Well, it's been quite a full week. One of the bright spots was getting a framed photo of the cover of my book presented to me by dear friend, Eric Vetter when I appeared and his show on Friday. It was unexpected and I am overwhelmed – clearly –. It took me two days to get my humble thoughts together. It was a poignant reminder that I have amazing and wonderful people in my life who I take for granted on a regular basis. So let me take a minute to say thank you to everyone who has shared kind words, thoughts, texts, hugs… Y'all get what I'm saying. Those things matter and they add up and help me make one hell of a Patronus. Thank you.
Tonight I had the pleasure of running into another female comic who was ahead of me on the path when I was doing open mics. OPEN! MICS! Although she's left long left stand-up (and I get it) I got the chance to tell her how much she meant to me as a young comic, and how much I absolutely adored her.
You never forget your accidental mentors. Those people who make an impression on you. On stage she had a nonchalant, I don't give a shit attitude, unfailingly feminist, and relentlessly funny. Her leaving the business was comedy's loss -- in my humble opinion.
She was always gracious and kind to me when she didn't have to be and I am grateful that tonight, I got the gift of saying thank you to her.