If you’re participating in a ZogCulture event and you feel a little ridiculous, don’t get self-conscious! Talley’s central emcee philosophy is to out-ridiculous everyone else in the room, so that everyone feels a bit more comfortable loosening up! Talley is an Arkansas hillbilly who grew up playing Opera Tea Kettle Monster with her anglophile mother, made a name for herself in college by dumpster diving for donuts, and is currently leading the life of a New York actor, so you can see how “ridiculous” is simply a regular part of her day.
In addition to emcee-ing events, Talley works at ZogCulture as a tech lead, quiz master, and behind-the-scenes product support. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their five pet snails: Shelby, Susan, Ingmar, Gustopher, and Peanut.