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Keisha Zollar

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OPPOSITE DAY with Keisha Zollar


Comedian and writer Keisha Zollar (Astronomy Club) joins Jenn to talk vaccine periods, maybe momming, and saying the opposite of what you mean. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE AT: LadyHDpod.com FOLLOW KEISHA: Insta: @keishazollar | Twitter: @keishaz FOLLOW JENN: Insta | Twitter: @jennwelchnow FOLLOW LADYHD: Insta | Twitter | TikTok: @ladyhdpod PRODUCED BY LEFT HANDED RADIO: Insta | Twitter: @lefthandedradio * LOVE THE PODCAST? WANT TO HELP SUPPORT PRODUCTION COSTS? Join the LadyHD Patreon and get sweet perks / goodies or Leave a tip in the LadyHD tip jar


5 May 2021

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How Keisha Zollar Prioritizes Kindness + Joy While Carving Out A Space For Herself As A Writer

The Beat Sheet

Welcome to Season 4, friends! Thank you for coming back. Please make sure you SUBSCRIBE + RATE the show- it will help more burgeoning screenwriters to find out conversations. Thank you in advance! This week on the beat, we have Keisha Zollar! And you may hear her cute little dogs during parts of our conversation. We're a dog friendly show over here- especially in the middle of a pantomime. Keisha Zollar is a writer-actress-comedienne who most recently worked as the showrunner on Fuse’s The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle as well as the Co-EP and star of Netflix’s sketch show Astronomy Club. Sher recently finished writing on the Apple Team Downey & Adam Perlman drama series based on Michael Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting” and is currently writing on the HBO Max animated series One Love. Before that, Keisha was the Writing Supervisor at Busy Tonight. As an actor Keisha has been seen on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Comedy Central, Nightcap, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, College Humor, TV Land, Funny or Die, IAF.tv, Above Average, MSNBC, MTV, and UCB Comedy. Keisha played the role of Sarah in Believe Her, a short about the moments after sexual assault. She has been featured by Glamour magazine, Fast Company, Paste magazine, etc, and has written for Bitch Flicks, FemSplain, and more. We talk about: how her mother's incredible sense of humor influences her writing voice how the Astronomy Club got started how she got an awesome writing job while coming back from a near-death experience (so glad you're ok!) what to do when you have a bad joke the shows that are bringing us joy during the pandemic how she got involved with the TV adaptation of my favorite podcast (after this one!), The Read and more! Thank you so much for listening to the show! Please remember to SUBSCRIBE, RATE, + REVIEW the show- I would really appreciate it. It helps other screenwriters who are interested in this story to find the show a little easier. If you are interested in becoming a guest, sponsoring the show, or have any other inquiries, please send an email to hi@thebeatsheet.co! Need to read more scripts? Join my club- we read scripts together every week! My profile name is @aquilliam and the club is called Beat Sheet Pod.  You can listen to every episode of The Beat Sheet on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, and Stitcher! You can click here to subscribe to the podcast everywhere via this RSS feed! The official hashtag for the podcast is #beatsheetpod Please be sure to follow us on social media as well! You can find the show everywhere: Instagram | @beatsheetpod Twitter | @beatsheetpod Facebook | The Beat Sheet


1 Mar 2021

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Tattoo U (with Keisha Zollar)

Double Threat with Julie Klausner & Tom Scharpling

Tom and Julie are joined by comedian/writer Keisha Zollar (Astronomy Club), tattoo artist Ella Sklaw, and a cavalcade of listeners for a deep dive into the world of tattoos! The panel designs Double Threat tattoos for listeners Steve and Iann, and they help listeners Meri, Brennan, and Kalee fix their regrettable tattoos. Plus Liam Neeson stars in Taken... a piss in his pants, that is! And Jack Nicholson's chili pants, Sinbad, Gad Lieutenant, Tom is still stuck in the Capitol, Jiminy Glick wants to know if Trump is good for comedy, Joe Biden's hair, Frank Zappa's version of Don't Stop Me Now, Julie's first date green bean material, Bernie meme, international soup month, and so much more!TATTOO DESIGN CHALLENGESubmit your art for the two Double Threat tattoos that Tom and Julie designed in this episode! Winning selections will be awarded a prize and may even end up on a living person's flesh for the remainder of their life!TATTOO #1: Double Threat logo in the style of an old school Sailor Jerry or Mom tattoo. With banners that say "Double Threat" and "Tom & Julie."TATTOO #2: Double Threat family crest that includes the following elements: Tom as a dog, Julie as a cat, Brett as a classy flea a la Mr. Peanut or Jiminy Cricket, crossed microphones, a glazed fish, chili fries, Jack Nicholson dipping a spoon into the chili, and a banner that reads "Let the Image Speak for Itself" in Latin. Plus any other assorted Double Threat elements.SUBMIT TO: doublethreatpod@gmail.comLISTEN TO DOUBLE THREAT AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS:http://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plusDOUBLE THREAT MERCH:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/double-threatSEND SUBMISSIONS TO:DoubleThreatPod@gmail.comFOLLOW DOUBLE THREAT:https://twitter.com/doublethreatpodhttps://www.instagram.com/doublethreatpodDOUBLE THREAT IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/double-threatTheme song by Mike KrolArtwork by Michael Kupperman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 43mins

25 Jan 2021

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WDEK Podcast Ep. 85: John Feal and Keisha Zollar - 10/27/20

We Don't Even Know

Out the gate, our show gets down to the real. Shonali & Christian break it down regarding snuggle buddies during covid, cult leaders and unique social distancing philosophies. The description "Hobbit Ball" was invented in this discussion. Our first guest is John Feal, inspirational activist and founder of The Feal Good Foundation.  He was a 9/11 responder and is responsible for enacting 13 pieces of legislation which provides & protect the healthcare of 9/11 and first responders injured and/or currently sick caused by their heroic work.  He has partnered with Jon Stewart for years doing this work and they are currently working to pass legislation to provide healthcare for veterans sickened by their work near burn pits. The best description of why John is so successful is that he calls bullshit when he sees it.  You must follow him on Twitter @JohnFeal1 (The Real John Feal) to witness this. He was suspended on Twitter for a few days because he is so real. There's so much important here to listen to but takeaways are "America needs a break," "Help a stranger," "Everyone can get involved."  Special announcement! We are hosting our own WDEK Election Day Special livestream on Nov. 3rd with special guests from across the country including David Cross, Tash Neal, Jon Glaser, Negin Farsad, John Early and many more.   Our final guest is writer, comedian, actress Keisha Zollar. She is the founder of the first UCB all black sketch comedy group, The Astronomy Club which also got its own Netflix series.  She has spent the better part of the pandemic in her time working in her studio apartment which she shares with her husband and her dogs, Johnny Cash (just passed away), Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams Sr.  Listen to find out what gives Keisha hope these days and how she fulfills the notion of being authentic.  Check out her work currently on the reboot of the British satirical television puppet show, Spitting Image and she's working with Lilly Singh on her upcoming special!  Stay strong all and catch us on our Election Day Marathon Special on Nov. 3rd on YouTube Live or Facebook Live here. 

1hr 13mins

15 Nov 2020

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The JV Club with Janet Varney

Put down that Stephen King book and enjoy to this episode of The JV Club with the awesome Keisha Zollar (Netflix’s “Astronomy Club”), whose history of multiple moves and a challenging health situation in her teens made her the badass she is today! Plus! Find out what the one and only Abraham Lincoln had to say to Keisha during their in-depth conversation!  Hosted by Janet Varney. Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

1hr 4mins

13 Feb 2020

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Episode 2: "The Secret Project" (it's Astronomy Club & it rules!) with Keisha Zollar

Unemployed with Anna Roisman

In this real & raw episode of Unemployed, Anna chats with her friend Keisha Zollar who absolutely CANNOT talk about a TOP SECRET project, lol. (Spoiler alert, but not at all, it's her sketch series on Netflix called "Astronomy Club" and if you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor this holiday season and binge, baby!) Keisha is the queen of "gigging" and "gigged" all over, but really Times Square kept luring her back in. That is, before she became a Television writer. Listen for some incredible advice like, "if you give yourself an out, you'll take it" because we can't stop thinking about it.


23 Dec 2019

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Are Black Women Magic? Marie Laveau with Keisha Zollar

Nevertheless She Existed

Keisha Zollar tell us about Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans! Spoiler alert! She doesn’t die at the end! Well, she does, of course, but this is the first witch in our series who enjoys a nice long happy life, and who is still revered to this day.Keisha Zollar is an actress-comedienne who is currently a Writing Supervisor on Busy Tonight. Previously, she was a staff writer on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and her comedy group Astronomy Club has a digital series with Comedy Central.


31 Jul 2019

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No. 85 - Keisha Zollar Talks Comedy and Acting

There It Is Podcast

Today's episode is with Actress, Comedian and Writer, Keisha Zollar! Keisha is a writer for Comedy Central's, "The Opposition," and has done a ton outside of that on and off stage and camera! Jason and Keisha talk about her studying as an actress at the Actor's Studio and how that led to comedy, starting out in comedy and performing with Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer, her approach to comedy, when she realized she is a political comedian, how people respond to political satire, and hustling to produce projects! Keisha is incredibly smart and thoughtful. You will learn a lot so give this thoughtful and informative chat a listen...right now!More Online:Get tickets to "Yeah She Did: Stories About Women You Should Know" at Caveat.nycKeishaZollar.com ThereItIsPod.comTwitter: @KeishaZ, @ThereItIsPod, @JasonFarrJokesFacebook: @ThereItIsPod


21 Feb 2018

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Literally In Stitches with Keisha Zollar


Keisha Zollar (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper) discusses being a boujee homebuyer, composes an insane email to ex lover and talks candidly about her relationship with her husband. Music selections: "InBox theme" by 4aStables. (https://www.4astables.com) "As I Was Saying", "How I Used To See The Stars", "Vaping in LA” by Lee Rosevere. (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/LeeRosevere/MusicforPodcasts4/) Licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


31 Oct 2017

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8. The Ice Bucket Challenge Movie - feat. Stefan Schuette and Keisha Zollar

The Emoji Movie: The Podcast

It's been a full week since The Emoji Movie took the world by storm! This podcast has nothing to do with that though. Instead, let's listen to Stefan Schuette (UCB Theatre) and Keisha Zollar (Applying it Liberally) write an adorable romantic comedy that, in its scant eight hour runtime, teaches us many, many, MANY powerful lessons about Global Warming, drug running, horrible diseases, viral videos, European conflicts, and Jim Carrey's beard.


3 Aug 2017