It's exciting to see your friends grow over the years. Whenever I reminisce about how we initially met, I can't help but remember who I once was. I wasn't even that different back then. But I looked different. I had different hopes and dreams. I look back and see what I was planning on doing now compared to what I am actually doing now. Voltaire and I agree that this universe is the best way it could be.
Anyway, hanging out with this week's Sunshiny Friend reminds me how important it is to surround yourself with good people. Leah is a great person. We met years ago at an open mic in Denver. She is damn funny- and just so much fun to be around. It's always so great to see how my friends have grown.
|Leah and me in at a NYE gig, December, 2009|
Back then I looked different. I'm the black guy.
This week, my Sunshiny Friend a funny lady, and an old friend, Leah Mansfield.
Leah is about to move to her 5th comedy scene. We met early in our comedy careers in Denver, Colorado. Back then, she ran an open mic at a lesbian coffee bar called Cafe tHERe. That was a very intimate mic, upstairs, in what seemed to be somebody's living room. Leah is the kind of comedian who draws you in like a living room.
She moved briefly to Vegas. Then, she thrived in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul scene. She now lives in her hometown, Seattle. She is about to move to L.A. Every time I see her, she is stronger, more animated, just funnier. Great lady.
In this episode of the podcast, she explains how she got married- to a guy. Listen to the episode and you'll find out why this is a big deal. She explains she and her husband are "poking fun at the establishment."
A CRAZY THING YOU CAN DO INSTEAD OF COMMITTING SUICIDE:
Every show, I give you a crazy alternative to suicide. As long as you're doing something crazy, you might as well try this first.
This episode's 'Crazy Thing' is Wisp. It's not easy to get people to like a defect. So, let's figure out how we can use that defect in public.