This Week on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend: Comedian Annie Lederman | The Fan Carpet

This Week on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend: Comedian Annie Lederman


25 May 2015

Comedian Annie Lederman Says She Got Sober For Her Comedy

Comedian and writer Annie Lederman (Chelsea Lately, MTV’s Girl Code, Grand Theft Auto V) says that she gave up drinking because she knew it would ruin her dream of being a standup comic. (0:47:17)

She had the epiphany after she woke up from an alcoholic blackout in the New York City apartment of a comedian she hated. “I just realized that I wasn’t going to [be able to] do comedy because I couldn’t trust that I wasn’t going to have sex with one of these fucking nerds,” Lederman, who’d been warned never to sleep with a fellow comedian if she wanted to be taken seriously, told Rosen. “I’m going to wind up fucking all of these nerds for attention and then I’m going to ruin my chances.”

Lederman said, “I have woken up on park benches in winter, not knowing where I am. I have woken up bleeding from my face, not knowing where I crashed my scooter. I’ve woken up in bikinis in strangers’ houses. I’ve been through so much shit, and I never considered quitting drinking until I woke up on his fucking air mattress.”

And she never drank again.

On this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Lederman also talks about living in her car in L.A, her drunken scooter accident and her obsession with Hollywood’s nose jobs.

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ARIYNBF is the top-rated female comedy podcast on iTunes. Listenership skyrocketed after Rosen's controversial firing from co-hosting The Adam Carolla Show podcast.

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend Podcast is released on Mondays and Thursdays. Download on iTunes, Sound Cloud, Stitcher, or Alison Rosen Online. ARIYNBF is the top-rated female comedy podcast on iTunes. Listenership skyrocketed after her controversial firing from co-hosting The Adam Carolla Show podcast.

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