Upstream podcast talks with Marcella Arguello and Katie Rich

Photos via Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Illustration by Bruno Moraes Remix by Jason Reed

Upstream podcast: Live from Out of Bounds with Marcella Arguello and Katie Rich

We're talking Trump, deleting tweets, and Rihanna in the heart of Texas.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Sep 6, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:17 pm CDT

This week we’re live from the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, a weeklong tangle of standup, improv, and sketch. One of the fest’s highlights happened on Friday night, when former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis told stories at the Spider House Ballroom and improvisers turned them into scenes. She spoke of her 13-hour 2013 filibuster in protest of anti-abortion legislation SB5, and the intimate details of a faulty catheter.  

We also spoke to Katie Rich, improviser and writer for Saturday Night Live, about the politics of deleting a tweet and connection between memes and the Algonquin Round TableAnd standup comedian Marcella Arguello talked about writing for Bill Nye‘s Netflix series, the changing tide for women in standup, and how there’s a Rihanna GIF for every occasion.


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*First Published: Sep 6, 2017, 2:34 pm CDT