I'M TRYING!
I'M TRYING!
Jhanelle Dionne & Jacob Derwin
A comedy podcast about failure, fear, and desperation. Hosted by Jhanelle Dionne and Jacob Derwin.
Courtney Rada is Hungry For Laughs
This episode was recorded in February 2020 ahead of the COVID 19 pandemic. Comedian and Food Network host Courtney Rada joins Jhanelle and Jacob in the kitchen to chat about her journey from stage to screen. Watch Courtney's new show, Better With Age, on the Food Network Kitchen app with a free 60 day trial! Episode 1 features Jacob's mom! Follow the show @ImTryingShow on Twitter and Instagram.  And your intrepid hosts, @JacobDerwin and @JhanelleDennis. www.imtryingshow.com
Apr 29, 2020
33 min
WE'RE ALIVE Podcast Update
"Success needs no explanation. Failure does not have one that matters." -Jesse Jackson Jhanelle and Jacob explain their hiatus (kind of), talk CATS beef, adulting, pickling, bad baby names and give a mini-update on what's in store for 2020... Follow the show, @ImTryingShow on Instagram and Twitter! And your intrepid hosts: @JhanelleDionne and @JacobDerwin. ImTryingShow@gmail.com
Feb 12, 2020
27 min
Yhane Smith Becomes a Harlem Queen
Filmmaker Yhane Smith discovers the world of audio drama podcasts and dives in head first. *** Jhanelle and Jacob sit down with Yhane Smith to talk about creating art on a budget. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob discover that a new popular SNL short was shot in front of their apartment! *** Support Yhane and Harlem Queen on Patreon! Follow the show, @ImTryingShow on Instagram and Twitter! And your intrepid hosts: @JhanelleDionne and @JacobDerwin. ImTryingShow@gmail.com www.ImTryingShow.com
Oct 15, 2019
48 min
Jennifer McAuliffe Fails English Becomes a Writer
Comedian Jennifer McAuliffe had some really crummy high school teachers. *** Jennifer McAuliffe joins Jhanelle and Jacob to talk about her dysfunctional childhood and her atypical journey from high school dropout to comedy. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob talk cheese. *** Follow Jennifer on Twitter and Instagram at @JenniferJokes and go to http://jenniferjokes.com for more info on Jennifer and her upcoming shows! Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram at @ImTryingShow and your intrepid hosts, @JhanelleDennis and @JacobDerwin. *** ImTryingShow@gmail.com www.ImTryingShow.com
Oct 2, 2019
41 min
Courtney Yates Has An Eggs-istential Crisis
The "genre famous" massage therapist is a lot of things, but she isn't your mom.  *** Courtney Yates joins Jhanelle and Jacob to talk about starting her new massage therapy class, stories from the Villains camp during her second stint on Survivor, and why baths are just the best. But first, Jhanelle alerts Jacob to a new holiday coming up this weekend! *** Learn more about Touch Literacy by following Courtney on IG, @CourtneyYates and Twitter, @CourtneyHYates. Follow the show @ImTryingShow. And your intrepid hosts: @JhanelleDionne and @JacobDerwin. *** ImTryingShow@gmail.com www.ImTryingShow.Com
Sep 18, 2019
49 min
(Re-Release) Andrea Boehlke Gets Trampled By Horses/Feelings
Host/Actor/3x Survivor Player, Andrea Boehlke saves (her) face.  In episode 4, Andrea recounts her near-death experience, deathly embarrassing stories of rejection, and how to deal with losing face in front of your crush. Meanwhile, Jhanelle tries to get a newly baby-faced/clean-shaven Jacob to ditch the razor in favor of waxing. They come to a greedy compromise. *** Keep up with Andrea! Instagram: @andreaboehlke Twitter: @andreaboehlke And her podcast: Past Your Bedtime *** Follow I’M TRYING! on Instagram and Twitter: @imtryingshow. And your intrepid hosts: @jhanelledennis & @jacobderwin   ImTryingShow@gmail.com wwww.ImTryingShow.Com
Sep 11, 2019
42 min
(RE-RELEASE) Jess Salomon Has the Crappiest Flight Ever
Just about everything that could go wrong on an international flight goes wrong for Comedian Jess Salomon. On episode 13 (what shall be known officially as "The Poop Episode"), Comedian Jess Salomon relives her nightmare of a flight from the Netherlands to Canada, and explains why family time is important. But first, Jacob is way too excited about his new bidet. Jhanelle is notably less excited.  *** Watch clips from Jess' late night TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Find out more about her upcoming shows at jesssalomon.com and listen to her album, "All The Best Choices" on your favorite streaming platform.  Keep up with Jess on Twitter and Instagram at @jess_salomon! *** Follow I'M TRYING on Twitter and Instagram @ImTryingShow. And your intrepid hosts: @JacobDerwin and @JhanelleDionne ImTryingShow@Gmail.Com ImTryingShow.Com
Sep 4, 2019
41 min
Anne O'Rourke Just Wants to Sing, Dangit!
Singer/Songwriter Anne O'Rourke could use some music therapy. *** Anne O'Rourke joins Jacob on the pod to talk getting certified as a Music Therapist, and feeling bad about promoting yourself to your friends. But first, Jhanelle just has to bring up Limp Bizkit on the podcast again. *** Follow Anne on Instagram at @aormusicofficial and listen to her self titled EP on Spotify now! More info at anneorourkemusic.com. Follow the show @ImTryingShow on Twitter and Instagram. And your intrepid hosts, @JhanelleDionne and @JacobDerwin.  www.ImTryingShow.Com imtryingshow@gmail.com
Aug 28, 2019
41 min
Brandon Ash-Mohammed Gets Catfished By His Aunt
The ghosts of New York City chase comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed back to Toronto. *** Brandon Ash-Mohammed joins the pod this week to share some truly wild stories from his early 20s. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob are having an exciting few weeks! Jhanelle even got a television after three years of staring at her apartment wall! *** Follow Brandon at @BearackObama1 on Twitter and Instagram. You can vote for him and I’M TRYING alum, Jess Solomon in Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition at TopComic.SiriusXM.CA. Follow the show on @ImTryingShow on Twitter and Instagram, and your intrepid hosts, @JhanelleDennis and @JacobDerwin. ImTryingShow@gmail.com www.ImTryingShow.com
Aug 21, 2019
42 min
Krysti Pryde LIVE @ PlayNYC 2019!
Krysti Pryde goes on a video game-based reality show and... there's no video games? *** Gamer extraordinaire Krysti Pryde joins Jhanelle and Jacob on stage at PlayNYC 2019 for their first live show! The gang talks gaming memories from childhood and beyond! You can watch the video from the conversation on Playcrafting's Twitch channel around the 44-minute mark. *** Follow Krysti on Twitter and Instagram at @KrystiPryde! Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram at @ImTryingShow, and your intrepid hosts, @jhanelledionne and @jacobderwin. ImTryingShow@gmail.com www.ImTryingShow.com
Aug 14, 2019
21 min
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