068-Karen Maruyama on Character, Comedy, and Disingenuous Magicians

This one’s a big one!  Legendary comedian, actor, and teacher Karen Maruyama joins Kayla to talk about playing characters, being funny, and why watching magicians often is…gross. 

Karen, a teacher at The Groundlings and AFI, has taught specialty workshops for Disney Orlando, Disney Animation, Paramount Parks, and Universal (to name a few).  She’s the director of multiple shows, including the Los Angeles hit, “The Black Version”.  You probably have seen her on your screen in things like The Campaign, Pulp Fiction, Baskets, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, Arrested Development, Hannah Montana, The Simpsons, American Dad, Avatar: The Last Airbender, King of Queens, Nip/Tuck, Futurama, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Dunston Checks In, The American President, Full House, and much more.

Show Links

Karen’s IMDB 

Karen on Who’s Line 

Karen in “The Campaign” 

The Black Version 

Catch and Kill 

Catch and Kill Summary 


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