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Exclusive: Sarah Tiana on the Chris Jericho Cruise, Dolph Ziggler, podcasting & more

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Modified 23 Jul 2019, 08:19 IST
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Sarah Tiana is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer. She is also an avid sports fan, currently co-hosting Rob Riggle’s popular podcast Riggle’s Picks on Spotify as well as the show Props on Yahoo Sports with Andrew Santino.

Tiana's first stand-up special debuted in October 2018 on Comedy Central. A few years prior to that in 2016, Tiana finished second place in the first season of Roast Battle on Comedy Central and starred in a comedy talk show pilot for TruTV. 

She has written for the ESPY Awards, Rob Riggle’s NFL segments on FOX and has appeared as a panelist on Garbage Time with Katie Nolan during the Super Bowl.

Wrestling fans may know Sarah Tiana from her touring alongside Dolph Ziggler and her upcoming appearance on Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager At Sea. Tiana is also scheduled to perform 4 shows -- August 2nd and 3rd at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM on both dates -- at New York City's Gotham Comedy Club.

More on Sarah Tiana can be found online at www.sarahtiana.com, while more on Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager At Sea is at www.chrisjerichocruise.com.

You will be part of the upcoming Chris Jericho cruise. Do you know any of the other people who will be on-board?

Sarah Tiana: I know Brad Williams, he recommended me for the cruise. Other than that I'm flying -- or cruising -- blind.

Is that your first ever cruise as a performer?

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Sarah Tiana: No, I did the Impractical Jokers Cruise a few years ago.

What was your entry into the wrestling world?

Sarah Tiana: Just my friendship with Dolph Ziggler. He and I do a lot of shows together and at the end of the show we do a Q&A and I never know what people are talking about. I love that people love wrestling, but I don't know much about it and at this point it's hard to catch up.

Wrestling aside, you co-host Rob Riggle’s popular podcast Riggle’s Picks and Props on Yahoo Sports with Andrew Santino. Are you a lifelong sports fan?  

Sarah Tiana: Very much so. I've been a [Atlanta] Braves fan since I can remember. We used to go see Dale Murphy play. He was my favorite player. No one else went to the games. We used to leave two extra tickets on our windshield and when we came back there would be four. (laughs)

So who are your favorite sports teams?

Sarah Tiana: Braves, [Atlanta] Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, and for hockey I'm an L.A. Kings fan.

Sports aside -- and Jericho Cruise aside -- what is coming up for you career-wise?

Sarah Tiana: Getting ready to write on the Comedy Central Roast Of Alec Baldwin, so that should be really fun

Finally, Sarah, any last words for the kids?

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Sarah Tiana: Whose kids? Who told you I had kids? I guess I will just give some advice to anyone out there who wants to be a comic. If you're going to do it, pick one airline and stick with that airline forever. It will help you in this business more than you know.

Published 23 Jul 2019, 08:19 IST
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