Nicky Guadagni has been nominated for five Gemini awards and won two for her roles in “Major Crime” and “Blue Murder.”
Her one woman show “Hooked” started as a private performance in people’s home and eventually made its way to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.
“Hooked” won the SpringWorks’ 2016 People’s Choice Award.
In the podcast we talk about acting, producing at festivals, her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and of course our lives as parents.
I don’t know what part of our conversation I enjoyed most: Learning about her youth in Montreal, the creative process behind her hit show “Hooked,” or how she and her husband dealt with their teen aged son who spent way too much time playing video games, and online poker, but then turned that into a career.
Comedian, writer, Jeff Rothpan is originally from Montreal.
His comedy career began when he was just 16 years old and soon after that an encounter with Mark Breslin drove him from Canada to the U.S.
He moved to L.A., but despite he struggled to get stage time, so he worked hard to perfect his comedy.
He hit his stride by the time he turned 23 and landed an appearance on The Show with Jay Leno.
We talk about Jeff’s path to success.
These days Jeff is one of the busiest comedy writers in LA, working on TV shows, films and providing material for Jeff Dunham, whom Forbes magazine consistently ranks as one of the top grossing comedians in the United States.