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Bridget Everett's On 'Somebody Somewhere' And The Importance Of Finding Your People And Your Voice

Bridget Everett's On 'Somebody Somewhere' And The Importance Of Finding Your People And Your Voice

I was going so wild because I was just desperate to feel alive. I was just so scared to feel... seen, she said ahead of the release of her new semi-autobiographical HBO series Somebody Somehwere.

Everett is known for her messy stage show and appearances beside Amy Schumer (you might also remember her from) but she highlights the softer side. "I usually do like 20 to 30 minutes, but it's important to have some balance. The quieter moments and the tender moments are to show the conflict and the things that I've been through that have somehow led to this wild unleashed stage persona."

Were shown a lot of those quieter moments and the re-construction of someone broken down by life something sparked by the discovery of her people and her voice. Its something that makes her feel secure and able to explore her past, an alternate universe where she never found herself in New York, and a character who is on her own journey.

Who are you making this show?

Me. [Laughs]

That answer is really inspiring.

I mean, thats how Ive operated with anything that Im a part of. I try to make it something that resonates with me and then I hope that other people will join me.

What you can do really is be realistic. Ive read that this is kind of inspired by your life. Can you guide me through what is direct inspired and what is more creative license?

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