This week’s guest is stand up comedian, writer, podcaster, and actress Rosie Tran (as suggested by B.J. Mendelson in Episode #89). Originally from New Orleans, Hollywood is her home now and she has performed in comedy venues both locally and internationally. She also hosts a couple of podcasts, Hello Crypto Kitty (with Esther Ku) and Out of the Box. During out conversation, we talked about her move from New Orleans to Los Angeles, how she got into comedy, the difference between a sense of humor and real comedy, the mental health aspects of being a comic, crafting her material, perseverance, the roles of asian women and women in general in comedy, political correctness in the #MeToo movement, and her podcasts.
Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Rosie Tran chose a recent guest on her podcast Out of the Box, Chief Happiness Officer, World Traveler, and Ted Speaker, Arnaud Collery.
This episode’s pick is the new album from Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith titled EX_MACHINA. In a world saturated with metalcore bands, Crossfaith has that “it” factor that makes them larger than life both in their music and on stage. Fusing elements of electronic and hip-hop through heavy metal, Crossfaith has an edge that is undeniable and have long become one of the bands to break out of Japan to be known worldwide. With EX_MACHINA, Crossfaith tackle the ideas of individuality in a world consumed with technology.
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