CURRENT BASE OF OPERATIONS
New York City
BUT I'M ORIGINALLY FROM
Revere, MA (pretty much Logan airport)
YOU KNOW ME FROM
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
, Hosting Burly T.V.
on TBS, VH-1, MTV, college campuses and I just hosted the reality T.V. pilot War of the Wives
FIRST TIME ON STAGE
Was at a placed called Rebar, an open mic on Monday nights in Chelsea (Manhattan). I went there one Monday and sat and watched and thought,"I can do this." I went home, wrote stuff and came back the following week. I got there super early, signed up before everyone else and was put on last after sitting through three hours of inside jokes that the "established" open mikers told each other. It was worth it though, from that point on I had the bug and never stopped.
BEST GIG I EVER HAD
University of Alaska, Fairbanks. I just loved Alaska and I loved the school. The whole audience was awesome, really smart and well read but not at all pretentious and there for a good time. People in Alaska don't just talk the talk, they actually walk the walk. At U. of Fairbanks a lot of the students live in cabins with no running water and have to shower at the school. The guys are hot. They're quite rugged and rough around the edges but a lot of them sculpt, paint and write. It' funny, they're these hot old school strong guys (not at all like L.A. pilates strong, you might as well fuck a woman) and they're completely okay with being, I hate to say it, kind of sensitive. There' no machismo, they don't have to act tough, they just are.
The women there are awesome too, I just didn't check them out as much…
CROWD I'M MOST LIKELY TO BOMB IN FRONT OF
Definitely a Def Comedy Jam
crowd. NOT a black crowd but a gangsta crowd. I opened for T.K. Kirkland about seven or so years ago, I had been doing comedy for about two years. He goes by "T to the Muthafuckin' K Kirkland", need I say more? Okay, I will. So Godfrey was hosting, it was at Caroline' Comedy Club in New York. I knew I was in trouble when I was the only white face on the bill and they started throwing stuff at Godfrey and calling him an Uncle Tom. This crowd hates everyone except who they're there to see — T to the Muthafuckin' K Kirkland. It was so awful it was funny (not at the time of course). Everyone; the MC, the waitstaff, my manager at the time KNEW I was gonna have my ass handed to me.
Then I go up. The crowd was like "What the fuck is THIS BLOND BITCH doing here?" Immediately the booing and throwing shit started, they caved right in on me. I tried to go into my act. So, finally I said, "Just let me tell one fuckin' joke and I'll get off stage." Immediately, dead silence. The whole 350 plus people shut up at once, as if to say, "We hate you so much that we will all go completely silent to get you out of here". So, I went ahead, told a joke and everyone remained completely quiet. I told another one, addressing the situation and laughing at it, and then when I was done with a little riff about the situation, this guy stands up, dead center of the crowd and says, "Now why don't you get the fuck off the stage before we have O.J. take care of you too." And the entire crowd ignited in the most thunderous applause and laughter.