Category Archives: Stand Up Comedy

The Gilead Handmaids Are More Feminist Than American Women

I keep thinking about the last scene of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” when Aunt Lydia (or Patty form “The Leftovers”) congregates the handmaids at an open field.  One of them says, “God, I hate stonings,” like she has to listen to an … Continue reading

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I Ate The Stage

I have started to do this thing where I run up to the mic after the host calls my name like a game show contestant.  I guess I thought it “brings energy.” Last Sunday night I spoke about this to … Continue reading

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Tell Me Tina Fey, How Do You Deal With Misogynists In Comedy?

I said I wasn’t going to write any more blogs about being a woman in comedy. I lied. Again.  My experience last night convinced me that the majority of  female comics should consider performing exclusively at female open mics (which … Continue reading

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A Blog About My “Process”

So, I wrote this play. I raised money on Kickstarter, found a brilliant director, produced it, and now it’s up and running! But that’s not what I want to write about. What I want to discuss here today is The … Continue reading

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I Said I Wasn’t Going To Write Any More Blogs About Misogyny In Comedy…

I said I wasn’t going to write any more blogs about misogyny in comedy. And this happened… The other night a comic on stage complained (i.e., delivered the premise) that there ARE TOO MANY WOMEN IN MOVIES.  Rape jokes move … Continue reading

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Another Post About Women In Comedy

I’ve written about being a woman in comedy here, here and here. I frankly can’t seem to stop.  SO HERE’S ANOTHER ONE. BEING A WOMAN AT OPEN MICS IS LONELY.  Night after night I go to open mics so full … Continue reading

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At Least I’m Not Being Stoned

My family and high school friends came to see my show in the Bay Area last week. I thought my set went well.   However, the only moment of weirdness of the night (assuming for a moment that someone standing … Continue reading

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Despite The Many Great Reasons To Quit…

I auditioned for a comedy club today.  In order to receive notes from the sweet older gentleman booking the show, I sat through a long afternoon of watching other comics audition along with pals Jim Coughlin and Natisha Anderson.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Keeping The Babies

Someone once told me that Joan Rivers tries each new joke out 21 times. Say what you will about Ms. Rivers’ approach to the aging process, the woman’s a pro. As a rank amateur, it’s still very mysterious to me what jokes achieve longevity. … Continue reading

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Snakes In The Love Box

I wrote a joke about my new Black Therapist (she’s not newly Black, just a new-to-me therapist) that ends with a comparison of her therapy style to Samuel Jackson circa “Snakes On The Plane.” I’m working on my impersonation of … Continue reading

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I’d Like To Blame God, But I’m The One Who Hit The Panic Button

I didn’t tank my set at the Funniest Females Competition so much as I “phoned it in.” That is, if you could make calls from Outer Space. I think it’s fair to say that God was a little against me.  It took me … Continue reading

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