Tagged under "comedy" (12)
Crosses, Porn Shops, Fire works and Ammunition! (my trip from NYC to LA)
I have been heading cross-country for the 4th time in 3 years, not for a casual vacation but for the fast four day commute from NYC to LA.  Unlike most I love it.  Alone with nothing but my diet coke and the open road.  Each time has been different in route but has been consistent in road side advertisement.  Mixed between the signs for Indian artifacts and cave exploring the all to often porn shop with it’s live show or largest video collection seem to stand out.   According to route 66 we Americans love guns, tits, firecrackers and Jesus.   I think Jesus might count twice though.  Now sitting in my hotel room just out side of Amarillo, TX I can’t help but think of an experience I had about three years ago in Indiana.  A friend and I had been living in a small town for about two months working on a two women show.  As you do in a small town in Indiana I headed out to the local bar.  I had spent about an hour or so chatting with a young man at the bar when I told him that my roommate was Allis.  He’s response was out and out denial “you don’t live with her, she lives with a lesbian.”  I again said “yes I’m her roommate“.   “No she lives with a lesbian.”  It’s funny that in his mind I didn’t LOOK like a lesbian so there for I couldn’t be one.  I’m not sure that I know what a person who stacks up on porn and ammunition while still going to church on Sundays looks like, but I sure as hell would be more afraid of them then someone who happened to be a lesbian.  Although I identify as an open lesbian and when asked I will always answer honestly for some reason when I hit the middle states I try to just blend.  Better to slip into the background and people watch then to cause a stir.  As a girl who has spent most of her life in large and accepting cities my heart goes out to those homosexuals who spend a lifetime blending in.  It’s all to clear that we homosexuals are not accept in middle America.  So much so that we seem to be over populating the outer most cities, such as LA, San Francisco. NYC and Miami.  With less then a day until my LA destination I can’t help but fantasize about an America that doesn’t ask me to blend in and ammunition, fireworks, porn and Jesus aren’t the most prominent attractions on a cross-country trip.
Tagged on February 15, 2008
Improv Comedy every Saturday night!
 After living in NYC for over 7 months, I decided recently it was long past time that I get myself to a comedy show. Inspired by Rebecca Drysdale’s Time Traveling Lesbian video series (which can be found at funnyordie.com), I made reservations at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade for “Let’s Have a Ball!”, Drysdale’s improv group show. Happening every Saturday night at 7:30, “Let’s Have a Ball!” is a long-form improv show with a rotating cast (including, of course, the adorable and *hilarious* Rebecca Drysdale) and a cheap bar- $2 pbrs, $2 Yienglings, $4 wine! Tickets are only $8 and they do sell out so make reservations at http://www.ucbtheatre.com/ny/ and get there no later than 7pm to get in line for good seats! The theater is mad small but there are no bad seats. Like a lot of comedy acts, this miiiiiight not be the show to bring your in-from-out-of-town grandmother to. Nothing over the top but definitely not censored, either. The cast rotates so make sure you get there on a night when Drysdale is playing so you can see her up close in real life- the lady is funny funny funny and has the most infectious smile.   UCB is home to tons of other comedy shows so be sure to check the full calendar online to see when your favorites might be happening. Every show has got cheap tickets, recognizeable faces and plenty of hilarity. Let’s have a ball!
Tagged on February 15, 2008
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