By Mark Aldrich
Meghan Jenkins’ BPF (Best Panda Friend), Panda scores a solo interview with the actor and stand-up comedian Ethan Herschenfeld.

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This fall, your website host Meghan Jenkins started to appear as a panelist on comedy shows and as a guest on online talk shows as well as host her own weekly improv show that it was only a matter of time that her sidekick Panda would decide that Meghan needs some help to meet this ever-growing list of obligations.

Ms. Jenkins herself has expressed nothing but gratitude at the many opportunities to bring her perspective to online audiences and participate in impromptu improv, but Panda insisted to this reporter that Meghan “looks like she needs help, doesn’t she, Mark?” She ended the call before a reply was offered.

And so, on October 21, Panda made her debut as a guest on an online talk show, Hangin’in the Hammock hosted by actor, singer, and stand-up comedian Ethan Herschenfeld.

Mr. Herschenfeld hosts the noontime talk show from the furniture in his backyard, which gives the show its name, but he was on the road at the time in Atlanta shooting an upcoming film with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. He had invited Meghan, with whom he had served as a fellow judge on the UG! Zoom House Party, a stand-up showcase/competition. (Full disclosure: your reporter has twice served as a judge on the show.)

When Panda saw Meghan’s note about the invitation from Mr. Herschenfeld, she leaped into action and ate the slip of paper on which Meghan had written the date and time. “That’s how pandas memorize things,” she explained after the fact.

Expecting Meghan Jenkins, Ethan landed an exclusive with Meghan’s BPF instead:

Mark Aldrich is a journalist, award-winning humor columnist, and writer/performer with the Magnificent Glass Pelican radio comedy improv group, now in its thirtieth season. His website is

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Meghan Jenkins is an actor, comedian, radio personality, model, brand ambassador for Pineapple Clothing, and author of the forthcoming book, The Adventures of Pizza Alien.

A social media influencer, in the spring of 2020 her photos of life in quarantine led to an invitation from Maxim magazine to participate in a cover model contest for which readers could submit votes. Her grassroots campaign against professional models brought her to a third-place finish.

She is currently the host of the live comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show, recorded on Zoom and seen on YouTube:

She is a cast member of the upcoming The End of the World Podcast with Derek Erik:

In 2018-’19, she was one of the on-air personalities on The Ding Dong Show, recorded each week live with an audience at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California.

From 2017 to 2018, she was the host of her self-titled podcast, The Meghan Jenkins Show, which is available on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, and Soundcloud:

Follow Meghan on Instagram!

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