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Celebrating over 11 years and 680 episodes as Producer and host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Gethard and on and on. Over the last 11 years the stories have ranged from laugh out funny to heart-wrenching but always with a positive message. Christine is also creator and host of Story Smash The Storytelling Game Show LIVE every month at t ...
 
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Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Maron, Wilfred, Just Shoot Me) wasn’t always a successful television writer. He was once a production assistant who was enlisted to cat sit for his boss. He soon discovered that her house was haunted. Afraid to spend the night alone, he called the only person who could help him: the girl who broke his heart. Story S…
 
Kristine Kimmel (How To Survive with Danielle and Kristine) thought her international travel dream had begun when she got a job, as a crew member, on a Royal Norwegian Cruise Ship. The interviewer tried to talk her out of it, but she didn't listen and entered hell on the high seas. Enjoy this behind the scenes look at what really happens on cruise …
 
Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling (Howard Stern Show) shares a hilarious story about hanging out in Vegas with comic Rodney Dangerfield and peeing on dumpsters. Plus we talk all things Howard Stern. Listen! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Capatch…
 
Writer Danielle Koenig (How to Survive with Danielle and Kristine Podcast) was matched with a roommate in college who was not stable. Of course, Danielle didn't find this out until the police showed up. Listen! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is back at the Hollywood Improv every month! With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine …
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and "Expert" Judges Comedians Blaine Capatch, Kira Soltanovich and Ed Crasnick at the Hollywood Improv! It's the funniest game show NOT on TV, yet! Contestants include comedians Wendy Wilkins, Murray Valeriano, Craig Spivek and Chris Wivell! Go to the Story Smash website to learn more https://www.storysmashshow.com/ an…
 
Frank Sasso (Animator, Podcaster, Owner of New Pod City) signed a 25 year non-disclosure agreement with Disney to not talk about his weeklong experience there as an animation system trainer. Well guess what? Times up! Listen to Story Worthy and hear the true story of an underground bunker in Florida where Disney dreams are made but public knows not…
 
Comic Bruce Baum (The Simpsons) has been on dozens of game shows as the celebrity partner. On Super Password, he and his partner, a wanted felon, won, and when it aired, their picture appeared all day as the "Breaking News at 5" promo with the words "Wanted Felon" underneath ... But never said who the felon was! And... Currently, Bruce's organicall…
 
Writer/Creator Claudia Lonow (Rude Awakening, Good Girls Don’t, Accidentally On Purpose, How To Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life) spent Christmas with her Jewish family, including her drunk ex-husband who loved guns, and the evening turned out to be anything but merry. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime!…
 
Dedee Pfeiffer (Big Sky, Falling Down) found herself on a path to recovery after years of alcohol abuse. Amid some turbulent years, she received her Masters from UCLA. Dedee also remembers and weighs in on the time she was working as a waitress in a mud wrestling club and when her big sister, Michelle was starring in Scarface. Watch Story Smash the…
 
Join Host Christine Blackburn and "Expert Judges" Blaine Capatch, Melissa Peterman, and Danny Zuker for another round of Story Smash, LIVE at the Hollywood Improv in September 2021. Contestants include comedians, Abby Schachner, Charlie Daneil, Erin Mohr and audience member Cindy Stout! See you October 23rd at The Hollywood Improv for another round…
 
Comic/Actress Kathleen Roll ( The Thirteenth Floor, Gattaca and Melvin Goes to Dinner) was asked to do a benefit for an insane asylum. What they didn't tell her was that the patients were.... prisoners! Listen to hear Kathleen's funny true story about doing stand-up in a very unlikely place. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube a…
 
Comic Murray Valeriano (For What It's Worth Game Show, Rusty Cow) was in Djibouti entertaining the troops when things got a little wild at the after party in what they thought was the Officers Club. Listen! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw PLUS, We’re back at the Hollywood Improv every month! W…
 
Actor Willie Garson (Sex in the City, White Collar, Hawaii Five-O) shares the best decision he ever made- adopting his son Nathan. Plus, Willie and Christine talk about Hollywood and the elephant in our nation- Trump.Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedi…
 
New York Times best selling author and co-host of the Tiny Victories podcast Annabelle Gurwitch invited two complete strangers into her home and found out who was the sketchy one in the house! It's the story from her new book "You're Leaving When?" that she's adapting as a pilot for HBO. Listen and enjoy!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show…
 
Carole Baskin (Big Cat Activist, Tiger King, Dancing with The Stars) shares a story about saving the lives of 2 tigers and a liger that were abandoned by their owner. Plus, Christine and Carole talk about Tiger King and her appearance of Dancing With The Stars. Listen! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/…
 
Join Host and Creator of Story Smash Christine Blackburn, Writer Danny Zuker, Comedian Melissa Peterman and Comedian Blaine Capatch in the FIRST show back at the Hollywood Improv! Spinning the wheel are Comedians Jacob Rosalez, Rachel Dee, Craig Applebaum and Audience member Alistair Walford! Say it with me- SPIN THAT WHEEL!!! Watch Story Smash the…
 
Comic Josh Gondelman, (Make My Day Podcast, Author of Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions & Mixed Results, Writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Desus & Mero) decided to adopt a dog with his wife, but there were none available in the NYC shelters. So Josh trusted a guy on Twitter, who turned out not to be who he said was. Watch Story S…
 
Comic Rhonda Hansome (Saturday Night Live, Louie, Evening at the Improv) has seen a lot in her life. In this story hear how she recovers from false promises and invests in new beginnings. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Dan…
 
Ballerina/Authoress Georgina Pazcoguin (Swan Dive: The Rogue Ballerina, New York City Ballet, Cats) has been dancing her entire life and on today's show we hear about the art form of ballet, the dedication, and backstage antics, of the New York City Ballet. Introducing the good, the bad, and the absolutely hilarious life of The Rogue Ballerina. Sto…
 
Comic Debra DiGiovanni (Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, Last Comic Standing) was bedridden, with damage to her Achilles heel, when a family of raccoons decided to move in. I mean, FAMILIES of raccoons decided to move in! Listen and enjoy this hilarious story about her most troublesome apartment, now on Story Worthy! Watch Story Smash the Storytell…
 
Erika Schickel (“The Big Hurt,” “You’re Not the Boss of Me”) talks about her memoir, “The Big Hurt,” the story of how she blew up her marriage and life for the twisted love of an infamous novelist, only to realize the deeper pattern of abuse and neglect that led her there. The Big Hurt confronts the trope of the “bad girl/tainted woman” in a societ…
 
Richard Marx (Author of "Stories to Tell," Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Limitless) met Paul Newman a few times and each time was better than the last. Plus, Christine and Richard discuss the mastery of Peter Gabriel, Richard’s musical parents, and how to roll your r's. Listen this fabulous episode wherever you hear your podcasts!Watch St…
 
Celebrating over 11 years and almost 700 episodes as Producer and Host of the weekly storytelling podcast Story Worthy, Christine Blackburn has interviewed some of the biggest names in show business like Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Proops, Blaine Capatch, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon and on and on. Over the last 10 …
 
Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer (HBO Comedy Special, We Have To Stop Here, Live From The Village) was waiting outside a restaurant for the valet to bring her car around, when she blacked out. Suzanne woke up in the hospital 3 weeks later. Listen to this extraordinary story from Suzanne Westenhoefer, a true trailblazer in comedy and a survivor. Watch …
 
Join us for fabulous stories from author/thinker Kelly Carlin, comedian Sam Morril and music producer David Wild!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime. With your host Christine Blackburn, comedian Blaine Capatch, writer Danny Zuker and many more talented people like Wayne Federman, MaryLynn Rajskub, Melissa Peterman, Ed Cr…
 
Comic Felicia Madison (The Westside Comedy Club, NY) went to school for pre-med, but that wasn't her real career choice, it was her parents. Her passion came to her much later in life and guess what it was? Yep! Stand-up comedy!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime. With your host Christine Blackburn, comedian Blaine Capat…
 
Actress Roxana Ortega, Actor Larry Clarke, Comic Jon Reep and Host Jordan Harbinger, are 4 of Christine's 11 favorite stories over the last 11 years on Story Worthy! Actress Roxana Ortega climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro, Actor Larry Clarke caters a party for Lauren Bacall, Comic Jon Reep's father tried to fix the pool by going under water with a backpack of…
 
Gary Robinson (Comedian and Video Producer) had a lot of film star heroes and what’s the best way to meet them? By sneaking into their film premieres of course! Listen to this hilarious story and others about Hollywood, stars, premieres and meeting your heroes, today on Story Worthy. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! …
 
Comedians Margot Leitman, Vir Das, Erica Rhodes and Theo Von are 4 of the 11 favorite shows over the last 11 years on Story Worthy! Margot Leitman meets her perfect match, Vir Das meets Rishi Kapoor, Erica Rhodes stars in her first feature film and Theo Von and his father killed a bunch of squirrels... via Kit Kat's. Watch Story Smash the Storytell…
 
Comic Chris Gethard (Half My Life, Conan, Beautiful Anonymous) bought a Christmas tree and had it delivered to his New York City apartment. The delivery man appeared to be an innocent goofy guy, but turned out to be anything but. Listen to this tense and horrific story wherever you listen to podcasts! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on…
 
Comic Shawn Pelofsky (Stretch it Out, The Comedy Store) like any comedian, will take pretty much any gig. But this gig? Doing comedy with porn stars on The Playboy Channel? It may have been a one time performance, but the PTSD is forever. Listen to this hilarious episode to find out what happened!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouT…
 
Dancer/Actress Heather Morris, (The Bystanders Podcast, Glee, background dancer for Beyonce, Dancing With the Stars) took the trip of a lifetime to Africa, and ended up having dinner next to a pride of lions with a fresh zebra kill. Listen to this fantastic story about going on safari in Africa with the talented Heather Morris!Watch Story Smash the…
 
Melanie Chartoff, actress (on Broadway, Fridays, Newhart, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Seinfeld, the Rugrats series and films) and author of "Odd Woman Out"--a five star hit on Barnes & Noble and Amazon-- has experienced what few ever get to experience. The feeling of celebrity. In this fantastic episode she discusses how she was affected by the phenom…
 
Actress Mary Kennedy (Shameless Hall of Shame, Shameless, ER, Conan) grew up managing her mother's band, The Mood Swings, at the age of 15. If that doesn't prepare you for a life in show business, what would? Plus, Mary and Christine chat about "Shameless" and Mary's role as New Fiona. Listen!Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube …
 
Comic Jimmy Shin (Wok of Shame, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel) was going to law school while dealing huge amounts of drugs. Surprise surprise, that was against the law, and when he got busted it all fell apart. Listen to this incredible story about a father's love, a son's desire, and how drugs made it all ok. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Ga…
 
Stewart J. Zully (My Life in Yankee Stadium: 40 Years as a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in the Bronx, The Sopranos, Speed Kills, Vice) worked as a vendor selling beers and hotdogs for over 40 years and on one magical night, after they won a championship, he got to run the bases with the cops he worked with. Plus, if you want t…
 
Comic/Actress Mollie Heckerling (RATSO) had a babysitter who decided to take on their family friend- Gilbert Gottfried. This argument landed them on the Howard Stern Show. Listen to Mollie recount this and many more stories growing up with her mom Amy Heckerling. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTd…
 
Comic/Actor Greg Baldwin (The Actors Theater, The Improv ) knew he liked sugar, alcohol, cocaine, and other addictive substances.... but meth? Plus, Greg had a great job, why would he risk it? Answer- Meth is goooodddddd.....Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://bit.ly/39OoTdw With your host Christine Blackburn an…
 
Wayne Federman (stand-up, actor, and author) began his comedy career, in high school, as a ventriloquist. He then attended NYU to study acting with Stella Adler. Federman, with his dummy Beuford in tow, had a life-changing epiphany while waiting to audition for a television commercial. Listen to find out what happened. Plus, Christine and Wayne dis…
 
Washington Post features writer Travis M. Andrews (Because He's Jeff Goldblum) is as fascinated by actor Jeff Goldblum as we all are. But who amongst us has written a solid, well crafted, hilarious biography about him? Travis M. Andrews! That's who! Listen to this fabulous discussion about how to write for major publications like GQ Esquire, and Th…
 
Ronit Plank author of the new memoir, When She Comes Back talks about losing her mother twice to the cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh of Wild Wild Country fame and then joining a coven herself. Listen to this fantastic true story about what it's like to watch part of your family's story on Netflix and how one woman's search for spirituality ultim…
 
Writer/Traveler Mike Reiss (The Simpsons, The Critic, the new podcast What Am I Doing Here?) was baffled when schools in Massachusetts, Iowa, and the entire state of Texas banned his innocent children's book. The reason turned out to be dumber and weirder than he could have imagined. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! …
 
What happens when a hard-boiled New York Times crime reporter on a book tour checks into his posh San Francisco hotel and can't find...the bed? Author Ralph Blumenthal ("The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,") shares a mortifying story from his travels, before discussing his new biography of an esteemed Harvard…
 
Korey Coleman (Spill.com, Double Toasted) was part of a 48 hour filmmaking project when someone handed him a bottle of Maker's Mark. When he woke up the next morning he was wearing boxing gloves and laying next to a strange bedfellow. Plus, we talk about his YouTube channel, Double Toasted and Korey's review of the feature film, the thriller, "The …
 
Podcast Guru Harry Duran (Podcast Junkies, Vertical Farming) didn't know what he wanted to do in life, so he went to Thailand to visit a friend and ponder. During a hike near a waterfall, Harry slipped on a rock and from that terrifying incident, Harry's choices became clear. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on YouTube anytime! https://…
 
Actress/Filmmaker, Victoria Lacoste (from French fashion and sport empire Lacoste, Edelweiss Productions, Asking For A Friend, The 4th Wall) rebelled against her famous family heritage to pursue a career in acting and filmmaking. Listen to the long path around the world it took Victoria, to find her passion. Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game …
 
Broadcaster Steve Mason (Mason and Ireland, ESPN'S First Take, Culture Pop Podcast) was a disc jockey in Toledo Ohio and decided he would raise money for the city school districts athletic program by being buried alive for 48 hours. No kidding. Listen to this common nightmare being lived out, by Los Angeles' favorite sports personality, Steve Mason…
 
Comic/Author Bassem Youssef (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Magical Reality of Nadia) was a star in Egypt with his show "El-Bernameg" until the government turned against him and he was, essentially, "cancelled." Listen to this incredible story about one man's quest for the truth, Bassem Youseff! Watch Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show on…
 
Jessica Winther, comic, was born in Montreal, raised in Las Vegas and always wanted to be in show business, so much that she accepted a job as a stuntwoman on the feature film Con Air, with no experience whatsoever. Plus, Jessica and Christine share stories about what it's like raising teenage girls, during covid.Watch Story Smash the Storytelling …
 
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