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The Need to Fail with Don Fanelli

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What do all of your favorite comedians, actors, writers, and artists have in common? At some point, they’ve all completely failed. Comedian Don Fanelli sits down with folks at the top of their game to talk about the times their dreams felt more elusive than ever. These hilarious, heartbreaking, and incredibly relatable stories remind us that failure is not only necessary when pursuing a dream, but ultimately the inspiration that keeps us moving uncompromisingly forward. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
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Episode 105: Just the Ads

Episode 105: Just the Ads

2019-08-2000:49:30

Don's on vacation so he is playing all 99 of his fake ads back to back. Enjoy this journey of stupidity and slowly improving mic quality. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 104: Casey Wilson

Episode 104: Casey Wilson

2019-08-1301:03:45

Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Black Monday) was forced to respond to an article saying she was fired from SNL for being overweight. This was four days after she was mailed her personal items from the show: a box of broken bottles and family pictures. We chat about how her anger issues were used as a motivator in her career, how an early manager firing went horribly wrong, and the insane story of her last minute Happy Endings audition. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show, What We Do in the Shadows) had some dark days in Los Angeles. He was doing coke at The Jim Henson Company, had a failed threesome in a car with two sex workers, and was readily watching Judge Judy with a Latin King while they counted bags of meth. And when he got sober, he felt like a failure moving out to New York. He talks about the hard lesson he learned from working on 30 Rock, having to find empathy for Trump in order to play him so accurately, and how he delayed taking class at UCB because he only had $2500 in cash stuffed in a freezer. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 102: Cipha Sounds

Episode 102: Cipha Sounds

2019-07-3001:31:30

Cipha Sounds (Chappelle's Show, 25th Hour), the self proclaimed Forest Gump of Hip-Hop, denied his gut and turned down touring with people like Rhianna and Jay-Z in order to be loyal to his radio show. We talk about the fear of leaving Hot 97, his home for 17 years and how he over-prepares when DJing which gives him the freedom to improvise. We also chat about his social anxiety and how finding improv and therapy completely changed his life. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 101: Anna Drezen

Episode 101: Anna Drezen

2019-07-2301:19:11

Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress) talks about battling an alcohol addiction and her nightmare job as a concierge. We also chat about how she wrote her SNL packet a week after sobriety, being okay with a B+, and her constant fear that she picked the wrong career. Don talks about a recent turnaround in the intro. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Special guest Bobby Moynihan (SNL, DuckTales) takes us through his early years at UCB, his strategy the second time he auditioned for SNL, some of his failed characters, and how he was both grateful and scared after he left the show, when his sitcom got cancelled. The 100th episode of The Need to Fail Podcast was recorded Live at the Lyric Hyperion on June 14th, 2019. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 99: Richie Moriarty

Episode 99: Richie Moriarty

2019-07-0901:15:47

Richie Moriarty (What We Do in the Shadows, Search Party) was going through a major personal low while experiencing his first professional high. We chat about his divorce, his Just for Laughs experience, and a particularly awkward interview with famous casting director Allison Jones.This episode is brought to by Honeybook! Go to honeybook.com and use promo code FAIL for 50% off your first year!CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE: https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST http://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Justin & Jordan Shipley (Wrecked, Deadbeat) sold the first thing they ever wrote together. Then they had to figure out how to make a whole season of it. Writers rooms, sets, budgets, locations, time frames - the brothers admit they were out of their element at first. We talk about everything they learned from that first season, the mistakes they made and how they pushed through them, how they write together, and the importance of soft focus.CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER:https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE:https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 97: Jesse David Fox

Episode 97: Jesse David Fox

2019-06-2501:28:18

Jesse David Fox (Vulture, New York Mag) admits that he was not a good writer for years. We talk about the ins and outs of his podcast, his biggest writing regret, and how his desire to be heard outweighed his desire to be good at first. CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER:https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE:https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
Episode 96: Alex Fernie

Episode 96: Alex Fernie

2019-06-1801:12:32

Alex Fernie (Children's Hospital, Do You Wanna See a Dead Body) had six different pilots in eight years fall through. We chat about his blind spots as a director, the frustration of seeing projects he's directed sit in purgatory, and how listening to loud music when he works is the only way that he can get out of his head. Of course we nerd out over some improv at the end.This episode is brought to you by Honeybook! Get 50% off your first year with promo code: FAIL!CONNECT W/ THE NEED TO FAIL & DON FANELLI ON TWITTER:https://twitter.com/theneedtofailhttps://twitter.com/donfanelliAND PLEASE SUPPORT TN2F ON PATREON FOR BONUS EPS & MORE:https://www.patreon.com/theneedtofailSUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW TN2F on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.THE NEED TO FAIL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCASThttp://foreverdogproductions.com/fdpn/podcasts/the-need-to-fail
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