Victoria Jackson joins us today on the School of Laugh Podcast. Victoria Jackson may be best known for her 6-yr stint on Saturday Night Live. She was a regular cast member on SNL from 1986-1992. But even before that she was making people laugh. She became a TV star without her family even owning a TV when she was young. But when she was just 19 she left home and traveled to L.A. to be the stage partner of a 33 year old man.
She made the transition from handstands to Hollywood and captured the curiosity of millions every Saturday night.
We get into all kinds of discussions today and I learn a lot, including:
Victoria Jackson Show Notes
- Not having a TV set when she was kid
- How a Rifleman’s son got her to move to L.A.
- Marrying a fire eater
- What Tonight Show booker Jim McCawley said to her before her first appearance
- Her 20 appearances on the Tonight Show
- The big difference between Johnny Carson and David Letterman
- What aspect Lorne Michaels said she needed more work on
- Her auditions for SNL
- Why she is taking film classes
- Where she feels she belongs in the arts
- How she got so good at those handstands
- Why she wasn’t asked back to the Tonight Show
- What brought her to Nashville
- Victoria Jackson’s advice to new comics
To learn more about Victoria Jackson go to … you guessed it – VictoriaJackson.com
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