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Gianmarco Soresi, Stand-Up Comedian: Healing Through Humor

https://media.blubrry.com/firstonlinewithfran/content.blubrry.com/firstonlinewithfran/Gianmarco_Soresi.mp3 Gianmarco Soresi is a stand-up comedian and actor who just released his first comedy special "Shelf Life" on Amazon Prime, documenting the experience of writing and performing new material in the middle of a global pandemic.   I enjoy kind of dark, twisted humor. I focus on making this joke great, a great set, and more often than not people in pain will feel good watching it. . .I'm gonna make great comedy and if this is useful for people -- that's great. I think that's where healing can happen -- in that really dark place and sometimes I can figure out a way to make it funny. THAT'S the best part. Produced by Jacklyn Thrapp and Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand, and directed by three-time Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Andy Buck, “Shelf Life” is unique in that it will also feature behind-the-scenes documentary-style footage that chronicles Gianmarco’s journey doing live comedy in the unpredictable and ever-changing world of Covid-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c72DW7drMXw&t= Gianmarco’s stand up has been featured on Netflix’s Bonding, PBS’ Stories from the Stage, SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest, Real Housewives of New York, NY1, New York LIVE, Vanity Fair, George Takei Presents and he was the winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8. 1st Place at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Devil’s Cup Comedy Festival, Empire State Comedy Festival, and … [Read More...]

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Maggie Stern: Sock Art Celebrates the “Sole” of America

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There’s No Place Like Art!

First Online With Fran’s First Podcast There’s No Place Like Art… The Arts are imperative — a life journey, a life experience that is like no other.  The Arts brings people together all in one space.  The plays I’ve written have touched lives — they’ve changed lives and that’s what Art does. ~Dan McCormick, Playwright […]

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