There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, take a moment and say thank you to those that created it and signed it. That is unbelievably nice of you. And I am so very very honored to like, even be a person that some people would consider a candidate to slip into that 11:30 spot. (sounds like sex!)
That being said, I’m sure Comedy Central already has something dope in the works to take that particular spot (teehee sex!) after the Daily Show. I’m sure it will be great and funny and wonderful! I can’t wait to see what it is.
BUT whatever happens with that slot, just know that I appreciate your support. Also know that right now I am in the middle of creating and working on some VERY dope things. Not necessarily the exact way that you lovelies have envisioned it, maybe something, dare I say it- ESPECIALLY & MAGNIFICENTLY DOPER. Y’all shall see soon, ya hear?!
What was your dream job as a child and how has that changed or informed what your dream job is now?
When I was a kid I really wanted to be an artist. I wanted to make stuff and I wanted people to comment on each of the little details like, “ooh you made that cow’s hairbow really big and pink.”
I guess it’s similar. My dream is to perform comedy in various forms ranging from stand-up to comedic acting and have people get excited over line-delivery and my crazy mind. Also, people are free to comment on how big and pink my hairbows are.
Heels are a thing that I’m bad at. I can admit it! I was lucky (or unlucky — depending on your perspective) enough to go to a southern liberal arts college where it wasn’t frowned upon to shuffle to class in pajama pants and gym shoes.
Any tips for apartment hunting in NYC? Particularly if you're moving there and don't know anyone?
Absolutely! Here are some pretty tried and true tips (and mostly what I did):
Know somebody. You don’t have to know them particularly well, but know somebody and have a place to crash. The transition to moving to NYC alone and in with randos requires either enough money for hotels night after night, or a friend/acquaintance’s couch.
Ask that acquaintance for recommendations. My acquaintance didn’t have a place in mind where I could move in, but someone might.
Craigslist. It. Up. But always ALWAYS take a friend. I’m not saying you won’t encounter a potentially stabby apartment. I am saying that if you take a friend with you you’re less likely to encounter a potentially stabby apartment. My current roommates were chill, pretty clean, and up front about expectations. I passed up a few other places for other reasons (shitty cell service, right next to a train), but use your best judgment!
Know Your Budget. Don’t be stupid and think you can afford something you can’t. That’s dumb. Don’t be dumb. Make sure your monthly bills don’t leave you without a reason to ever leave the apartment, and don’t move in places that require broker fees if you don’t have that kinda moolah. Subletting is always a good option if you’re new a broke and young and busy.
Good luck! The hardest thing about living in NYC is finding a place to live. After that you’re golden!