Posted by Paula on Apr 16th, 2013 Comments
This has happened before. Something awful happens and we aren't sure when it's o.k. to laugh. I think the Wilbur show on Friday is sold out, so I'm not writing this to encourage anyone to buy tickets. The commerce has already taken place. I just wanted to tell the handful of people that will ever even see this post, that i wrestle with the same question.
I don't want...
Posted by Paula on Dec 7th, 2012 Comments
I think you have the wrong idea about this "tour" thing. You are thinking of a band, like Journey. I go on the road two or three nights a week, usually. On most Thursday and Friday mornings I smush my high fashion wear and little jokes into a big wheelie suitcase, and grab about fifty pounds of carry on bags containing office supplies, and a spare pair of underwear, and head to the...
Posted by Paula on Nov 30th, 2011 Comments
I watched a few minutes of KCAL’s on-line coverage of downtown
L.A. last night, and I began to Tweet, because it was more than I
In their coverage of the L.A.P.D. clearing the Occupy L.A.
protesters, the local newscasters are practically begging for
“Looks like emotions are running a little bit higher between the
police and the protesters now, Bob what do you think?”...
Posted by Paula on Oct 18th, 2011 Comments
Lately now, I feel like Norma Rae, when she tells her husband,
who complains about her busy schedule, that he can have sex with her
while she does the dishes. Except I am not a labor organizer, I don’t
have a husband, and I really need to concentrate when I do the dishes.
I like a busy life, but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m not just
spinning my wheels. I hear a lot of people make...
Posted by Paula on Oct 15th, 2011 Comments
I was lucky enough to work at the Crest Theater in Sacramento,
California recently. I talked to a woman who described herself as a,
“full time activist.” I felt tired just thinking about it. It seems so
active. I’m so glad I’m a stand-up comic. I travel a lot, but I mostly
just have to sit on a plane. I don’t have to flap. I learn a lot from
everyone that I meet, although...