Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang on Pyragraph LIVE - Pyragraph

John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career. John is the host of the “Tell Me Everything” series on Sirius XM Insight (channel 121) and a frequent commentator and panelist. I chatted with him about how he got started in theater and comedy, and how he evolved into a funny-yet-incisive political commentator and broadcaster after a childhood suffused with religion and liberal thought.

Many thanks to Austin Madrid and Kendra Crooks of JAK Media for producing the video, and Stue Trory for tech wrangling. 

Theme song: “You Know Who You Are” by Sam Miller.


Event: “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one”

A show by John Fugelsang, to benefit Tricklock Company’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival. One night only!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

8pm, $30-60

Get tickets at The KiMo Theater

423 Central Ave. NW


About Peri Pakroo

Peri Pakroo is the founder, Publisher and Editor of Pyragraph. Outside her work with Pyragraph, Peri is a business author and coach, specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment and small business. She has started, participated in, and consulted with businesses and nonprofits for more than 20 years. Her focus is on helping people build structure for their passions to find success on their own terms. Her blog is at

Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995, and a year later began editing and writing for Nolo, specializing in business and intellectual property issues. She is the author of several top-selling Nolo titles on small business and nonprofit start-ups including The Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting & Building a Nonprofit

Peri accidentally started her first band The Moist Towelettes at the age of 40 with her husband Turtle O’Toole. Since then she has played in a number of bands including Bellemah and her own downer-country project, Peri & the FAQs.

In 2012, Peri saw the need for a resource featuring the voices of a wide range of creative workers and the many different career paths they take. She founded Pyragraph to fill this need. Here’s the Pyragraph start-up story.

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