I did this song interpretation at the request of my friend Drew Groove! I don’t really like this song, but it’s kind of a time capsule.
The funniest thing about this poster isn’t its existence.
The funniest thing isn’t the claim that all penises will be severed on site.
The funniest thing is that the guy who made it doesn’t know it’s funny, and doesn’t want his last name to get out in case his girlfriend gets mad.
Postscript: OK, this guy didn’t wind up protesting because he was “frightened for his safety.” It was a little bit funny for us, looking around at sweet, cute, smart lady comics, people who wear cardigans and glasses, and feeling like we were in the middle of a gender war, but he also might have stayed home because it rained most nights. Who knows? Anyway, we never saw him.
All Jane got lots of great press from this threatened protest, from revered feminist institutions like Bust and Bitch, as well as the LA Weekly, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, etc. However, with the added visibility, we also started getting spammed by transgender individuals who were offended at the cissexist name, All Jane, No Dick (meaning: assuming there are only two genders.) Never mind that the festival, its organizers, and its participants are trans friendly and supportive, never mind that one of the performers on a short roster is genderfluid comic Rye Silverman. A volunteer had to spend a whole day deleting negative comments from the public spaces about All Jane, and lots of comics and organizers were shame-faced to have raised ire from the trans community for our name, even though we know it’s “edgy” and funny. That’s what comedy is.
But I wasn’t ashamed. I was mad. In my unpopular opinion, whether it’s straight men telling women what to do or transgendered persons telling us what to do, it’s still men telling women what to do, and I’m sick of it. The MOST gender-specific trait for men is telling women what to do, how to be good girls and not offend anyone. We can make whatever we want, we can call it whatever we want, and we’ll do whatever the fuck we want. If we offend people? Good. Don’t come. Life is not about never being offended. Riot Grrl Comedy! Rant over! We had fun! And Sizzle Pie and Montage fed us and it was great!
Finally! We are reunited for GLENDALIA! Dax returns to bring his mighty presence back to the Complex on Tuesday, October 14th at Complex, 806 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA! Reunited, and it feels so good! We have fun! The event is here!
*Dax’s return has been greatly overstated. By Dax.
Well, my angels, I did not make the cut to finals, but I had a great week, I got drunk in a casino and pretended I was a giant Canadian’s wife, I had some amazing SF company and vegan food, and I got to perform to a 1500 person audience in beautiful Santa Rosa. Here’s my set, introduced by the hilarious Sammy Obeid.
“Let me eat your pussy – m4w – 34 (Marina Del Rey)
age : 34 body : average height : 5’10″ (177cm)
Looking for someone who wants their pussy serviced orally. I am not looking for anything in return.
Open to all ages and sizes.
I am clean and expect you to be the same.
If interested reply with the name of a state in the subject line.”
OK, this one’s a little more straightforward, but I think I can get the following out of it.
“age : 34 body : average height : 5’10″”
age : 34 body : fat height : 5’8″
“Looking for someone who wants their pussy serviced orally. I am not looking for anything in return.”
It’s a calculated risk, but I think I can probably guilt you into at least a handy.
“Open to all ages and sizes.”
I am extremely challenging to look at. It’s OK if you’re the same. No matter what you think, you will never be able to picture what will greet you at the door in Marina del Rey. Look, I know I’m not going to get a supermodel, but if you have a vagina I will try to lick it. I am not good at it. If I were good at it, I would have a roster of women texting me at bar closing time every night.
“I am clean and expect you to be the same.”
It seems weird that I have to point this out, but apparently the people who successfully avoid venereal disease are not the same people who are willing to risk their lives to get oral from randos on Craigslist. Anyway, after years of living on processed cheese and chicken nuggets, I don’t have the cardiovascular health to keep it up with a condom on, so please at least tell me you’re disease-free.
“If interested please reply with the name of a state in the subject line.”
I didn’t finish high school and I would like to learn some more names of states. I figure, two birds!
I’m very excited to be moving on to the next level in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. I used to think I hated comedy competitions, but really I just hate the ones I’m doing badly in? Look to the right of this very article to see the dates in the next heat, running in and around SF Sept 22-27! Wish me luck!
POSTSCRIPT: We had a lotta fun, Kabir Singh took it home in the end, and I didn’t make it out of semis. What’s the expression? It was an honor to be nominated. And it was! I had some great shows and worked with some great people.
I was asked to make a short video of my “looks” for an audition (suggestion: “Like Carrie in Sex and the City!”) and it’s just stupid enough to put here. It’s kind of like hanging out with me.