Category: Stand-up Comedy

I Don't Need to Drink to Act Stupid and Have Fun

I Don't Need to Drink to Act Stupid and Have Fun
Someone once called me a “square” at a party. I responded with, “Oh yeah? Do you know how many of my friends do drugs?” The number didn’t persuade him otherwise. Being part of the Chicago comedy scene means I go to a lot of parties (not trying to brag, but yeah…sometimes I’m even invited). A lot of... Read more »

If I'm Not the Best, Then What's the Point?

If I'm Not the Best, Then What's the Point?
When I was a preschool teacher and felt frustrated at work, I would think, “Well, at least I have comedy”. And when I was frustrated with comedy, I would think, “Well, at least I have teaching”. But I thought this way every day at work, and every night at comedy, so clearly I didn’t feel like I... Read more »

That Thing I Say on Stage is a Turn-off

That Thing I Say on Stage is a Turn-off
“I haven’t touched anyone in a year” is a thing I said on stage last night. I didn’t mean this literally, but I haven’t made it to first base in 361 days–not that I’m keeping track. I’m not even on deck yet. I’m just keeping the bench warm for hotter, cooler girls with higher batting... Read more »
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Comedy Will Never Make Me Happy, and Maybe That's Okay

Comedy Will Never Make Me Happy, and Maybe That's Okay
It kind of sucks when you realize that happiness can only come from within. No amount of success, money, or weight you lose will make you happy. Sure, maybe money troubles add extra anxiety to your life, and maybe if you fit into those jeans, you would feel better about yourself. But accomplishing those things... Read more »