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February 5, 2021 39 min

A denizen of New York City, Vanessa might be the hardest-working person in the comedy biz. Drawing on her own life experiences and being raised by an unconventional Mother, Vanessa’s humor reflects a rawness and vulnerability that goes to the heart of the matter. Delivered in her unique hard-hitting style, Vanessa’s audiences easily engage in the comic relief she delivers.


07:20 | Terry-Ann

Meet Vanessa Hollingshead:

Vanessa performed in the history-making breakout special on Showtime hosted by Fran Drescher “Funny Women of a Certain Age.” She has performed for Comedy Central in Australia, UK and Amsterdam. Vanessa has taped Live at Gotham, as well as episodes of “Comics Unleashed” and won critical acclaim with her one-woman show “Flashback.” She has performed at The Montreal Comedy Festival and throughout the NYC comedy circuit, and was listed on Oxygen’s TV Special “Fifty of the Funniest Women Alive.”


08:39 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? What has COVID taught us?


11:23 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

ZOOM – through the looking glass.


14:40 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

When will theatre and tours be back?


15:41 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

Showtime’s “Funny Women of a Certain Age” – breaking down stigmas of age & sex.


21:27 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

Comic writing – what’s the most important joke?


25:37 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

Friends and relationships in the age of COVID.


28:48 | Terry-Ann

How would you describe your comic genre in one sentence?


30:58 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

Closing the circle around funny women.


37:04 | Terry-Ann/Vanessa

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 you dinner guest, as your close friend, and as your lover


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