The Sharon Spell Show

With tales of enjoying city nature in a slightly altered state, Sharon welcomes Lauren Maul (Bitchcraft!, Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes) to the guest star chair this time.  Lauren discusses the founding of her "Dudes" show, the wonderful characters that people have brought, and upcoming seasonal themes.  Then it's a quick turn to bra shopping, another quick turn to senior sing-a-longs, and a final quick turn to the parallels of comics in therapy and the pitfalls of showing your work to friends.

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Allow us to welcome you as we welcome Jess Salomon to the guest star chair this time around.  Jess and Sharon start by reviewing Jess' quest to get a green card, and the change of plans that came about as a result.  They then debate whether "mem" or "meem" is the correct pronunciation.  Jess tells about her time as a war crimes lawyer at The Hague and her subsequent transition to comedy (and how it took longer than expected).  They then wrap by discussing having or not having sentimentality about your early career whilst Sharon does a quick sketch of Jess.

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Episode 125: Darell J. Hunt

We're all dressing correctly for the cold weather, and welcoming Darell J. Hunt to the guest star chair this time.  He and Sharon discuss learning from documentaries and the glory that is the gem stone exhibit at the museum.  Darell then loves on the concept of the flowy housecoat, and stresses the importance of foundation garments.  The two compare stories of talking to strangers, to older people, and dealing with people on museum tours who try to take over.  We then wrap up by tuning in to hear the obituaries on the radio.

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Episode 124: Emily Flake

Did you know that people who chew gum are smarter?  Did you know there is such a thing as poo poo cookies?  Truth!  At least, according to New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake (Sh*tshow), who is Sharon's guest this time.  Emily discusses the fun of getting her daughter ready for school while still wrangling work schedules.  The two then wonder if Adderall meths out your mouth, before slipping gently into Emily's work creating the daily New Yorker cartoons, versus writing celebrity dirt items for other people.  The highbrow and the lowbrow...the ying and the yang...

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Episode 123: Alex English

Spending holidays in NYC is still on our minds as Sharon welcomes Alex English (Lady Parts Justice) to the guest star chair this time.  From holidays, it's a quick slip to musing on how presumptuous a New Year's wedding is.  Relationships then take center stage as the two discuss comparing yourself to other relationships, realizing they take patience, but still wanting to worry about someone else.  (But we didn't move to NYC to have a life, did we?  Just a career!)  Alex then speaks on the hypersexuality of dating apps...and that time a Grindr connection showed up at one of his shows.

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Episode 122: Alex Song

It just so happens to be guest star Alex Song's first day on the writing staff for The Tonight Show, so we're so glad she stopped by to chat with Sharon.  The two discuss socks found on the street, and how Alex performed her own magic shows as a three year-old.  Experiences in high school drama club and debate team follow.  As do the benefits of being in the band.  But then again, how do you know when to quit?

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Episode 121: H. Alan Scott

The lovely H. Alan Scott (Out on the Lanai, Talking Crime) is in the guest star chair for this first episode of the new year, talking first about absolutely wanting to adopt a child.  He and Sharon then launch into the new show theme.  Dick GIFs are discussed at length, as is H. Alan's conversion to Judaism.  There's a quick stop by Hattiesburg's one gay bar, and then we all go experience some Korean spa visit shade AND emaciated butts.  (These may be related.)

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Episode 120: Jordana Jason

It's our first recording date after the election that shall not be named, and Sharon's discussing recovery tactics with Jordana Jason (Pizza Time, Dead Ass).  Said recovery starts with the self...with being greener in hair product choices.  The two also discuss recovering from Facebook, and Jordana's time growing up in New York.  Her work in sketch and webseries is bandied about as well.  And lastly...should I dye my hair?

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Episode 119: Shane O'Neill

The beguiling Shane O'Neill (Tonight's Special, S.U.C.K.), aka Shane Shane, is in the guest star chair this time, and immediately confesses to being a maximalist decorator.  He and Sharon then discuss caftans and how they are rapidly becoming unisex.  From there, it's an easy transition into comparing early versus late episodes of "The Golden Girls".  And from there, it's an even easier transition into how Shane discovered Jean Bice and her Quacker Factory.  The two then wrap up be deciding they both want the luxury of their own studio space in NYC.

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Episode 118: Lauren Besser

Sure, it's been a very negative year, but at the same time, Sharon's been investigating hats!  So not all is bad as we welcome Lauren Besser (Real Housewives of Bohemia) to the guest star chair this time.  Lauren tells Sharon about her experience with caricature forehead shaming, and the two discuss how they love to walk the city at night.  Lauren jumps back in next with her intense experience working in politics.  And the two wind up with agreeing that they love NYC and we should all work better at comforting each other.

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