In a recent interview, I was asked the following questions about stand-up
When and where did you start performing comedy?
"The first time I did it was September 24th, and I remember that because my best friend from high school and one of my best friends from college, both of their birthdays. And it was in Indianapolis at Crackers in Broad Ripple. And I wore a vest. And I'm so embarrassed. I still look at it and I'm like, 'What was I wearing?' But I wanted to have a cinched waist. So I was like, you know what? White T-shirt, black vest. Nothing will look more Paula Poundstone but give me a little hourglass shape. And I did it and it was great and I had no fucking idea what I was doing. But I did well because it's not that hard to make hillbillies laugh. You know?"
What was that show at Crackers?
"So they actually do a very good booked open mic. So I remember the first time I went, because I had heard of open mics, so I went to sign up, to like do it that night. And they were like, 'Oh, no. You sign up for like a month in advance.' And I was like, 'Oh!' And even then, I was well, that seems odd. So I signed up a month in advance. But they have people come. Back then, it wasn't like a bringer. Now I think if you're going up, you have to bring five people to get on. But back then, people just came, because they had enough working comics that would do that club. And it was free for college students that night, or whatever. So it'd be a packed house for an open mic."
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
"I think I would like to at some point, really have a family. I don't know if that's in the next five years, but I would like to have a baby."
Just for the material?
"Yeah yeah yeah. Just because people love pregnant women on TV. They're like, 'Get more fat women up there.' Not that pregnant women are fat. They look beautiful, they're glowing. I would like to have some sort of creative stake in a show, whether I'm writing on a show, or helping do something in some fun, wacky way. And then I would like to be acting to some extent. And then just doing lots of fun stand-up. But also not fun stand-up. That's good, too."