EJ Podcast

EJ Podcast #029 with Mo Collins

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #029. EJ has as his guest today Mo Collins from MAD TV. 

While she is most recognized by the dozens of characters she played on MADTV, she also has a very long resume that ranges from “Parks and Rec” to “Six Feet Under” to “The 40 Year Old Virgin.”

Ej talks with Mo about:

  • her strict Catholic upbringing in Minnesota,
  • feeling stifled by a controlling mother,
  • spreading her wings in acting and comedy,
  • getting kicked out of an all girls Catholic College that her mother went to,
  • being the “black sheep” in her family,
  • the origin of her nickname “Mo”,
  • to getting “let go” from Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop where she was thriving,
  • to working for Disney in Florida,
  • she talks about and gets emotional about her “perfect sister” (the greatest person she knows),
  • getting married and divorced,
  • moving to LA,
  • auditioning for MADTV with a killer Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer impression,
  • having a son who now wants to be a fireman,
  • wanting to be a grandmother,
  • her belief in aliens and her alien sighting that she witnessed,
  • getting a rare form of cancer called GIST just a couple of years ago and how thats going,
  • her appearance on Sober House on VH-1 to talk to Andy Dick,
  • poker,
  • meeting Ed Asner and doing a Mary Tyler Moore impression for him,
  • her new husband and how they met online,
  • and so much more!!

Its a funny, poignant, important talk that they had together, so please give it a listen.


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