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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Oct 10, 2023

Dennis is joined via Zoom by Ryan Raftery, the star and creator of Mother of the Year: The Kris Jenner Musical, the latest in his series of musicals about complicated celebrities. Ryan talks about what drew him to exploring Kris, the nine months he spent researching her, what surprised him in his research and the words of wisdom from Kris that he's taken to heart. Dennis and Ryan also discuss the Kardashians generally, with Dennis sharing his impressions of their appearances on Fashion Police when he was a writer there and Ryan voicing his wish that they'll show up when Mother of the Year plays in LA on October 19th and 20th at the Bourbon Room. Ryan also talks about some of the other stars he's created shows around like Ivanka Trump, Andy Cohen, Martha Stewart, Anna Wintour and Andy Warhol and the stars he'd like to portray one day like Mariah Carey and Fox News' Roger Ailes. Other topics include: the time Ryan met Martha Stewart. his appearances on Law and Order: SVU, how he ended up with Anna Wintour's sunglasses, buying wigs and costumes on Amazon, why he doesn't want to perform as himself anymore and spending hours learning how to fold a fitted sheet to he could authentically portray Martha Stewart.