Poupak's Parisian Life in New York

I am a French-Iranian woman with a passion for comedy. I have been lucky enough to be performing all over New York since 2010. I was a TV producer and a head writer for a morning live news show in France, as well as a free lance journalist and a book editor for many years.

Now, I am a life and a career coach (member of ICF), an improviser, a writer, and a show producer. I love my life!

I am a performer at the UCB & sometimes produce shows at The PIT in New York.

My French Tumblr: La Vie à l'Impro

I contribute to BuzzFeed.

I fight cancer with a passion - I want to contribute to a world where cancer will be as benign as a simple cold. Where you can donate against cancer of any kind and give hope to families and patients

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Posts I Like

These two were never meant to meet, and yet…. love at first sight.

(Via cute-overload)

evangotlib:

laughingsquid:

‘Star Goats’, A Yelling Goats Version of ‘The Imperial March’ Theme Song From ‘Star Wars’

Easily the most important thing on the internet today.

Winning the internet right now.

(via laughterkey)

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

Titus Andronicus: "Well That Escalated Quickly"
Romeo and Juliet: "Shut Up, You’re Like 12"
Julius Caesar: "I Came Out Here to Run the Roman Empire and I Am Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now"
Hamlet: "[AGGRESSIVELY PRETENDS TO GO INSANE AND…

(via laughterkey)

buzzfeedrewind:

"The Way We Were" had the best romance of all time.

One of my favorite movies (I have a lot of them).

(via laughterkey)

did-you-kno:

Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative has brought free and low-cost birth control to teens since 2009. The program has saved the state millions on teen-birth-related healthcare, but it’s not a state-funded plan. The entire $23-million budget was provided by a confidential, private donor. Source

A “live in the moment” thing that is happening right now in Colorado. This private donor is a hero. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Before you became famous were you worried that everything wouldn't work out so to speak? I'm in college right now and in a couple years I hope to go to Chicago and then NYC for comedy, but sometimes I freak out that I'm gonna fuck up and it's just gonna suck ass. Sorry if this is a dumb question I just wanted some advice
poupak poupak Said:

nicolebyer:

Not a dumb question.

Comedy/acting needed to work out for me because I have nothing to fall back on. I have no college degree. I have no useful skills. I also have worked hard and figuring out what I think is funny and how I’m funny.

Comedy is a ton of work. Do the work and you can’t fail! But you will bomb and do shitty shows. I’ve done tons of things/characters/bits that are bad and shit. But those failures will make you want to get up and do it again. I had an improv teacher (Shannon O’Neill whom I doubt remembers even saying this) say that I needed to do some bad scenes and bad shows to grow and not be afraid to fail.

So go out and do your comedy and if you fuck up good! learn from it and move on. Good luck!