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FYF 006: Linda Kash

Linda Kash is a TV director / movie actress / stage actress / comedian / writer / radio co-host / co-founder of the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts / improv teacher / mom / warrior.

 

 

 

Before the podcast...

Tell us about a moment when the Universe called and you answered?
My husband died in a car accident in 2012 and I've been very awake since

What was the dumbest thing you ever did (or almost did) to fit in?
Thinking E Harmony was a good idea

What is your longest standing regret?
That I choked for my 'Frasier' audition for Roz. Like to do that one again

What’s a “fuck yeah! I did it!” moment?
Having a baby after 34 hours in labour without an epidural

 

It's not like I'm teflon,
but I'm a shit load braver than I used to be!

 

On the podcast...

  • Why it's fantastic to bomb and fail miserably
  • The importance of knowing what *I* want for dessert?
  • Working through grief of losing her life partner far too soon
  • Why romantic relationships have a shelf life
  • Being hardwired for "glass half full"

 

BIOGRAPHY
Linda Kash began her professional life at the Second City in Toronto. She has also appeared in a number of plays for Canadian Stage. She was a series regular cast member in The Comedy Mill, Max Glick, and Variety Tonight in Canada, and She TV, Minor Adjustments, and Style and Substance in the US and more recently. the Ron James Show. Linda has been a guest on Seinfeld, Third Rock From The Sun, Cybill, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ellen and Sabrina. She also worked on Ken Finklemen's Newsroom, Foolish Hearts, Good Dog and , At The Hotel (for which Linda won a Gemini Award).

Kash’s list of films include Waiting For Guffman and Best in Show, both directed by Christopher Guest, and the multi-nominated Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard. Linda has co-created several shows for TV including My Talk Show, Go Girl!, and The Joe Blow Show, which she also directed. In 2012, Linda starred as Molly Brown in the ABC miniseries Titanic, which coincided with the 100th years anniversary of the sinking. Linda also performed as Bella in Lost in Yonkers in Toronto, Moving to a farm outside Peterborough, Linda co hosted a morning show for radio station Magic96.7 fm for 4 1/2 years and has run the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts which she co-founded in 2009 with her late "great" husband actor Paul O’Sullivan. She also teaches improv to children and adults throughout Ontario through corporate workshops as well as community outreach programs. She is currently directing Love It Or List It: Vacation Homes which will air on W Network this spring!

OFF PAPER
Off paper, she's a warrior who rarely says no and almost never regrets it.
 
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