Being stuck in a writer’s block is no fun. Find out why as Jason Tanamor, founder of Zoiks! Online and author of the hilarious “Hello Fabulous!” joins Tomboy Tirade to talk about interviewing comedians who are not funny in person, dumb American students and more!

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Ep 28_Jason Tanamor

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This week, Persis and Raven find themselves struck in the limbo space feared by all authors – the infamous writers’ block where they run into their guest of the week, Jason Tanamor.

Jason Tanamor is editor and founder of Zoiks! Online – an online magazine site that offers the best in music and standup comedy. Over the course of his career, the established writer has written for major publications such as Yahoo! & Cinema Blend and interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club); comedians Tracy Morgan & Hal Sparks and musicians Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) & Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

As the comedy duo waits for Jason to rediscover his writer’s mojo, they chat over various topics until Persis and Raven finally get written out of Jason’s writer’s block and head straight into the Gay Pride parade action from the book, Hello Fabulous! with hilarious results.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT

1. GUEST BIO
– Jason recounts how he got into writing, talks about interviewing comedians who are not funny in person and shares his experiences interviewing big names like Tracy Morgan and Bill Corgan.

2. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
– On this episode, we review a potato salad Kickstarter, learn about a performance artist called Milo Moiré who recently laid eggs from her vagina to a disinterested public in the nude as well as investigate the curious incident of an American exchange student who was struck in a vagina sculpture in Germany and had to be recused by 22 firefighters.

3. A SNEAK PEEK INTO “HELLO FABULOUS”
– Then he reads an excerpt from Hello Fabulous! and reveals the amusing real life event that inspired the book. Tomboy Tirade takes a funny, light-hearted look at sterotyping, how Asians don’t age & look alike and the Western Mascline Ideal vs the Asian men.

ALL ABOUT JASON TANAMOR

Jason Tanamor is editor and founder of Zoiks! Online – an online magazine site that offers the best in music and standup comedy. Over the course of his career, the established writer has written for major publications such as Yahoo! & Cinema Blend and interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club); comedians Tracy Morgan & Hal Sparks and musicians Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) & Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Jason is also the author of four books and his latest novel is Hello Fabulous!, a funny story about a straight and boring guy who continually gets mistaken for a gay and fabulous guy. Oh, and there’s a huge flamingo, too! The novel takes place in Moline, Illinois, a city that Jason Tanamor is very fond of.

You can also follow Jason on twitter: @jasontanamor and listen to the Zoiks! Online podcast on iTunes.

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