Failing Forward Podcast

Alex Ptak

Alex Ptak is a NYC comedian and writer. Alex talks about attending NYU, getting into a diversity writing program as a straight white male and getting harsh feedback, drinking and playing too many video games also he had braces in college. 

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Maria Heinegg

Maria Heinegg is a NYC based stand up and writer! We talk about failure being about self perception, the dangers of comparing yourself to others, the benefit of focusing on making the best art you can, the amazing physical release that comes w intense exercise like cross fit. 

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Khalid Rahmaan

Khalid Rahmaan is a terrible driver, a delusional Knicks fan and a Brooklyn-based standup comic. He tells us about bombing his first month of stand up, quitting comedy and restarting, tells us about failed relationships, and gentrification. 

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Diego Lopez

Diego Lopez is a NYC  comedian and mixed martial arts trainer. He tells us about playing hockey in high school, fighting MMA, and pursuing a comedy career. 

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Kelsey Caine

Kelsey Caine is a NYC comedian, she tells us about going to an all girl Catholic school and asking to do the morning announcements at the all boys schoool and failing. She was also a finalist in the Miss New York USA beauty pageant. She didn't win so that was technically a failure.

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Frank Terranova

Frank Terranova is a nyc comedian and former playwright he tells us about bombing in front of white audiences, coping with failed romantic relationships, Frank auditioned for The Sopranos spoiler alert he didn't get it,  Frank has a sense of urgency to succeed bc of his age.  

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Brandon and Anthony

Silly boys Brandon Scott Wolf and Anthony O'Connell talk about failure and what they do to overcome it. It's a pity party and everyone's invited. 

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Maria Shehata

 Maria Shehata is an award winning Egyptian-American comedian based in London. She's silly af and tells us about her landlord asking her what she is, talks about her relationship, and asks Anthony why he unfollowed her on instagram! Great ep and a great comic.

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Scotland Green

Scotland Green is a hilarious nyc based comedian.he tells us about growing up wearing a "shit head" hat, sneaking backstage at a wwe wrestling event in hopes of getting a wwe writing job. Scotland is so funny, silly and nice follow him @ Scotlandgreen 

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Cory Cavin

Cory Cavin is a field producer on The Late Show w Stephen Colbert making sketches and live pieces, he's a stand up, actor and silly goose as well. He tells us about panhandlers touching him on the train, roasting and fighting. 

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