My challenge to you is: Shine, do your best, stand above the crowd, and yes, be willing to receive negativity for your good works. By doing your best you'll also receive positive attention. Just keep going, take that next step. Joy is present.
"When I eventually did go out on the road I reached a seedy bar in a town I'd never heard of, and then told some jokes to some very kind and wonderful people. I've never dealt with anyone treating me worse than any other comedian has been treated on the road."
Twelve weeks into my webseries and I have to admit: I am completely and totally shocked that I haven't risen to the YouTube superstardom I just assumed would be gifted to me after the first five minutes of my cuddling search aired. Also, I still don't have a boyfriend. Whaaaaaat?!
As the night progressed, and each time I'd walk past their group I'd hear him taunt. And each time I'd hide my growing annoyance with a "See ya there!" Comics loathe hecklers for a variety of reasons but we don't fear them.
The first time I saw Janine Brito perform was in Seattle in 2011 when she was opening for Nato Green, Hari Kondabolu, and W. Kamau Bell. She was hysterical and unique. She has wonderful stories and she's so genuine and likeable and quirky.
During my week in San Francisco, there were so many tantalizing events it was hard to decide what to see. The 12th Annual Sf Sketchfest was an ambitious undertaking, featuring 166 shows, lasting three and a half weeks and showcasing some of the best talent performing today.
Michael Showalter is perhaps best known for co-writing and starring in Wet Hot American Summer, but Showalter has been finding new ways to make people laugh since he was a member of the sketch comedy troupe The State, on MTV.
While C.K.'s decision to push back the fourth season of Louie will certainly give him time write poignant, funny scripts, it's also going to drive anticipation and expectations even higher than normal.
A unique collaboration between organized labor and community groups is energizing apprenticeship programs by tapping traditionally neglected or underutilized pools of talent mainly from low-wealth and minority neighborhoods.