My guest this week on OBSERVATIONS (please subscribe on iTunes, rate and review!) is Jackie Kashian. Jackie started doing stand up back in 1986 and hasn’t stopped since. I’ve always been a little in love with Jackie, at least the Jackie that I’ve seen in her performances. She embraces her specific infatuations and has an earnest delivery that greets you like a firm handshake. I first met Jack backstage at the live RISK! storytelling show at the Nerdmelt Showroom back in November. I’d never gone on stage to tell a story or do stand up before and ended up sitting next to Jackie in the green room, trying to absorb some of her confidence. Jackie has her own podcast The Dork Forest that’s been around forever where she interviews the obsessed about their obsessions. In this interview we talk about being a road comic and learning the art of negotiation when you’re a woman. Get into it.