Two Packs a Week podcast

I guested on Two Packs a Week, the trading card podcast hosted by Geoffrey Golden of The Devastator. We open a Wacky Pack and a pack of The California Raisins World Tour cards. Find out which countries the Raisins toured to!  Listen to us argue about the actual size of the California Raisins. Are they tiny? Do we depict them as they’re tiny to make them seem less threatening? Episode here:

You can view pictures of the cards we talk about at:


New book review in the Swarthmore College Bulletin

My college alumni magazine reviewed my book in oral history format!

Swarthmore College Bulletin: Windows 95 Forever

“Clearly, she put her Swarthmore degree in theater to good use. It reads like a movie script, but with jokes about X-Files fan fiction and Comic Sans. ” – Pam Harris and Kate Carter

I’ll also be performing my solo show, Lord of the Files,  at Swarthmore next week, as part of Alumni Weekend. So, if you’re going (I realize this is a small subset of people) come see my show. I should also have some books on hand if you want one signed.

Panel at Emerald City Comic-Con

Hey – I’m doing a panel this week at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle. There will be a live table read of sections from Restart Me Up performed by the Windows Media Players! Plus we’re showing this:

If you’re at the con, come on by!

Saturday, April 9th – 6:30-7:30 pm
Emerald City Comic-Con
Washington State Convention Center
Room T305

The Blue Screen of Celebration

Calling all Computer geeks: “Run.exe” to this funny Panel celebrating 20 years of Windows 95, the most hyped software release in history. Comedians Geoffrey Golden (Cracked, BuzzFeed, Disney Comics) and Lesley Tsina (Community, Funny or Die, UCB) will heckle Windows 95 commercials and clips from the Windows 95 instructional “Cyber Sitcom” starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry. Plus, hear tales from Restart Me Up – Tsina’s bestselling fake oral history of Windows 95 – explaining the origins of Comic Sans and that annoying paperclip everyone hates.


The Prop Comic at the Comedy Central Stage

I’m in a pilot with comedian Nina Daniels and it’s showing this week at the Comedy Central Stage along with her live show. It’s free with reservations. Come!

Thursday, February 25th – The Prop Comic

Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA  90038
Free – reservations required
call 323-960-5519

It was directed by Justin Donaldson and also features Majeed Nami, Drennon Davis, Jean Marie Black, Judilin Bosita, Katherine Palardy, Dax Herrera, Nicky Urban, Peggy Sinnott, and Paul Danke. There’s a writeup from the LA Weekly here:

“Restart Me Up” reviewed by Razorcake

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Restart Me Up got an awesome review in the latest issue of the legendary punk magazine Razorcake:

“Tsina . . . boasts pitch-perfect comedic timing, and her jokes fully embrace the latent absurdity of computers and the people who to this day line up outside of stores to buy them before anyone else. . . . Restart Me Up is an absolute tour-de-force of both form and function, with nary an error message or bum note to be found. Thumbs way up.”
– Michael T. Fournier

Full review here.