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Natasha Pearl Hansen

For most individuals, calling off a marriage is a tragic event. However for Natasha Pearl Hansen, it was the beginning of a wholly new section of her comedy profession.

She wound up utilizing the marriage corridor on the day it was booked to movie a particular titled “I Was Speculated to Get Married At this time,” which wound up hitting Apple TV and Amazon Prime. However that was only the start of her rise as a comedic relationship professional, whose newest life tales will be heard on the Chicago Zanies on February 21.

“It wasn’t actually even a lot of a call, extra of a necessity,” says Hansen. “I used to be in contract with the venue after I had pushed the date a lot of occasions, and my mates stored saving the date. So I simply needed to do one thing totally different and do one thing enjoyable for myself, my household and my marriage ceremony friends and most of the people to take part in.”

The ensuing particular combined a humorous assortment of tales about her relationship, with interviews along with her mother, grandmother and matron of honor. She missed out on a honeymoon, however she has since seen the world on comedy excursions throughout Scotland, England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic via model partnerships.

“I am type of a partnerships junkie, and I like collaborating with individuals,” Hansen says. “I’ve a very good relationship with many motels, and I arrange tour companions throughout Europe to stick with and teamed up with a journey app to get the flights to and from Europe. I consider how you can spotlight a model or get an app to get them customers or some notoriety and make the most of that to get one thing in change. I am naturally gifted at constructing these relationships.”

Hansen is also the creator of the podcast “Future Function Mannequin,” during which she interviews comedians, entrepreneurs, entertainers, athletes and professionals from all walks of life about their experiences and the way their “failures” wound up serving to them change into the successes they’re . It is on high platforms together with iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Spotify, along with the Comedy Pop Up community.

“The identify of the podcast was impressed by books I began writing as a youngster, the place I’d write humorous tales, eventualities and quotes from my mates in these little mini-journals after which learn from them at events,” Hansen recollects. “Once I was contemplating what to call the podcast, I considered how I all the time needed to come back out with a e book of tales that I created known as ‘Future Function Mannequin,’ taking the poor eventualities of my previous and the way I turned them into successes .”

A Wisconsin native, Hansen got here to Chicago in 2006 to check improv at Second Metropolis, the place she constructed a thriving community of contacts and her crack for comedy blossomed. With a brand new relationship in full swing and a current transfer again to the Windy Metropolis after a decade in Los Angeles, she is thrilled to carry out once more for Chicago audiences.

“Chicago audiences really feel like the kind of individuals you need to hang around with and get a beer after the present,” says Hansen. “It is extra of an viewers that may actually observe you in your journey. Folks in Chicago have adopted me since I left, they usually’re nonetheless following me now that I’ve come again, and I really feel like individuals actually recognize artwork and storytelling right here.

“The brand new hour is sort of a sequel to the particular, as a result of I discuss extra about my household, and I am in a brand new relationship now,” she provides. “There’s all the time an enormous studying curve that is humorous once you’re popping out of a long-term relationship into a brand new one,” she provides. “And naturally, there’s heaps about remedy.”

Natasha Pearl Hansen performs at 8pm on Monday, February 21 at Zanies, 1548 North Wells, Chicago. Name (312)337-4027 or go to


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