BECOMING YOURSELF! Sandra clarifies her New Year’s announcement with ex-co-host Dave Ross (Terrified podcast), exploring their shifting identities, burnout and what it means for their careers. TOPICS: A private private life, feelings in standup comedy, revealing secrets, losing touch with yourself, sex nerd vs. sex educator, public scrutiny, rape jokes, finding your voice, “feelings guy,” being all of yourself, self-obsession, dogs, licking your own genitals, defining burnout, sketch, memoir, codependence, brand, co-hosting philosophy, Jackie Kashian, and the Nerdist Holiday Party.
Dave Ross is a comedian and storyteller in Los Angeles, CA. He is a regular at L.A.’s NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics, and at the Hollywood Improv, and performs at literally every festival, club, theater, bar, fire hall and bombed-out stone building that will have him.
He is the host of the podcast Terrified on the Nerdist Podcast Network and is a MOTH Grand Slam winner. You might have seen him on Tosh.0 with his sketch group, WOMEN, or heard him telling stories on KCRW. In 2014, he got hammered on Drunk History on Comedy Central, and, in a blackout, demanded that everyone in the world be nice to each other. That’s pretty much Dave in a nutshell. He loves you. He loves you kind of angrily.