The Take On

Sep 22 2020 45 mins 1

Join Amir Yassai, a self proclaimed “human unicorn” and discover what makes him aflutter, on his new podcast, The Take On, where he and his guests take on LIFE! Amir thrives by inspiring people to lean into who they are meant to be and helping them find their inner best self. Obsessed with ALL things activism, body positivity, TikTok, and Bravo, Amir is also not shy about digging in with his talented guests, while they push and motivate each other to embrace their personal authenticity. Everyone is always welcome just as they are to listen to these incredible conversations, designed to challenge the status quo and help to reinvent the way people connect and view one another. Sprinkled with Amir's humor, the podcast will engage in sometimes hard conversations but OF COURSE, will also have a kiki! This is THE TAKE ON! More about Amir Yassai: Amir Yassai is an LGBTQ activist and regularly hosts panels at the LA LGBT center battling transphobia, femme bashing, body shaming, and racism in the queer community. Interviewing a diverse group of people from Carson Kressley to Johnny Sibilly to Eureka O’Hara and Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race. As an actively visible Queer Muslim Amir hopes to change the way religion and sexual orientation are mutually exclusive. Amir is a self proclaimed “human unicorn.” Three words to explain Amir are Queer, Compassionate & Colorful. FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryasstweets





Ep18 - Tehran
Sep 22 2020 51 mins  
TEHRAN joined The Take On and we talked all things the Black Lives Matter movement, and the importance of this movement in 2020 America. Tehran has a way of cracking up anyone he is around so if you love to laugh, then this is the episode for you! Tehran has a made a name for himself as a stand up comedian and host for the Legendary Laugh Factory and as a biracial man, he has really brought together the Persian and Black community. Tehran has the charisma to carry a one name title like Madonna or Cher or Chappelle. More about Tehran: Tehran SoParvazTehran-1½ Black, ½ Persian, and ½ Amazing; these are the ingredients that make Tehran “SoParvaz” one of the most dynamic entertainer newcomers today. Exploding on the SCENE hosting, performing, and throwing events from s Read More old out comedy shows to rock concerts his energy, excitement, and unique sense of humor have made him a formidable comedian/entertainer in his own right. Hosting highly rated TV and Radio programs, the 25 yr old sharp witted Law student has been compared to a mix of Dave Chappelle and Stephen Colbert meet Maz Jobrani. Tehran has the best of both worlds. Hailing from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., Tehran was born and raised in the United States to an Iranian father and a Black-Tehran-2American mother. His parents chose the name Tehran as a reminder of his Persian roots and culture. Much of his clothes are custom made to proudly display the name Tehran. The nickname “SoParvaz” which is a more literal way of saying “So Fly” was added much later. Speaking, reading, and writing Farsi, he has great respect for his Iranian heritage as well as his American side. In his humor he encourages young Iranians to learn Farsi and appreciate Iranian culture. As a proud Iranian/American, Tehran has always been a leader in the community, working diligently toward a stronger, more united better tomorrow. Tehran is definitely NO angel. In fact he is very “sheytoon.” Being in trouble and getting out of it is part of his charm. From going to school to going to court, Tehran talks openly about his life exploits and lessons on stage, TV, and stage connecting to audiences of all walks of life. Putting motivation and inspiration in his humor or vice versa Tehran-3Tehran encourages younger and older audiences alike to understand each other, respect each other, learn from each other, and teach each other. Look for this charismatic newcomer on Comedy Central, Def Comedy Jam, NBC Sitcom, and/or Sold-Out Show near you. FOLLOW TEHRAN: Instagram: @IAmTehran Twitter: @IAmTehran YouTube: IAm Tehran Website: www.iamtehran.com FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep17 - Bobbie Oliver
Sep 15 2020 49 mins  
Bobbie Oliver joined The Take On and I didn't stop laughing the entire time! Bobbie has made herself a name in the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy, and she shares her tips on how to navigate this misogynistic world. We also talked all about our thoughts of Trump as President and how to navigate in a family of Trump supporters. Bobbie has an educated twist to her jokes so when you're laughing, you're also learning something. She has created her own space called Tao Comedy Studio that has created a safe space for newcomers, people of color, LGBTQIA and women to feel comfortable to do their first stand-up set. Fun Fact: I did my first stand-up set at Tao and it was such an amazing place to do a first open mic. Looking for a laugh during these crazy times? Then this is the episode for you! More about Bobbie: Los Angeles comedian Bobbie Oliver is one of America’s funniest comics. Her act is smart and irreverent, and she never shies away from personal experience or edgy material. A native of Covington, GA, the city where the Dukes of Hazzard tv series was filmed, by way of Athens, GA, the hippest little city in the South, Bobbie’s Southern charm wins over audiences wherever she performs, never catering to the stereotype of “Southern comedy.” Bobbie has appeared on ABC, TNN, The Style Network, WeTV and Entertainers with Byron Allen. Bobbie was called one of the “best comics in America” by the New York Post. A regular on the Los Angeles comedy scene, Bobbie has performed at The Improv, The Ice House, The Comedy Store, Jon Lovitz Club, Flappers Comedy Club and clubs across the country, including Zanies, The Punchline, Nick’s Comedy Stop, The Laughing Skull and The Riviera in Las Vegas, and has been heard on Sirius XM Comedy Radio. Bobbie has performed at tons of colleges (including UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, UGA, Cal Tech, GA Tech and more) and corporate events (such as NASA, IBM, City of Hope, Congressional fundraisers and more). Bobbie has won many comedy contests and festivals including the Hollywood Ha Ha Festival, LA Superbowl of Comedy and was one of the LA winners in the national World Series of Comedy. Bobbie has appeared on billboards in Hollywood and on the cover of Pasadena Weekly twice. Bobbie owns Tao Comedy Studio in Los Angeles and published The Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause in 2013, recommended by Maria Bamford and Wendy Liebman. Her new comedy special Bobbie Oliver: Greatest Hits is now on Amazon Prime! FOLLOW BOBBIE: Instagram: @thebobbieoliver Twitter: @thebobbieoliver Website: www.bobbieoliver.net FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep16 - D'Lo
Sep 08 2020 51 mins  
D'LO KID joined The Take On and we dive in! D'Lo has such a unique way of connecting with the audience as he does his one man show. We talk about Trans representation in the media, and how D'Lo is working to create more diversity in Hollywood. Talking to D'Lo was so refreshing and it's one of my favorite episodes so far! More about D'Lo: D’Lo is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian whose work ranges from stand-up comedy, solo theater, plays, films and music production, to poetry and spoken word. He’s been seen on HBO, Amazon, Netflix, and CW. D'Lo is currently in development on a scripted series based on his life that is set up at BTR Media and Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media. His next solo play To T, or not to T? will be performed at The LGBT Center in October 2019. His tv/film credits include co-starring in the HBO series LOOKING as Taj, on the Amazon series TRANSPARENT, the Netflix series SENSE 8 and USA’s Mr. ROBOT. In Sundance Fellow Adelina Anthony’s feature-length film BRUISING FOR BESOS he plays the supporting role of Rani. He also appears in various Buzzfeed and Fusion videos, on the web-series EASTSIDERS and DYKE CENTRAL and the Issa Rae/Project Greenlight produced MINIMUM WAGE. His is working on his own web series PRIVATE DICK. He has also been featured in The Guardian, NBC, and The Advocate. The documentary by Crescent Diamond based on D’Lo’s life/work, called Performing Girl, won the best short documentary award at Outfest 2013, and he was part of the Emmy-Nominated mini-doc series THIS IS ME produced by Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker. His work has been awarded grants from the City of Santa Monica, Durfee Foundation, National Performance Network, Ford Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. As a writer he has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, and he is the creator of the “Coming Out, Coming Home” writing workshop series which have taken place with South Asian and/or Immigrant LGBTQ Organizations nationally, which provide a transformative space for workshop participants to write through their personal narratives and share their truths through a public reading. FOLLOW D'LO: Instagram: @dlocokid Twitter: @dlocokid Website: www.dlocokid.com FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep15 - Jane Johnsen
Sep 03 2020 47 mins  
Finally my besty, my best Judy, JANE JOHNSEN joined The Take On! What is the point of having a podcast if you can't have your hilarious friends on it?! We laughed so much SO if you don't like to laugh then don't listen to this! We talk all things from Kanye West to Real Housewives and everything in between. We get SHADY of course, so put on your sunnies today. This episode will renew your belief in comedy being a cure for everything....including Miss Rona. More about Jane: As an Entertainment Professional, Jane Johnsen parlays her extensive background in creative advertising, marketing and sales into her work as an Entertainment Host, Producer, Writer and Comedian. Passionate about building brands through creative expression, she channels her distinct POV and digital acumen into producing relatable creative work that engages broad audiences. Jane’s original comedy videos have gone viral with millions of views online, earning her features on both Will Ferrell’s popular comedy network Funny Or Die and Elizabeth Banks’ female-focused counterpart, WhoHaha, for which Jane works as a Creator. As an avid pop culture and entertainment fan, she shares her fresh comedic commentary on YouTube weekly both as a host for Maria Menunous' AfterBuzz TV Network and on her own show and podcast "Totally Relevant with Jane Johnsen". As a top young rising comedian in Los Angeles, Jane regularly performs at world famous clubs like The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv and headlines both in LA and nationally, connecting with audiences across the US at venues like the New York Comedy Club and Laugh Factory Chicago. Jane has toured Europe performing for sold out crowds in Dublin, London and Paris. She has also opened for stars like Theo Von (Netflix) and Erik Griffin (Comedy Central). Most recently, Jane became a recurring player on the Comedy Store’s widely viewed show and live stream, Roast Battle, presented and judged by Jeff Ross. She is currently undefeated. FOLLOW JANE: Instagram: @janejohnsen_ Twitter: @JaneJohnsen FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep14 - David Yontef
Sep 01 2020 39 mins  
DAVID YONTEF joined The Take On and we spilled the tea all over the place! Put the blanket down for the picnic, we FOUND THE SHADE! If you love Bravo TV and want to hear from the proverbial horse himself David is your guy, not only is a reality star himself he now has a super successful podcast Behind the Velvet Rope, and he has talked to everyone from Real Housewives to Below Deck people and everyone in between. If you want to escape your own life and talk all things your fave Bravolebrities, then this episode was made fo you! More about David: David Yontef is a self-made millionaire, Reality TV Insider and Host of the Award Winning Podcast ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’. Some of David’s guests on ‘Behind The Velvet Rope’ have included but are not limited to: Tamra Judge (Real Housewives of Orange County), Heather and Terry Dubrow (Real Housewives of Orange County), Scheana Shay (Vanderpump Rules), Leanne Locken (Real Housewives of Dallas), Jenni Pulos (Flipping out), Sutton Stracke (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and Perez Hilton among other celebrities and industry insiders. For that reason, Behind The Velvet Rope Podcast has been talked about in publications, on websites and television shows including, but not limited to: Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Bravo TV, Refinery 29, Reality Tea, The Blast and Showbiz CheatSheet. When he’s not interviewing the biggest reality TV names on his podcast, David is filming with the casts of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey. In fact, you can see David in over twenty episodes. Subsequently, David has become very connected to the reality TV world, specifically ‘Bravolebrities’. In fact, he’s attended over three thousand events for Bravolebrities and has amassed thousands of photos with Real Housewives and other Bravolebrities. In addition to appearing as a contestant on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, David has filmed countless hours on Reality TV shows such as The Real Housewives of New York, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and he was even a guest on the highly rated Dr. Phil Show. David travels the country as a speaker on topics such as the pitfalls of reality TV, the addiction of fame and adjusting to life in the public eye. In his time off, David enjoys travelling. He’s toured 55 countries and has been to all 7 continents. Also, he is an avid concert goer of 80s bands. FOLLOW DAVID: Instagram: @behindvelvetrope Twitter: @thedavidyontef FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep13 - Dr. Contessa Melcalfe
Aug 27 2020 68 mins  
DR. CONTESSA joined The Take On and no topic was off the table! We dived right into how reality TV has changed her life she since joined the cast of Married to Medicine. She blessed us with her black girl magic as we talked about what it takes to keep a family together with as demanding careers as being a doctor and reality star. Feeling uninspired? This is the episode for you because Contessa has the roadmap to living your best life. Hello Doctor. Hello Navy. Hello Wife. Hello Mother. Should I keep going? Contessa addresses the firing of Mariah Huq, and you know she is the villain of Married to Medicine. Tune in to this episode because it will elevate your blood pressure, but good thing Contessa is a doctor. More about Dr. Contessa: Contessa Metcalfe was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She grew up being involved in every activity imaginable from debutante to cheerleader to even being crowned as her high school homecoming queen. Dr. Contessa attended Xavier University where she earned her undergraduate degree and for medical school she attended St. Louis University. While in St. Louis, Contessa knew she had a calling beyond medicine along with an inner desire to do more and she decided to join the Navy as a flight surgeon. During her residency at the National Naval Medical Center, she also learned to how to fly planes. Dr. Contessa’s adventurous personality allowed her to travel the world and while on the road she fell in love and decided to settle down with her husband, Scott. Contessa now focuses on occupational and preventive medicine in addition to owning a medical concierge service called Acute Face MD where she provides VIP services for her patients. She also owns a restaurant in Atlanta, and is a real estate entrepreneur. When Dr. Metcalfe is not on the clock she enjoys riding motorcycles, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband, Scott have three kids and she considers them her heart, soul, and by far her greatest accomplishment. Contessa lives by the motto, “Prevention is the key to healthy living.” FOLLOW DR. CONTESSA: Instagram: @drcontessa FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices















Ep6 - David Lopez
Aug 04 2020 52 mins  
DAVID LOPEZ joined The Take On and spoke about intersectionality and how to let go of opportunities that may not have been for you from the jump. Holding on too tight can be your undoing and in this conversation, we dive into how to unlearn some of the bad habits and traumas that we carry. We talk about creating space for ourselves to flourish and how to carve a part of the industry for your own way and in your own voice. Such a GEM episode! More about David Lopez: David Lopez is a top fashion & celebrity hairstylist and Beauty Expert based in New York City. Equally comfortable in front of the camera as he is behind the scenes and behind the chair, David also provides commentary on today’s trending styles and dishes out style secrets in a variety of media outlets including: PEOPLE Magazine, StyleCaster, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Essence, Self, WWD, OK Magazine, Nylon, Vogue, and New York Times. David is also a creative consultant and product developer for various hair care brands. Recent campaigns include work with Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Ashley Graham, and Hailey Baldwin. Blending his background in hair with his expertise in Men's Grooming, David has combined the two in the blog Groom&Comb- offering advice on how to keep all of the things in your life beautiful. From your skin and hair, to the clothes you wear, and everything in between- Groom&Comb is a one stop shop for all things beauty. When not on set or with a celebrity, David can be seen hosting on QVC, Beauty IQ, Amazon's StyleCodeLive! w Frankie Grande, and a variety of entertainment segments dishing out his style secrets. FOLLOW DAVID LOPEZ: Instagram: @davidlopezzz YouTube: Groom&Comb Find out more about Groom&Comb here! FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Extra Extra! Amir is SPILLING THE TEA!
Jul 30 2020 22 mins  
MISSIN' US? Don't worry we know it's Quarantine so we are giving you a super SPECIAL extra dose of The Take On and it's just Amir this time. We are spilling some major TEA! We are diving into the world of celebrities and unveiling the dark side of being a publicist in Hollywood. From working with the nightmarish Erika Jayne from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to the lovable A-List actor Michale B. Jordan, Amir has worked for all the creme de la creme of Hollywood. Working as a publicist means not being seen, which was very difficult for someone as big a personality as Amir. From Taco Bell runs at 4AM to bags of weed during the Emmy's no job was ever too small for Amir, and we're going to spill all this tea in this special episode. PR (public relations) taught how Amir how to be himself, it taught him to deal with big personalities, and it taught him to leave PR as soon as it wasn't serving him anymore. Thanks to PR, Amir finally stepped into his most authentic self and further leaned into his divine purpose, which is to entertain not work for entertainers. Amir Yassai worked as a publicist and assistant to a talent manager for almost a decade in Hollywood before pivoting to be talent himself behind the camera and the podcast mic. More about AMIR: Amir Yassai is an LGBTQ activist and regularly hosts panels at the LA LGBT center battling transphobia, femme bashing, body shaming, and racism in the queer community. Interviewing a diverse group of people from Carson Kressley to Johnny Sibilly to Eureka O’Hara and Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Amir has worked as a publicist for LA Fashion Week, Golden Globes, and The Emmy’s. Amir has worked with everyone from Erika Jayne from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to Michael B. Jordan to Donald Glover & has survived to tell the tale. As an actively visible Queer Muslim Amir hopes to change the way religion and sexual orientation are mutually exclusive. Amir is a self proclaimed “human unicorn.” Three words to explain Amir are Queer, Compassionate & Colorful. FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep5 - Eureka O'Hara
Jul 28 2020 29 mins  
EUREKA O’HARA joined The Take On to discuss all things as a world famous drag queen and being your most authentic self. Eureka made a name for themself on Rupaul's Drag Race and now HBO's We're Here, which was just renewed for a 2nd season! Finding your purpose is one of the hardest journeys we go, and Eureka is giving us the roadmap to this journey of self-discovery. More about Eureka O’Hara: Eureka started out as a small country child in the heart of East Tennessee. Standing 6’4 (and that’s without heels, ya’ll) Eureka represents for all the big girls as the PLUS SIZE DRAG SUPER MODEL OF THE WORLD! Her passion has led her to compete on 9 national stages before the age of 26. One of Eureka’s goals is to give bigger people around the world the confidence to go out and live their dreams. With her live action, plus size, fun-loving, Barbie-style, high energy, nothing-but-smiles spirit, working or simply being in the company of Eureka is a roller coaster of uplifting confidence and discovery of self joy. Eureka quickly moved to a loved member of the community all across the country as she continuously records and debuts her battles and successes through social media. Eureka’s passion for elephants is a reflection of how she perceives herself and wants to see the world! She regards them as a representation of size-positivity, kindness, and family. This is her fight for those traits to never go extinct. FOLLOW EUREKA: Instagram: @eurekaohara Twitter: @eurekaohara Facebook: @eurekaohara YouTube: Eureka O'Hara Website: www.eurekatheelephantqueen.com FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep4 - Jason Carter (Part 2)
Jul 21 2020 51 mins  
JASON CARTER joined the The Take On for PART 2 because we had so much more tea to spill! We continue down the rabbit hole of celebrity gossip. We complete the conversation around Lea Michele. We break down Britney Spears and her conservatorship. All Hail Britney! We also talk reboots that don't need to come back like Glee, Will & Grace, Full House. We talk about how queer people are always put in a one dimensional box, and don't need to be defined by a narrow definition of what it means to be queer. And how people of color are making their own way in Hollywood during the #blacklivesmatter movement, and creating their own shows and taking up space. According to Jason, making it in Hollywood means having interests outside of your job. More about Jason Carter: For Jason J. Carter, personality is everything! This funny guy is known for being the life of the party, and for bringing the energy to the stage and small screen as a host; emcee and personality. Originally from Albuquerque, Jason got his start in entertainment very early. As a child prodigy at 15, he landed his first job hosting the iconic teen dance show, “Dance, Dance, Dance, It’s A Teen Thing!’ for FOX. For seven seasons, Jason was a weekend staple in homes all across the Southwest. The show garnered massive ratings and earned Jason a 2001 Telly Award for Outstanding Television Broadcast. In addition to television, Jason has also lent his talents to radio. From Top 40 to Urban and even Adult Contemporary, he has cracked the mic and connected with thousands as an on-air personality in various markets. Jason's real passion lies in television. In the spring of 2006, Jason relocated to Los Angeles and embarked on his journey of becoming a world class TV personality. Since then, he has appeared on several networks, including: CBS; Entertainment Tonight; REELZ Channel; VH1; NBC; LOGOTV; HLN and CNN as well as producing and creating online content with the #Saywhat!? Webshow. Jason also hosts live events around the US for brands such as Nike; Macy's; Absolut and more. ​ In 2010, Jason was cast a member of the pit crew for the revolutionary EMMY Award winning LGBT competition show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” giving him global notoriety and the ability to connect with audiences across the world, and speak and host live events with thousands in attendance. In the summer of 2016, Jason joined The Young Turks, the largest YouTube news show in the world as correspondent and host of TYT's pop culture show PopTrigger allowing him to truly showcase his expertise.In the fall of 2018 Jason signed on to anchor and launch Entertainment Tonight's 24/7 digital news platform ET Live. Jason's infectious and dynamic energy, outgoing personality and boy-next-door charm are just a few of the reasons why Jason is a one-of-a-kind talent. FOLLOW JASON CARTER: Instagram: @JasonCarterOfficial Twitter: @jjcforever Youtube: Jason Carter JasonUnleashed.net FOLLOW AMIR YASSAI: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep3 - Jason Carter (Part 1)
Jul 14 2020 43 mins  
JASON CARTER joined The Take On to jump headfirst into celebrity news! We dive into the Kardashians and spill the tea on Lea Michele, and honey there is a pot of tea to spill! Jason Carter is a mainstay of RuPaul's Drag Race as a part of the "pit crew.:" He has made a name for himself in Hollywood with tenacity and grit. A self-made man is definitely a moniker that fits well on Jason. He understands how to work an outdated and Racist Hollywood for his own benefit, and that is something to admire. Jason is layered, kind, and found a way to come out the other side not jaded, which in Hollywood is damn near impossible to achieve. More about Jason Carter: For Jason J. Carter, personality is everything! This funny guy is known for being the life of the party, and for bringing the energy to the stage and small screen as a host; emcee and personality. Originally from Albuquerque, Jason got his start in entertainment very early. As a child prodigy at 15, he landed his first job hosting the iconic teen dance show, “Dance, Dance, Dance, It’s A Teen Thing!’ for FOX. For seven seasons, Jason was a weekend staple in homes all across the Southwest. The show garnered massive ratings and earned Jason a 2001 Telly Award for Outstanding Television Broadcast. In addition to television, Jason has also lent his talents to radio. From Top 40 to Urban and even Adult Contemporary, he has cracked the mic and connected with thousands as an on-air personality in various markets. Jason's real passion lies in television. In the spring of 2006, Jason relocated to Los Angeles and embarked on his journey of becoming a world class TV personality. Since then, he has appeared on several networks, including: CBS; Entertainment Tonight; REELZ Channel; VH1; NBC; LOGOTV; HLN and CNN as well as producing and creating online content with the #Saywhat!? Webshow. Jason also hosts live events around the US for brands such as Nike; Macy's; Absolut and more. ​ In 2010, Jason was cast a member of the pit crew for the revolutionary EMMY Award winning LGBT competition show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” giving him global notoriety and the ability to connect with audiences across the world, and speak and host live events with thousands in attendance. In the summer of 2016, Jason joined The Young Turks, the largest YouTube news show in the world as correspondent and host of TYT's pop culture show PopTrigger allowing him to truly showcase his expertise.In the fall of 2018 Jason signed on to anchor and launch Entertainment Tonight's 24/7 digital news platform ET Live. Jason's infectious and dynamic energy, outgoing personality and boy-next-door charm are just a few of the reasons why Jason is a one-of-a-kind talent. FOLLOW JASON CARTER: Instagram: @JasonCarterOfficial Twitter: @jjcforever Youtube: Jason Carter JasonUnleashed.net FOLLOW AMIR YASSAI: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep2 - Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht
Jul 07 2020 44 mins  
KRISTEN GRIFFITH-VANDERYACHT joined The Take On! Looking for laughs? Fun? You've come to the right place! Kristen and I will dive into the world of shooting a Netflix show with as large a production value as The Big Flower Fight. We also discussed what it is like being a person of color on Broadway and the systemic racism that is very prevalent in the Broadway industry. We dissect ways to unravel racism and how to approach finding your unique place in the entertainment industry. More about Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht: Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht specializes in the creation of unique floral arrangements that celebrate enchanting flowers and natural beauty. Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht is the owner and creative director of Wild Bloom by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht. His career began in New York City where he worked for some of the top designers in the industry. Since opening his own studio, his flowers have been in major publications across the US, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Traditional Home Magazine, and The Knot, and seen on Good Morning America and E! Network. His flowers for actress Julianne Hough were featured on the front cover of People Magazine. Kristen describes his design philosophy as a combination of editorial with a sensibility for distinctive and organic perspectives. He has an exquisite and rich design eye which has helped to transform the role that florals play in weddings and events. In addition to his extensive portfolio, his studio also provides private classes and workshops for emerging floral artists and enthusiasts. Kristen views floristry as a gateway to a happier more sustainable life that focuses on bridging the gap between nature and modern living. He continues his work towards elevating the artistry of floral design as a fine art while expanding his design portfolio to include gardening, house plants and home decor. Wild Bloom design services are available worldwide for weddings, events, workshops, private classes, advertising campaigns, product shoots and fashion featured in print and digital publications. FOLLOW KRISTEN GRIFFITH-VANDERYACHT: Instagram: @kristengvy Find out more about Wild Bloom here! FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep1 - Jai Rodriguez
Jun 30 2020 50 mins  
JAI RODRIGUEZ joined The Take On to discuss his experience playing Angel in Rent and being on one of the most famous shows EVER, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy….a show that changed Jai’s life, but also showed him the frustrations of being brown man in Hollywood. Despite the odds, Jai has created a niche for himself in Hollywood, and is an amazing example of leaning into his most authentic self. More about Jai Rodriguez: Jai Rodriguez has lent his voice to various projects in television, film, theater, and music, as well as social issues near and dear to his heart. Starting his career at the age of 18, Jai landed the pivotal role of Angel in the massively successful musical Rent on Broadway. He went on to be part of the original “Fab Five” on Bravo’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as the show’s resident ‘Culture Vulture’, being the guiding voice for all things culture and style. Alongside an Emmy, he went on to become a New York Times bestselling author, co-authoring Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better. Jai continued to showcase his talents in the cabaret scene, performing his one-man shows Xposed, My Truth, and Dirty Little Secrets in Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego and New York. He has acted on projects such as Nip/Tuck, How I Met Your Mother, Malibu Country, Grey’s Anatomy, Eastsiders, and Hulu’s Dollface. Commercially, Jai has worked on campaigns with NOH8, Aids Walk, Project Angel Food, the Trevor Project and Love is Louder. FOLLOW JAI: Instagram: @JaiRodriguez Twitter: @JaiRodriguez FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryassofficial Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: @amiryassofficial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Trailer - The Take On
Jun 16 2020 5 mins  
The Take On, hosted by Amir Yassai, has come at the perfect time in 2020! The Take On is Pride. It's Queerness. It's Black Lives Matter. The Take On wants to break down barriers and have conversations about racism, sexism, homophobia, body shaming, and transphobia in Hollywood and Broadway. Within these deep conversations, we are not afraid to be vulnerable and as a stand up comedian, Amir brings humor into each conversation with his incredible guests! We are creating space for the queers, the misfits, and those who feel like they don't have a place to call home. You have found home! This Queer safe space is yours! As we navigate the peaks and valleys of life together, The Take On wants to inspire YOU to step into who you are meant to be, embrace the best parts of ourselves, and shed the parts that may no longer serve us. Welcome to The Take On with Amir Yassai! More about Amir Yassai: Amir Yassai is an LGBTQ activist and regularly hosts panels at the LA LGBT center battling transphobia, femme bashing, body shaming, and racism in the queer community. Interviewing a diverse group of people from Carson Kressley to Johnny Sibilly to Eureka O’Hara and Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race. As an actively visible Queer Muslim Amir hopes to change the way religion and sexual orientation are mutually exclusive. Amir is a self proclaimed “human unicorn.” Three words to explain Amir are Queer, Compassionate & Colorful. FOLLOW AMIR: Instagram: @amiryass_ Twitter: @AmirYass_ TikTok: amiryass_ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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