100 Women We Love: Class of 2006

Rebecca Drysdale
Comic on the verge, Drysdale seemed to have come out of thin air to steal the spotlight at last years Aspen Comedy Festival. In truth, she had been honing her craft for years with the legendary Second City in Chicago. She has recently taken root in New York City, performing her hilarious and controversial solo show, Rebecca Drysdale: One Woman In Several Pieces, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea. She is also negotiating a deal with HBO. Her comedy is funny, edgy and personal, and at only 27 years old, Drysdale has taken the short road to what is sure to be a long and famed career. She also gives back to her community, teaching comedy and improv at her old summer camp in the same room where I fell in love with [comedy] as a teenager. I directed two original sketch shows with about 60 12 to 16-year-olds. Seeing them come off stage, Id trade Aspen for that any day.