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The real reason I look up to Amy Poehler so damn much

“I’ve failed a million times on stage, just not getting laughs. I’ve listened to notes that I knew weren’t right. I’ve pitched ideas and let other people change them, knowing … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

8 Essential New Years Resolutions

Take the stairs Get fit and active while getting to places by swapping the escalators for some stairs. Also, you’ll need to be fit and strong when the time is … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’m Done Playing To An Audience That Doesn’t Exist

Last night a dear friend and someone whom I whole-heartedly respect affectionately berated me for not improvising and writing at the top of my intelligence. It hurt a little and … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 2014 Retrospective For Your Eyeballs

Yeah, I’m writing a ‘lil retrospective of my 2014. Part of me is disappointed in myself for doing the obvious, self-indulgent thing of highlighting the achievements and the good times … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice (part 2)

This new edition of ‘Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice’ is brought to you by the help of Heal Yourself, Skeletor – a meme featuring He-Man’s Skeletor and positive … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice (part 1)

“When an improviser lets go and trusts his or her fellow performers, it’s a wonderful, liberating experience that stems from group support,” – Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson in … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mindy Kaling at SXSW: “I’m a f***ing Indian woman who has her own f***ing network show”

At SXSW this weekend, an audience member asked The Mindy Project creator/star Mindy Kaling why there weren’t more women of colour on her show. “I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment