The True Meaning of BSing

Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Episode 132: Punching Up Vs. Punching Across Vs. Punching Down in Comedy

in this episode of BS'ing with Sean K, Sean Kneese talks to Sydney Duncan: New York based comedian, improviser, writer, and actor. She has trained extensively at UCB, The PIT, The Magnet, and Dallas Comedy House studying advanced improv, musical improv, and sketch. Before performing in independent character and sketch shows, Sydney was a professional ballet dancer and trained at ABT, Alvin Ailey, Texas Ballet Theater, and Ballet West among others. Her credits include Regional Broadway shows such as Will Rogers Follies and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and has appeared in the Netflix show, IGUANA, and Solange Knowles’ music video, When I get home. During the quarantine, she has moved her daily political and pop culture videos of characters, sketches, and impressions to her TikTok. She was also selected to be featured on Comedy Central’s IG and TikTok for Black and Women's History Month. You can catch her regularly performing in Comedy Theaters in New York City including Brooklyn Comedy Collective, and The PIT. Topics discussed in this episode include: punching up vs. punching down vs. punching across in comedy, how comedy has changed over the years, Euphoria, and more
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