This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with comedian and artist, Christine Ferrera. As they discuss performance art, late-stage capitalism and Christine's 10-year correspondence with Starbucks™, Lauren whips up a pan of Tiramisu! For more of Christine's work go to: christineferrera.net Our theme music is Just for Fun courtesy of Ketsa. Watch on Youtube! Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible TODAY'S RECIPE: CLASSIC TIRAMISÙ by Alison Roman INGREDIENTS FOR THE CREAM:4 large egg yolks1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, divided3⁄4 cup heavy cream1 cup mascarpone (8 ounces)FOR THE ASSEMBLY:1 3⁄4 cups good espresso or very strong coffee2 tablespoons rum or cognac2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powderAbout 24 ladyfingers 1 to 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, for shaving (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Step 1Using an electric mixer in a medium bowl, whip together egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until very pale yellow and about tripled in volume. A slight ribbon should fall from the beaters (or whisk attachment) when lifted from the bowl. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, wiping out the medium bowl used to whip the yolks and set aside.Step 2In the medium bowl, whip cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until it creates soft-medium peaks. Add mascarpone and continue to whip until it creates a soft, spreadable mixture with medium peaks. Gently fold the mascarpone mixture into the sweetened egg yolks until combined.Step 3Combine espresso and rum in a shallow bowl and set aside.Step 4Using a sifter, dust the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish (an 8x8-inch dish, or a 9-inch round cake pan would also work here) with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.Step 5Working one at a time, quickly dip each ladyfinger into the espresso mixture - they are quite porous and will fall apart if left in the liquid too long - and place them rounded side up at the bottom of the baking dish. Repeat, using half the ladyfingers, until you’ve got an even layer, breaking the ladyfingers in half as needed to fill in any obvious gaps (a little space in between is O.K.). Spread half the mascarpone mixture onto the ladyfingers in one even layer. Repeat with remaining espresso-dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone mixture.Step 6Dust top layer with remaining tablespoon of cocoa powder. Top with shaved or finely grated chocolate, if desired.Step 7Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (if you can wait 24 hours, all the better) before slicing or scooping to serve.
Here’s a Stoop Story from artist Christine Ferrara about her time as a highly caffeinated pen pal.You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast. The next live Stoop event is February 10th at Baltimore Center Stage. The theme is "Family Drama: Stories about reunions, rivalries, intimacies, and intrigues".
We're talking Sociopaths with Baltimore comedian Christine Ferrera! Christine is an amazing comedian who is a part of Freeze Peach Comedy in Baltimore! She has an amazingly terrifing story you have to hear to believe (its seriously chilling). Plus, Confessions from Indiana and Dublin!
Ep. 18 - Christine Ferrera Gives Sports Teams a Better Name
Dan Has Jokes
How do you take a fun idea for getting rid of offensive team names in sports, and turn it into a workable bit for the stage? Christine’s joke is in its early stages of development, but it definitely seems to hold a lot of potential for good comedy. Meanwhile, Dan is still talking about hipsters. Christine talks about her pathway to comedy through the world of performance art, and chronicles a fascinating letter correspondence that she shared with Starbucks for about a decade. Dan and Christine talk about things they’ve learned from meeting or observing some of their favorite comedians: Michael Ian Black (whom Christine recently opened for), Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, and Hari Kondabolu. Dan is desperately looking for a way to improve his joke about hipsters in the afterlife, but the final product is still a long way off. Christine is horrified that the Washington Reds***s have still not changed their name, which is, after all, a racial slur. Her suggestion is to rename the teams based on systemic problems related to their regions. Dan loves the joke, but it is missing a crucial piece in order to work onstage. Dan and Christine discuss the idea of turning these concepts into mascots. Christine shares a joke she is working on about new country music, and this turns into a whole discussion about how to skewer white privilege as white performers. Inevitably, Lena Dunham becomes a prominent topic in the conversation.
Live at the Hampden Mansion with Josh Kuderna, Christine Ferrera, Ben O’Brien, Tup and Pete, MOTHERKNUCKLE, DDm, Ian Graham
You, Me, Them, Everybody
Live at the Hampden Mansion with Josh Kuderna, Christine Ferrera, Ben O'Brien, Tup and Pete, MOTHERKNUCKLE, DDm, Ian Graham You, Me, Them, Everybody Live 5 year anniversary show. Josh Kuderna for a chat Christine Ferrera for laughs Ben O'Brien for laughs Tup and Pete for laughs/songs MOTHERKNUCKLE for dinosaurs DDm for music Ian Graham for house band Hampden Mansion for venue Baltimore for city
Pocket Landmarks- Bringing History to Life with a Digital Storytelling App: This session describes a collaborative project between Baltimore Heritage, Inc. and UMBC. Digital stories featuring historic buildings were created for a smartphone application as part of a self-guided walking tour of downtown Baltimore. Those working in digital humanities will be inspired by this interactive use of new media.
William Shewbridge and Christine Ferrera: 2012 NMC Five Minutes of Fame
2012 NMC Summer Conference
Multimedia Literacy Skills Across the Curriculum: William Shewbridge and Christine Ferrera describe their innovative course which provides digital media skills to students across many disciplines. A one-credit class, designed to complement existing courses, it integrates visual assignments into the curriculum without sacrificing valuable class time for skills training. Students use these skills for deeper engagement in foreign language, history, and more.