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Cathy Guisewite

Struggling with the “four basic guilt groups” the Cathy comic strip ran for 34 years and was a semi-autobiographical journey. Katie tells us about the amazing Cathy Guisewite from an advertising firm Vice President to award-winning cartoonist.  Show Notes BLOOPER – Katie forgets who Bonnie is. “We don’t judge, we just love” – Leah The […]

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Hannah Gadsby

Comedian Hannah Gadsby identifies as…tired. Bonnie continues our spotlight on amazing LGBTQ by talking about this thought-provoking and masterful comedian. The gal-pals also talk about the wonderful ways to still celebrate Pride month even in your local parade is canceled due to COVID-19.   YouTube Version We recorded in the library for the first time […]

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Mel Giedroyc

We wrap up funny gals month with one of the most positive and delightful people on the planet, Mel Giedroyc! Leah talks about this Great British Bake Off host is as sweet as a platter of Victoria sandwiches. Get ready for some puns and British references. Also, we talk about the funniest things we’ve seen […]

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Gilda Radner

Funny gals month continues! The gal-pals tell their favorite jokes, fall in love with an adorable dog named Sparkle, and share their love of the one and only Gilda Radner. YouTube Version This week’s episode on YouTube has live video. Show Notes & Extras We’re recording on Zoom so that means video!!!! The gal-pals this […]

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Lucille Ball

Katie’s cat became so inspired by hearing Lucille Ball’s story that mid-show she began to direct Katie’s action. She’s now the show purr-ducer. YouTubeVersion You’re gonna want the video version of this week’s episode. It’s directed by Katie’s cat. She joined the union, it’s a whole thing. The audio version is slightly different from the […]

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Mabel Normand

The gal-pals start Funny Gals month with one of the greatest comedians of the silent era, Mabel Normand. Debbi tells the tale of how Mabel went from Gibson Girl, to directing Charlie Chaplin, to being around to multiple murders! YouTube Version This week’s episode on YouTube has live video and it’s a different edit than […]

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Carrie Fisher

Leah closes out movie month talking about her unexpected role model and weird connection to Carrie Fisher. Hilarious stories about Star Wars, Paul Simon, Debbie Reynolds, and acid-tripping with Cary Grant. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn why you can’t wear underwear in space. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are […]

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Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes. YouTube Version […]

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Ellen DeGeneres – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a funny gal whose observational humor led her onto the biggest gigs for a comedian, followed by multiple shows featuring her name, books, award show hosting duties and a presidential medal of freedom. But there was a time when we turned our back on her. Today we’re going to spread […]

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Lily Tomlin – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a funny gal who created a cast of characters that have spanned over 50 years in not only TV but in movies, on stage, and in books. From Ernestine to Frankie Bergstein, she’s made us laugh and she made us think. Today we’re talking about the life and legacy of […]