We had the good fortune of connecting with Vickie Eisenstein and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vickie, why did you pursue a creative career?
I fell into performing while teaching and studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I’d always been shy when younger and I had stage fright most my life, but I ended up on a popular talk show there and got bit by the entertainment bug. It was in some small black box theaters and expat bars in Itaewon that joined a bilingual improv troupe and tried stand up for the first time. Going forward, I couldn’t find myself fulfilled by a career that didn’t allow for creative expression of some sort. The more routine or mundane a job gets, the more I struggle.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Whether it’s doing comedy in an intimate theater, in a dingy dive bar, or for whatever social media platform is popping off now and about to slowly fall into disuse and bust, I just love creating. Originally, I taught myself the basics of film production and how to film and edit in order to create short films and sketches just to get my ideas on their feet. Then, that translated into me making a living through freelance videography and editing. At the end of the day, performing always has the whole of my heart, but there’s nothing more satisfying than executing the whole of my artistic vision. Not gonna lie, I love getting into the type of deep editing groove where magic happens and 5 hours flies by before you come up for air. I’m really thankful to be at the point in my life where I can make a living having my hands in all aspects of production and still get plenty of time on camera as well. In those famous words, “never stop never stopping”.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Pack up your vice of choice, we’re going to the beach! Beach days are my favorite. Then, we’ll hit up one of the delicious vegan restaurants in LA. I’ve been vegan for almost ten years now, and the options here are stunning. And, depending on the day maybe we can catch a show at night.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my friends who first did improv with me in Seoul City Improv! Also all my friends in Chicago who have also moved to LA and are the backbone of my support system here.

Website: www.vickieeisenstein.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vickiecomedy/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vickiecomedy

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/vickiecomedy

Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@vickiecomedy

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