Welcome to Experts!
The Brunch Club’s first ever all-female comedy podcast for those who love comedy and those who want to do it.
What is Experts?
Experts blends casual conversation and genuine curiosity about comedy and The Industry ™. Each episode Alex Brown and D.J. Mausner chat with some of the best women in the scene about topics related to performing or producing comedy.
Who are Experts?
Alex Brown and D.J. Mausner are your guides on this weekly journey into the minds of today's top comedians.
Alex Brown is an improviser, actor and sketch comedian who has performed in Off-JFL, Montreal Sketchfest and Ladyfest, as well as the Del Close Marathon (New York City) and Big City Improv Festival (Toronto) as part of the improv troupe Mongrel. She is the producer of Camp Wanapoke (Montreal Fringe 2016), Silver Ladies, Confessions of a Teen Mom and the weekly Indie Night at Montreal Improv Theatre. Alex appeared in the short film PhD Gold Digger (2016), for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Montreal International Wreath Awards in 2016. This summer Alex will perform with her sketch troupe Cousins (Best Local Troupe at Montreal Sketchfest 2016) at the Sketch Republic's Off-JFL Showcase, as well as in 50/50 at Off-JFL.
D.J. Mausner, at 22 years old, is already an award-winning stand-up, sketch, and improv comedian. Mixing her bleak observations and surreal, intricately described fears, she uses characters and anecdotes of extreme anxiety to remind the audience that life is indeed a brief death. Fun! D.J.’s harrowing sincerity has landed her spots in the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition, OFF-JFL, the Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), The Big City Improv Festival (Toronto), The Del Close Marathon (New York), and led her to headline at the Mprov Festival (Montreal), The Women’s Funny Festival (Chicago), and The Sketch Republic (Montreal). In 2016 she won the Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy at the Montreal Fringe Festival for ATM: The Musical, which she co-wrote and musically directed, as well as the Best New Troupe Award at Montreal Sketchfest with her sketch troupe Cousins. She is the associate artistic director at the Montreal Improv Theatre, the creator and producer of Theatre Sainte-Catherine’s flagship show, Joketown, and thinks that actually, it is cool to care.
Alex and D.J. are both comedy nerds who love performing and watching comedy. They wanted to know more about what it means to be a comedian in this modern age when so many talented people are doing more hilarious and wonderful things than ever before. They made a list of their favorite female comedians - some of whom they already knew, some of whom they admired from afar - and set out to interview each and every one of them about topics that they are experts on. What resulted from this experiment is a collection of amazing interviews with some of the most talented and hilarious women in the comedy scene today.
So join us here and on iTunes (or wherever you listen to podcasts) each week starting on Thursday June 22nd (8am EST) as we explore what it means to be a comedian from those who know it best!