Comedian and writer STEPHANIE WEBER returns home to Chicago! Things take a turn from the silly to the serious when joking about teens in the news leads to a deep dive into body shaming, a personal journey of acceptance, and an eye-opening discussion of her uncomfortable experiences as a female comedian.
We also talk about a restaurant called Tallywackers.
1:35 Stephanie just moved back to Chicago and dove right back into comedy hustle. Sammy wonders how she decompresses. Stephanie once denied a homeless man a donut.
11:20 Her abuela is a Santerian Saint who is married to Voodoo Doctor.
15:20 Stephanie is dating a musician. She then plugs his EP.
17:07 We talk about the difference between NYC and Chicago. We both share awkward public transit stories involving teens.
21:30 A sixth grade boy had to hand write an apology to a 911 dispatcher.
26:07 A high school issued a sexist letter regarding graduation ceremony attire. The bodyshaming tone of the letter leads to…
30:05 …Stephanie recounting her own body issues and experiences growing up as a Cuban girl who developed early. Sammy wonders when Stephanie finally shifted her self-perception for the better.
43:15 Caitlyn Jenner will be on the cover of July’s Vanity Fair. Stephanie feels the name’s spelling is a subtle insult to Kris Jenner.
47:35 Stephanie shares what it was like when she started improv in Chicago. We dovetail into the rumors surrounding Louis CK…
56:30 …and Stephanie talks about her uncomfortable experiences as a female comedian in both NYC & Chicago and the thought processes behind speaking out.
1:09:10 An all-male version of Hooters called Tallywhackers opened in Dallas.