Comic Katie Love Loses Her Religion!
Katie Love comic and writer joins us today on the podcast! Katie has been living and working in LA for over 20 years and made it her life's work to share her love of laughter and stories with the world.
From performing on stage to helping startups communicate their message, honesty and humor go hand in hand for Katie and she continues to strive for her best in all of her different pursuits.
In our conversation, we cover some of the recent projects she has been involved in, her family history and early experiences in comedy. We also talk about what it means to be on stage and share your inner world with the public, how humor can heal and the value of pushing sensitive buttons.
Katie has an optimistic and appreciative attitude towards the difficulties that arise in the life of a creative, something that is truly inspiring. We also get into the dogma and selectiveness of the church, family divides and Katie's belief in arts education. For all this and a whole bunch more, tune in with us today!
New Book By Katie Love
From Cult To Comedy, A Memoir, by Katie Love
The year is 1970. The horror soap opera “Dark Shadows” is all the rage, the Vietnam War is raging and nine-year-old Katie, an imaginative and independent latch-key kid, comes home from school to discover her mother’s suicide.
Taken in by her older sister who has recently become a Jehovah’s Witness, Katie is shown an illustration from a bible picture book featuring wild animals peacefully lounging by a pool of water, surrounded by happy people picking fruit. An enticing offer is made: “Katie, this is Paradise. Do you want to see Mom again, happy and living forever? All you have to do is follow all of Jehovah’s commandments and you can be with Mom again.”
Mom happy and living forever? Two tickets to Paradise, please!
So begins Katie’s zealous quest to attain perfection and entrance into a utopian world which promises peace, love, and happiness. She discovers a much darker world. “Two Tickets to Paradise, from Cult to Comedy” tells the hilarious and heartbreaking story of an earnest, bible-toting kid intent on saving the world, and follows her metamorphosis into a boisterous comedian intent on saving herself through the healing powers of humor.
Key Points From The Katie Love Episode:
• The work Katie recently did with TMI Hollywood.
• Katie's own creative journey starting from her part in a cult.
• The bravery of sharing your soul and creativity with the world.
• Katie's first joke and pulling fruit out of her bra on stage.
• The healing of humor and the difficult background of many comedians.
• The culture of over-sensitivity and pushing the buttons of strangers.
• Katie's strategy for dealing with hecklers and why she does not have many.
• Difficulty around family connection and changing religious values.
• The doctrines of the Bible and giving up wot what we do not know.
• The work that Katie has been doing with the Not Real Art grant winners!
• Why our world needs a focus on creative arts from a young age.
• How Katie has managed to amalgamate the different parts of her work.
• And much more!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
WriteLaughLove — https://www.writelaughlove.com/
Katie Love on Twitter — https://twitter.com/katielovewriter
TMI Hollywood — https://tmihollywood.com/
Aisha Tyler — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0878768/
Michael Jackson — https://www.michaeljackson.com
Get Christie Love — https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070990/
Adam Sandler — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001191/
Burning Man — https://burningman.org
The Katie Love Show — https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/272696
The Power of Myth — https://www.netflix.com/title/70281117
Joseph Campbell — https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Campbell-American-author
Oprah — http://www.oprah.com
Baby Shark — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w
Man One — http://www.manone.com/
Man One on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ManOneArt
Scott “Sourdough” Power — https://www.instagram.com/sourdoughpower/
Not Real Art Conference — https://www.notrealartconference.com/
Not Real Art on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/notrealartofficial/