Naw Im joking, but MONDAY 8/7 there is a special event at the Hollywood Improv on Melrose. Im doing a Half Hour performance for Comedy Central and Im featuring some of the baddest women in comedy Sam Jay, Marcella Arguello, Zainab Johnson, and Punkie Johnson. If you are in the Los Angeles area or know some one that is come out! Lets start our own Secret Society……. Ticket Info HERE
This year I had the pleasure of working with Women Under the Influence hosting the live twitter feed of the FYF Festival. Here are some photos from this weekend.
Killer Mike and Tabitha Denholm
Run the Jewels
Kazu Makino from Blonde Redhead and Tabitha Denholm
Actress Kiersey Clemons
Kelly Lee Owens and I
Tabitha and I
Austin Tx synth band S U R V I V E
Boss MAC DeMarco
Alma Har’el, Kiersey Clemons and I
The talented Alma Har’el
Join me at the DraftHouse Comedy Theater in DC Friday April 1st / Saturday 2nd at 9 and 11pm. The venue is the first comedy club-like space to open in the city since the Riot Act Comedy Theater closed in 2012.
Since Greg Godbout bought and renovated the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse in 2005, the venue has built a reputation for bringing rising comics to D.C. before they become famous — names like Amy Schumer, Trevor Noah and Kumail Nanjiani. Now he’s expanded into the DC area with the Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC!
Moving to LA was hard because I was uninvited. Nobody knew who I was when I arrived. My first comedic milestone in the city was sleeping in my car. That sounds odd, but it was the start of my journey in LA. It’s possible to feel like a king with nothing but a backseat for a bed – because at least I was giving the things I loved a real shot.
I started like most comedians do – performing three-minute club open-mic showcases. Despite being told to change my style to something that would be more sellable, I followed my gut and stuck to my guns. Over time, those three minute sets became thirty minute sets. I went on to win competitions in 2011 and 2012. By 2013 I had performed twice on cable television. And last year I got my first late night set on TV. So here’s my next big milestone. Tuesday October the 13th 2015, all those three minute sets and competitions – the uncomfortable naps in my car, on couches, on floors – TUESDAY October 13th, 2015 I broke into national television.
I was on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!!!
Of course it’s only four minutes but it took years to get here and I want you all to know this – I couldn’t have done it without you – all of you. THANK YOU!!! A special thank you to Jimmy Kimmel and his staff for the opportunity. I want to thank all the clubs and show bookers that allowed me to grace their stages. Thanks to all the audiences for laughing, and the comedy community. I’d love for you to tune in tonight. If you like my set, please tell your friends – and hopefully we will move on to bigger and better things. And if you know someone sleeping in their car, whose has a little dream, please share this message with them. Because if I can make it from my backseat and somehow get on stage in front of one of the best talk show hosts of our generation – anyone can!! I will post the performance video next!!