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From Fear To Fame: The Tale Of Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly as Martha on "Baskets"
courtesy of Martha Kelly

When Martha Kelly was 18, she knew comedy was her career of choice. Paralyzed by fear, Kelly took what appeared to be an easier road and enrolled in college.

This road eventually lead her right back to her burning desire to make people laugh. In 2016, Kelly gained national attention for the breakout role of Martha Brooks on the FX comedy series “Baskets,” co-starring Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson. Kelly joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her “No Refunds” comedy tour, and bucking the Hollywood system to find fame. Kelly performs in Friday, Aug. 31 at Sly Grog Lounge in Asheville; Saturday, Sept. 1 at The Factory Comedy Room at Hyde Brewing/Suffolk Punch in Charlotte; and Sunday, Sept. 2 at Motorco Music Hall in Durham.


From the FX series "Baskets":


Dana is an award-winning producer who began as a personality at Rock 92. Once she started creating content for morning shows, she developed a love for producing. Dana has written and produced for local and syndicated commercial radio for over a decade. WUNC is her debut into public radio and she’s excited to tell deeper, richer stories.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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