2020 nominee and 2019 finalist for People’s Choice Podcast Awards “Best Comedy Podcast”
Marc Raco and co-host Dresden Engle interview entertainers, influencers, icons, innovators, and incredible people who have one thing in common: they are funny! Episodes feature improv games, the latest and funniest news, plus unusual food and dead-pan delivery zingers from Elsie the Producer. From celebrity star stories to Star Trek references, “Funny People Talking” delivers a whole universe of things to laugh at and with.
In addition to his role as CEO for MouthMedia Network and a host of MouthMedia shows “Fashion Is Your Business” and “Naked Entrepreneur,” Marc is a podcast pioneer and has also performed improvisational comedy professionally and even tried his hand at standup.
His podcast “Monkey Radio with Marc” published more than 100 episodes with more than 600k downloads, featuring such guests as Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood (Who’s Line Is It Anyway), Melissa Villasenor (SNL), Jamie Lissow (The Real Rob on Netflix), Michael Park (As the World Turns, Dear Evan Hansen), and Alfa Anderson (Chic).
Marc was a featured blogger for ComedyPop.com and a regular contributor to Conscious Magazine, has appeared in more than 25 films and 50 stage productions, and has played several television roles, including on Limitless (CBS), Blue Bloods (CBS), Law and Order SVU (NBC), As the World Turns (CBS), and “Onion News Network” (IFC). He also has been recognized with numerous awards as a filmmaker and produced/directed the animated film “Zero Patience: A Night of Monkey Radio.” Plus, he served as an NYPD Auxiliary police officer and is a real-life Kentucky Colonel.
Dresden Engle is a comedian, actress, singer, playwright, and an award-winning author and communications professional. In spring 2020 she published the first and only biography of rock star Eddie Money, with whom she wrote the script for his world premier autobiographic musical Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical, in which she also starred in 2018. In 2021 she will debut her original musical The Cougar and the Cabana Boy.
For more than 20 years she has been a performer and writer with sketch-comedy troupe EstroFest, which has performed Off-Broadway and with Barry Williams (aka Greg Brady). Under much-larger hair she fronted the rock band Dresden in her 20s and throughout her career has performed in numerous theater productions and in films, music videos, and TV commercials (including one that went viral where she starred opposite “Bachelor” Juan Pablo).
Dresden owns and operates Dresden Public Relations Inc. and has worked with major media outlets throughout her career, as well as many fun and fabulous celebrities. At home, she resides with two Tik-Tok-watching teenage daughters and a husband who inspires hourly eye rolls.
Before transitioning into podcasting, Elsie has produced radio shows over the decades in the US, UK, and Tanzania. Favorite booked guests have included Elvis, Chewbacca, Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, and Vincent Kigosi. Elsie was also instrumental in the success of the UK drive time radio hit “The Mickey and Billy Show” before joining the “Monkey Radio with Marc” podcast.
When she is not in the studio, Elsie’s focuses are her cat Nunyabizness, amateur kickboxing, searching for vintage jazz albums, and eating her way through an extensive culinary bucket list. She is also working on an ongoing project involving bacon, chocolate and salsa.
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