I’m Marcella Arguello, stand-up comedian, podcaster, and host of Tubi’s The Cache. AMA.
Edit - Thanks everyone, if you enjoyed this I know you'll love The Cache streaming free on Tubi!
Hi Reddit. It’s comedian/podcaster/TV host Marcella Arguello, here to answer your questions on life, love, being funny, personal hygiene, and anything else redditors tend to struggle with. Answers start at 10AM PST / 1PM EST!
My comedy clip show The Cache streaming free on Tubi right now.
My podcast with Niccole Thurman, The Scroll Down
My Comedy Album, The Woke Bully
I loved living with David Gborie (a great comedian for those that dont know!). Sharing a bathroom with him was the worst thing that's ever happened to me.
Hi! Love your Twitter. How can we stay informed but not constantly outraged?
Thank you! I am great at twitter. The trick to staying informed but not constantly outraged is setting boundaries they way you do with anything else. Go outside. Sometimes I call a friend if I’m outraged. You end up talking about something else eventually. Hope that helps!!
Your Beetlejuice costume and antics were some of the best Halloween content I came across on Twitter, thank you for that. How long did it take to get ready? How much help did you have, was it professional? Those Michael Keaton-esque mannerisms...did you practice them? They come naturally? Just incredible stuff.
THANK YOU. I've always wanted to be Beetlejuice for halloween but knew I needed time to do it right. I did it all myself thankyouverymuch. It took about three hours. I watched the movie early October to start studying the mannerisms. I watched a YouTube make up tutorial to get some ideas. And watched the movie WHILE doing my makeup to refresh on the voice and mannerisms. I actually lost a Funniest Costume contest that night because my hometown has no real sense of humor lmao but THANK YOU, it was my favorite.
Absolute home run, made even more impressive that you spent all that time and effort and did it yourself. I don't know who won, but you were robbed!
That would be tight.
Woke Bully was fucking amazing. Do you have any Spotify playlists of comedy you personally like that you can share?
Thank you, I agree with your incredible mind. I don't, that's a great idea but until then check out Laurie Kilmartin's new album Corset.
what's your favorite podcast to be a guest on and what's your favorite just to listen to?
I really enjoy being on All Fantasy Everything because I get to be mean to them and they’re not fucking crybabies about it ;)
and right now I LOVE the podcast LOUD: the history of reggaeton
I learned about you from r/AllFantasyEverything - I LOVE how you all interact!
thanks for answering
thanks for asking!!
Why do celebs keep sharing their hygiene habits?! Is it truly narcissism?!
Hi Marcella! I recently discovered you on Twitter and think you’re pretty badass.
How tall are you and how do you keep that body so bangin’? As a 6’ tall lady, I need tips!
Also, have you had any disappointing encounters with any comedians/celebrities that you admired? If so, what happened?
Thank you. It's all lighting and angles and good genes.
Bitch, I'm not talking shit about your faves on reddit r u twisted!!!
Girl, you don’t have to name names. C’mon!
I dont judge people on their worst day! how's that :)
My bathroom door constantly sticks. When I first moved into the house, it didn't do this, but over repeated uses now it has gotten harder to close and when you open it, it sticks a bit and you really have to pull to open it. Do you have any advice for how to make it smooth again?
Hmm, sounds to me like you and your housemates are taking too many long hot showers and your door can no longer handle expanding. I hate to say it but you should seriously consider purchasing a new door before someone gets trapped inside. Also, check for black mold.
You’re totally my WCW by the way!!! How do you watch comedy without being afraid that it’ll subconsciously make you steal the jokes? I’ve always been hesitant because I don’t want it to mess with my natural funny. Tips??
First of all, it's Tuesday.
Second, there's always parallel thinking. The more you stay true to your own personal experiences the less likely that'll happen.
I’ve got young kids and I probably fucking suck at parenting - did your parents do anything particularly good/bad that you want other parents to be aware of?
I mean the fact that you're asking is already ahead of most parents. I never understood the yelling. I think clearly communicating with them is always good and being aware, as they get older, that they know more than they let on. Thats a big one.
Is there any crowd work that you've done that sticks out in your memory?
Well, if you've ever seen me live then you know I have a story about breaking a couple up. No further details, come see me live so I can ruin your marriage!!
Being a comedian I'm sure you've had your fair share of hecklers.
What was your worst experience with hecklers and what happened?
there was a show where katt williams was sitting in the front row and it was not fun for me. I'll say that! I still love him forever tho.
Hi Marcella! If you had one thing to say to David Gborie right now, what would it be?
"Let's go get some hot dogs"
Who’s your favorite of the four Beatles and why is it Ringo?
Hmm. Great question. My father was a huge Beatles fan, so I hate them all equally. Hope that helps!!
Best personal hygiene tip?
Stay away from men.
Where's your favorite place to eat in Modesto?
If you had the choice, which comedian (living or dead) would you want to work with on a project?
my favorite place to eat in Modesto is my moms house.
"I don't dream of labor"
Do you think average height guys or short guys are more intimidated by you?
Well for me, there's no such thing as average height because they're all shorter than me. And I think they're all equally intimidated.
Do you and Jeremy Renner get together to talk about Modesto?
Every November 5th.
What has been your best or favorite project to work on?
The Cache!! Don't forget its free on Tubi!! Streaming now.
Saw you in Boston with a crowd that kinda sucked (drunk college chick trying to finish your jokes). Will you be coming back?
I would love to!
Have you encountered many comedians moving up in the business that cant/won’t/don’t do a drug? Do you think the ability to party is a must?
No, look at Taylor Tomlinson, she's killing the game and doesn't use. Love her btw.
Okay, I have one more question, what’s the worst public restroom you've ever used and was it in San Francisco?
Oh man. I was in WeHo at a gay night club, coke and blood everywhere!!!
Any chance Woke Bully will ever be released on vinyl?
Probably not no, sorry!!!! But thank you for listening, I'm very proud of my album.
I enjoy your comedy but I’ve noticed you’re really mean to people on social media. Does this mess with your bookings?
I don’t think I’m too mean on twitter, I think people are too sensitive. It’s weird when a complete stranger expects you to act a certain way to their reply to you.
Also what stops me from getting booked is sexism.
What are the odds of you and David Gbore getting married?
we've discussed it and it could work if we cheated on each other the whole time. but girl I've shared a bathroom with him, I'm good.
For those of us who are vertically challenged, what should we know about the tops of our refrigerators?
Are you doing my material back at me? You know damn well what's up there - FILTH.
Sorry. I couldn't resist. I remember you yelling at everyone in the Brainwash that their fridges were gross.
damn! the brainwash! rip.
What is your new show The Cache?
Very simple: me making fun of viral videos in front of a green screen. Free on Tubi check it out: https://tubitv.com/series/300007927/the-cache?start=true
Are you the tallest Salvadoran ever?
lmao @ ur username. I think my brothers are the tallest!!
I've been a big fan since I first saw you on @midnight when I was like 15-ish, so I'm curious who you would say is your all-time favorite comedian?
15!! Thats crazy. Thank you I dont have all time faves because comedians are rarely that consistent. BUT I will forever love Carlin, Bill Burr, Patrice O"Neal and Laurie Kilmartin. And the young guns right now: Lydia Popovich, Petey DeAbreu, David Gborie, Aida Rodriguez.
Are your brothers in the entertainment field as well?
BACK OFF THEYRE NOT SINGLE
Has anyone told you you look like Sacha Baron Cohen?
Yes. Actually my brother went as Borat one year for halloween. I also get Howard Stern, Slash and my personal favorite, Slender Man.
Who was your most influential teacher in school, why, and do they know how much they've impacted you?
I would say my gender studies professor at Stan State, and she absolutely knows. I was probably 19/20 when I had her and she was just the first person that made me think my life could be more than just staying in Modesto.
Fave scary movie?
im a coward I dont watch scary movies!
don't watch jumanji, it's traumatizing
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Hmmm... tough one but I would say a young Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter.
Is Solomon a good kid?
you know it!
Did you know Norm Macdonald at all and what is your opinion on his comedy?
I opened for him once and loved it.
Do you like performing at colleges? I understand a lot of big name comedians quit playing them
It's fun for what it is as long as you can stand it!
Do questions/comments about your height drive you bonkers or are you pretty used to it?
Do you like Minnie Mouse?
No I hate her.
Any fun, ongoing bits you do just for you?
HELL YEAH but they're just for me so mind your business.
Do you find Hannah Gadsby to be funny?
Chappelle ... Is that you?
Can I feature for you sometime?
Do you like when supporters fan boy/girl over you when they meet you?
It's cute for a moment but I am regular as fuck and prefer people to understand that.
how does your approach to performance differ from stage to tv to podcast? When you’re on TV do you think about the camera/audience at home, or just focus on staying present
Yes once the FCC is involved you gotta adapt.
Do you anticipate performing stand up comedy indefinitely? Hope so!
Who is your favorite member of Griselda?
What is your best safe-to-share story about living with David Gborie?
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