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Podcast #34 – Interview with Comedian Heather McDonald & “Dr. Reality Steve”

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Definitely changed things up this week as for the first time in 7 months of doing this podcast, I interviewed someone that wasn’t part of the “Bachelor” world. You saw me post on Tuesday my appearance on Heather McDonald’s “Juicy Scoop” podcast this week, so Heather returned the favor and came on my podcast today. Two completely different interviews, so don’t think you’re getting a double dose. Those who have followed me over the years know how much I love stand up. I literally could’ve done two hours with Heather on just her stand up career alone, but there were so many other things to get to with her. Being a comedian, obviously Heather had plenty to say and we were on somewhat on a time constraint (I actually went over my allotted time with her), so I thank her for taking the time to do this. Plenty I never even got to ask, but what we do have are some great stories as a married mom with kids who also headlines in stand up comedy, which is very rare in that industry. As always, if you want to respond to the interview, please include Heather’s Twitter handle (@HeatherMcDonald) in your responses. A very fun interview, with some celebrity “appearances” around the 1 hour mark. So glad they could join us ha ha. Anyway, a very fun interview and a deep dive into her career including a couple of big stories that surrounded her in the past couple years. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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(SPOILERS) Heather joins me to talk about how she got started in comedy, her comedic inspirations (7:15), how she lost out on a “Saturday Night Live” audition (11:39), getting her break working on “Chelsea Lately” and the subsequent controversy that happened a couple years ago (17:40), a sexual harassment situation that happened last year (26:30), her favorite story from her first book she wrote (31:32), finally losing her virginity at 27 and was it everything she thought it would be (37:14), on being a married mother with kids as a standup comedian (44:12), how she gathers material for her stand up routine (50:10), how often she changes material for her sets (57:39), “Bachelor” talk and her thoughts on the overnight dates (1:07:43), her “celebrity” version of the “Bachelor” if Celine Dion, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston appeared on Nick’s season (1:13:02), and finally end with Rapid 10.

Twitter – @HeatherMcDonald
Instagram – heathermcdonald

“Dr. Reality Steve” emails on Page 2…

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  1. rob22

    July 13, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    To the third emailer: a couple of things. I find it a little odd that if you’ve stopped responding to his emails and texts that he keeps contacting you. If you don’t really respond, that should discourage him from continuing. So I’m suspecting you do respond at times. Maybe not every time, but at least once or twice. Your friends are recommending that you move on and cut off contact because there’s no “there” there in your so called relationship. It’s so transparently obvious that everyone that knows you and everyone that read your email knows it. But you have feelings that you’re paying attention to, and they’re messing you up. Feelings can and will trip you up. Part of being an adult is acting against your feelings when they are self destructive feelings. Like now.

    The feelings will go away, but they won’t if you respond to him or allow him to contact you. So I recommend stronger tactics. Block him from your phone, email, texts & unfriend/unfollow him on social media. That will send a strong message…. mostly to you. Keep in mind that you really don’t have any kind of relationship with this guy, except in your head. Give it time, and you’ll move on to other things. And while you’re at it, come up with something else to focus on for the next couple of months until the feelings start to fade. Work out, go dancing, take up a hobby, volunteer somewhere, whatever. Just don’t sit around moping and complaining to your friends. That will only prolong the funk you’re in. Get out in the world and do something positive for yourself or others, then, by the end of the summer you should be able to move on quite nicely. Warning: every time you respond to him or read his texts/emails, you start the clock over on getting over him. So block and unfriend so that the clock can keep moving without interruption.

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