My Opening Line

32 EpisodesProduced by My Opening Line, Starburns Audio

Hosts Keith and Chemda (of Keith and The Girl) ask comedian friends and performers about their first time on stage. Listen to popular comics telling embarrassing stories of their first performances as they share some of their most terrible opening lines, awkward executions, and epic fails.

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31: Shane Mauss's First Time

October 29th, 2018

57:10

Shane Mauss, comedian who made it to national television by year 3, shares his ups, downs, and secrets to success. From him calling up his local club and saying, “I want to be a comic,” to headlining, to late night TV …

30: Paul Hooper's First Time

October 5th, 2018

41:14

Road Dog Paul Hooper is this episode’s guest. After visiting 10 countries and 42 U.S. states, Paul talks about life as a comedian on the road for …

29: Mehran Khaghani's First Time

September 21st, 2018

39:18

The hilarious and energetic Mehran Khaghani joins us to talk about his beginnings as well as his confrontations with Joe Rogan and Roseanne Barr. The …

28: Abbi Crutchfield's First Time

August 30th, 2018

31:42

Abbi Crutchfield shares how it all started, including her cultivating her own comedy… group? club? in college. Abbi talks with Keith and Chemda about …

27: Mark Douglas's First Time

August 17th, 2018

40:50

Mark Douglas is the creator of the extremely popular YouTube channel The Key of Awesome, which has over 5.4 million subscribers. The channel features …

26: Mike Lawrence's First Time

August 3rd, 2018

45:42

Roast Battle Grand Champion Mike Lawrence worked at McDonald's for 7 years before landing multiple TV appearances. Mike discusses the effects of …

25: Carmen Lynch's First Time

July 21st, 2018

34:35

Carmen Lynch talks about being in the Top 20 on Last Comic Standing within 2 years of performing stand-up before regaling us with stories of how she learned the secrets of stand-up comedy, her attendance at a Learning …

24: Lucie Pohl's First Time

July 13th, 2018

32:37

Overwatch’s Mercy joins us to talk about her break in theater, television, and one of the biggest video games of all time. Lucie Pohl talks about her …

23: Bonnie McFarlane's First Time

July 6th, 2018

40:16

Bonnie McFarlane talks about starting her comedy career in Canada, making her way to clubs in the U.S., and the differences between the audiences in the two countries. From her first time on stage to her first moment on …

22: Jimmy Pardo's First Time

June 29th, 2018

24:10

Jimmy Pardo, host of Never Not Funny, talks about what he experienced in 30 years of stand-up , from soup to nuts. Jimmy covers the fear of the art form, the secret to success, the audacity of it all, and advice on how …

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