Born and raised in New York, Donna has come full circle. From a vibrant career as a young comedian, to a long hiatus, she’s back and funnier than ever. Donna gives us insight into what it's like to make a comeback, and how the thrill of standing alone on a stage never left her after so many years.
Donna’s career feeds her soul and keeps her sane in this crazy world – there’s nothing else she’d rather be doing. Her best advice to her younger self or a young comedian is “treat your craft as a business first.”
08:09 | Terry-Ann
Introducing, Donna Moran: Kids Theatre Teacher; Stand-up Comedian, Impersonator – including a fabulous Joan Rivers; Actor, with T.V. Credits: The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods and Law & Orders SVU.
10:29 | Terry-Ann/Donna
What zoom has taught me about my comic performance and how it has brought comedy to new corners of the world.
12:46 | Terry-Ann/Donna
My life in Improv – from performing Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Marilyn, Joan, and how that lead me into stand-up.
16:16 | Terry-Ann/Donna
From the highs of performing during the NYC comic heydays of the 80’s to putting on the comic brakes, cold turkey … 23 years later …
19:53 | Donna
What it’s like starting over – and how I know I love doing what I do.
21:11 | Terry-Ann
How does performing to a theatre audience and your improv background translate to your virtual comedy performance?
23:20 | Donna
What you can and CAN’T learn about comedy. The importance of recording your set.
26:07 | Terry-Ann/Donna
What’s your future track, and how do you want to get there? Looking back – what advice would you give a younger comedian or your younger self?
36:14 | Terry-Ann/Donna
OUTTAKE: from Gregory Stock, Ph.D.’s, The Book of Questions 1987 ed. TAZ asks, “Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest, as a close friend, and as your lover?”
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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