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Pop culture influencers, TV stars, film actors, comedians, and musicians share inspirational stories about the road to success. Insightful conversations that are part comedy/part drama and always entertaining! With your host, described as “The Midwest Lounge Letterman,” Jeff Dwoskin.


episode 172: Mindy Sterling Discusses Frau Farbissina and Founding the Militant Wing of the Salvation Army

Born to make people laugh a focus on Improv led to a workshop with Mike Myers and later the role that would change her life in Mike Myers' Austin Powers trilogy. 

My guest, Mindy Sterling and I discuss:

  • Developing a love of entertaining 
  • Improv
  • Her time with The Groundlings and her famous students (Maya Rudolph, Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan)
  • Hiring a one-day famous babysitter: Kristen Wiig
  • Workshopping Austin Powers with Mike Myers
  • Landing the role of Frau Farbissina, the Founding member of the Militant Wing of the Salvation Army
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous - the best movie you may not have seen 
  • Con Man with Alan Tudyk
  • The Grinch with Jim Carrey
  • Voice-over work on The Minions movies
  • Playing Linda Schwartz on The Goldbergs
  • Landing a role on The Larry Sanders Show

You're going to love my conversation with Mindy Sterling (special appearance by Hazel the dog)

Our Guest, Mindy Sterling

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