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Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Max Bruno

Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Max Bruno

Max Bruno is a Brooklyn-based comedian who is part of a group of stand-ups who regularly host and/or perform at the weekly comedy showcase, Live From Outer Space at Cobra Club in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Others include John F. O'Donnell, Amber NelsonErik Bergstrom, and Ben Kronberg. Originally from Ohio, Bruno began his stand-up career in Oklahoma City while part of a teaching program. He eventually decided to pursue stand-up comedy in New York City, and he further contributed to Live From Outer Space by often working the show's soundboard. He now also hosts The Zen Boogie Comedy Show with stand-up comedian Irene Fagan Merrow at The Footlight in the Ridgewood area of Queens. I interviewed Bruno at Cobra Club where he discussed growing up in Ohio, the role of religion and Santa Claus in his comedic and intellectual development, his development and approach as a stand-up, and his creative community in New York City. 

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Talking Paper Interview Series: Siobhán Gallagher

Talking Paper Interview Series: Siobhán Gallagher

Siobhán Gallagher is a Senior Designer with Abrams Kids & Comic Arts in New York City. Raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Gallagher's personal artwork is influenced by Canadian comic artists like Lynn Johnston, while taking inspiration from her day-to-day NYC experiences. Her humorous take on what grown-up members of The Baby-Sitters Club might look like, dubbed The Jaded Quitters Club, has been featured by BustUs WeeklyHuffington Post, and Refinery29.

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Kent Avenue Interview Series: Andreea Waters

Kent Avenue Interview Series: Andreea Waters

Andreea Waters is a photographer and author who, originally from Romania, is now based just north of New York City along the Hudson River. Her favorite photographic subject is surfing with a focus on the sport's mood, atmosphere, and art. In 2016, she collected her photographic work on the topic into a book, Surf NYC, with visual storytelling emphasis on (among other locales) the oceanside community of Rockaway Beach. The forward was written by New York surf-community activist and SMASH founder, Tyler Breuer.

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