695: The Rise Of A Showrunner With Kulap Vilaysack

Kulap Vilaysack is an entertainer.  She was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Eagan, Minnesota. She currently resides in Los The Rise Of A Showrunner With Kulap VilaysackAngeles with her husband, Scott, and (very sweet) dog, Georgia Michaela. Kulap co-host’s the podcast “Who Charted?” with long time friend, Howard Kremer. She is currently in post-production of her debut documentary Origin Story – it features a road trip into her complicated past. (Origin Story To Be Completed End of 2017). She also is the creator and showrunner of the comedy show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.  Her TV acting credits include: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Bob’s Burgers, The Sarah Silverman Program and Reno 911!  She has had recurring roles in Childrens Hospital and Comedy Bang! Bang! Her film acting credits include: I Love You Man and Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig.

Kulap shares how she was able to shift her mind to become the successful showrunner that she is today.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Kulap Vilaysack is an entertainer.

Cultural Background

Kulap is of Laotian, Thai, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voice behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life that you could save.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being comfortable in your own skin and allowing yourself to take space.  Its a state of mind and being.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

For Kulap, confidence is a lifetime journey learning and healing.  She also thinks its energy draining to doubt yourself, not love yourself and not believe in yourself.

The “AHA” Moment

Kulap was being brave by putting herself out instead of worried about feeling vulnerable or being humiliated.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kulap has great support and runs her own show.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Save your own the life.

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