Posts Tagged: stand-up comedians

Consensual Comedy: An Interview with Comedian Heather Gold

Heather Gold is a comedian living in Oakland. She’s shared the stage with (among others) Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Bill Irwin, and Judy Gold. She’s best known for her one-woman hit show “I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie”, an “interactive baking comedy” that’s made the rounds in Austin, New York, and most recently played to sold-out audiences in Berkeley. So far she’s baked over 50,000 cookies with audiences.

She also co-hosts the weekly web series Morning Jew with NYC-based comic Katie Halper.

I asked her to talk with me about she’s messing with the hyper-masculine conventions of traditional stand-up [...]


Stand-Up "Comedy," Breasts, and Boyfriends Who Don't Kill Bugs

OK, this is a long one.

About four months ago, my long-term boyfriend and I broke up. Or to be more specific, I broke up with him. A year and a half prior to the breakup, we had moved out to LA together because he's an aspiring comedian and our hometown just wasn't cutting it for him. So I found a job in LA, they transferred us out here, and he proceeded to spend the next year and a half living off of my income, smoking weed, playing video games, making comic books, and generally being a lazy bum.

Now, since the economy was all [...]