Words by David Thomas and Audio by Valerie Lopez
Lisa Friedrich’s story is nothing short of epic. I don’t even know how to start this article to be honest. You just have to hear her story. Don’t let her self-deprecating sense of humor fool you, Friedrich is a multi-faceted performer, whose credits are as long has her 18 year comedy career and of course her story is interwoven with the tale of The New Movement Theater and Chris Trew.
Part one of her interview with Comedy Wham’s Valerie Lopez has Friedrich speaking of her nomadic childhood, crisscrossing Texas and meeting her best friend who had a similar interest in sketch comedy shows like Saturday Night Live. She also talks about what the Houston Comedy Scene was like when she first got started.
In the second part of her interview, Lisa Friedrich and Valerie talk about her lengthy list of projects, her position at the New Movement Theater and teaching improv. They also discuss the Almost Related podcast Friedrich hosts along with local comedian, Norm Wilkerson and Voltaic Video owner/comedy videographer Dustin Svehlak.
Lisa Friedrich is extremely busy. So the best way to keep track of her shenanigans is to follow her on Twitter and check out the New Movement Theater website. For everything else, just listen to part two of the interview and grab a pen and paper… or get Siri to make a note or whatever it is you use to make notes. Be sure to follow Valerie Lopez and Comedy Wham on Twitter as well.