Episode #265: Connor Ratliff

Connor Ratliff can be seen performing live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City regularly with two of its most prestigious improv groups — The Stepfathers on Friday nights, and ASSSSCAT 3000 on Sunday nights. He also has served as the warm-up comedian and erstwhile presidential candidate from The Chris Gethard Show on public access as well as cable TV, and currently stars in a Comedy Central web series, Dollar Store Therapist. You more likely recognize him from scene-stealing work in critically-acclaimed TV series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Orange is the New Black or Search Party. Ratliff also created and stars in a long-running UCB staple called The George Lucas Talk Show, where he interviews real comedians and celebrities while pretending to be the Star Wars creator. A documentary film crew is currently capturing what makes that work as part of a Kickstarter project, and Ratliff took a moment to sit down with me to talk all about it, and the ups and downs of his comedy career. So let’s get to it!

Sean L. McCarthy

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