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December 24, 2020 38 min

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?”

 

Donna Moran

Facebook: @Donna Moran : https://www.facebook.com/donna.moran.393

 

 

Terry-Ann Zander

TAZ Comedy Hotline: 201-874-5971

Facebook: @Terry-Ann Zander - https://www.facebook.com/terryann.zander

 

 

Terri Walters

Twitter: @TerriLWalters - https://twitter.com/TerriLWalters

LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters - https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/

Email: Terri@MoonfishProduction.com

 

 

Some Kind of Comedian

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Moonfish Production, Ltd.

Website: http://www.moonfishproduction.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/moonfish-production-ltd-/

Facebook: @MoonfishCreative - https://www.facebook.com/MoonfishCreative/

Email: info@MoonfishProduction.com

 

 

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