Captivating Couples 2011

Jackie & Anne

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

Jackie, 35, stand-up comedian, actress, writer

Anne, 40, writer/bartender

Jackie and Anne met ten years ago at a bar where Anne was working. Jackie "flirted" by writing funny little quips on the bar napkins such as "Anne equals hot sex." Not quite sure how to respond, Anne said the only thing that came to her mind: "Can I have your phone number?" They have been together, U-Haul style, ever since. Anne is a writer and uses some of Jackie's antics in her screenplays, while Jackie's comedic stylings were featured in Madeleine Olnek's film Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same and will be part of the upcoming Curiously Strong Comedy Tour with Vicki Shaw and Gloria Bigelow. Anne is introverted and organized, Jackie is extroverted and not organized, and they both love to travel—a requirement for their bicoastal relationship. "It would not work if it wasn't for a ton of compromise and patience on Anne's part," Jackie says. What makes this relationship last? Laughter. Jackie adds, "My goal is to make Anne laugh 'til she cries, then I know I'm funny."

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