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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show With Dulce Sloan:

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Gabriel Michael

As a kid, Dulce Sloan wanted to be a serious thespian. She spent much of her childhood in plays and taking advantage of the opportunities for actors in Atlanta.

But when she went off to college, people started taking note of another one of her strengths: comedy. After hosting a radio show at Brenau University, a professor commented on the comedic way she ranted about particular issues. She would eventually use these skills as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” but it took some time for Sloan to become comfortable with her comedic side.

After pressure from both her friends and professional comedians, she took a series of comedy classes and tried her hand at stand-up. This year, Variety magazine dubbed Sloan as one of their top 10 comedians to watch. Sloan joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the role PBS played in her storytelling style, the first moment she saw Margaret Cho on stage, and getting the call to audition for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Dulce Sloan is performing atMotorco Music Hall in Durham on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.


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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