Valerie Lopez

Executive Producer / Interviewer / Editor

Valerie grew up watching Saturday Night Live and ALF and has seen live comedy across the country. She loves talking to the talented people who perform comedy. As co-host of Radio Tatas, Valerie frequently talks about the comedy scene in Austin and beyond. She’s interviewed comics from Austin, Canada, Los Angeles and New York. She launched Comedy Wham Presents in January 2016 as the podcast extension of focusing on learning what makes Austin comics and those traveling through Austin tick.

The life of a comic is of great intrigue to her. She wants to know if they also watched ALF; what their first set was like; and what inspires, scares, brings and keeps them in comedy. The answers are almost always fascinating and highly entertaining insights into the mind of a comic. With her casual and friendly interview approach, she hopes to one day earn the right to get business cards printed with the title “The James Lipton of Austin Comedy”. A girl can dream can’t she?

When she’s not podcasting or watching comedy, Valerie is a proud parent of a smart-aleck and works as a number cruncher