Monday, June 9, 2014

A Day in the Ministry of Stand-Up Comedy

HT: Kristen Weber

I moved to Los Angeles at 21 because I wanted to write for Saturday Night Live. Armed with a journalism degree and a wardrobe that reflected my homeschooled upbringing, I loaded up my car and headed west. 

Almost 10 years later, I can safely say I’ll never write for Saturday Night Live. I now live in the Dallas area, but I still work in stand up comedy—writing and, more recently, speaking. I give private music lessons during the school year, which allows for some stability and flexibility with the up-and-down schedule of comedy. 

I’m a comedy nerd. I love the power of humor. It breaks down walls, puts people at ease, and delivers truth in a disarming way. I love laughing and making others laugh.

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