It's All A Long, Beautiful, Scary Road Trip

Where Comedy Gets Dorked Out and Goes Reading

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I'm just your uber typical, skateboard-riding, too many book reading, nerd gone wild ex nun stand up comic and writer.

Here's what I've got going on these days:

My first comedy CD, “I am NOT a 12 Year Old Boy” was recorded in 2005 and is still in regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Station. Right now I am touring in support of my just brand spankin new released second comedy CD, “Almost Pretty” on an (almost) 50 states pilgrimage. I have covered 1/3 of the US states so far. In an effort to decrease the tour’s carbon footprint, I will be covering the last 500 miles of the tour on bike, skateboard, pogo stick and my own two feet, ending with a splash in the ocean at Provincetown at the beginning of the queersummer season. Wish me luck with that. Ahem.

In other news, my writing has been syndicated nationally, received several Vice Versa awards and is regularly featured in Curve Magazine. And my comedy has been seen at colleges, clubs, women’s festivals and pride celebrations nationwide as well both on the Showtime Network and the Discovery Channel. And a few other other places I'm definitely not gonna brag about.

I'm also the proud momma (okay author) of four books, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School (FA Davis, 2004), How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse (FA Davis, 2005) The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Applesauce Press, 2007) and The Girl's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU (Applesauce Press, 2008). I am also a contributor to numerous anthologies including Love's Funny That Way (Sterling Press, 2006), Squeaky Clean Comedy (Andrew McNeil Press, 2005), She’s So Funny (Andrew McNeil Press, 2004), Dangerous Families (Haworth Press, 2004), and Life’s a Stitch (Random House, 2002).

Okay finally, (I swear this is my last plug), keep your eyes our for EVERYONE CRIES ON THE A TRAIN. I'm in the process of developing this new one-woman, two basketball, three sock and four jump rope show which chronicles the life that I shared with activist Heather MacAllister, founder of Big Burlesque and the Fat Bottom Revue, as well as my grief process after Heather’s death. I’ve also been doing a related presentation called “Laughter at the End of Life” for non profit and social service groups as well as schools and churches.

You can see my calendar, and read more about my performance credits and projects here: