Oct 9, 2016
While Christian is away, Jordan Clifford, comedian, producer, actor is our special guest co-host on Episode 46 of We Don't Even Know. Jordan Shonali and Jordan are in need of new outgoing voice mail messages. Jordan has the look - he has a beard. Our first guest is performer, teacher, writer, singer, actress, comedian Tessa Hersh, who along with all of her creative endeavors is currently happily teaching teachers. Our intern Justin Hall shares a highlight from his father's experience as a teacher. Tessa explains sometimes a teacher must tell a child "you can't masturbate here." Tessa performs regularly at the UCB Theater and has her own web series on Refinery 29's Riot YouTube channel. Check out her Truth Fairy series where she drops truth bombs on Riot which we love - the Baby Shower Rebellion Musical resonates particularly with Shonali. Jordan is never ready for a fist bump. Our second guest is Adam Wade, the world champion (that's what we call it - he's a 20 time winner) of the Moth Storytelling Radio show and also from New Hampshire. He too is a writer, comedian, actor, teacher AND he co-starred in Sardines Out of A Can with Shonali. Adam was on Girls and Lena Dunham instructed him to be meaner. Adam's mom tracks his geographical location with her phone. Our studio audience practices Adam's Tony Robbins influenced motivational advice. Turns out #DestinationSlice is not an effective dating technique. Our audience member Walter Patrishan joins us on stage for #GetItOffYourChest. Find out why the salad assembly line stresses Jordan out, impolite germaphobes bother Shonali and wrapping things unnecessarily in plastic gets to Walter. Our last guest of the night is musician Yazan Fahmawi, a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from New York, who plays a blend of rural country blues, folk, and psychedelia. He went to the UN School and describes it as utopian. His secret to finding his unique sound and voice (literally) was sitting with a recorder and getting freaky. Yazan is a lifer, when it comes to being an artist. He shares his astute and insightful take on art, life and happiness and believes "Everybody's a weirdo!" We agree and are so appreciative of his brand of weirdness. Yazan performs three of his song gems on our show - Tell Me Baby, I Wanted More of You, and Hahaha! Enjoy! And also so nice to meet Fontikady Sivion from Brukina Faso.