Liliana Velásquez Montoya is a Berlin-based stand-up comic, tango dancer, model, painter, performer, or, to put it in one word: an artist. Why even limit yourself, why not considering different art forms as different forms of expression? That is exactly what Liliana talks about in today’s English episode. She explains how she sees the world of art as an umbrella under which you can find a vast range of such expressions.
We are also talking about New York, where Liliana spent a couple of years and worked at the Comedy Cellar, one of the most renowned comedy clubs in the world. She has performed stand-up in cities around the whole world and hosted various shows in New York and Berlin. She performs in English, Spanish, and with increasing frequency in German.
We listen to an extract of a set Liliana played at the digital stand-up show Kuss Kuss Komedy Digital in spring 2021. So the epiode also gives posterity an insight into what stand-up looked like in those days. Liliana talks about how to deal with the absence of the audience and the time-delayed response.
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About the podcast
Why do we laugh after all, can we agree on that one? Possibly not. Sometimes it’s just easier to talk about why we are not laughing right now. Setup/Punchline is a podcast about stand-up comedy as a craft. In each episode, comedians talk about one of their comic bits, that is a short topical sequence of jokes. By doing so, they explain how they found their topics, how they arrange punchlines and breaks, when they are loud, when they are acting reserved. Which lines do never get laughs? And why are they still sticking to them? Here you can find all episodes.