Sean Donnelly [Interview]


Hello Folks! And welcome to another exciting week here at Trainwreck’d Society. We are keeping the laughs going this week my kicking things off with a very hilarious human being. It’s Sean Donnelly, Everyone! Sean is an absolutely hilarious come NYC-based comedian that I have been hearing about quite a bit over the last few years. In fact, much like our recent guest Steven Rogers, I happened to learn about Sean’s existence through our old pals Mark Normand and Joe List on Tuesdays with Stories. This is how it works, Folks! When the comedy community supports one another, word gets around. And boy was I happy to learn about Sean’s incredible act!

Sean, much like the rest of the world, also has a wonderful movie podcast entitled DYM that I sincerely cannot recommend highly enough. Alongside fellow hilarious person Andrew Fiori cover so many different facets of the world of film. It’s a true delight. The description of the podcast on The Laugh Button site is also very spot on: “Never before have two 40-something, bearded white guys made such an impact on pop culture.”

So, Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the brilliant Sean Donnelly!




What was your first paid gig in the world of comedy? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still impacts your work to date?

My first paid gig was a road gig. It was a joining bachelor/bachelorette party in Jersey. I did 30 minutes of crowd work. The lesson I took away from that day was to always make sure you stay in the moment.

I always like to ask comedians who (used?) to travel across the globe making people laugh this one question: What are some of the more obscure cities and/or venues that you have enjoying performing in? What are some places that most people may not realize are wonderful places for live comedy?

One of the best places I have been to which a lot of people probably don’t realize is great is Madison, Wisconsin. It has Comedy on State one of the best clubs in the country. Smart college town where people have a sense of humor about themselves



Besides the fact that it is practically required for every comedian to have a podcast, I am always curious to know the origin behind fine shows such as yours, DYM. So what made you want to put this show out into the digital either?

Me and Dan St. Germain ended another podcast called My Dumb Friends and I wanted to do something different from that. I am obsessed with movies so I figured that would be the best way to go.

If you were greenlit & received an unlimited budget to create the biopic (series, film, etc.) of any figure from the days of comedy past, who would you choose?

I would have to choose Patrice O’Neal because he was the best to do it and he was a super interesting guy that a lot of people don’t know about.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

I will be in an episode of a show called Girls 5 Eva on Peacock which should be coming out soon. Oh and please check out my radio show on Sirius called Celebrate every Wednesday at 4pm!

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My girlfriend.


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