Cuddy D is the host of The Cuddy D Show; here is a link to the show’s website:
Q: What made you want to be a talk show host?
A: As a fan of television talk shows, I had grown tired of the same old format of one host monologue, one perspective. This is why I created a show that offers multiple points
of view where our audience can perhaps relate to us better than other shows, where we say the things that people at home are thinking in their minds but don’t say, we
become their voice. This is where my passion and desire to become a talk show host began.
Q: What is your background in entertainment?
A: I am a fan of television, movies, sports, pop culture and music.
Q: What sort of topics do you discuss on your show?
A: Pop culture, news, politics, studies, and sports.
Q: How did you go about choosing your co-hosts?
A: My brother Jim “J-Dawg”. The wit and genius of J-Dawg in the house, the master of hilarious one line quips, love and peace. Vicki Lee- she might be the quietest one on the panel, but loves to throw in some witty zingers showing us her unique perspective on the topics, she packs a real punch. Courtney- she is a singer songwriter, she also has years of public speaking under her belt, in the topic of sexual assault. Courtney believes most anything can be overcome by humor!
Q: What kind of day job do you have and how does it effect the production of the show?
A: I work in the Utilities industry, and my other co-hosts all have day jobs as well, therefore, production of the show takes place in the evenings and weekends.
Q: Your website says you originally started filming the show in a basement and you now film it in a TC studio. At what studio is the show filmed and what made you decide to
switch from the basement to the studio?
A: Currently, we film the show at a local cable Public Access television studio. As our fan base continued to increase while filming the show in my basement studio, I felt it was time to move out of the basement and into an actual studio with larger space and upgraded equipment to increase the overall production of the show.
Q: I did not notice any advertising on the show, how are you able to pay for the production?
A: Fortunately, the studio at the local Public Access cable network was free. As far as other production costs of the show such as green screen, construction of our panel table on the set, lighting, microphones, website building, and graphics, have come out of my own pocket.
Q: What talk shows do you watch and what do you like about those shows?
A: I was inspired by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, The “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, and “Real Time with Bill Maher”. I like the way they infuse their views on politics and pop culture, while inputting their humorous slants on the topics being discussed.
Q: What is the most successful thing you have done to promote your show?
A: I have incorporated social media into the publicity for the show. Also, Josh Mitchell at Wickid Pissa Publicity has been working tirelessly in assisting me bringing “The Cuddy D Show” to the forefront.
Q: If you could host any show for a night, which one would it be and why?
A: If I could host any show for a night, it would be “The Daily Show”. I would choose that show because their show and “The Cuddy D Show” follow similar formats.
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