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The Need to Fail Podcast

What do all of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and artists have in common? At some point, they’ve all completely f*cking failed. Comedian Don Fanelli (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, UCB) sits down with folks at the top of their game to talk about the times they ate shit and their dreams felt more elusive than ever. These hilarious, heartbreaking, and incredibly relatable stories remind us that failure is not only necessary when pursuing a dream, but ultimately the inspiration that keeps us moving uncompromisingly forward.

Dec 19, 2017

Anthony King (Search Party, Silicon Valley) was one of the most influential figures to come through the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, acting as Artistic Director for almost a decade, helping to launch the careers of many writers and performers working today. In this interview Anthony reflects on his time as AD,...

Dec 12, 2017

Mary Holland (Veep, The Good Place) has been steadily employed for the last three years here in LA. But the first 7 years were a much different story. We talk about the point when she realized her dreams might not come true and why she started to question her instincts and sanity. We also talk about how a job working...

Dec 5, 2017

Mike Castle (Action #1, Clipped) takes us on an honest and self-reflective journey through personal and professional loss. In a six month span, Mike loses his father, his dog, and two pilots he was excited to act in, so he leaves the country to work on a farm in Ireland for a couple of months.