Featured Comedian Q&A: Rachel Feinstein

Comedian Rachel Feinstein is performing April 6-7 at Stand Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club. Check out Fab AZ’s exclusive interview with Rachel Feinstein:


Q: Where are you from?
A: I grew up in Bethesda, MD and moved to New York when i was 17

Q: How long have you been doing comedy?
A: I sort of dabbled at first but I have been doing spots consistently for about12 years

Q: How was your first gig? Was it immediately gratifying, or did you bomb at first?
A: I bombed and I was terrible but I didn’t realize I was bombing. I had this wild high and I loved it. I still feel that was about it but hopefully the audience isn’t as actively discusted with me as they were then when I was just starting. i just sort of rambled aimlessly then.

Q: What can comedy goers expect from you at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! this weekend?
A: I’ll be doing a lot of new stuff. It’s a great room to try new things in. The last time I was there I ended up working out a lot of new material because it’s this great intimate room and the crowds were really fun and open to sort of going to any new, weird place with me. I had a great time there.

Q: What is the source of inspiration for your comedy?
A: I use my experiences, anything in my life that’s running around in my head, I’m learning to get better about saying stuff that could be embarrassing and the people in my life have accepted that they are probably going to land inside my act. I have a story telling style and I imitate the characters in my life.

Q: How do you keep yourself busy while on tour/traveling/performing?
A: I try to go to the gym or wander around. Sometimes I just stay in my room and watch tv till it gets weird and go out only to get pop tarts from the machine. I’lll try not to let that happen this weekend.

Q: If you weren’t doing comedy, what do you think you would be doing?
A: I have no idea. I have absolutely nothing to offer the work force. Maybe that’s good, because I do love it and when you have a tough day or a weird set, I can’t really give up. It keeps me alert and a little braver than I would have been.

Q: If you were a Muppet, which Muppet would you be? Which Muppet would you date?
A:I guess I’d be Piggy. She’s the first broad that popped into my head. She seems to to have a fun loving attitude. I guess I’d date Kermit, he seems like an open minded guy that’s always up for wacky adventures.

Q: Who would play you in the feature film of your life?
A: I’d like to say Tracy ullman or Julia Louis Dreyfus because I admire them both so much but I’m sure they both have better projects.

Q: What would your theme song for the film be?
A: Hungry Eyes. Imagine I’m there face raking you next time you listen to it.

Q: What’s an interesting fact that people wouldn’t know about you?
A: I’m scared to fly and to drive. I do both these things but I’m always vaguely terrified even though I know it’s ridiculous to be.

Q: Where can people find more information about you? Anything coming up we should know about?
A: MY CD just came out. Thug Tears It’s available on I Tunes and Amazon. Please get it! www.rachel-feinstein.com or follow me on twitter or subscribe to me on youtube or add me on facebook.

See Rachel Feinstein at Stand Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club April 6 and 7.

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