Ep #06: “My Butthole looks like…” How to be a great (and Funny AF) MC with Cassie Nova

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this week’s kiki, Brandi Amara Skyy gets one of the world’s best MC’s to spill all her trade secrets on both being a good MC and making a name for yourself in the drag world. From her resistant to drag to becoming a sought-after comedian and writer, Cassie spills the tea on everything from what makes a great MC to how she comes up with her comedy and MC content to fame to getting yourself fully booked. This episode is not only guaranteed to make you laugh out loud but also teach you a thing or two about how to have a longlasting career in (and out) of drag!

 

“I developed a passion for it. It was kind of an accidental thing that turned into a passion… and you follow your passions.”- Cassie Nova

“There’s an amount of paying your dues when you’re trying to find your voice when you’re MCing, I owe the fact that I’m a good MC now to working at those little bars in 2hrs shows and keeping the audience there.” – Cassie Nova

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED (with all new timestamps!)

  • Who Cassie and why she hated drag 3:11
  • $50 drag 7:42
  • Reliability in drag 8:15
  • Longevity vs. entitlement in drag 9:15
  • Instant gratification in drag + work ethic 10:08
  • Look queens, skill and stage presence, and Ru’s girls 11:10
  • The secret to longevity in drag 13:24
  • MCing and how she got started 14:40
  • Is being a good MC a dying drag art? 18:10
  • How she comes up with her MC content 19:30
  • She goes through her creating content with “My butthole looks like…” 20:45
  • Fame 22:04
  • On pushing the envelope and intention in MCing 24:06
  • Social shifts, triggering, and PC language and how it affects her as an MC 25:05
  • The word faggot and the intent behind words 28:25
  • Which does Cassie like more – Performing or MC’ing? 29:40
  • Does drag lose it’s luster the more you do it? 31:20
  • How Cassie got into writing 33:00
  • Has writing deepened her drag? 36:23
  • Advice to someone who wants to break into a big venue like the Rose Room 38:07
  • Advice to up-and-coming drag artists in this new era of drag 41:55

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RESOURCES, PEEPS, AND THINGS MENTIONED

Drag University – THE online school of drag 

#wearedrag YouTube channel

The Drag Show Podcast Patreon

Rose Room

Donna Day

Rachel Masters

Raquel Blake

Anchor Inn Dallas

Whitney Page

Valerie Lohr

Rose Room Cast

Layla LaRue

JR’S Bar and Gill

Cassie’s Comedy Show

Cassie Nova’s IT performance

Cassie Dallas Voice – Orlando Attack

Cassie Dallas Voice – Article

Cassie Nova – Carpool Karaoke

Evoke Magazine

Dallas Voice

 

MORE FROM CASSIE NOVA

Cassie’s Freakshow

Twitter: @thecassienova

Facebook: Cassie Nova

 

MORE FROM BRANDI AMARA SKYY

Brandiamaraskyy.com

Brandi’s Instagram

The Craft of Drag: A werkbook for female drag queens, kings and queens, and anyone looking to get started in drag – Book

Drag University – ENROLLMENT OPEN NOW TILL MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018!!!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Devin Dame & Gage Gatlyn – Gatlyn Dame Group

Thank you Dana!!!!!

 

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!

AND THANK YOU TO THE TDSP TEAM: JESSICA J’ADORE & NA’TALIA D BLACK!!!! 
 

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