I pull faces, reference memes, make finger-guns, and say “Howdy!” unironically. I spend 10 minutes on my face, and an hour earlier that day designing my outfit. I will always be dressed to the 9s, regardless of occasion. I am agonizingly self-aware, and constantly striving to know more about myself.
I was raised on highbrow esoterica and developed a love of lowbrow geekery. I love weird songs and movies and am given life by alternative comedy. My dad gave me Monty Python and classical music, and my mom gave me Sondheim and 60s boy bands. They both have me Shakespeare, Carroll, and a deep love of Greek Tragedy and Epic Poetry. I will wax poetic on Scandinavian indie pop, experimental film, fashion and "high art", and in the same breath geek out to death about superheroes, antiheroes, indie comix and sketch comedy.
I love my job. I love my family. I love my community (yestribe). I believe in equality and justice. I can be serious without taking myself too seriously. I am organized, ambitious, and assertive. I am never uptight. I am only about half as pretentious as this opening makes me sound.
So what's up, OkCupid? Let's do this thing.
Going to shows.
Unwinding from a long day by watching only the finest of early 00s nighttime dramas. Or cartoons. Alone. (That's Allison Time)
Lookin' tough as hell in my sweet leather jacket.
Jokes on jokes.
Sending animal photos to my friends.
Pointing out every dog I see.
Ska puns. Dad Jokes. Interrupting conversations to point out dogs.
I'm also really really good at making playlists, and then forcing the whole party to listen to them.
I have over 30 different pairs of glasses in my current prescription.
Must-haves: Belle & Sebastian, The New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, The Kings of Convenience, Jens Lekman, St. Lucia, Mates of State, Matt Berry, Apples in Stereo, Dressy Bessy, Lykke Li, Ásgier, The Bird and The Bee, Lush, Stone Roses, Lightning Seeds, Destroyer.
I unrelentingly, unabashedly, unapologetically ADORE anything Nate Ruess does. That dude just *gets* me.
I love terrible movies, artsy navel-gazers (especially in the sci-fi genre), the entire Fast & Furious franchise, and 90s-00s teen girl comedies. My favorite director is Richard Ayoade.
I'm a HARDCORE comedy nerd with a huge spot in my heart for the Earwolf/CBB family. Paul F. Tompkins is 100% my actual favorite. Here are other comedians of stage and screen I love:
Zouks, Hot Saucerman, Kroll, Mulaney, Schaal, Noel & Mike Fielding (especially Luxury Comedy), Lapkus, Peretti, Leggero, JUUUUNE, Ron Funches, Seth Morris, Casey Wilson, Jenny Slate, The Elegant Mr. S AKA Benny Schwah, Kumail & Thomas & TJ & Martin, Watts, Brett & Jemaine, Eugene Mirman, and Little Janet Varney.
Cooking is one of the 3 things I'm legitimately good at.
The things I like to read are: the erotic works of Dr. Chuck Tingle, webcomics, r/nosleep, tumblr shitposts, THE DISCOURSE, and nonfiction books about film, music, and food.
Alternately, at Oddball Films. Love me some weird-ass old film clips.
- You want to go to a show with me.
- You wanna be the Big Liz to my Pretty Liz, the Aspie to my Wendy, the Gil Faizon to my George St. Geegland.
- Or the Howard to my Vince.
- You use a lot of Comedy Bang Bang references in daily conversation.
- You do not give a single shit about burning man.
- You are thoughtful, compassionate, and an all-around good person.
- You aren't gonna mansplain my interests to me
- You are a TRUE BUCKAROO
- You are actually Jason Mantzoukas. (hit me up, Zouks 4 real)