Meghan’s ‘UG! Quarantine’ Interview

Meghan’s ‘UG! Quarantine’ Interview

By Mark Aldrich
An opportunity to learn more about Meghan Jenkins.

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The clichĆ© “necessity is the mother of invention” gained credence for actors, singers, comedians, and writers in 2020. The pandemic and quarantines that defined this year prevented performers from plying their craft in front of live audiences, saw theaters closedā€”some permanently it appears, and shuttered film and television productions.

Performers have utilized many online services that they may have once have only employed as adjuncts to their live performance careers: Instagram, Patreon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Stageit, Zoom. There are more. Where once a singer might have announced an upcoming concert on those platforms, the singer now performs on those platforms live, and some of the services allow the performer to sell tickets to the performance.

Meghan Jenkins has found herself an in-demand performer and talk show guest on a number of these brand-new online shows this year. Just as she started her weekly comedy/improv/talk show, The The Ding Wrong Show, and needed a network to publicize the show, the network appeared.
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A Maxim-ized Thank You

A Maxim-ized Thank You

By Meghan Jenkins and Mark Aldrich
The most important thing to say is thank you: Thank you to the hundreds or thousands of people who voted for me in the two recent Maxim magazine cover model contests!

Neither contest resulted in what everyone at MeghaZine thinks would have been the correct outcome: me on a future cover of Maxim. After all, the team here, which is comprised of Panda, MeghaZine sports editor Mark Aldrich, many friends, and especially Panda, helped create and publish a website about me and my interests, and they put a photo of me on the virtual cover several times a month. But Panda and Mark were not the only two … um, creatures … who voted, since Maxim only allowed one vote per day, and in both contests, I finished so close that it made sense to cross my fingers about it.

A lot of people that I’ve never met or heard of voted for me, and that means a lot.

In the first contest, I came in third, and this month, Maxim Australia reported that I came in the top one-percent and was so close to the semi-finals round. It was also an honor to represent a great organization, K2 Adventures Foundation, in the most recent contest.

If I am invited to participate in a Maxim magazine cover model contest again, or almost any other one, count me in. If they keep inviting me and I keep coming in thiiiiiiis close, the worst-case scenario is I’ll be the Susan Lucci of Maxim cover model contests.

It’s a little frustrating to not win, but it warms my heart when I think of how many people voted for me online each day. ā¤
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On to the Maxim Semifinals for Meghan Jenkins

On to the Maxim Semifinals for Meghan Jenkins

By Mark Aldrich
A note from the editor: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim Australia magazine! She has made it this far thanks to your help; please vote each day.

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Two more rounds remain in the online vote for a model to appear on a future cover of Maxim Australia, and Meghan Jenkins, the star of this website, will make the semifinals on October 15 with your continued support. The winner of the contest will be announced after the final round at the end of October.

After consultations with her team of advisorsā€”comprised of Panda, MeghaZine sports editor Mark Aldrich, her many friends, and especially Pandaā€”Meghan embraced the idea that perhaps victory with a magazine like Maxim can be hers with some photographs that could be considered more Maxim-like. Hence the photo at top and others of her in a bikini. The D.I.Y. aesthetic remains: these are photos of Ms. Jenkins in her own clothes, styled by herself (and Panda) and taken with Ms. Jenkins’ own camera, in a non-professional location, in a set designed, built, and lighted by her.

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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 fansā€”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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