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Special Bonus Series!

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This everyday woman/mother/coach goes on a mission to do stand-up comedy, and find a lightworker worthy message inside foul mouth nasty jokes. . . . . . . . 

The Comedy Chronicles:  I Finally Did It! My First Stand Up Comedy Experience   FEB 10TH, 2019

Holly shares about her first experience trying stand up comedy, what she remembered about practicing and performing, and let’s you know what to expect from The Comedy Chronicles bonus series on this podcast.

The Comedy Chronicles II:  Male Allies and Why What You Wear Matters    FEB 17TH, 2019

Holly has a contentious conversation with a comedian who doesn’t believe in white male privilege and also talks about male allies and why what you wear doing stand-up matters.

The Comedy Chronicles III:  Don't Let Anyone Spoil Your Fun!   FEB 24th, 2019

Holly talks about performing for other comedians, why she doesn’t let anyone to come see her perform stand-up, how the audience affects your jokes, and Bradley Cooper’s Oprah interview.

The Comedy Chronicles IV:  Are Open Mics For People Who Hate Themselves?  MAR 3RD, 2019

Holly talks about getting hazed at an open mic, revenge comedy, the importance of asking for what you want, and creating time onstage even though you don’t have it.

The Comedy Chronicles V:  Atmospheric Soup and The White Lady Lens  MAR 9th, 2019

This week Holly nearly gets booed off the stage at an open mic and ponders the white lady lens, atmospheric soup, what it means to be a #lightworkercomedian and how important it is for the host to set the tone.

The Comedy Chronicles VI:  Lightworker Refine Your Jokes!  MAR 24TH, 2019

Listen to actual clips from Holly's stand-up comedy, as this week she shares insight into how she's refining her jokes, what it means to be a #lightworkercomedian and what it is like living the "rock star" (cough cough, read "adult with interests") lifestyle.   Aaaaannnd find out how you can instantly watch actual videos of Holly's nasty joke stand-up comedy by contributing to the podcast Patreon page 


The Comedy Chronicles VII:  Vulnerability: I Can't Believe I Said That!  MAY 14th, 2019

In this episode I talk about vulnerability and how it affects a comedy performances by sharing my personal experiences as well as talking about Brené Brown's Netflix special, Call to Courage. And I talk about my first ever comedy club performance at Tommy T's.  Aaaaannnd find out how you can instantly watch actual videos of Holly's nasty joke stand-up comedy by contributing to the podcast Patreon page

The Comedy Chronicles VIII:  with Stand-Up Comedian Billy Procida  MAY 22nd, 2019

Former guest, Billy Procida host of the renowned Manwhore Podcast, joins me for a frank and open conversation about stand-up, sex parties, the temptation of comedy romances, and why comedians sometimes cross the line with their jokes. 

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Holly Shaw, CHT got her first agent when she was 12 years old and has spent a lifetime in film, T.V. and on professional stages all over the world as an actor, dancer, and director. Now she shares her passion for the problems that artists face as a Creativity Coach and a Certified Hypnotherapist and has helped hundreds of artists, from Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated artists to world class choreographers overcome their stage fright, impostor syndrome, and creative blocks so that they can create original work and totally kill it onstage again and again without feeling like they're selling out or losing their sanity.


A sought after speaker, Holly has taught for the conservatory at the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles and San Francisco in addition to other schools, universities and groups across the U.S. In 2016, she wrote and released her book, The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece  which has become an Amazon bestseller.  She has been hosting the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast since January 2018, now reaching thousands of artists in over fourteen countries around the globe.

And yes, recently she decided her life wasn't difficult enough so she decided to begin performing stand-up comedy.


Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano and musical saw. “Hauntingly beautiful…quirky and energetic” says the San Francisco Bay Guardian.  His extensive scoring catalogue spans a wide range of emotion and style.


Dan’s compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy Award for KQED’s Home-Front,a Golden Gate award for the soundtrack to the documentary Divided Loyalties, and an Annie nomination for his work on three seasons of Cartoon Network’s the Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.

His Orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the arts, and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center.  Dan also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir as part of their yearly concert series. Visit

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