“I was watching Saturday Night Live with my family in eighth grade, and for the next two years I religiously listened to comedy podcasts on Pandora. Early sophomore year I realised it was what I wanted to do. I did an open mic in downtown Boise and kept returning until I found more opportunities. One of my friends from high school really pushed me into it, and we started writing sets together. It became a weekly thing; we would write together, eat dinner, then go to our show. I love going on stage and making people laugh. It’s an adrenaline rush and it makes me feel really comfortable.
The world has been really dark this past year, and comedy helps add light to dark parts of life. From things like heartbreak to moving away, it’s freeing and allows me to learn more about myself.”
“Comedy is a really good way to take the world less seriously.”