A Conversation with Meghan Jenkins

A Conversation with Meghan Jenkins

By Mark Aldrich
Vote for Meghan in the Miss Jetset 2021 cover model contest here!

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Meghan Jenkins and I started this website with several of her friends last spring, and I felt it was time to talk with Meghan about the challenges and successes of creating and performing in a 2020 that offered a vastly different landscape than any previous year.

We exchanged messages by email, text, Instagram IM, and telepathy. (That last one is made-up.) The multi-platform conversation offered below has been lightly edited for clarity and consistency.

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Meghan & Panda’s ‘Lean on Me 2020’ Tour

Meghan & Panda’s ‘Lean on Me 2020’ Tour

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the editor: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine! She made it through the first and second and third rounds of voting with your help; please vote each day.

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The UG! Quarantine Show is one of NYC-based actor/director/stand-up Todd Montesi‘s many, many ongoing projects. Live on Instagram, he and his fellow stand-ups discuss life and comedy in our pandemic era. He won me as a fan just because he pronounces the name of the show as it is written: “Ugh! Quarantine,” and not as I had pronounced it in my head when I first saw it: “U. G. Quarantine,” like the name of a long-ago college president.

Your website host Meghan Jenkins and her best friend Panda will appear on Todd Montesi’s UG! Quarantine Show at 10:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. PST) on Saturday, October 10. This will be the second date of what is now known as “Panda’s ‘Lean on Me 2020’ Tour,” after their interview with “Comedy Pete” Burdette in September.
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‘Comedy Pete’ Interviews Meghan

‘Comedy Pete’ Interviews Meghan

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the editor: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine! She made it through the first and second rounds of voting with your help; please vote each day.

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NYC-based stand-up comedian Pete Burdette (“Comedy Pete” to his fans—well, he assigned the nickname to himself but the reasons behind this will be clear in a moment) interviewed L.A.-based comedian, actor, director, model, and publisher of the website you hold in your hands right now Meghan Jenkins for an hour-long show on Instagram Live on September 27.

The two discussed live comedy in our pandemic era, classic comedians and their influence on both Pete and Meghan (Jack Benny’s perfect timing still permeates our comedy sensibilities, forty-five years after his death), Meghan’s surprising love for hecklers, and Meghan’s road thus far from unknown to improv at The Comedy Store to her many current projects, like MeghaZine and The The Ding Wrong Show. The two also discussed her accidental modeling career, which was sparked by her invitation to compete in a contest to become a Maxim magazine cover model.
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