To be honest, I don’t have that many public videos of me doing comedy, mostly thanks to technical and body image issues. So, I’m afraid what I do have out there is less than ideal. Here’s the entire “collection,” which I have prefaced with largely apologetic commentary:
Stand Up Comedy
February 10, 2009 – The Comedy Spot
This is a set I did for a chance at a spot at the Aspen Comedy Festival at The Comedy Spot.I tell jokes about Florida and West Texas that I don’t tell any more, but remember fondly. I am nervous as fuck in this video, but I am pretty thin, so it’s worth sharing.
April 7, 2010
This is from a short-lived alternative comedy variety show called The Femocracy that was held at The Alwun House in Phoenix. It was run by a bunch of female performance artists and usually involved a decent amount of partial nudity (from others, not me). I am pretty drunk in this video, and I sincerely regret not belting my dress.
This is a video of me from Class Clowns All-Ladies Showcase at the Tempe Center for the Arts. This was a terrific show to be part of, and I had a very decent set. However, I am the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life in this video, and it makes me legitimately upset to watch anything from what I consider my “Fat Betty” era. Sorry for being fat sometimes, guys.
October 9, 2013
Here’s a two-minute video I did for Stand Up, Scottsdale’s Indi.com comedy contest. I didn’t win the contest, but I tell a pretty cool joke about Harriet Tubman, so in a way, we all won.
Every month, The Torch Theatre in Phoenix has a show called The Neighborhood where they invite someone from the community to tell stories about their life. From those stories, a talented group of improvisers weave epic, hilarious scenes. I’ve had the honor of being a monologist several times. Just a word of warning: I’m definitely the worst thing about every one of these shows. I highly recommend checking out The Neighborhood or any other show at The Torch Theatre.
February 2, 2013
October 6, 2012
December 10, 2011
July 9, 2011
May 7, 2011
This is a podcast from fellow native Oklahoman Cameron Buchholtz that I recorded way back when. In its beginnings, it was mostly interviews with locals, but has since grown to include many big names in comedy, including John Mulaney, Tig Notaro and Greg Behrendt. This episode also features Bradchad Porter, another Oklahoma comedian. The first time I met Bradchad was in 2003 through my then-boyfriend Jefferson. Jefferson and I went over to Bradchad’s house in Yukon, and he showed us a DVD of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which he described as “the funniest thing you will ever goddamn see.” I pretty much bring this up to him every time I see him, and he is always (rightfully) ashamed. Anyways, back to this episode. My microphone broke in the middle of the episode, and instead of addressing it, I just kinda spaced out. Without any further adieu:
Weekend at Bernie’s
A couple of years ago, a couple friends and I put together this fine film for the 48-hour film festival. Basically, we spent two days getting high, bowling, swimming, eating pizza and, oh yeah, GLORIOUSLY REVIVING THE MAGNIFICENT WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S FRANCHISE. I wrote most of the dialogue and even acted a little (I play my most treasured role yet: Sexually Frightened Dead Person Wrangler). SIDE NOTE: My parents showed this to my Grandma, who had neither seen Weekend at Bernie’s, nor anything on the Internet ever. She described the video as “terrifying.”