Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, I moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college (later than most people do). Growing up, I was always obsessed with comedy and was always, as the expression goes, the "class clown." I never realized you could get paid
for being obnoxious and disruptive until I moved to L.A. and got a job on E!'s hit show
"Chelsea Lately" — Hollywood dreams, they
do come true!
I've also published my own photocopied zine since the age of 14, and have kept a blog since 1997. I ALSO used to work for MTV and regularly contributed pop-culture pieces like these ones right here. (Well yeah, I guess it's obvious — I also like to write.)
Oh, and check this out: The Frisky thinks I'm one of the 15 Up-and-Coming Comediennes You Should Be Laughing At! Also, the wonderful Mary Van Note put me in some incredible company in her list of the Best Comics of 2009 You Probably Don't Know. You can't see through your computer screen, but I'm blushing. (I also made lord of the underworld Glenn Danzig laugh once, which, as far as I know, qualifies me for Nobel Prize nomination. Right?)
And because nerds like me enjoy reading this sort of stuff on other people's sites, here are some of my influences: BOB ODENKIRK, Chip Pope, Millie De Chirico, Billy Bragg, Paul F. Tompkins, Steve Martin, Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Bill Hicks, David Cross, John K., Tom & Jerry, Morrissey (he's hilarious if you pay attention), Kids in the Hall, French & Saunders, pre-1990 Eddie Murphy, late '80s-early '90s "Saturday Night Live," Clarissa from "Clarissa Explains it All," Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Janeane Garofalo, "The State," those MTV promos from the early '90s with Donal Logue as a gross cab driver, both "Wayne's World" movies, Professor Harold Hill from the 1962 film "The Music Man" (for confidence), Bugs Bunny, John Waters, Sassy magazine, Zack Morris, and tons more.