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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.

Jun 19, 2018

Johnathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon, Girls) had the unfortunate experience of being replaced on a show... and not being told about it. We chat about how that show caused a shoe-in roll to fall through, the mindset he keeps to push through stagnation and setbacks, and the insane last minute audition process that got the...


Jun 12, 2018

Adam Lustick (Corporate, Adam Ruins Everything) learned early, by a very sobering acting teacher, that he would most likely fail in this industry. But he returns to this philosophy often to quickly shake off his setbacks. We talk about the early days of his sketch team, Harvard Sailing Team, his insecurities and...


Jun 5, 2018

George Kareman (Search Party, Silicon Valley) takes us on a spiritual journey of self-improvement and discipline, leading us to rename today's podcast, The Spiritual Bros. George talks about his failed UCB Harold audition, possibly inheriting self-sabotage from his late father, and guides us through his ten day silent...


May 29, 2018

Jen Bartels (American Woman, Friends of the People) gets cut from her Harold Team at UCB and has a series of career ups and downs, until she finds herself running out of money and being confronted about changing careers from her mother. We nerd out about acting, talk about the negative effects of self-talk, and are...


May 22, 2018

Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, Treks and the City), after performing for hundreds of people a night for over four years in Venezuela, struggles to overcome the relentless biases she experiences when immigrating to America. We talk about how having a "winners mentality" helped push her through the dark times, her...