Thursday, September 8, 2016

UCB Maude Night

Earlier this year, I was selected to be a writer for a house sketch team for Maude Night at The UCB theater, a big goal of mine since moving to New York. My team, Hot Bird, meets twice a week and puts on a monthly show. It's been a super fun experience. Here is one of the sketches I wrote from our most recent show. Enjoy!



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Busy In New York City

my improv class
Been a while since I posted here, like a year. Ha! I've been busy getting used to life in New York City. I think I'm pretty much settled now and getting into the swing of things. If you want to read about it in detail, check out my blog here. My biggest project/passion this year has been taking classes at The Upright Citizen Brigade. This weekend I finished Sketch 301 and Improv 101, putting on a show for each. I was a writer for the sketch show, not a performer, but it was good experience learning how to be in a writers room, writing for a show, and writing for actors. In the last year I've been perusing sketch writing more so than standup. I still love performing and will continue to pursue that as well. I'd absolutely love to write and act in my own stuff. Oh, also my hair's a lot longer now than the last time I posted.

My sketch, "Scare B&B" being performed during the show.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Month of Awesome Things

As previously mentioned, Bryan I will be moving to New York City the first week in November. The month of October will be sort of a transition month. Last Friday was my last day at my main job. I had a great send off from all my pals at work. Bryan showed up with flowers to make my bittersweet last day a little on the sweeter side. Plus Mama Bear/aka Noel/aka my bestie at work surprised me with an awesome ice cream cake that said, "Knock their fucking socks off, Baby Bear!" She's the best, and I love that someone had to write that on a cake.
I gave up this job a bit early, so I can spend this month focusing on transitioning to New York life and also so I can participate in all the awesome comedy events coming up this month. I'm spending this week in Minneapolis, MN, because Bryan is featuring at Acme Comedy Company with our very talented and funny friend, Chad Daniels. He's the best. Look him up or come to a show. Next week is the Madison Comedy Festival. There are some great names on that festival as well. Bryan and I will probably be performing, not sure exactly when yet. Stay tuned for that. And....for our farewell show, we will both be performing at the Comedy Club on State on October 30th and 31st. Get your reservations for that soon! After this month...who knows? But I'm planning on starting a blog to document my first year in New York. Finding a job, exploring the city, getting my feet wet in the comedy world, probably getting super famous, etc.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Farewell Atlas Improv

So I have been a member of Atlas Improv Company since 2008. My boyfriend Bryan Morris has been a member since 2005. But we are planning a big move to New York City in November, so it is time to say goodbye to Atlas. I would love to see you there. Our final shows will be Saturday, September 6th, and 8 and 10 PM.

It's been an amazing journey. We found a fantastic group of funny, talented friends, that we will miss dearly. We learned the art of improv. We love it, and it's led us to so many other comedy adventures. And of course, we found each other.



So many people have been super supportive since the beginning, coming to multiple shows through the years, some supporting me all the way back in 2008 when I won The Cut. I want you there to celebrate our last show. Others of you have been saying you'd like to come check out a show for years. That time is now, there are just a few shows left.


If you can't make it on the 6th but would like to see us do improv before we leave, we will also be performing on September 5th, and August 23rd. Shows are always at 8 and 10. The 8:00 is short form improv, AKA TheatreSports, and the 10:00 is always long form. Let me know if you are coming to one of those alternate dates, so I can make sure I'm in the lineup.

I'd love to have my last few shows packed with friends, fans, and family. For more details or to make reservations, feel free to contact me or visit atlasimprov.com Hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekend at Goonies

Had an awesome weekend performing at Goonies Comedy Club in Rochester, MN with Ryan Kahl, Bryan Morris, and Headliner Alysia Wood. Funny people, look 'em up, and be sure to catch me at the Comedy Club on State this weekend, opening for Nick Turner!