Thanks to Zuri Irvin over at @jokewriting on Twitter and Medium for interviewing me for his series of conversations with comedians. Comedians and writers, go over and check out the great resource of interviews he has compiled here. And you can read my ramblings in particular here!
So, this was cool. I was featured in article in my college’s monthly magazine about Johns Hopkins nerds who are now making a living in comedy. The conceit is that JHU is not considered fun or funny, so how did this happen? I was INCREDIBLY flattered to be included with the other esteemed comedians in the story, and EVEN MORE FLATTERED by the illustrated version of my headshot that graced me with more hair than has ever cumulatively grown on my head in my entire life. Check it out, if not for my profile, then for the awesome people I’m surrounded by. Link here.
I was fortunate enough to guest write for Live Wire! Radio this past spring. Live Wire is a great variety show that tapes in Portland, OR and features host Luke Burbank (of the popular podcast Too Beautiful to Live) chatting with various guests, live music and original sketch comedy. As of July 1, 2014, Live Wire is now distributed by Public Radio International across the country.
Here are two sketches I wrote for episodes in March. All photos by Jennie Baker / Jennie Baker Photography taken at the Alberta Rose Theater. This sketch about a yoga teacher having a bad day was performed by the fantastic actress Laura Faye Smith. Sketch begins at 27:35.
This second sketch concerns a DJ Divorce who just might be making things worse. Performed by Courtenay Hameister, Andrew Harris, Laura Faye Smith and featuring Sean McGrath as Toby, the Divorce DJ. Sketch starts at 12:05.
THE BIG COMBO received a great review that ran in the print and online edition of The Portland Mercury this week. Jason Rouse and I also spoke to Ted Douglass on Metroscope PDX about the show. Check out the review and radio interview, then buy your tickets to see the show!