Episode 39: Sierra Katow (CS50 to TV)

Hi Working Comic Fans,

I recently had a great interview with Sierra Katow! Taken from her bio: She first began performing standup at 16 and was the youngest comedian featured on season 9 of Last Comic Standing on NBC. Her standup was also featured on Last Call with Carson DalyLaughs on Fox, and Acting Out on MTV. Her festival credits include the Seattle Int’l Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, the LA IO West Comedy Festival, the Comedy Comedy Festival, the Women In Comedy Festival, and the Funny Women Fest LA.

She’s currently writing for a new show on Eko and serves as producer of the podcast Queery with Cameron Esposito. In the past, she has worked as a writers’ assistant for Drop the Mic on TBS and Take My Wife on Starz and served as VP of The Harvard Lampoon.

In this interview we talk about:

  • Harvard computer science
  • Harvard stand up club
  • Being an Asian American woman in comedy
  • Getting into coding, doing colleges
  • Post college guilt
  • Process of selling an animated short
  • Getting into Laugh Factory
  • Comedy end goals
  • Festivals being over-hyped
  • Morning rituals

Check out her podcast here

PS CS50 is the entry level computer science course at Harvard.

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