17 Jan


Words by Maria Catt

I was talking to someone about whether I ever was a standup fan. There are people who are really obsessively curious about all the different ways standup has manifested, how scenes pop up, what kind of material they give rise to. You meet a lot of people in standup who were crazy about standup as teenagers- who can quote the entirety of specials back to you.

When I started standup it was more of an ego thing than a love thing. I was two years out of college and had been dumped by my college boyfriend. I went to a little local bar show and thought, oh whoa, I’d be way better at this than these dudes, and I’d be the only woman too. I needed a reason to put lots of cute pictures of me online. My longest, most significant relationship, a relationship I had moved to another state…

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