Hey, how are you?! I haven’t seen you in ages. You look great! Have you lost weight? Wait, is it your hair? Something’s different about your hair. Whatever it is, keep doing it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s been a fucking doozy, hasn’t it? 2016 killed all of our heroes but 2017 named the remaining ones as sex offenders, so here we are awaiting the fresh hell of 2018. But maybe it’ll be better? I hope that the new year finds you in good health and happiness.
2017 was busier than ever for me. Still touring around the US and Canada with The Moth Mainstage, going everywhere from Vancouver to St Louis to New York to LA. So thankful to be a part of such a great show with such amazing people. I’m still taking classes at UCB (though it’s been a while) and did a lot of improv with my team Chevy Chaise Lounge around Los Angeles, including the LA Indie Improv Festival. Been telling tons of new stories around town as well! Did some fun shows like Hatedate with Linda Bailey Walsh (and my interview was featured on her podcast of the same name – check it out!), Tales From Tinseltown, and even cohosted Oh Hey Guys with John Flynn at UCB. I’ve done the Risk! live show a few times this year, which is always a blast. It’s really the show that first got me noticing that storytelling was a thing. I’ve met and shared the stage this year with some incredibly talented people, and it humbles me.
I’m writing two Spank shows at UCB, which are their sketch/storytelling 30 minute showcases. One is autobiographical (a reworked, shortened version of my solo show from Fringe) and the other is about a fictional country singer who died 50 years ago but wrote every song you’ve ever loved. Will keep you updated on that.
I’ve started a ridiculous “anonymous” blog about my day job. Because as a storyteller, when something bad happens to you, your brain tends to say “onc
e I get over this trauma, this is going to be a great story.” The blog is about something that people always, always ask me about, every single day: YOU DRIVE FOR UBER??!! YOU MUST HAVE SOME STORIES!!!!
The site is called Rideshare Storytime and I’m excited to roll out some stories for you! You can check out this fun new project at http://www.RIDESHARESTORYTIME.com.
Guys. I haven’t even brushed my teeth yet today, so can you give me a break and let me get my day started already? Much love to you all. Thanks for paying attention.
All my love. xo