FTN: 85 Class clowns and firetrucks; Award-winning comedian, actor and ADHD poster boy: Adam Sietz!
Welcome to another edition of Faster Than Normal, and a HUGE welcome to those who found us from the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes! We’re thrilled that you’re here, and so happy to share with you that ADHD is a gift, NOT a curse!
This week we’re getting to know the wonderful and entertaining Adam Sietz! (Don’t blink, that is the correct spelling). Adam has checked more ticks on his bucket list than a blue tick hound after a good run in the woods. He has acted in Academy Award & Golden Globe-nominated films, Emmy Award-winning TV series, Broadway shows, Video Games, (including “Grand Theft Auto” & “Neverwinter Nights 2” for which he won 2007 VG Character of the year), “The National Lampoon’s Radio Hour”, over 200 commercials, and as a comedian has worked with some of the best Comics of this generation: Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Robert Klein, to name a few. All this while being a husband, a dad, and MASSIVELY ADHD.
This is going to be fun! Enjoy!
PS: He’s the voice of the troll under the bridge on Dora the Explorer!!
In this episode, Peter and Adam discuss:
- 2:30 How Adam started. Class Clowns. How dopamine resonates from all audiences.
- 4:57 Big rooms versus small gatherings. Small talk. Improvisation.
- 8:38 Balancing what you love with what you ‘have’ to do.
- 9:56 Michael Port’s Red Velvet Rope Policy, being choosey.
- 10:47 Managing time and energy. Big Hug Productions. Learning from shifting perspectives.
- 12:40 When did you realize you were different?
- 13:40 Teachers, Mothers and Good things; like Hyper-Awareness
- 15:49 What’s your favorite part of Acting?
- 17:40 Just be
- 17:54 What do you tell youngsters with ADHD?
- 20:20 Short Attention spans. The proliferation of E-devices
- 20:38 How to find him at www.AdamSietz.com
- 21:30 Thank you for listening!
- 21:52 Faster Than Normal Podcast info and Credits.
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