One of the most well known out comedians sits down with Denise for a chat about her career, the business side of stand up comedy, her material, and what its like in today's tense climate to be funny. Enjoy! Follow Suzanne on Twitter at @SZWest1
Join Denise (in progress) during a chat with Jane Czyzselska, long time editor of the #1 selling lesbian publication in the U.K. "Diva Magazine"- the monthly bible for LBT women across Europe, full of good stuff, great resources, important topics, talented contributors and tasty pictures. Denise & Jane discuss the different annual issues, such as the "Sex" issue and the "Naked" issue which is now known as the "Body" issue, plus what's coming up in the December holiday edition. Remember, you can buy Diva Magazine at many of your local stores, including WH Smith's, Tesco and Sainsbury's and also you can subscribe online for the digital edition with it's perks (we discuss that, too!) at www.divamag.co.uk Thanks for listening! Please share, leave a comment, post, re-post, tweet & "Like" our Facebook page for updates. It only takes a second of your time and it means so much in the Podcast World!
Denise has a one-on-one conversation with Stacy Codikow of "Power Up Films", who, as you may know, is at the centre of controversy over "GirlTrash-All night Long" the full length feature film- a MUSICAL comedy- that we, the audience, have been waiting on for the last 5 years. Released this past December (2013) in a blaze of word-fire bullets by it's screenplay writer, Angela Robinson ("D.E.B.S.", "The L Word", "True Blood"), who took to the popular lesbian websites with statements regarding her disapproval of the release and denouncing her future involvement with anything having to do with Power Up Films. The two former friends and business buddies are at odds on behind-the-scenes-"she said/she said" situations that have held up the film for years and that escalated so much, it's distracted from the underlying fact that this is a smart, entertaining, fun, well-done LESBIAN film- something our community is constantly lacking, something our community needs and regardless of who you believe or who's side you're on-- you really should see it and have yourself a good time with familiar faces from days gone by, a thumping soundtrack, big laughs and and an excitement that brings you back to your crazy days.
Maybe you know her from "Easy Abby" or the SHE4Me video, and maybe you've seen her on the NY stage- but right now you need to get to know Haviland Stillwell as a sexy, singer - with her new EP "Spark"- available on iTunes. Filled with high energy, pop, dance mixes, written by Haviland herself, it's the perfect summer time blend of hot & cool. This is my one on one chat with Haviland as she gets ready for the big launch.
You recognise her name & face and you know she was a producer of "Elena Undone" and "A Perfect Ending" but Marina is flying solo these days as a director of a new feature length film called "Anatomy of A Love Seen" which debuts at Outfest in Los Angeles on July 18th. Here's my one-on-one, very candid chat with her discussing the film, her unique approach to film making- an improvised script- shooting in just 5 days, the idea behind a world-wide online release of the film (July 19th), her cast, the challenges of motherhood, Facebook, and what the future of film making holds for her.
Grab a drink, sit back and have a listen to my one on one chat with out British comedian Rosie Wilby. Rosie is one of the hardest working ladies I know, with radio shows (Out In South London and on BBC Sussex), podcasts, stand up comedy gigs, hosting Spoken Word events, doing one woman shows (The Science of Sex, Nineties Woman) with performances coming up at L Fest, in Uttoxeter July 18-21, and in August at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. If you haven't seen Rosie perform live, you simply must- she's the smartest, thought-provoking comedian (& sometimes musician), always relatable, and can tickle your funny bone about current situations or blasts from the past.
You may know her as Diva Magazine's "Rubbish Lesbian", but Sarah Westwood doesn't mind. In fact, she embraces the title! After compiling 80 of her best story articles from her successful column, Sarah now has a great new book, "The Rubbish Lesbian" available on Kindle, with a forward written by Harriet Braun (creator of the BBC3's "Lip Service") So, do yourself a much deserved favour: make some time, make a cup of tea and curl up with this observational, hilarious compilation of the awkward, yet humorous and always honest moments in Sarah's rubbish lesbian life. Here is a perfectly funny chat with the author and columnist herself-Sarah Westwood.
Denise has an in-depth conversation with quintessential film director Nicole Conn ("Claire of the Moon", "Elena Undone", A Perfect Ending") about her family, her work, a few little known facts about "A Perfect Ending", making feature films, a cool new way of casting roles and her brand new PSA Video for Jen Foster's song "She" -remixed & remastered, ready to raise the bar when it comes to portraying the women who love women in a stunning, star-studded shoot for marriage equality - Keep your eyes & ears peeled for "She4Me" - geared up to launch this January 2014.
Successful author ("Always You, Edina", "The Woman in Beige", "The Comedienne") and stand-up comedienne VG Lee joins Denise in an exclusive one-on-one, in-depth chat covering everything from the people in her every day life, her early days working in for bridal shop in London, the recent controversy surrounding her holiday event, and a new book that's due out next year. Grab a drink and get comfy for an entertaining conversation with one of the coolest ladies involved in London's lesbian arts scene!
Actress/Producer/Yoga Guru/Groove Goddess, Sweetie Traveler and Badass Traci Dinwiddie joins Denise for a Drink and a Chat. You know Traci from "Elena Undone", I'm sure, but here she discusses some new upcoming projects and events, as well her commitment to the AIDs LifeCycle Rides and her current stint instructing yoga classes with Sweet Travel Vacations, as well as her humble actor beginnings…on "Dawson's Creek"!