After dealing with the loss of both her parents at a young age, Amber knew her life would look much different than that of her peers. In this episode, Amber Rollo, comedian and host of the podcast Daddy-less Issues, opens up about loss, finding the humor in life through the tragedies, and how to be there for a loved one despite not always knowing what to say.
This episode includes:
Amber opens up about the taboo topic of death and losing her parents at a young age
The recently developed habit Amber goes through each morning
Amber talks about the beginning of her career journey in the comedy world
Comedy is not for the faint of heart! Amber relives her first few experiences on stage.
Amber talks about being a female comedian in a male dominated industry
Opening up conversations about loss and opening up the definition of the word “orphan”
Learning the her mother had breast cancer at the young age of 9 and the rollercoaster of emotion that followed
Amber talks about the process of mourning as a middle schooler
Amber talks about her dad’s heart attack and leaning on her 4 sisters through the loss of her two parents
Amber’s mental health struggles: how depression snuck up on her following trauma
Jen and Amber discuss how to be there for a loved one despite not always knowing what to say
Amber talks about her podcast: Daddy-less Issues
Biological family vs “logical” family. Choosing the people we spend time with
Speed round: what Amber initially wanted to be when she grew up