On Pets and Responsibility: The Reindeer Dog On Paranoia: When the Window Guys Come to Change the Windows for Winter, I Get Paranoid
It was a real honor to be included in Shak’s Memorial Day Comedy Bash on Saturday, May 29th, at Lido’s Caffe in Oak Park, with fellow stand-up comics Cameron Esposito, Mo Welch, Dara Katz, David Drake, and the hilarious and creative Concordia Improv Troupe. Thanks to Shak for being an awesome host, to Lido for [...]
Chicago Sun-Times blogger Sarah Terez Rosenblum writes about Shak’s Memorial Day Weekend Comedy Bash! here: Oak Park Comedy Bash Promises Comedy Goodness ShakAlicia, the comedic rap duo comprised of me and Shakir, will dish up the blended chickpea favorite with our first single, “Hummus Anxiety.” Before the dance party wraps up the night, I’ll share something [...]
Mortified Chicago was featured on the latest episode of ABC-7′s show, 190 North, which aired on Sunday, May 16th at 10:30pm. A comic excavation of high school journals, poetry, songs and other ephemera, Mortified helps participants finally laugh at the writings they once thought were the ultimate truth. In this episode of Mortified, I share my [...]
Mortified Chicago: My queer high school experience, re-visited [VIDEO] & Mortified on ABC-7′s show 190North
I never want to forget high school. Crushes kept me up all night long journaling about a never-ending wave of emotions. Masturbation poems that I wrote while listening to my idol, queer folk singer-songwriter Ani Difranco. And, of course, songs about my intense relationships with girls that lasted, oh…three weeks. I had the masochistic pleasure of [...]
Remember high school, when you spent hours composing a journal entry about the latest crush, the ugliest girl at school or why gym class sucked so bad?
At The Beat Kitchen (2100 W Belmont) on Thursday, May 6 at 8:30pm, yours truly, Brooke Allen, Shylo Bisnett, Janet Davies, Jason Economus, & Dyan Flores will unearth those horribly mortifying journals for audience members who want to re-live the drama, the pain…and then laugh at how hilarious it all is.
Baumshaquita Siegel is a 20-year-old Jewigga hoodrat wannabe gangsta from West Roger’s Park, Chicago. A former franchise owner, general manager, and “chicken bitch” at Harold’s Chicken Shack, Baum is currently trying to complete degrees in Business Administration and Music Production at Truman College. She lives across the street from a yeshiva in West Roger’s Park [...]
Stand-up comedy is a lot harder than it looks. It’s you, a mike, and a bunch of folks who you may or may not know. Don’t believe me? Watch this video my first time at Cole’s open mike, which happens every Wednesday at 9:30pm. The hilarious Cameron Esposito hosts: This week I’ll be revisiting some [...]