UA-198543153-1 38 - Mean Comments with Natalie Weiss - Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald

Episode 38

Episode 38: Mean Comments with Natalie Weiss

The Queens welcome the incomparable NATALIE WEISS as their Guest of Honor this week. Together they dig into the world of mean comments, persevering, and the joy of riffing. With Natalie's help they rate and review a 3 Star Amazon review for Vick's Personal Steam Inhaler before Natalie shares a horrifying Personal Review she received for a concert in 2014. Trey needs you to quiet down, Chelsey thinks Brunettes have fun too, and Natalie wants us to find A Way Back To 'ing'.

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(01:12) Guest of Honor!

(06:03) Lodge a Complaint!

(13:14) Vick's Personal Steam Inhaler 3 Star Review

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(27:12) Meryl-Go-Round

(32:09) Turning Internet Trolls into Art

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Transcript
VOICEOVER:

[Theme Song]

Chelsey Donn:

Hi,

Trey Gerrald:

Hello, and welcome to Review That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing

Chelsey Donn:

Reviews!

Chelsey Donn:

We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we

Trey Gerrald:

that's Chelsey Donn,

Chelsey Donn:

And that's Trey Gerrald

Trey Gerrald:

and together we are

VOICEOVER:

The Review Queens.

Trey Gerrald:

To support the show and get bonus exclusive content, including

Trey Gerrald:

Visit our patreon Page at patreon.com/ReviewThatReview

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

And today we are so excited.

Chelsey Donn:

I am like jumping out of my skin excited because this week we've got a very special.

VOICEOVER:

Guest of honor.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey and I are so into these special guest of honor episodes

Trey Gerrald:

And then we have our special versus one in five star review episodes where we explore both

Trey Gerrald:

So it's a very exciting extension for us to invite some very special guests of honor.

Trey Gerrald:

on to talk about their experiences, dealing with online reviews, from

Chelsey Donn:

That's right.

Chelsey Donn:

And with their experience in their field, we have them down there Review Queen

Trey Gerrald:

And today, Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

we have got the renowned legendary talent.

Trey Gerrald:

Of Natalie Weiss.

Trey Gerrald:

So let me tell you just a little smidge about Natalie.

Trey Gerrald:

If you've literally been living under a rock, Natalie is a song, stress and educator

Trey Gerrald:

Her groundbreaking and fun approach to pop technique has become a growing standard in the

Trey Gerrald:

She has broken down the riffs with Tori Kelly.

Trey Gerrald:

Who's a God.

Trey Gerrald:

Ben Platt, Avery Wilson, Laura Osnes.

Trey Gerrald:

she's also song with Jojo Pentatonix, Todrick Hall, Liz Callaway, Shoshana

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie has performed her solo shows to sold out audiences, literally across the

Trey Gerrald:

I haven't even been to like, I've literally not been to any of those places where she

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie has performed on Broadway in, you guys, this is literally in my top three favorite

Trey Gerrald:

She was also on American idol, season four, she was a semifinalist and she performed the

Trey Gerrald:

Now you can hear Natalie's voice on the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman in which she appeared

Trey Gerrald:

But most importantly of all, Natalie is the vocalist our theme song.

Trey Gerrald:

So without further ado, let's welcome.

Trey Gerrald:

Our special guest of honor, the Natalie Robin Weiss.

Natalie Weiss:

I didn't, I didn't know what you were going to say.

Natalie Weiss:

Most importantly, I was like, that is so good.

Natalie Weiss:

Wow.

Natalie Weiss:

That sounds really cool when you read my bio, but then I get, we're not even on camera.

Natalie Weiss:

I was so awkward.

Natalie Weiss:

I was like,

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

kind of hard to like, sit and hear.

Natalie Weiss:

it's very weird.

Trey Gerrald:

So Natalie, you know, our show, we focus on online reviews.

Trey Gerrald:

So we're just curious.

Trey Gerrald:

How would you say your decision-making is impacted by online reviews?

Natalie Weiss:

Hmm.

Natalie Weiss:

If I'm looking at like a knee, like a massage place, that's like cheap.

Natalie Weiss:

I'll probably in that case, read a few I'll scroll and see like high rating, high writing.

Natalie Weiss:

But I don't often read many reviews minus if I'm like, if I'm in a foreign city and I'm on

Natalie Weiss:

But it really is about those like little underground massage places is what I can

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, am I going to get killed?

Chelsey Donn:

Is this a legitimate place?

Chelsey Donn:

Those kinds of things.

Chelsey Donn:

Have you ever left a one-star review yourself?

Natalie Weiss:

I've never left a review.

Natalie Weiss:

I don't think.

Natalie Weiss:

Have you guys

Chelsey Donn:

Not really.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey and I are not the biggest of Review!

Chelsey Donn:

writers.

Chelsey Donn:

We're more studying the art form.

Natalie Weiss:

reviewers?

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

well.

Trey Gerrald:

We're going to come back to this cause we're going to get a little personal

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah, we don't want to get personal too early.

Trey Gerrald:

Exactly.

Trey Gerrald:

So, um, as a warmup Natalie.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey, and I like to show our diversity as Review Queen by sharing how we

Trey Gerrald:

So, Natalie, I'm just curious, would you like to join us as we,

VOICEOVER:

Lodge A Complaint.

Natalie Weiss:

I would definitely like to join you for this.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay,

Trey Gerrald:

okay, good.

Trey Gerrald:

I'll start.

Chelsey Donn:

start trying,

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Today.

Trey Gerrald:

I really want a Lodge, A Complaint against loud talkers in public.

Trey Gerrald:

Have you ever been like eating salad at Sweetgreen?

Trey Gerrald:

And you're like with a friend and they're just speaking so loud that You start

Chelsey Donn:

oh my God.

Chelsey Donn:

I hate that.

Trey Gerrald:

it feels like such a helpless experience because

Trey Gerrald:

can you lower your voice?

Natalie Weiss:

I know, actually the other day, my friend in a Broadway show, long

Natalie Weiss:

We met for the first time and we were like, got really close and we were in a Broadway show and

Natalie Weiss:

Why are you screaming?

Natalie Weiss:

And I said it in a funny way.

Natalie Weiss:

And so it wasn't as rude, but I totally get you.

Chelsey Donn:

Do you think you're always aware when your, that person I'm aware when there's

Trey Gerrald:

Well, I feel like I'm always super hyper aware of how I'm being perceived,

Trey Gerrald:

And he was like, you're like screaming, be quiet.

Trey Gerrald:

And I was like, what?

Trey Gerrald:

But that's a great, that's a great tactic, Natalie.

Trey Gerrald:

Just, make the suggestion as a joke.

Trey Gerrald:

Like, oh my God, why are you

Chelsey Donn:

I use that.

Chelsey Donn:

I use that technique all the time.

Chelsey Donn:

I usually will break into like my Jewish mother dialect when I do it.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm like you're screaming.

Chelsey Donn:

Well, I guess screaming so loud, you

Trey Gerrald:

So That's my complaint.

Trey Gerrald:

Just everyone.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's all be a little more, aware of how loud we're belting.

Trey Gerrald:

Speaking of Natalie, how about you Chelsey?

Trey Gerrald:

What do you want to Lodge A Complaint about today?

Chelsey Donn:

I've been thinking about this a lot.

Chelsey Donn:

So I want to lodge a complaint against the phrase and philosophy that blondes have more fun.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Here's why,

Natalie Weiss:

on philosophy.

Chelsey Donn:

right.

Chelsey Donn:

Like my mom is blonde.

Chelsey Donn:

My sister is blonde.

Chelsey Donn:

Both of my grandparents were blonde.

Chelsey Donn:

So for them, they get to experience this phrase, like Yan I'm better than you.

Chelsey Donn:

And I just am resentful of this.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, I don't understand where the case study was done.

Chelsey Donn:

when did people decide that if you're blonde, you're like Marilyn Monroe,

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I, I mean, like, I love her.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

You've been a blonde.

Chelsey Donn:

Do you think that you had more fun,

Trey Gerrald:

I, um, I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

Now that it's such a question directed to me.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

I think I did have more fun when I was blonde, but I don't know if I just felt duped.

Trey Gerrald:

for some reason I feel like it is credited back to Marilyn Monroe.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know why, but she also was not a natural blonde.

Trey Gerrald:

So.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

I hear the complaint.

Trey Gerrald:

There is, it is just something in our culture about, you have to change who you are.

Trey Gerrald:

Everything is like You're too fat.

Trey Gerrald:

You're too old.

Chelsey Donn:

too brunette.

Trey Gerrald:

is bad.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Good complaint.

Chelsey Donn:

you.

Chelsey Donn:

We have we've um, we've gotten everything off of our chest today.

Chelsey Donn:

So, Natalie, it's your turn Lodge?

Chelsey Donn:

A Complaint.

Natalie Weiss:

I would like to Lodge A Complaint about people who don't pronounce

Natalie Weiss:

She was really known for that.

Natalie Weiss:

I listened to two very famous podcasts recently, which I'm not going to say what

Natalie Weiss:

And I had to turn it off because of the Eden's it's so grading to my ears.

Trey Gerrald:

Wait.

Trey Gerrald:

I literally caught myself and didn't start over.

Trey Gerrald:

But when I said breaking down the rafts, I said breaking down the

Natalie Weiss:

no break in is fine.

Natalie Weiss:

Cause that's like, break-in this is, I am physically enabled to put the back of my

Natalie Weiss:

So if you say you, is this a musical theater audience?

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm still hurting,

Trey Gerrald:

Oh yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh Mike, so

Trey Gerrald:

that even?

Natalie Weiss:

And I haven't figured out the consistency because people I know from so

Trey Gerrald:

you been able to correct?

Natalie Weiss:

Yes.

Natalie Weiss:

I have worked.

Natalie Weiss:

I have actually posted a video about this maybe three years ago because the girl I was

Natalie Weiss:

So it was like

Chelsey Donn:

Oh,

Natalie Weiss:

we're having a kick ass time and being who you want

Trey Gerrald:

So why was the breakthrough there?

Trey Gerrald:

Did the person, even here they were too.

Natalie Weiss:

No.

Natalie Weiss:

She didn't know until I told her, so not to call it my friend, Carl, but he has this song.

Natalie Weiss:

He's unbelievable.

Natalie Weiss:

And he notices now, so he was saying, we're facing it now.

Natalie Weiss:

Let's say we're facing it now we're facing it now.

Natalie Weiss:

And he's saying we're facing in now.

Natalie Weiss:

We're facing it.

Natalie Weiss:

And it was so jarring that he rerecorded, not just for me.

Natalie Weiss:

He did another version.

Trey Gerrald:

but he couldn't unhear

Natalie Weiss:

Wow.

Natalie Weiss:

He could not hear it.

Natalie Weiss:

So the, basically the thing is like, how do you say the word ring ring?

Trey Gerrald:

Ring.

Chelsey Donn:

Ring.

Natalie Weiss:

then the ring singing.

Natalie Weiss:

And they're like, what?

Natalie Weiss:

This is so weird.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I wonder if like the Kardashians do it or something.

Trey Gerrald:

Like, I wonder if there's like a very specific point in pop culture

Natalie Weiss:

if you can figure this out, please

Chelsey Donn:

I personally have like a gut instinct that it's like, what is that?

Chelsey Donn:

That ball hanging ball.

Chelsey Donn:

The you, what is that call?

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, I think it's that?

Chelsey Donn:

I think

Natalie Weiss:

Just blame the uvula for

Chelsey Donn:

no, I think it's a week.

Chelsey Donn:

uvula and it's, uh, it's like without using this word incorrectly, it's like a retardation of the

Chelsey Donn:

Ring ring.

Chelsey Donn:

Good.

Chelsey Donn:

When you do that, feel the uvula just saying I'm not a vocal coach.

Chelsey Donn:

You guys not even close, but it's the uveal as vault is my instinct.

Trey Gerrald:

That was really fun.

Trey Gerrald:

So now that we've kvetched.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's rate and review someone else's kvetch.

Chelsey Donn:

Great idea.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Natalie.

Chelsey Donn:

Since you are a world renowned singing teacher, I have brought in a review from the

Chelsey Donn:

I will read the review and together the three of us we'll break it down and rate the impact of

Chelsey Donn:

It's a very Regal process that we call.

VOICEOVER:

Assess That Kvetch

Trey Gerrald:

it is your turn, Natalie to embody your Review Queen-ness

Trey Gerrald:

are you ready for this challenge?

Natalie Weiss:

Yes.

Natalie Weiss:

Scared.

Chelsey Donn:

be scared.

VOICEOVER:

Review That Review.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

So Natalie, when I knew that you were coming on today, I thought,

Chelsey Donn:

And I came across a website and the website is called actoresteticc.com They have

Chelsey Donn:

And I thought, okay, let me take a Gander.

Chelsey Donn:

The list includes a personal steamer amongst other things.

Chelsey Donn:

But I decided to go with the personal steamer, cause I thought maybe, you

Chelsey Donn:

So this is a three-star review of the Vick's personal sinus steam inhaler with soft face

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

That's a mouthful.

Chelsey Donn:

So this review is written by geekdrop[.]com.

Chelsey Donn:

Now it's important for me to let you guys know.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know why, but the period in.com is surrounded by brackets.

Chelsey Donn:

Why?

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know, but it just, it is.

Chelsey Donn:

And I want to make sure that I'm honoring the name as it, as it lies here.

Chelsey Donn:

So.

Trey Gerrald:

And this is on Amazon.

Chelsey Donn:

This is a three-star.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes, Amazon review by geekdrop[.]comped.com.

Chelsey Donn:

First, the good.

Chelsey Donn:

It will clear a nose and it's easy to use.

Chelsey Donn:

Now, the bad.

Chelsey Donn:

It will clear your nose, but you're also breathing in what seems mostly

Chelsey Donn:

Like maybe a 90% heat, 10% vapers, what it feels like.

Chelsey Donn:

For a machine developed for the sole intention of generating steam, there is NO steam.

Chelsey Donn:

Like really?

Chelsey Donn:

I could drink a hot cup of tea and fart a larger cloud of steam.

Chelsey Donn:

The country has been utilizing steam for centuries.

Chelsey Donn:

You think they'd have this down by now, but even on the high setting, if I wanted to see

Chelsey Donn:

In which case I think I might've seen a small whisp or two once in a while.

Chelsey Donn:

Mostly you just see water droplets building up in the mask to let you know

Chelsey Donn:

All that said, I tried to give it a fair chance and kept my face super close to it.

Chelsey Donn:

Even placing my face right on the mask for awhile.

Chelsey Donn:

And you definitely do feel the heat.

Chelsey Donn:

And after some time you do notice it cleared up your nostrils, but I am also a

Chelsey Donn:

And I wanted to get all the way down into my throat and lungs, but I really didn't notice

Chelsey Donn:

Which is a disappointment.

Chelsey Donn:

To be sure my device wasn't faulty, I went and YouTube dub bunch of user videos

Chelsey Donn:

Therefore, I think it's just not much of a steam creator.

Chelsey Donn:

I was expecting PLUMES of steam to come out of one of these things.

Chelsey Donn:

If you set it on high with the ability to dial it back as needed, almost like you see from

Chelsey Donn:

It comes with a menthol pad to use.

Chelsey Donn:

I tried that and wasn't really fond.

Chelsey Donn:

That's just a personal preference though.

Chelsey Donn:

I know there's a whole essential oils culture out there right now, but for some reason I get

Chelsey Donn:

I prefer to try to keep my lungs as pristine as possible.

Chelsey Donn:

Though, I still like that the option is there if wanting to use it.

Chelsey Donn:

Ultimately I returned it and I'm going to try a different brand that I saw on YouTube that

Chelsey Donn:

My final verdict is yes, it will work, but don't expect to see much, IF ANY

Trey Gerrald:

Wow.

Natalie Weiss:

How much time does that person have,

Trey Gerrald:

I know that was so

Natalie Weiss:

literally who would write that long?

Natalie Weiss:

Review!.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm really struck by the fact that they were bragging

Chelsey Donn:

I know.

Chelsey Donn:

I

Trey Gerrald:

and then they returned the product.

Trey Gerrald:

can't!' you catch the flu from isn't that.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, and

Natalie Weiss:

I

Trey Gerrald:

contagious?

Trey Gerrald:

The flu

Chelsey Donn:

oh, good point.

Chelsey Donn:

So they use that, they spread all their flu germs all over it, and

Chelsey Donn:

That's gross.

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie, what do you know about these like personal face steamers as a singer?

Natalie Weiss:

I have the, MyPureMist, which is apparently like the only one to

Natalie Weiss:

So

Trey Gerrald:

your steamer produce a lot of steam?

Natalie Weiss:

it, it produces steam.

Chelsey Donn:

Plumes??

Natalie Weiss:

plumes.

Natalie Weiss:

I like, I love I like to take off the mask to just drink the straw, but, um, no, not maybe plumes.

Natalie Weiss:

Maybe you need

Chelsey Donn:

Like you could see it.

Chelsey Donn:

If you didn't put it against a black surface, the amount of science, you know what I mean?

Chelsey Donn:

I really feel like that's why geekdrop[.]com is geekdrop[.]com because they seemed like they

Trey Gerrald:

How old do you think geekdrop[.]com is?

Natalie Weiss:

25.

Natalie Weiss:

I don't know.

Natalie Weiss:

What do you think?

Natalie Weiss:

Are you getting older?

Trey Gerrald:

I w I felt younger until he said, cutie patootie, young kids with vapes,

Trey Gerrald:

Cause I feel like I call the kids that vape kids.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Same Trey, like, I, this whole time was picturing like a young snooty college student

Chelsey Donn:

But then when I got to the 2d fruity part, I was like, is this a 50 year old man?

Chelsey Donn:

I don't like, I don't, I, I, I felt like I didn't even know,

Chelsey Donn:

you know,

Trey Gerrald:

It's also curious to me that they were like, it produces a

Trey Gerrald:

So I had to press my face right on the mask.

Trey Gerrald:

What didn't You think you would put your

Natalie Weiss:

You literally

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

I w I thought that too, I was like, where are you holding your face?

Chelsey Donn:

Like

Natalie Weiss:

He thinks it's going across the

Chelsey Donn:

I don't, I don't know, but it's like, it just doesn't make any sense.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, why do you think the mask is soft?

Chelsey Donn:

It's soft so that you can put your

Trey Gerrald:

face

Trey Gerrald:

on it?

Trey Gerrald:

Also, this whole thing about they can drink a cup of tea and then fart

Natalie Weiss:

No, that was another question far more seem.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I just think it was the geekiest joke I've ever read.

Chelsey Donn:

You know, I just think geekdrop[.]com was really trying to bring on the comedy and

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I was going to say that about the humor.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's pretty low on humor, but okay.

Trey Gerrald:

What about the value?

Trey Gerrald:

Because I think I am feeling like perhaps, like maybe I wouldn't want to try vex and then

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah.

Natalie Weiss:

I mean, I've heard mixed about it because it is salt.

Natalie Weiss:

My peer mist is between one 50 and 200 and VIX is probably 25.

Trey Gerrald:

Right,

Chelsey Donn:

Right,

Natalie Weiss:

but some people just are like, I just need some steam who cares,

Chelsey Donn:

right, right, right.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, right.

Trey Gerrald:

Cause I feel like this personal steamer, which this is, is not going to produce plumes.

Trey Gerrald:

If you want plumes, then you're going to get like an actual VIX, like for the room, right?

Trey Gerrald:

Like a humidifier for nighttime.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Do we trust geekdrop[.]com?

Chelsey Donn:

Cause I feel like our trust in them is, is waning as they go on.

Trey Gerrald:

I feel split about that because I do feel like they, I mean, this is so lengthy.

Trey Gerrald:

They really went through a lot of effort.

Trey Gerrald:

So it makes me think they've done a little bit of work here to form this opinion.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah,

Natalie Weiss:

a little bit of like a judgment with me of like somebody who

Natalie Weiss:

And so I'm still like how long.

Natalie Weiss:

Did they spend on that?

Natalie Weiss:

If I was like, this is literally the worst service I've ever experienced in my life, do not go there.

Natalie Weiss:

Maybe one more sentence is the longest Review!

Natalie Weiss:

I'd leave.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

If you were to see a Review!

Chelsey Donn:

as long as geekdrop[.]coms, what'd you be like not reading that Review!

Natalie Weiss:

I think I would read it if it's, I would be curious to see the one-star

Natalie Weiss:

I wouldn't read everyone

Chelsey Donn:

And this is a three-star review.

Chelsey Donn:

You should note, do we feel like three stars are the appropriate amount?

Natalie Weiss:

for that long.

Natalie Weiss:

I feel like maybe he thought it was

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't get three stars from this.

Trey Gerrald:

They returned the product.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, I feel like this is a one star Ms.

Chelsey Donn:

Qualified as a Three,, which doesn't happen often.

Chelsey Donn:

Usually it's the other way

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, so do we think that this is a common experience or do we think it's a flu?

Trey Gerrald:

I feel like, I wonder if geekdrop bracket dot bracket com got a faulty product.

Natalie Weiss:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

I just feel like it wasn't working because they have the flu.

Natalie Weiss:

Oh

Chelsey Donn:

I'm so grossed out now by the fact that they returned the product after they had

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Last thing.

Trey Gerrald:

What's the spelling grammar like,

Chelsey Donn:

excellent.

Chelsey Donn:

Solid score.

Chelsey Donn:

on, on spelling and grammar.

Natalie Weiss:

Hmm.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, Natalie, any final thoughts before we go on to crowning?

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

I think we're ready.

Trey Gerrald:

yeah, I think I can crown it too.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So Chelsey, Natalie and I each have our own set of one to five crown cards.

Trey Gerrald:

In an effort to be fair and not influence one another.

Trey Gerrald:

We will simultaneously reveal our writings.

Trey Gerrald:

Did I say it.

Trey Gerrald:

wrong again?

Natalie Weiss:

you said it's weird.

Natalie Weiss:

You said influence, but it's you didn't say the

Chelsey Donn:

But that's what he says.

Chelsey Donn:

Insurance

Natalie Weiss:

I'll know you say insurance.

Trey Gerrald:

I say, see Matt instead of

Natalie Weiss:

What's

Chelsey Donn:

Halloween, Halloween.

Natalie Weiss:

influence.

Trey Gerrald:

Jersey

Natalie Weiss:

Delete you don't say EAN.

Trey Gerrald:

A'..

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

VOICEOVER:

The Queens.

VOICEOVER:

Tabulating.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my goodness.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

So Trey is holding up four crowns, Natalie, two crowns, and I'm holding up one and a half crowns.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm the outlier.

Chelsey Donn:

mean the real ally, I was shocked,

Natalie Weiss:

Wow.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm shocked for

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

Natalie, let us know that it's high, I think, but Trey will defend himself in a second.

Chelsey Donn:

So Natalie, let us know why you gave geekdrop[.]com two crowns.

Natalie Weiss:

Honestly, he wasted too much of my time.

Trey Gerrald:

Um,

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Natalie Weiss:

It just was too long.

Natalie Weiss:

Like we get it.

Natalie Weiss:

You don't like it.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

That's fair.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's hear

Chelsey Donn:

it.

Trey Gerrald:

right.

Trey Gerrald:

I, I said four, I took one crown off because it.

Trey Gerrald:

was way too lengthy as well.

Trey Gerrald:

But the fact that they went on YouTube, the fact that they tried the product, I feel

Trey Gerrald:

So I think it would give me pause.

Trey Gerrald:

That's the impact for me?

Trey Gerrald:

So I said four, but Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

I am still turnt about the fact returned it.

Trey Gerrald:

That's so disgusting.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey, why did you say one and a half?

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, I hear you try it.

Chelsey Donn:

I want to validate your opinion because I do think that there are people out there

Chelsey Donn:

So for those people, maybe this would be a four for me.

Chelsey Donn:

It was a one and a half geek job.com was like attempting to make me laugh on successfully.

Chelsey Donn:

The flu thing really gross me out.

Chelsey Donn:

I gave them one crown because the spelling and grammar was really good.

Chelsey Donn:

I threw on an extra half crown because it was a three-star, Review!

Chelsey Donn:

not a One,.

Chelsey Donn:

So they were at least acknowledging a few times in the Review!

Chelsey Donn:

that it kind of works.

Chelsey Donn:

Like it did clear my, my nostrils up.

Chelsey Donn:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

So for that, I decided to give them the one and a half crown, but I

Chelsey Donn:

So that's it.

Chelsey Donn:

That's my decision.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, everyone.

Trey Gerrald:

So we're going to take a quick break.

Trey Gerrald:

And when we return, Natalie Weiss has agreed to share a Review That she herself has received

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, boy, I cannot wait to crown that we will be right back.

VOICEOVER:

Hold your crown we'll be right back.

Trey Gerrald:

It's game time.

Trey Gerrald:

All right, Natalie and Chelsey, it is time for us to take a quick spin on the Meryl.

Trey Gerrald:

Go round.

Natalie Weiss:

I love this.

VOICEOVER:

'I don't feel like an icon.

Chelsey Donn:

Here's the deal.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey has picked a rotten scathing, pithy One-Star-Zinger for Natalie and himself.

Chelsey Donn:

And with 30 seconds on the clock, they'll take turns, trying to recite the zinger

Trey Gerrald:

Just like queen Meryl Streep, who does it all, including singing.

Chelsey Donn:

before the clock runs out.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie, I just texted you a review that says zinger.

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

right, Natalie, since you're our guest of honor, I would love it.

Chelsey Donn:

If you would go first today, and can you let us know?

Chelsey Donn:

Where is your zinger from?

Natalie Weiss:

So this is a one-star review for vocal ease Amazon product.

Natalie Weiss:

And this is from Jessie S, "IT DIDN'T WORK MY VOICE IS STILL HOARSE NO CHANGE."

Trey Gerrald:

it's not an all caps.

Chelsey Donn:

Wow.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay,

Trey Gerrald:

right.

Chelsey Donn:

Natalie, we got to strap you into something before you got on the Meryl-Go-Round.

Trey Gerrald:

fling off.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, We don't have liability insurance.

Chelsey Donn:

So I'm picturing like a bedazzled microphone.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

So like sort of like an, like a nod to Whitney Houston.

Chelsey Donn:

So strap yourself in.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Are you ready?

VOICEOVER:

Three, Two,.

Chelsey Donn:

Jazz singer

Natalie Weiss:

it didn't work level is still so home.

Natalie Weiss:

There's no change.

Natalie Weiss:

Am I doing it to this music?

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

country,

Natalie Weiss:

And then

Chelsey Donn:

Brittany

Natalie Weiss:

it didn't work.

Chelsey Donn:

AHPRA, diva.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, my God.

Chelsey Donn:

I like, I think I might just have to like pay extra to hear you do

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, my God.

Natalie Weiss:

I was so nervous because you know why I heard the key of the other song and I was like, I have to

Natalie Weiss:

I can see kept repeating the same

Chelsey Donn:

first of all that Brittany was like epic.

Chelsey Donn:

So you got four Natalie, but I don't know, like, if you will let us, I would

Natalie Weiss:

I want to, I want to do more.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay, good.

Chelsey Donn:

I want you I'm like so excited.

Chelsey Donn:

So if you're not on Patreon, this is a really good reason to join All

Trey Gerrald:

believe I have to follow that.

Chelsey Donn:

got to follow that act.

Chelsey Donn:

So with that in mind, I'm going to strap you into a Mike with Auto-Tune just so like it can

Chelsey Donn:

You're welcome.

Natalie Weiss:

Just high belt, just high belt, Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So today my zinger is also from amazon.com and this is for the Andover pipe,

Chelsey Donn:

Oh my

Trey Gerrald:

this is written by Tim lover and the one-star reviews subject is, does not work.

Trey Gerrald:

And the Review!

Trey Gerrald:

is had to blow hard and long, not helpful.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Moving on, Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

Are you ready?

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, Here we

Trey Gerrald:

go.

Chelsey Donn:

Here we

VOICEOVER:

Three, Two, One, GO!.

Chelsey Donn:

Heavy metal.

Trey Gerrald:

Hey,

Natalie Weiss:

so

Trey Gerrald:

I'm like, I am so embarrassed and I'm friends with

Natalie Weiss:

literally, what are you talking about?

Natalie Weiss:

I can't even built that high stop.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not giving you Natalie.

Chelsey Donn:

Cause you didn't get it in time.

Chelsey Donn:

So Trey.

Chelsey Donn:

No, no, no.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not giving him the point

Trey Gerrald:

that's fair.

Trey Gerrald:

No, it's

Chelsey Donn:

which is

Chelsey Donn:

fair because he came in, he came in after the buzzer

Chelsey Donn:

And you know, I'm the one that's judging this.

Chelsey Donn:

So that's only fair.

Chelsey Donn:

So that means that it's a tie divas just saying Trey, I think the Auto-Tune helped.

Chelsey Donn:

That's all I'm gonna say about that.

Trey Gerrald:

I agree.

VOICEOVER:

Review That Review.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

We are back from that rousing game break and now it's time to get a little more personal, but

Chelsey Donn:

Let's hear a clip from.

VOICEOVER:

So sometimes when I feel down, I like to go on the internet and

VOICEOVER:

now everybody's entitled to their opinions.

VOICEOVER:

That's what we're here to talk about.

VOICEOVER:

And why are these?

VOICEOVER:

Natalie has a fierce belt, a fierce, fierce nose.

VOICEOVER:

And it's totally nice.

VOICEOVER:

Maybe busy, maybe not the prettiest girl ever, but certainly a great

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, my God.

Trey Gerrald:

uh,

VOICEOVER:

girl who needs to eat.

Chelsey Donn:

Stop.

Trey Gerrald:

tell us about the creation of doing the mashup of bugaboo scrubs

Trey Gerrald:

How did you get the idea?

Trey Gerrald:

How has it evolved, et cetera?

Natalie Weiss:

Well, I have used mean commons in my shows for so long.

Natalie Weiss:

I had put the mean comments to something else.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm not sure.

Natalie Weiss:

And then I realized the way that I already started a song as like a ballad.

Natalie Weiss:

Like you make me want to throw my pager out the window.

Natalie Weiss:

Very, very deep.

Natalie Weiss:

I knew I needed, like, I guess zinger is a different, I use it as like a, like the

Natalie Weiss:

Everything is fine.

Natalie Weiss:

You know, trying to kind of take the high

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

What's the general reception, like

Natalie Weiss:

they love it.

Chelsey Donn:

I just love that you're doing this because the thing that brings me the

Chelsey Donn:

Kind of dismantle them.

Chelsey Donn:

And I really think that that's what you do.

Chelsey Donn:

Not only are you dismantling the insanity of someone going on the internet

Chelsey Donn:

And by doing that, giving permission to other people, to like, hold that

Chelsey Donn:

You know, we always on the show, it's saying, ignore the haters.

Chelsey Donn:

You're a queen, but it's true.

Chelsey Donn:

Like you are embodying that.

Chelsey Donn:

And I think there's so much power in that.

Chelsey Donn:

It really makes the rest of us feel like, okay, I can have a thicker skin.

Natalie Weiss:

I mean, that's like a really awesome way of putting it.

Natalie Weiss:

Like thank you.

Natalie Weiss:

But I have to say I have the thinnest skin, like.

Natalie Weiss:

Of anyone.

Natalie Weiss:

So when I re like, I remember where I was when I saw a girl who did you eat?

Natalie Weiss:

And it crushed me.

Natalie Weiss:

And then now, because it is absolutely absurd years later, I was like, this is insane.

Natalie Weiss:

Of course, I'm going to use this in my show.

Natalie Weiss:

There are some comments I won't read that are too truthful to my own insecurities

Natalie Weiss:

And I'm like, oh, I read me for Phil.

Natalie Weiss:

But the ones that are like insanely, like how would anyone ever write that?

Natalie Weiss:

What are you saying?

Natalie Weiss:

Those are the ones, but the ones that are really, really dig deep, like I need to

Natalie Weiss:

So it's, I'm glad I can do that after the fact, but I'm definitely not like that.

Natalie Weiss:

These people I'm not like that at all right

Trey Gerrald:

I really recommend everyone go to YouTube type in Natalie Weiss mean comments.

Trey Gerrald:

It's the first video that comes up.

Trey Gerrald:

She's wearing white.

Chelsey Donn:

But even though, like you said, like, oh, like, I'm glad you see it that way,

Chelsey Donn:

I think that like that's even more brave and more true.

Chelsey Donn:

It's like, yeah, I feel terrible when I read this and I'm not going to just sit

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah, thanks.

Chelsey Donn:

All right with that in mind.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

With, With, all of that background in mind, Natalie, we asked you to bring

Chelsey Donn:

That was either a harsh critic or an MVR, which is the most valuable reviewer.

Trey Gerrald:

Which is basically a negative or a positive review that you have personally received.

Trey Gerrald:

And then it just like before we, well,

VOICEOVER:

Assess That kvetch.

Chelsey Donn:

Then after Trey and I have crowned, we will ask you to share with us

Chelsey Donn:

was on you.

Chelsey Donn:

So, Natalie, what have you asked Trey to read?

Natalie Weiss:

So in 2014, eight years ago, I was doing two cabarets at this Houston

Natalie Weiss:

I got a tweet from the reviewer that said, check this out, Natalie.

Natalie Weiss:

And so I clicked on it.

Natalie Weiss:

Long story short, you'll hear the Review!

Natalie Weiss:

They tweeted it at me.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, okay.

Natalie Weiss:

So I was like, what's this?

Chelsey Donn:

Hi.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay, so you got this.

Trey Gerrald:

So this is a harsh critic and you got this the morning before you had

Natalie Weiss:

I had to do another show, the exact same concert.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So this is a BroadwayWorld Cabaret Review.

Trey Gerrald:

This is written by David C.

Trey Gerrald:

And the subject is 'Natalie Weiss's Personality Overshadows Vocal Talent In Houston Cabaret.

Trey Gerrald:

Here we go.

Trey Gerrald:

a YouTube sensation, many are familiar with Natalie Weiss's voice and face, and

Trey Gerrald:

Yet, somewhere along the way, her abrasive personality overshadowed her vocal talent.

Trey Gerrald:

Don't get me wrong.

Trey Gerrald:

The brash new Englander is my favorite form of American.

Trey Gerrald:

I enjoy the stereotypical confidence and charisma of the typical Northeasterner.

Trey Gerrald:

However, when one comes on stage to sing for an audience, that is what I expect to happen.

Trey Gerrald:

It's easy enough to forgive the 17 minute delay at the beginning of the concert.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, that is until the first act wrapped in about 35 minutes.

Trey Gerrald:

The second act of dragged out a bit longer as Natalie Weiss added a song to

Trey Gerrald:

She also returned for a three song Encore.

Trey Gerrald:

Even with this, the concerts still ended at the stroke of 10:00 PM.

Trey Gerrald:

Meaning between banter and singing.

Trey Gerrald:

Last nights, audience got approximately 88 minutes of Natalie Weiss on stage.

Trey Gerrald:

Moreover, Natalie Weiss's banter didn't really hook the audience in Houston.

Trey Gerrald:

It took almost the entirety of the first act for the crowd to warm up to her.

Trey Gerrald:

Before the act one closer, she read actual messages from her OkCupid inbox.

Trey Gerrald:

This was Natalie Weiss at her most genuine.

Trey Gerrald:

I get that quote, all the world's a stage and her job is to perform.

Trey Gerrald:

However, the beauty of an intimate cabaret concert is that you get to be real.

Trey Gerrald:

Others treat the experience like they are performing in their

Trey Gerrald:

And that dynamic is what seemed to be missing the most from last night's concert.

Trey Gerrald:

Moreover.

Trey Gerrald:

a second moreover, her Encore was a fun selection of audience favorites.

Trey Gerrald:

It started with a lovely take on, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, but the song fell apart for

Trey Gerrald:

Then she closed with her take on Demi Lovato's Skyscraper.

Trey Gerrald:

I can't deny that the vocal performances that she offered were thrilling.

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie Weiss also deftly delivered many, an impressive vocal riff,

Trey Gerrald:

She made the performance fund by walking through the crowd to get to the stage.

Trey Gerrald:

Her Spark of Creation from Children of Eden was captivating.

Trey Gerrald:

My favorite performance of hers was the energetic and colorful mashup she did of

Trey Gerrald:

Even with the impressive vocals, her need to stop and restart some songs

Trey Gerrald:

It also rubs me the wrong way when she called out David Lerner on the drums twice for

Trey Gerrald:

At least she tried to cover it in jest, attempting to make a joke out of it by

Trey Gerrald:

However it was her declaration of quote.

Trey Gerrald:

'Usually I don't do this.

Trey Gerrald:

Normally, I can't talk by now!' At the beginning of the Encore that really raised my

Trey Gerrald:

This concert in Houston, wasn't a total bust.

Trey Gerrald:

The audience got to hear some sturdy vocal performances, the teenagers

Trey Gerrald:

Everyone had some laughs.

Trey Gerrald:

However, I'd hazard a guess that Natalie Weiss, who seemed truly to be performing

Chelsey Donn:

I'm so mad at David.

Chelsey Donn:

See, I need to like take a breath.

Natalie Weiss:

too.

Trey Gerrald:

really super long Review!, but I, okay.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm curious because I feel like David contradicts themselves because they say

Trey Gerrald:

And then later as like, how dare her be casual,

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, wait, how dare her?

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah.

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm not going to.

Chelsey Donn:

So I have so many thoughts now, first of all, his assessment is so

Chelsey Donn:

I was turned off by this, but then proceeds to list a bunch of things that he likes.

Chelsey Donn:

He also says that the audience as a whole, because suddenly they've all

Chelsey Donn:

But then was like, they got to see their hero and they were so excited and we all had some

Trey Gerrald:

I literally was going to mention that because first of all, David approaches this

Trey Gerrald:

a bizarre point.

Trey Gerrald:

If you're trying to like, Review!

Trey Gerrald:

something, but they separate themselves from the audience, which I think is bizarre,

Trey Gerrald:

That's the first sentence.

Trey Gerrald:

But then yeah, no, they just, it seems very contradictory.

Chelsey Donn:

I also think it's completely bizarre that they bragged about loving the

Chelsey Donn:

That that's their favorite and then had a problem because they found Natalie brash.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know.

Chelsey Donn:

David.

Chelsey Donn:

See, I think you're shady.

Chelsey Donn:

And I think you can go ahead and leave.

Chelsey Donn:

David's say

Trey Gerrald:

I just, one other little thing that jumps out to me is, um, you know,

Trey Gerrald:

And so when you see them and a concert, you know, they, they mentioned how the

Trey Gerrald:

Which how do you know that?

Trey Gerrald:

But like, let it go.

Trey Gerrald:

Like, I think there's maybe like a handful of people that can sing that.

Trey Gerrald:

And then, I mean, here we go.

Trey Gerrald:

It says, let it go.

Trey Gerrald:

Skyscraper.

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie holds like a G sharp or

Trey Gerrald:

something crazy.

Trey Gerrald:

It's like titanium.

Trey Gerrald:

That's like Jennifer, Hudson C uh, like crazy people sink.

Trey Gerrald:

That's not an easy, it's like all of these songs, the spark of creation, they are

Trey Gerrald:

It's not like Natalie's going out singing lullabies.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I don't understand the whole judgment about her offering three songs as an Encore and making

Chelsey Donn:

No, there are so many things in this Review!

Chelsey Donn:

that are contradictory.

Chelsey Donn:

So I don't, I immediately don't trust the author.

Chelsey Donn:

I also really hated the entire section where they were talking about if she knew the proper way to

Chelsey Donn:

All of a sudden, Natalie doesn't have the technique to get through these songs.

Chelsey Donn:

Like give me a break, David.

Chelsey Donn:

See, I want to see you get up there and sing all those songs and not have a moment where

Chelsey Donn:

I was like, blessed enough to see Whitney Houston.

Chelsey Donn:

And she had taken many minutes to be like, oh, that was a song.

Chelsey Donn:

Give me a second.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm going to have some water.

Chelsey Donn:

Like, what is it that you're expecting?

Chelsey Donn:

I don't think you're honoring the crowd of people that are going to this show that want to be there.

Chelsey Donn:

And if you don't want to be there, then you shouldn't be there.

Chelsey Donn:

And that's why I don't trust him.

Trey Gerrald:

Well, that's why I also think there's something wrong with the value here,

Trey Gerrald:

So the value that you're adding feels mean like an unnecessary, okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Obviously spelling and grammar is great because I'm sure BroadwayWorld

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, I think it's shady.

Trey Gerrald:

I think they're just intentionally like having a superior attitude and like

Trey Gerrald:

I mean, based on the fact that David C excludes themselves from the crowd makes

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, is that something you guys do with all the reviews?

Natalie Weiss:

I love that.

Natalie Weiss:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

yeah,

Trey Gerrald:

And then humor where you entertained.

Trey Gerrald:

I mean,

Chelsey Donn:

no.

Chelsey Donn:

I was like stunned to silence.

Chelsey Donn:

A mad,

Trey Gerrald:

And then final question before we crown, is what's the impact?

Trey Gerrald:

Is this a deal breaker?

Trey Gerrald:

It makes me like, it's interesting because I think the intention of the Review!

Trey Gerrald:

it's flipped for me because it makes me feel defensive of the artist and that

Trey Gerrald:

And that's really maddening.

Trey Gerrald:

You know, it is interesting, cause this is like about an art form.

Trey Gerrald:

So then it gets subjective and people have, see what they want to, you know, it's

Trey Gerrald:

So like this is a deal breaker for me.

Trey Gerrald:

I think it's a deal breaker for me for reviews from this reviewer.

Chelsey Donn:

Agreed.

Chelsey Donn:

Totally

Trey Gerrald:

All right, well I'm ready to crown.

Trey Gerrald:

Do you want a crown?

Chelsey Donn:

I am ready to crown.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

here we go.

Chelsey Donn:

All right, let's do it.

VOICEOVER:

The Queens are Tabulating.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm committing a show first.

Chelsey Donn:

I

Chelsey Donn:

want you to know Natalie.

Chelsey Donn:

This is a show first and I am giving David C zero crowns, zero crowds,

Natalie Weiss:

What

Chelsey Donn:

Yep.

Chelsey Donn:

Trey.

Trey Gerrald:

tell us about the show first.

Chelsey Donn:

I swear my life.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm not just saying this because Natalie is sitting here.

Chelsey Donn:

as a performer.

Chelsey Donn:

I'm so like trigger warning about these type of reviews and I'm so mad.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't think there's any value here.

Chelsey Donn:

I don't think we're tapping into the audience.

Chelsey Donn:

I think David C can go ahead and go home.

Chelsey Donn:

And for that reason, zero crowns, David.

Chelsey Donn:

See, do better.

Chelsey Donn:

a

Trey Gerrald:

And I did a half crown because I think the only value here is that I get

Trey Gerrald:

So I feel like I would fit in with the crowd.

Trey Gerrald:

Like I think that I would also be like, oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my God, it's she's doing

Trey Gerrald:

let it go.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh my God.

Trey Gerrald:

And it makes me feel like I'm more of a fan because I felt like this

Trey Gerrald:

And that makes me feel like I'm closer to the person.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm a fan of, because I want to like, make it better,

Trey Gerrald:

you know,

Chelsey Donn:

Agreed.

Chelsey Donn:

And

Natalie Weiss:

Sorry, I'm typing.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm writing notes.

Natalie Weiss:

Cause you have so many good points.

Chelsey Donn:

that was a lot, but, but I want to just say like quickly again, like I'm not

Chelsey Donn:

I don't give them any credit for that because I think that's expected as a part of the assignment.

Trey Gerrald:

I will just throw in.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know how this works.

Trey Gerrald:

I, I don't know if BroadwayWorld commissions reviews.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know.

Trey Gerrald:

I, I don't know if you're right or wrong.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm just throwing out.

Trey Gerrald:

I don't know how it works to be a contributor for BroadwayWorld.

Trey Gerrald:

So I just want to clear the air.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

So show first, zero and a half crown, which is insane.

Trey Gerrald:

So first of all, Natalie, thank you for being vulnerable and sharing this.

Trey Gerrald:

I know that like, we've been sort of tiptoeing around this, this whole second half of

Trey Gerrald:

People are very forthcoming behind keyboards and you have handled a lot of

Trey Gerrald:

And so since we have you, we want to know what the impact of this.

Trey Gerrald:

You, you mentioned you got this in between two performances, so take us back to 2014.

Trey Gerrald:

And what was, why was that?

Natalie Weiss:

Sorry.

Natalie Weiss:

I did a lot alongside, I need a water.

Natalie Weiss:

Um, okay.

Natalie Weiss:

First of all, thank you for pushing me to do this because as Trey

Natalie Weiss:

I'm super triggered by this Review!

Natalie Weiss:

because I don't really talk about it.

Natalie Weiss:

And it's also on the internet for life

Natalie Weiss:

and it was so hurtful and I like, I know who they are and I never talked about it again.

Natalie Weiss:

I don't want any, any fights with anyone, but.

Natalie Weiss:

So I'll take you back and then I'll say, first of all, thank you guys,

Natalie Weiss:

And I know like, you know, I just met you, but Trey and I have known each other for so long.

Natalie Weiss:

And obviously I know you're, my friends are going to give it a zero Review!,

Natalie Weiss:

blah, blah, blah, or a crown.

Natalie Weiss:

But it is interesting objectively the things you're saying, I'm like, yeah, you're right.

Natalie Weiss:

I did feel that way.

Natalie Weiss:

But basically when I saw the tweet, I opened it being like, oh my God, I got it.

Natalie Weiss:

And then I just like, saw it.

Natalie Weiss:

And I was like, Andrew, Andrew.

Natalie Weiss:

And he was like, Natalie, why did you Google your name?

Natalie Weiss:

And I was like, what do you mean?

Natalie Weiss:

I'm not just searching mean comments.

Natalie Weiss:

Like that's like, no.

Natalie Weiss:

And so I had to like tell the producers.

Natalie Weiss:

That I was like, this is insane.

Natalie Weiss:

I can't believe I have to go back and do this again.

Natalie Weiss:

Like, and the thing is, it's not, she can't act, I've heard enough of that.

Natalie Weiss:

It was like a direct attack of me as a person.

Natalie Weiss:

So it feels so, so personal.

Natalie Weiss:

And I had to do the exact same show and I was like, so in my head, and then the person who

Natalie Weiss:

Nobody felt that way.

Natalie Weiss:

Literally nobody, they loved it because I had such a high meeting the

Natalie Weiss:

Like I did it, I got through it.

Natalie Weiss:

I was singing.

Natalie Weiss:

Um, bring him home then as with a fuck you in my head of what, this is my interpretation of

Natalie Weiss:

On the other hand, I will say I took it as a learning experience because.

Trey Gerrald:

Um,

Natalie Weiss:

To defend myself.

Natalie Weiss:

One, Trey has seen many of my shows and I hope that he would attest to part of

Natalie Weiss:

I am chilling out in my living room.

Natalie Weiss:

Me self-deprecating is on brand of like, oh my God, Ooh, lost my voice cracked.

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, that is more to me.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm not going to change that.

Natalie Weiss:

That is more like, I'm perfect.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm going to crack.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm going to joke.

Natalie Weiss:

I literally inhaled my spit on an inhale.

Natalie Weiss:

I distinctly remember when I went, sorry, because that's, it's not, I'm not in a Broadway show where

Natalie Weiss:

like, I can't leave the stage.

Natalie Weiss:

I actually can ban.

Natalie Weiss:

So that was just like, take a seat off of your high horse.

Natalie Weiss:

I am totally self-deprecating and joking where I can learn is like, yes, the

Natalie Weiss:

He missed, messed up two things.

Natalie Weiss:

And I definitely, I will take that as a, I probably can't ever call them out.

Natalie Weiss:

Of course I did it in jest because that's my humor.

Natalie Weiss:

I wasn't like, excuse me, where my backup singers.

Natalie Weiss:

I wasn't like, excuse me, somebody singing my note or like you played the wrong thing.

Natalie Weiss:

I was like, oh, where'd you go or something shady.

Natalie Weiss:

But I would say, I would learn from that.

Natalie Weiss:

I probably won't ever do that again because that rubbed him the wrong way.

Natalie Weiss:

And he is allowed to be rubbed that what seemed like bitchy to a

Natalie Weiss:

We kind of bonded me and the drummer.

Natalie Weiss:

I thought that we have this rapport.

Natalie Weiss:

I think that's probably why I was like, we had spent two days together.

Natalie Weiss:

So I thought maybe we had that rapport okay.

Natalie Weiss:

I don't remember why we started 17 minutes late.

Natalie Weiss:

Maybe it was the venue.

Natalie Weiss:

Maybe I, I don't even know why the whole I'm singing.

Natalie Weiss:

If she really knew how to sing really gets me.

Natalie Weiss:

I can't with that.

Natalie Weiss:

The thing was that I had to do it again.

Natalie Weiss:

That was super hard.

Natalie Weiss:

Um, and he didn't get it.

Natalie Weiss:

That, that's the thing that really hurt the fact that like, I think the audience was

Natalie Weiss:

I started second guessing everything.

Natalie Weiss:

I was like, everything he said is right.

Natalie Weiss:

Everything he said is right.

Natalie Weiss:

I will never do that again.

Natalie Weiss:

Not fuck him.

Natalie Weiss:

It was.

Natalie Weiss:

And now looking back, like hearing like objective, like wait, huh.

Natalie Weiss:

You know, so.

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, I'm just, I'm so glad we could do that for you because it's like

Chelsey Donn:

So I, you know, I empathize.

Natalie Weiss:

Right, right, right.

Trey Gerrald:

And something you said at the very beginning is like, what do you

Trey Gerrald:

Like, I think that is something that's very key, especially in a world that is musical

Trey Gerrald:

We think things are a certain way.

Trey Gerrald:

And where is the creative license?

Trey Gerrald:

And you weren't doing Les MIS you were doing a concert and you were singing a male song.

Trey Gerrald:

So like, why can't you do what you want to

Chelsey Donn:

I don't know the definition of cabaret, but I think any cabaret that

Chelsey Donn:

I mean, who wants to hear a straight classic over and over again?

Chelsey Donn:

We've all heard it before.

Chelsey Donn:

We're coming to the cabaret to hear a different take on it.

Trey Gerrald:

I have a question.

Trey Gerrald:

Did you alter the show at all?

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, for the second day,

Trey Gerrald:

Yeah.

Trey Gerrald:

And then in general, moving forward, cause you said it was a lot, there were a lot of blessings

Natalie Weiss:

I probably didn't start 17 minutes late.

Natalie Weiss:

You know what I mean?

Natalie Weiss:

Like who knows?

Natalie Weiss:

Um,

Trey Gerrald:

were singing when they were walking in.

Natalie Weiss:

like literally,

Chelsey Donn:

You're like I'm early.

Natalie Weiss:

and then, yeah, exactly.

Natalie Weiss:

Um,

Trey Gerrald:

So no, not

Trey Gerrald:

really.

Trey Gerrald:

You were able to

Natalie Weiss:

I definitely, probably didn't call off the drummer,

Trey Gerrald:

Right.

Natalie Weiss:

you know,

Trey Gerrald:

I feel like, I guess like, we've talked about how you do

Trey Gerrald:

what would your advice be to your younger self?

Trey Gerrald:

Like how do you keep producing and not hiding in a hole somewhere?

Natalie Weiss:

I guess people have said to me, if you're on the internet, the more known

Natalie Weiss:

And so you're doing something right.

Natalie Weiss:

If people are talking, but it's hard because not everyone can like you, you can't serve everyone.

Natalie Weiss:

I'm like, oh, what do you mean?

Natalie Weiss:

You

Trey Gerrald:

Right.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah, no, I do now.

Trey Gerrald:

I also just, I want to end this little section here.

Trey Gerrald:

Yes.

Trey Gerrald:

Obviously, like you're sitting here with us, but I would just say as authentic as possible.

Trey Gerrald:

I remember when David and I went to see your show at the high line and we were in the front row

Trey Gerrald:

and I feel like, um, I feel like I'm getting emotional, but I feel

Trey Gerrald:

What your specific talent that you just like God given possess.

Trey Gerrald:

And it was like, it makes me feel emotional because I feel like so many

Trey Gerrald:

So it makes me feel really crazy that someone wouldn't get that or what twist it in a

Trey Gerrald:

Like it pains me because it's just a waste of energy and time.

Chelsey Donn:

totally agree.

Trey Gerrald:

if we could just all add positivity, like we wouldn't have this

Trey Gerrald:

It's like, what's the point at the end of the day?

Chelsey Donn:

Totally.

Chelsey Donn:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

I concur with all of that.

Trey Gerrald:

Okay.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's All right.

Trey Gerrald:

Let's move on.

Chelsey Donn:

All right.

Chelsey Donn:

Let's everybody grab some tissues.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

We're going to crank up the heat.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

If you thought that burner was all the way up, you're wrong.

Chelsey Donn:

Cause there's a few more levels.

Trey Gerrald:

So Natalie, We have some questions for you,

Chelsey Donn:

We have some very serious questions.

Chelsey Donn:

Not only it's time for some strong opinions.

Chelsey Donn:

We want to hear your first gut reaction.

Chelsey Donn:

There's no wrong answer.

Chelsey Donn:

Just your immediate.

Trey Gerrald:

Chelsey, and I will alternate pulling questions out

Trey Gerrald:

We're going to put 60 seconds on the clock and you will try to answer as many of these

Trey Gerrald:

And if you get more than eight, we're going to send you a five crown t-shirt in the mail.

Trey Gerrald:

Are you ready?

Natalie Weiss:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Virbrato or straight tone

Trey Gerrald:

Love on top.

Trey Gerrald:

or Bohemian Rhapsody,

Natalie Weiss:

Love on top.

Chelsey Donn:

food poisoning from a restaurant.

Chelsey Donn:

What'd you go back

Natalie Weiss:

No

Trey Gerrald:

Streisand or saline,

Natalie Weiss:

saline,

Chelsey Donn:

Rodgers and Hammerstein or Sondheim,

Trey Gerrald:

sung through or a book musical

Natalie Weiss:

book, musical

Chelsey Donn:

bachelor, or bachelorette.

Natalie Weiss:

bachelor.

Trey Gerrald:

Apennine or Elphaba

Chelsey Donn:

Lose your voice or lose your savings.

Natalie Weiss:

this might savings.

Trey Gerrald:

One song for internety.

Trey Gerrald:

She used to be mine.

Trey Gerrald:

or waving through a window

Natalie Weiss:

She used to be mine.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah,

Natalie Weiss:

Judy,

Trey Gerrald:

fast virbrato or slow vibrato.

Natalie Weiss:

slow vibrato,

Chelsey Donn:

prison with a lead reviewer status.

Chelsey Donn:

Is that a turn on

Chelsey Donn:

or turn

Natalie Weiss:

turn off.

Natalie Weiss:

I guess

VOICEOVER:

That's

Natalie Weiss:

are so clever who wrote those?

Trey Gerrald:

We both dead.

Natalie Weiss:

You guys are so clever.

Trey Gerrald:

4 5, 6, you got six of mine.

Natalie Weiss:

so funny.

Natalie Weiss:

Cause normally I'm either or I'm like neither.

Natalie Weiss:

And I was like, so clear about

Natalie Weiss:

some

Chelsey Donn:

got seven of mine out all you, so you crushed,

Chelsey Donn:

you got

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie.

Chelsey Donn:

nah,

Natalie Weiss:

Oh

Trey Gerrald:

Wait, can I ask you one more that we didn't get American idol or the voice

Natalie Weiss:

Oh, the voice.

Chelsey Donn:

I have three more.

Chelsey Donn:

should I do?

Trey Gerrald:

yell?

Trey Gerrald:

Let's just do them.

Chelsey Donn:

Singing on a cruise ship or singing at a theme park.

Natalie Weiss:

Theme park.

Trey Gerrald:

you see an ENT with a three-star rating,

Natalie Weiss:

No

Chelsey Donn:

Under study or swing.

Natalie Weiss:

understanding.

Trey Gerrald:

final question, flat or sharp.

Natalie Weiss:

sharp.

Chelsey Donn:

Okay.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, interesting.

Trey Gerrald:

We had a lot of fun making those up.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

Sweet dad.

Trey Gerrald:

Great job, Natalie.

Trey Gerrald:

You have officially proven yourself to be a certifiable Queen.

Natalie Weiss:

Thank

Chelsey Donn:

you have earned yourself a five crown.

Chelsey Donn:

Whew.

Chelsey Donn:

That will be in the mail on its way to you.

Trey Gerrald:

So Natalie, now that you have been queened, we have reached

Trey Gerrald:

Is there someone or something that you think is deserving of five crowns?

Trey Gerrald:

Who are you inducting today for?

VOICEOVER:

My Royal Highness

Natalie Weiss:

I will be giving five stars to MealPrepChef.

Natalie Weiss:

They are a company started by a girl that went to Penn state under me, Alyssa and I have been

Natalie Weiss:

And if my teaching days are crazy, it sounds very bougie, but it's kind of really affordable.

Natalie Weiss:

And she has a bunch of chefs.

Natalie Weiss:

So I have a personal chef sounds again, but I, and that personal chef, like

Natalie Weiss:

And it's based customized menus based on what you need.

Natalie Weiss:

So like I'm doing whole 30 paleo, but if you're like, I'm gluten free or I

Natalie Weiss:

I get delivered meals every week but they usually cook in your home and it's an

Natalie Weiss:

And the food is as I quote trademark moldable.

Chelsey Donn:

wow.

Trey Gerrald:

love that.

Trey Gerrald:

I'm going to look into that cause you know, David and I do eat clean

Natalie Weiss:

Yes.

Chelsey Donn:

Yeah.

Chelsey Donn:

What a worthy induction.

Chelsey Donn:

It sounds like if it's moldable.

Natalie Weiss:

Moldable.

Trey Gerrald:

All right.

Trey Gerrald:

So that's it.

Trey Gerrald:

We did it.

Trey Gerrald:

That is another round on the R U a R Q Ferris wheel of life.

Trey Gerrald:

Thank you so much for joining us today.

Trey Gerrald:

Natalie

Natalie Weiss:

for having me.

Trey Gerrald:

where they can find You et cetera,

Natalie Weiss:

You can find me at on socials, the Natalie Weiss, and you can

Trey Gerrald:

or they can find you at NatalieWeissVoice.com.

Natalie Weiss:

yes.

Natalie Weiss:

That's where my online course.

Chelsey Donn:

Oh, cool.

Trey Gerrald:

And Natalie has been so gracious.

Trey Gerrald:

Everyone get this, you can use the promo code ReviewQueen40 for 40% off Natalie's course.

Trey Gerrald:

So tell that tell everyone about the course.

Natalie Weiss:

Anything you've seen on the internet of breaking down the risks.

Natalie Weiss:

It's much more broken down and simplified and added pop techniques stuff I don't even

Natalie Weiss:

Lots of visuals there for visual and oral learners, there is think 15 modules.

Natalie Weiss:

There are quizzes.

Natalie Weiss:

It's like a whole program you can buy and do at your own pace.

Natalie Weiss:

And it's Natalie Weiss, voice.com and the promo code.

Trey Gerrald:

ReviewQueen40 for 40%

Natalie Weiss:

off.

Chelsey Donn:

Got the course, the what, uh, what a generous offer and thank you listeners for

Chelsey Donn:

We hope you'll become fans of the show, and we really, really, really appreciate you tuning in.

Chelsey Donn:

If you like, what you heard, please share it.

Chelsey Donn:

Tell a friend.

Trey Gerrald:

If you didn't like what you heard, please share it And tell an enemy.

Trey Gerrald:

you can join our mailing list to stay up to date with the goings on, in

Chelsey Donn:

And you can hit up our voicemail box 1-850-REVIEW-0 or slide into our DMS.

Chelsey Donn:

You can follow us on all the socials at @theReviewQueens.

Chelsey Donn:

And I'm at @ChelseyBD.

Trey Gerrald:

and I'm at @TreyGerrald.

Trey Gerrald:

Now everyone pay attention.

Trey Gerrald:

We are going to cover an additional review with Natalie Weiss on our after show podcast.

Trey Gerrald:

So to find out what made Chelsey say.

Chelsey Donn:

Everything's coming up arose as Chelsey and to find out what made Trey say.

Trey Gerrald:

You mean, you haven't read singing for dummies Natalie, and

Trey Gerrald:

then join our Patreon Page at patreon.com/ReviewThatReview to hear our

Chelsey Donn:

And remember, as Natalie has taught us today, ignore the haters, you're a queen.

Trey Gerrald:

Gender non-specific queen!

Chelsey Donn:

Bye.

Trey Gerrald:

Bye!

Natalie Weiss:

Bye!

VOICEOVER:

Review That Review is an independent podcast.

VOICEOVER:

Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty.

VOICEOVER:

Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and

VOICEOVER:

With voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky.

VOICEOVER:

Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by

VOICEOVER:

Weiss.

Trey Gerrald:

Oh, my God.

Trey Gerrald:

I, even as she's joking,

Chelsey Donn:

I know, I know me jail.

Chelsey Donn:

It's amazing.

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