A funny feeling: New talk show explores emotions

A funny feeling: New talk show explores emotions
Mindy Tucker

They are happy to talk about sadness!

A pair of sisters will launch a new live talk show about emotions next week at Littlefield in Gowanus. Comedian Giulia Rozzi and her sister, therapist Elena Pellegrino, have wanted to work together for a long time, and the new monthly show “Feelings: A Talk Show with Guilia Rozzi,” premiering on Nov. 28, gives them the perfect opportunity to combine their forces and make people feel better through laughter.

“Being a therapist and a comedian are very similar — there’s a giving and receiving,” said Pellegrino, dubbed DJ Therap-E for the upcoming show. “What I hope this show becomes, let’s say for people who could never go to therapy, is a place to feel safe in a space.”

The night will mix elements of daytime talk and late night comedy shows, with interview segments, stand-up performers, and musical guests. Rozzi said that she has modeled her persona as the show’s host on the queen on daytime television.

“When it comes to hosting, I kind of see myself as a saucy Oprah,” said Rozzi, who lives in Boerum Hill. “Like an Oprah that tells dick jokes, smoking a joint after the show.”

Each monthly show will focus on a different emotion. The theme for the premiere event is “sadness,” which seemed appropriate, said Rozzi, because the cold weather and early darkness of November in Brooklyn often makes people feel down.

Among the guests for the opening show will be stand-up comedian Kenny DeForest, musician Jessica Rowboat, and an interview with ever-jovial musical artists Matt & Kim, who Rozzi hopes will share their secret to happiness.

In addition to laughs, the sisters say that they want guests to realize that it is okay to feel their emotions, and to feel better about themselves.

“I would love it if it’s the kind of thing that inspires people to be better to themselves and others. I just want to spread good vibes,” said Rozzi.

“Feelings: A Talk Show with Giulia Rozzi” at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com]. Nov. 28 at 8:30 pm. $10 ($8 in advance).

Our lady of sorrow: The host of “Feelings: A Talk Show with Giulia Rozz” will talk to comedians about “sadness” during the debut show at Littlefield on Nov. 28.
Mindy Tucker