar in Olnek’s Sundance hit “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same” which received rave reviews from both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. She has professionally trained at UCB and Groundlings and she was born with a spot-on sense of timing and a unique look at life that cannot be duplicated.
“Jackie Monahan is funnier than 90% of the comedians out there”, says Jude the Comedy Dude from Now Hear This.
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.