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Dec 8, 2022

Atsuko Okatsuka is a standup comedian who was named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2022 by Variety. Her hilarious videos on social media have garnered her millions of views and her HBO special premieres on December 10th. Today she joins the pod and shares:  

  • What it was like living immigrating from Japan and living in a garage with her mom and grandma from age 10-17.
  • How an earthquake helped her rise to fame.
  • Why she feels the things we didn’t like about ourselves as kids are really our superpowers (and how to harness them). 
  • Why she thinks comedy is a part of the service industry.
  • How she started the viral #Dropchallenge. 
  • Her special relationship with her grandmother (and how she got to 18,000 Twitter followers!)
  • Why she believes getting married is more “childlike” than being single.
  • Why she thinks the key to life is knowing what you’re not into.