Take class with me!

Hey! I’m teaching my first class at UCB starting in May. Come join me and we’ll watch a bunch of funny sketches and write other funny sketches. It’s running in-person at the Franklin campus in LA.

Course description: Through the concept of “game” and with feedback from instructors and classmates, students will craft their very own written comedic scenes. Limited to 12 students.

You can register here. Hope to see you!

Recent-ish Podcasts

It’s been a while since I’ve done an update but I wanted to send links to a couple of podcasts I’ve been on, both really fun.

I watched Are You There God It’s Me Margaret and discussed it with Anne Rieman and Ryan Perez. Spoiler alert, it’s good! Mama Needs a Movie: Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret.

https://podtail.com/en/podcast/mama-needs-a-movie/are-you-there-god-it-s-me-margaret-with-lesley-tsi/

David Ferguson (The Birthday Boys) and I guested on College Town with Erin Whitehead and Seth Morris. This is a really fun improvised podcast about all the people living this one college town. For some reason, I can’t stop bringing up the Mütter Museum every other time I guest on something. You can listen to it by subscribing to Comedy Bang Bang World. The episode is “Two Jans and a Weeny.” Here’s the blurb:

“Jan and Beebo chat with Middleston College professor of figure drawing, Janet Vanderwurf and local Mammet Valley slumlord, Don Weeny. Tune in for a mental patient era debate, Jan’s nipples, Beebo’s Toilet woes at Lake Havasu, barrel sleeping and more! Produced by Scott Aukerman and Brett Morris.”

“Totally Pals!” Podcast

Did an episode of the Totally Pals Podcast with my old I Can Haz Ringwurmz friends Steve Szlaga and Amy Vorpahl. It’s basically a fake sitcom behind-the-scenes recap. I haven’t improvised with these two in ages and we laughed until we cried recording this. I hope it translates.

The Last Fallen Star Audiobook

Cover of Graci Kim's The Last Fallen Star

My first audiobook just came out! I recorded Graci Kim’s bestselling middle-grade fantasy novel “The Last Fallen Star,” which is about “an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.” It’s a lot of fun. My recording was made for LearningAlly, a great organization that makes audiobooks for kids with reading disabilities. Here’s a link you can use if you have or know a kid who is part of their program. For everyone else, I’ve uploaded a short book trailer:

Tournament of Nerds Returns!

I’m doing my first live show in 2 1/2 years this weekend. Tournament of Nerds is back! We’ve moved to Dynasty Typewriter, one of my favorite venues and we’re starting earlier so you don’t have to stay up until 1:30am anymore. It’s a great lineup and I’m doing a character I love.

Come check it out in person or buy a ticket for the youtube livestream. Tickets here: https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/events-calendar?loxi_pathname=%2Ftournament-of-nerds-2542

TOURNAMENT OF NERDS is an epic comedy smackdown. Comedians dress as pop culture characters (real & fictional) and debate their opponents to determine which character reigns supreme. Guy Fieri vs Batman? Kylie Jenner vs Cruella? Anything is possible! Our combatants attempt to survive a March Madness style bracket as we go from 8 Nerds down to 1 Nerd to rule them all!