This is The Meltdown on Last Call with Carson Daly

February 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm (Comedy, Los Angeles, my life) (, , )

Carson Daly’s people came to film our show last week and interview everyone, and despite the fact that I’M NOT IN THIS AT ALL, you should still watch it. I am proud as a peacock about how it turned out.

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The Meltdown

October 7, 2010 at 9:04 am (Comedy, Los Angeles, my life) (, , )

Hi all!  I’ve been brought on to co-produce Jonah Ray’s comedy show at Meltdown Comics, which is going from monthly to weekly starting in October.  So without further ado… The Meltdown!

Follow @meltdown_show for updates and get ready for horrific amounts of fun!

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Money, bitches.

August 18, 2010 at 10:22 am (Comedy, music, television) (, , , , )

I found a bunch of fun lists of the top earners of all sorts of industries, so let’s all get infuriated together that Charlie Sheen makes more than Tina Fey!  Come on!

Reality stars!

  1. Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) $15 million
  2. Joel McHale (The Soup) $2 million
  3. Piers Morgan (America’s Got Talent) $2 million
  4. Kate Gosselin (Kate Plus 8) $250,000 per episode
  5. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore) $30,000 per episode

Way more after the jump, go get your eyes full!

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Let’s talk about comedy and generalizations.

June 30, 2010 at 9:50 am (Comedy) (, )

I work in comedy here and there, and I live in comedy always.  I have for about 6 years now.  Because I am a woman, I am also often asked why there aren’t more female comics and why women aren’t as funny as men.

These questions don’t offend me, even though I think sometimes they are intended to.  I see the lack of female comics, and I see female comics having a harder time getting laughs onstage.  So as a comedy fan, if you’re interested, here’s my thoughts.  If you’re not, I have a picture of a Pugasus.

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No nuance, finesse, or humanity.

April 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm (Comedy, Uncategorized) (, , , )

Go check out this post on Patton Oswalt’s blog, which is an open letter to this joke stealing idiot, Nick Madson, who has been doing Patton bits and Louis CK bits word for word.  You’ll see videos of Nick performing and you’ll wish you could hear Patton say words like this out loud:

I mean, I can see stealing from me, who’s still relatively obscure. But who would be stupid enough to steal from Louis CK? You may as well take a classic bit from, say, Bill Cosby. Maybe something off of the album Himself, about training your son to be a football player. And then just yell it at the top of your lungs, with no nuance, finesse or humanity.

Getem Patton!  Big ups to McQuern for the tip.

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Grocery store protocol

March 29, 2010 at 6:54 am (Comedy) (, , , , )

Here’s a new video from your pals over at Front Page Films!

If you want to see Pete live, come on down to the show I book and he hosts each week, Punch Up Your Life!  Tuesday at 8:30!

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Got a video camera? Want $500?

March 16, 2010 at 7:28 am (Comedy) (, , , )

My pal David Angelo is a comedian with some of the most one linery one liners in history.

MS Word accidentally formatted my suicide note into a resume layout. On the upside, I got a job at Best Buy!

Chastity Bono is transitioning from female to male. This will make her almost as gay as Cher.

My personal trainer says it’s always wise to triceps before I biceps.

Today he’s launching a contest challenging YOU (yes, you) to tell his jokes better than he does, and if you record yourself doing one of his bits and send it to him, you could win $500 and the admiration of all your friends.  Here, I’ll let David tell you more about it:

Go to CodeName: Joke today to get all the info, pick your favorites, and then go for it!  You have until May 31st!

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March 10, 2010 at 8:05 am (Comedy, New York) (, , , )

Comix, the awesome comedy club where I work part-time, hosted the 6th Annual ECNY Awards this past Monday.  It was my second year going, and they’re so much fun, followed by a night of partying with people you don’t get to see enough.  This video in particular, of the nominees psyching themselves up in the mirror, was shown at the beginning of the show and gives you a little taste of how awesome comedy in NYC can be.  Enjoy.

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Comix is the best comedy club on earth

February 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm (Comedy) (, , , , )

I work here part time, so sure, I might be a bit biased, but not much.  This past week, we hosted Aziz Ansari for four days of complete celebrity-soaked madness.  Here’s my favorite picture of it all, taken by Kirill.

That's Kanye West on the right.

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Two Awesome Pictures

February 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm (Comedy, music, my life, New York) (, , , , )

This is one of a series of pictures of the work being done 100 feet under Manhattan to connect all the LIRR tunnels for a central hub.  Despite all the insanity that the people doing these people must be facing, they still have coffee preferences.

This, my friends, is a picture of Kumail onstage with Les Savvy Fav’s Tim Harrington, singing a John Mayer song.  (Most of you will understand why)  I saw Les Savy Fav in Carrboro NC almost 10 years ago, and bought their CD that night.   Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would eventually marry a man that would eventually join them onstage.

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