April 19, 2022

EP. 261 — How Did You Become A Superstar? with Molly Shannon

Sometimes, when we get real excited about an episode, we stick our hands under our armpits and SNIFF ’EM! And this week, we’re real excited, because we have none other than THE superstar Molly Shannon on the show. Listen in as she and Jonathan discuss her comedy career, her new book Hello, Molly!, and how they crossed paths long before Jonathan was cast on Queer Eye.

Molly Shannon is an Emmy-nominated and Independent Spirit Award-winning actress and comedian. You know her from her Saturday Night Live, Other People, The Other Two, The White Lotus, and so many other incredible film and television projects. She’s in the upcoming Showtime series I Love That For You, and her new memoir Hello, Molly! is out now.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Molly Shannon JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by the one, the only, literal icon who I’ve literally loved for so long! I can’t believe I get to interview her, ohmigod I love her so much! Welcome to the show, Molly Shannon, where I ask her: How did you become such a superstar? Can I tell you, like, everyone, this is, like, such a major. This is, like, our, like, 200th and, like, 60-something episode. This is, like, one of the most major, life-changing, guests, moments, I have literally— MOLLY SHANNON [00:00:46] I’m so excited! JVN [00:00:46] Molly, first of all, welcome to the Getting Curious, literally, Molly Shannon. You’re here.  MOLLY SHANNON [00:00:51] You’re making me laugh! Wait, we have to start the interview by s

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