I may have been a stand-up comedian in a past life

Guys. GUYS.

I recently returned from the beautiful Dayton Riviera, where I embraced the joys of life and love and humor with my writing tribe at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop. I have A LOT to say about this conference and the magic that happens there, but first, I thought it would be fun to share my performance in the Saturday night stand-up show, in which I discussed our wedding, my light-up skirt (which I wore on the first night of the conference), and a few tidbits about my relationship with Brian. I was just as nervous as that one time I read the story of my first period at a different writing conference, and it was just as exciting.

Well, without further ado, here’s the video!


  Of course, I left my notes on stage. Of course I did. But I didn’t need to look at them once!

Have you ever done stand-up comedy or performed? Tell me about it in the comments.

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  1. Bwahaha. You are seriously AMAZEBALLS (shaddap, it had to be used). Your comedic timing is spot on and because of that I laughed my ass off.

    I have performed in public (bad karaoke and choir in high school) and I pretty much sucked. Oh well. Live and learn!

  2. This was great! The closest I get to standup is squeezing a ton of snark into my 90 minute presentations to my fellow industry professionals. Three minutes in I always suddenly realize everyone is looking at me and I freak out inside.

    PS: the only reason my husband is [mostly] safe from being fodder for my writing is because kids.


  3. Ha! This was awesome – and looked like a great time for you!!
    I had been told a few times in my life that I’d make a great stand-up comedian, but I have never agreed with that and probably don’t have the nerve to try it out. Having said that, I would be game to taking improv classes. Who knows?

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