90: $2,250/week as a comedy writer! Comedian Heather McDonald gives the Juicy Scoop to her wild success through her podcast, navigating the comedy scene and writing for late night

Trading Secrets

Feb 6 2023 • 1 hr 8 mins

This week, Jason is joined by the wildly successful comedian, author, and pop culture podcast host, Heather McDonald!

Heather burst onto the scene in the late nineties working as writer and actress for various TV shows through Hollywood. She first gained popularity through her standup comedy shows throughout Los Angeles and eventually landing a role as a writer and roundtable regular on the hit E! Series Chelsea Lately. When Heather isn’t headlining theaters across the country with her comedy acts or spending time with her family, she is diving into all things pop culture on her top rated podcast, Juicy Scoop.

Heather gives insight to why she went to USC for communication with a business minor when she wanted to work in entertainment, how her family and friends encouraged her to go into standup, why going to an all girls high school made her a standup comedian, how her main source of income was from being a  real estate agent with her parents, and how she got back into comedy. Heather also reveals what facilitating a date on the Bachelorette was like, why she thinks the Bachelor franchise needs to reinvented, what she wish she knew earlier when going into auditions and interviews, the big mistake she made at her first late night show writing gig, and how she has been able to monetize on her podcast. Did she have to pay or did she get paid to host a date on the Bachelorette? What was the first late night show she got paid to write for? Where does she think stand up comedy will be in 40 years? How did her podcast Juicy Scoop get started?

Heather reveals all that and so much more in another episode you can’t afford to miss!

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Host: Jason Tartick

Voice of Viewer: David Arduin

Executive Producer: Evan Sahr

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