The Kira Soltanovich Show

The Kira Soltanovich Show

United Kingdom

The Kira Soltanovich Show is a weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent. Each week, Kira interviews another professional comedian and discovers how they individually raise their own children.


Ep209 - Dennis Hemphill Jr.  

Dennis is an actor, a writer, a comic, and a dad. Dennis airs some grievances, makes a confession, Tinders a baby, Brings It On Again, and talks about his dad. It's a fun one. Enjoy our chat!

Ep208 - Bobby Tessel  

Bobby is a comic and a dad. He is a huge proponent of Echo parenting (echo and he brought a rundown of things to talk about. He brought notes! We talk about maintaining your anger, talking positively to kids, being consistent, spanking, vaccines, and his cancer survival story. Enjoy our chat! 

Ep207 - Ify Nwadiwe  

Ify is a comic and a dad. He tells us about what it's like to be a black nerd, having a home birth, twitching for money, and trading me time with his wife. Enjoy our chat! @thatblacknerd

Ep206 - Anea Bogue  

Anea is a teacher, life coach, author, speaker, podcaster, and a mom. She founded Realgirl, an empowerment program for girls 9-16. She wrote the book "9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop: A Guide to Helping Girls Reach Their Highest Potential" and is the cohost of the Rad Parenting podcast with previous guest Joe Sibb. We will have her back for an extended chat but enjoy this little taste!

Ep205 - Tiffany and E.L. Smith  

E.L. is a comic and a dad. Tiffany is an entrepreneur and a mom. They are parents to 3 girls. We talk about how they met, the sacrifices they've made for their marriage and careers, and their big move to L.A. They are the sweetest couple you'll ever meet at a comedy show in a synagogue. Enjoy our chat!

Ep204 - Debi Gutierrez Returns  

Debi is a comic, motivational speaker, and a mom. She is back to discuss what it's like to have a child that has transitioned, the ripple effects on the family, learning all the terms, and continuing to grow and move forward. Her youngest daughter Pilar joins us as well and becomes a big part of the conversation. Enjoy our chat!

Ep203 - John Wing  

John is a comic, an author, and a dad. He was a semifinalist on America's Got Talent in 2013. We talk about being Canadian, raising young women, battling anger and addiction, and trying to be good at the business. Enjoy our chat!

Ep201 - Lonnie Silberling  

Lonnie is a comic, a graphic designer, and a dad. He looks like a teenager but he actually has a teenager. We talk about podcast serial killers, raising a young teen, getting into comedy after kids, and controlling your anger. Enjoy our chat!

Ep201 - Matt Bardocz Returns  

Matt is a director, an editor, and a dad. He directed Kira's special "You Did This To Me," which is still available for you to view. He brought a list of topics to discuss and we hit most of them, despite being interrupted my a call from the school nurse. Enjoy our chat!

Ep200 - Daddy Drinks  

For the 200th episode of the show as well as Father's Day this weekend, we are joined by 5/6 of the authors of the new book Daddy Drinks. French Stewart, Henry Dittman, Jacob Sidney, Padraic Duffy, and Michael Lanahan are all dads who had a text message thread through the trials and tribulations of early fatherhood and were able to compile it into a great book. They tell a fraction of the stories in the book but the podcast is also a fun hang, with riffing and joking all over. Enjoy our chat!

Daddy Drinks is available where you buy books!

Ep199 - Stephanie Escajeda Returns  

Stephanie is an actress, a comic, and a mom. We talk about childrens age-gaps, using proper anatomical terms, being a female comic, and troubled labor. We do talk extensively about sexual assault so be aware. Stephanie is forthcoming and funny. Enjoy our chat!

Ep198 - Nick Cobb Returns  

Nick Cobb is a comic and a dad. He was on an abbreviated Ep188 but we liked him so much, we brought him back for the full hour. We talk about career day, lock in roller stand up, studio teachers, and judging other parents. Enjoy our longer chat!

Ep197 - Tammy Pescatelli  

Tammy is a comic and mom. She has a stand up special called "Finding The Funny" on Netflix and iTunes. We talk about her marriage, motherless daughters, raising her son, and comedy of course. Enjoy our chat!

Ep196 - Jay Larson Returns  

Jay is a comic, an actor, a podcaster, and a dad. Jay is one of the hosts of The Crabfeast, a fellow All Things Comedy podcast. He's had a second child since we last spoke and he explains his very unique brand of parenting. Hold your aluminum bottle close and enjoy our chat!

Ep195 - Lahna Turner Returns  

Lahna is a comic, musician, podcaster, and a mom. She has a podcast called The Perfect 10. We talk about what's going on in her life, the pros and mostly cons of dating a comic, her video album Limeade, and being a single mom. Enjoy our chat! 

Ep194 - Murray Valeriano Returns Once Again  

Our old pal Murray (comic, writer, dad) is back to have a good time. We goof around a ton and talk a little parenting. Enjoy!

Ep193 - Joe Sib Returns  

Joe is a comic, a former punk singer, record label owner, podcaster, radio host, and a dad. He has a new EP coming out April 28, 2017 called "Nowhere Near The Top." He has amazing energy and positivity and you will love him, if you don't already. Enjoy our chat!

Ep192 - Leigh Koechner  

Leigh is a comic and a mother of 5. Five! Her house has its own zip code. We talk about the traumatic birth of her first child, surrogacy, dealing with behavioral problems, her own abusive childhood, living in Hollywood, and getting into stand up. This is a super-sized episode because Leigh has overcome some amazing obstacles. Enjoy our chat!

Ep191 - Peter Berman  

Peter is a comic, an actor, a pet store owner, and a dad. We talk about breaking up on Valentine's Day, working on Maron, losing a parent, George Carlin, and boys holding their junk. We cover A LOT of ground. He's super duper, and you'll understand what that means after listening. Enjoy our chat! 

Ep190 - Rick Stern  

Rick worked with Kira at The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and is a dad. He has a daughter who has special needs and he is raising money for UCPLA and the link is below. Don't worry there are plenty of laughs as always. Enjoy our chat! click Donate, click Gift in honor of "Ricky is 60"

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