Looking back at all the people who were part of Almost Live!, it’s notable that there are literally none of them that moved onto completely different careers after the show wrapped years ago. None of the cast members went into the clergy - or became an actuary, astronaut, statistician, pipe-fitter, cartographer, or tried their hand at dentistry. Yes, Joe Guppy DID become a psychotherapist for a while, but he also simultaneously taught comedy. The two DO go hand-in-hand after all. But most everyone moved from the show to somewhat related fields: Some on to TV work, writing projects, standup comedy, public speaking, and theater. But one former cast member has pretty much done - and continues to do - ALL of that. And she was already under sail before she ever arrived at Almost Live!Lauren Weedman has a performing career longer that KING KONG’s arms. Both of them. She's acted in countless movies and TV shows, from Arrested Development, to Will and Grace, from Two Broke Girls, to Masters of Sex. She played major roles in the HBO series Hung and Looking. But as you'll discover in this episode, her very first TV experience was on Almost Live!Lauren Weedman official sitesLaurenWeedman.comLauren Weedman | IMDbLauren Weedman | TwitterLauren Weedman | InstagramAfter the show ended, she later became a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She’s done a ton of theater, including no less than 11 solo plays she wrote herself. She’s also the host of the Moth Storytelling Slam in Santa Monica. She's a noted painter of original art. As for acting, she’s performed on stage everywhere in the country. She's also the author of two books, and you can see her more recently in HBO’s series Euphoria.Without question one of the most accomplished talents that ever strolled into the studios ofAlmost Live! Actress, comedian, theater performer, artist, author, playwright, AND the single mom of Leo. They live together in L.A. - at nearby Santa Monica.
For the final episode of Season 7, Russell & Robert meet Lauren Weedman, best known for her standout role as Doris on HBO's television series Looking (alongside Russell!). As well as being a leading actress and comedian (not comedienne - as we discuss!!!!!!), one of her longterm passions is painting and making art. On her instagram @ThisOneIsTitled, started during lockdown, Weedman revealed 'The Quarantine Series' of unique figurative paintings, which she sells from $200 via Instagram and have become incredibly popular with collectors all over the world! As a self taught artist, including series where she makes one new work a day, we consider her link to Outsider and Outlier artworks but also explore her wide ranging artistic influences including Laura Owens, Tim Burton, David Lynch but primarily Edvard Munch and Van Gogh, whose authentic and emotional-charged works became even more important during her time spent living in Amsterdam. We also discover her love of London's very own National Portrait Gallery, in particular an installation she saw there of William Blake's death mask! Plus we introduce Lauren to the work of Grayson Perry and his recent 'Art Club' TV series which focused on ideas of creativity and the processes behind making art.Check out Lauren's paintings at her official website: www.LaurenWeedmanStudio.com which includes very cool videos of her discussing individual artworks!Follow Lauren's two Instagram accounts: @Lauren_Weedman and her art page @ThisOneIsTitled. You can watch Lauren & Russell in HBO's 'Looking' on Netflix, Amazon Prime or all good streaming services.Thanks for listening to Season 7! We will return on 4th December 2020 with a brand new Season 8, so fear not, we have another art-thrill-ride lined up for you!!!For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lauren Weedman wants to love food again. The comedic actor, a former The Daily Show Correspondent and current The Moth host, with roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and HBO's Looking, has a complicated relationship with food. She wants to make eating a more soulful experience, starting with her last meal; a food she never lets herself enjoy. And yes, we used phrases like "complicated relationship with food" and "soulful experience," but rest assured: Lauren is one of the funniest guests to grace Your Last Meal; chortles ahead. Lauren's love of pad Thai takes us to Little Uncle, one of Seattle's best Thai restaurants. Chef/owners Poncharee Kounpungchart and Wiley Frank painstakingly squeeze tamarind pods to make the sauce for their pad Thai and they tell Rachel why they refuse to put chicken in the dish, no matter how nice a customer asks. Lauren Weedman was raised by a ballerina who was always watching her weight, so Rachel interviewed Kari Brunson, a former professional ballet dancer who retired from dance to explore her love of cooking. Today Kari co-owns Seattle's Juicebox Cafe and one of Rachel's favorite ice cream shops, Frankie & Jo's. Follow Rachel Belle & Your Last Meal on Instagram!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lauren Weedman is the epitome of embodied. She is an award-winning actress, playwright and author who lives her story out loud and while doing so, inspires others to do the same. Weedman processes her heartbreaks through a brilliant comedic filter that grabs the heartstrings and deeply inspires the notion that lemons really can become lemonade. I am over-the-moon excited to welcome her as my first guest on my Third Season of Feel Good Naked Radio.
What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time? Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland, Lauren Weedman joined PDXISH to talk about her most recent Portland Center Stage show, "Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (currently playing at the Armory through April 30). With PDXISH Lauren talks about the origins of the her one-woman, kick-ass show, her obsession with Lucinda Williams, her upcoming movie...and she even answered our question: "Who is Lauren Weedman?"
Jeanne talks about the tragedy of stillbirth before shifting gears to talk with actress, author and performer, Lauren Weedman (one of the stars from HBO's show, Looking and author of Miss Fortune – Fresh Perspectives On Having It All From Someone Who Is Not Okay! (Penguin Random House, March, 2016) about parenting during and after divorce and bring motherhood on to the stage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Steve Almond, author of AGAINST FOOTBALL, essayist, and co-host of Dear Sugar Radio, tals with Lauren Weedman, author of A WOMAN TRAPPED IN A WOMAN'S BODY and star of the HBO series Looking, about Weedman's new book of essays, MISS FORTUNE.