I didn’t hear Oprah’s speech because I gave up watching award shows when I realized how truly disgusting they are. Just entertain me, Hollywood monkeys. Award yourselves if you must but it’s your job to make great works of art. I try to imagine a Golden Globes for people who work everyday….how much hard eye […]Read more "The Golden Globes are Horseshit and LA Needs to Vote."
I had a few cocktails with a hometown friend over the holiday. We met in a dark fancy bar as respite from family obligations and caught up a bit. This past year has been horrible and my depression has been unusually oppressive lately so it was a relief to see someone who knows me well. […]Read more "No Place for Happiness"
White ladies, we gotta talk. Single ladies, have a seat and grab a glass of wine and chill—this isn’t about you. It’s the married women. You got to get your shit together. I’m as guilty as anyone of being married. It’s nice to have someone to open those pickle jars and fix my internet and […]Read more "Women, Quit Going Along to Get Along"
I’m experiencing a nasty seasonal depression. I don’t know why. This is the year that an entire generation of my family officially died (less my mother) but it isn’t tragic. The world may be run by Toilet Babies but I’m still making money. And I actually tend to lose weight when I’m depressed so I […]Read more "You Gotta be Hungry"
For most of my adult life, I’ve not been a Capitalism fan. For years I suffered the knee jerk retorts of friends that it’s the best system and makes sense and the free market is wonderful and barf and puke and so on. I get it…Americans love capitalism. Then someone asks the invariable mic drop […]Read more "The GOP Tax Plan is Worse Than You Think. Duh."
When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism, a nurse told me a story that sticks with me like a bad penny. Nurse Sally was working for a cluster of group homes run by a nationwide charity. One day at a staff meeting it was revealed that one of the male residents had sexually assaulted […]Read more "Abusers Will Come Wrapped in a Flag and Carrying Meds."
I’m so in love with Lindy West right now. Mostly I love how shocked some of my male friends were at her latest New York Times Op Ed that dares to answer why men aren’t funny. For years I had been asked why I was so sensitive, why I couldn’t take a joke. Funny thing […]Read more "I Can Take a Joke, Maybe You’re Just Not Funny."
I used to complain loudly and bitterly that I didn’t get laid after my comedy shows. The truth is that a lot of guys like me didn’t get laid after their shows and I say guys because the comics were almost all guys. The women who did perform with the improv troupe I worked with […]Read more "From the girl comedian who didn’t make it."
Most times we don’t notice but the world is ever changing in teeny tiny bits. Then sometimes changes pop us over the head, impossible to ignore. It’s like hearing a word for the first time and then hearing it over and over again. How have I not heard that word before and how many other […]Read more "Get Your Own Damn Coffee!"
It’s been almost a year of living with election shellshock. Many of us have spent our time in mouth gaping, head shaking disbelief at what has become of our civil discourse. It’s like we turned on the light in our dark city apartment at 3am and saw all of the cockroaches for the first time. […]Read more "I’m Just Trying to Cope With You Trump People."