What I’m doing with my life
I'm a writer/performer and make my living in a field I'm super
passionate about. I write and teach improv. And if I'm not doing
those things, I'm touring. I really love to travel, even if it's
just getting out of town for a couple days (Palm Springs is rad!).
I've been lucky enough to spend time in London and Paris and now I
really want to see Ireland and Japan. I also dig exploring people's
hometowns (heading to Lowell soon with some friends). My schedule
is pretty flexible, but always busy. So as much as I love sleeping
in, it's getting harder and harder which sucks because I'm a
fucking great sleeper.
I’m really good at
making families out of friendships. In LA, I've really found a
group of people I love and hanging with them is of high priority. I
am often the one to put together group trips/outings. I recently
arranged for 31 of us to see the Book of Mormon together.
I'm also great at fixing things. Not like "oh, you're neurotic, let
me fix you"... Like, "what's the best way to mount a vintage lunch
box display" problems. PS - it's with a plate hanger... I can fix
stuff like broken fans, hot tubs, or whatever else needs to get
done in order for us to have a good time.
I'm also great at making things: art, refurbishing discarded
furniture, making a shitty apartment a home. I love me a good diy
Oh and I love to cook. For Christmas, I made homemade pesto and
ketchup for all my friends. I make awesome ice creams and I try to
juice every morning.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a beauty mark above my lip and I ask a lot of questions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book is When Thing Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. I love
David Sedaris and Martin McDonagh, currently reading Fran Lebowitz.
I'm obsessed with cults and will read anything about them. And yes,
I think the Landmark Forum is a cult.
My top movies are Goodfellas, Stand By Me, Raising Arizona, Hedwig
& The Angry Inch, The Social Network, Vacation, and the
Talented Mr. Ripley. Also, I'll pretty much watch any documentary
ever made. You name it, I've seen it... So I can rattle off lots of
recs for docs... My favorite is Jonestown: The Rise & Fall of
People's Temple (once again, cults).
As far as TV goes, I'll watch the shit out of anything on Bravo,
Louie, Always Sunny, RuPaul's Drag Race, Colbert Report, Strangers
w/ Candy, IFC's miniseries Carlos and Conan.
James is my favorite band of all time and yes, I realize that no
one else seems to like them. Despite the fact that I may be the
only James fan in the US, I do have good taste in music and love to
see shows. I've been on a real throwback kick to the music I
listened to in High School (that's the 90's gentlemen). I like
Pavement, Cursive, Cloud Cult, Sam Cooke, the National, Lyrics
Born, Tribe Called Quest... Basically, if it's good, I'll like it.
I'll listen to some Odd Future and then some Ani DiFranco.
I love Mexican food and cats.
The six things I could never do without
a sense of humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
with my friends. Within the past couple years, I've shifted away
from house parties to dinner parties. I'd rather hang out and be
able to talk than stand in a gross Hollywood apartment screaming
"do you want another beer?"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I won't get into my bed unless it's made... And if you knock on my
door, there's a 50% chance you'll hear me say "hold on, I'm not
You should message me if
you're drawn to the smart, strong ones... cuz I am too.