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Choose therapy instead of a nosy robot — Onicia Update

Hey friends,

The newest episode of #SCAMSSS is out! We’re so excited to chat and joke with Caribbean writer, producer, and director Kafi Kareem. In the bonus episode, Kafi plays “10 Films or Bust,” a game we made up to determine which films absolutely needs T E N sequels KEEP READING

Kafi Kareem - Caribbean screenwriter - caddy club - scams podcast

Therapy would be cheaper than people pleasing

Comedian Kenzie Rowland and Max Mitchell chat about anxiety and all the fun ways that can manifest in our lives. Did you know that you can stress yourself out so much that you get shingles at age 24?!

BTW, if you decide that therapy might be cheaper than whatever loco you’re doing right now, consider Erin Matthews and the licensed professionals at Living in Empathy.

Funny Forward: @panchopiggytron

Felt this in my soul. Shout out to the ancestors.

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Mia McCullough on stalkers + Blast Into Adventure with Paul Dailing — Onicia Update

Hey friends,

This week’s episode of #SCAMSSS is all about travel scams. Thanks to superfan Remigio T, we dig into fake AirBnB hosts and shady car rentals. KEEP READING

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Blast into Adventure!

Former corruption connoisseur turned suburban socialite (LOL), Paul Dailing created Blast into Adventure, an amazingly spooky and funny audio drama.

Synopsis: A COVID-quarantined suburban dad starts listening to a 1940s radio show that shouldn’t exist. Then the show starts listening back.

Let me know which characters you think Devin and I voiced.

Funny Forward: Mia McCullough @brazenhussyrant

Stalkers today have it way easier than stalkers in the 80’s and 90’s.

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Daniel Rosehill on sketchy landlords and Mariann Aalda on ageism — Onicia Update

Hey friends,

NEW #SCAMSSS: Daniel Rosehill on annual rent increases and landlords picking your roommates

Daniel Rosehill has the best roommate (aww) and he rates annual rent increases as ‘scams’! KEEP READING

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Nah fam, I ain’t going to jail over some yoghurt—Just Being Funny

Speaking of useless but well-meaning property owners.The breakfast burglar struck again! I was enraged imagining them stumbling into the hostel after a night of misdeeds and slinked into the kitchen where they laughed at my sign while eating my yoghurt

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Mariann Aalda: Ageism Is a Bully…Stand Up to It!

Funny woman Mariann Aalda (@mariannaalda) shares the guiding principle she has utilized throughout her life, which she now applies to getting older. Her hope is that at the end of it, you’ll be saying to yourself: “I’ll have what she’s having.” Chicago native and Southern Illinois University alumna, Mariann Aalda was one of the first African-American daytime soap opera heroines as attorney DiDi Bannister on Edge of Night. Her acting career included roles on Sunset Beach, First & 10, Guiding Light, The Royal Family and Designing Women. She also hosted USA’s Designs for Living.

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NEW #Scamsss + Amy Sumpter’s new comedy album!

Hey Friends,

I let people say a lot of things, but one thing I won’t let them say is ‘women aren’t funny.’ This week on a new episode of #Scamsss, Dr. Ada Cheng makes light of serious work-related issues. Check out this web series I did with David Audino and some wonderfully talented Chicago artists. And finally, get to know Amy Sumpter. She’s hilarious, tall, and one of my favorite comedians.

NEW #SCAMSSS: Ada Cheng on sleeping with your boss and $1000 resume services

We discuss two ‘work scams’ with Chicago storyteller Ada Cheng! KEEP READING

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Pre-Existing: Aluminum Coverage

A flyer promising a free Women’s health exam gets Soranyi (Sandy Lee) and Keera (Sonal Aggarwal) to come into the Doctor’s office. When Nurse Steve (Greg Callozzo) reveals what hoops they’ll have to jump through to get coverage, they’re not sure if it’s worth it anymore.

Funny Forward: @amy_sumpter

Amy Sumpter is a tall, luscious lady who falls a lot. Please catch her! Also, buy her new comedy album #MsSumpterIfYoureNasty on Bandcamp.

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NEW #Scamsss + Sucker’s Garden audio drama

Hey Friends,

This week’s newsletter is packed with all of that. Season 2, episode 1 of #Scamsss is live. Also, take a listen to an audio drama I wrote with Kimberly Meyers. It stars some of my favorite acting talents from St. Maarten and Chicago. Should we produce the rest of the story? It’s already written!

NEW #SCAMSSS: Lace front wigs are still sus and you need body lotion

We start Season 2 revisiting one of our hottest takes from Season 1: lace front wigs and body lotion! KEEP READING

Sucker’s Garden – A Caribbean Audio Drama

A near-fatal carjacking forces a young man with lots of potential but a shady private life to choose between doing the right thing by helping a girl he barely knows and keeping his brother’s secret.

Funny Forward: @bodyourage

Do y’all act like this or nah?

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The Writer’s Room Women’s History Month Panel — Onicia Update

Hey Friends,

TGIF!!!!!!!!! I really enjoyed hearing your takes on my current TV shows. Looking forward to watching your TV and YouTube recommendations.

Season 2 of Scams, Swindles, and Schemes premieres in 1 WEEK! Plenty of time to catch up on Season 1. Click to watch episode clips on YouTube.

The Writers Room Women’s History Month Panel

The Jeniro Agency invited me and some other talented writers to share our experiences and knowledge during its upcoming virtual panel.

The Writers Room was created during the height of the pandemic. It was conceptualized to build a space to connect individuals directly to media, but also to educate and authentically familiarize those with how media works, how pitching works, and the in’s and outs of true storytelling.

Now on our fourth go around, we are bringing The Writers Room back with new talent, new faces, and new writers to curate the same experience as the past three have lived up to! You’ll experience knowledge and insight into the media world, you’ll connect organically with writers, and you might just get placed in some cool outlets!

Thursday, March 31, 2022
7:00 PM CST

The Jeniro Agency, The Writers Room - Women's History Month - Onicia Muller

Therapy Would Be Cheaper

Fellow Whohaha.com podcaster, Kenzie Rowland invited me on her podcast Therapy Would Be Cheaper. While we wait for that episode to air, enjoy Kenzie and Maurie Speed talking about religious trauma. It’s a hilarious and insightful listen.

what if jesus doesn't have the wheel and i'm a terrible driver. Therapy would be cheaper - Kenzie Rowland - Maurie Sped

BTW, if you decide that therapy might be cheaper than whatever loco you’re doing right now, consider Erin Matthews and the licensed professionals at Living in Empathy.

Funny Forward @mayamontrell

If a comic screams “cancel culture” in a forest with no one around to hear, how many book deals would they get by the end of the business day? #cancelculture #readingrainbow🌈 #GirlShutUp #PoorChoicesAreNotOppression WATCH ON TIKTOK

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Abbott Elementary 😍 + Chat w/ Diane De La Haye, ‘Fab 4’ screenwriter

Hey Friends,

I’ve been watching so much TV that my eyes are bleeding. Have you seen any of these shows? If yes, tell me how much you love them (@OniciaMuller).

  • Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Grand Crew (ABC)
  • Ghosts (CBS)
  • Dietland (AMC / Hulu)
  • Inventing Anna (Netflix)
  • Ready for Love (OWN)
  • Love is Blind (Netflix)
  • Power: Force (Starz)

And if you know me in real life, text me so we can coordinate our viewing schedule <3.

I won the dumbest lawsuit ever —Just Being Funny

I was checking my spam folder, hoping for the real Bill Gates™ to confirm that he was sending me money when I noticed an email from a law firm about a data breach at Zappos. KEEP READING

Interview with Caribbean Screenwriter Diane De La Haye

Diane and I discuss the writing and producing process. We also watch the amazing trailer for Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. MORE DETAILS

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Interview with Caribbean Screenwriter Diane De La Haye

Caribbean filmmakers, Diane De La Haye and Peter Sagnia created a comedy film titled Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat. To celebrate the project–which had a screening at Caribbean Cinemas on St. Maarten, I spoke with Diane. So, if you’re a screenwriter or interested in Caribbean films, click the YouTube video below. Diane and I discuss the writing and producing process. We also watch the amazing trailer for Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat.

About Caribbean screenwriter, Diane De La Haye

Diane De La Haye is a Jamaican-Canadian screenwriter and story editor. She studied scriptwriting at Vancouver Film School. Diane is a Partner and Instructor at Media Business Institute and MBI Productions in Toronto where she’s worked on film projects such as Shalom Jamaica, Of Cod and Rum, and Rasta: a Soul’s Journey.

https://www.twitter.com/dianedelahaye
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delahaye[at]mediabusinessinstitute[dot]com

Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat.

‘Fab 4’ was written by Diane de la Haye and directed by Peter Sagnia. The super funny comedic short film was shot on St Maarten and stars Rita Gumbs, Shama Flurton, Clarisse Glasgow and Kedisha Vidal.

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NEW Scams, Swindles, and Schemes + ‘Fab 4’ movie premier—Onicia Update

Hey Friends,

Another week, another scam.
NEW Scams, Swindles, and Schemes

I got an ad for Suvie, a countertop kitchen robot. It’s a 2 – part system. The Veggie and meat maker is $399 and the pasta/coffee maker is $399. BIG BOOTY BUTTCHEEKS–there’s a catch– you can only get that price if you buy into the meal subscription service. FULL EPISODE

Or share this Suvie ‘first impressions’ clip.

Last day to support Podca$h

Devin and I applied for a grant(?) from Podca$h. Help increase our chances by sending Podca$h a ‘love letter’ about #Scamsss. Deadline March 4. Don’t know what to say? Copy this handy message:

“Hey Podca$h, I need my weekly dose of #Scamsss. Give Devin and Onicia some money…and maybe also your social security number.”

https://www.podcash.com/love-letters/p2D36

Funny Forward: Fab 4 and the Silent Retreat

Faced with a myriad of issues as they approach 40, a group of loud, feisty Caribbean friends travel to Nepal for a Silent Retreat. MORE DETAILS

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Podcasting grant and supporting Black creators — Onicia Update

Hey Friends,

Devin and I applied for a grant(?) from Podca$h. Help increase our chances by sending Podca$h a ‘love letter’ about #Scamsss. Deadline March 4. Don’t know what to say? Copy this handy message:

“Hey Podca$h, I need my weekly dose of #Scamsss. Give Devin and Onicia some money…and maybe also your social security number.”

https://www.podcash.com/love-letters/p2D36

Breadfruit Media has podcasting tips

The very booked and busy Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, founder of Breadfruit Media and Carry on Friends Podcast created a lovely podcasting resource. So, if you want to start a podcast, this Podcast Starter free mini course is for you.

7 super cute passion twist styles

As y’all know, I’m not booty guru but I do make content for beauty brands. Anyway, #TBT to when my beauty bestie Janera Rose created this fun hair tutorial. Anways, it’s February, go support a Black woman by like, commenting, and subscribing.

Stupid Thoughts—Just Being Funny

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I’ve been a prolific nonsense talker for a long time. Here are some other stupid (but hopefully helpful) thoughts. Social media profiles: Please remove expired domains from your bio. I’m tryna stalk, and you’re leading me to dead ends. KEEP READING

“Who can relate??? 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️ Those moments when you about to act all the way up on social media and your mogul spirit activates and intervenes 🤣🤣.” Follow @trending_sxm on Instagram.

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