I have a lot of great shows. I get to talk to a lot of interesting people with unusual stories…. today’s show went above and beyond my expectations.
Last week, I was at a comedy showcase; most of the performers are people that I know well. Abi Harrison was on the bill; I had heard of her but never have seen her perform. Abi proceeded to take the stage and absolutely destroy the crowd. She was hysterical… her quirky observational style hearkened hints of Mitch Hedberg and Maria Bamford. I immediately approached her and invited her onto the show, not knowing a single thing about who she really is. For the next few days, my girlfriend and I have been talking about how insanely funny Abi was. Prior to the show today, we didn’t have much time to get aquainted (no thanks to some chump at Wendy’s that came to work entirely too stoned to handle the complex task of putting together my order of a small fry and large Dr. Pepper). What you hear on the show is me getting to know Abi for the first time. The conversation takes a brilliant turn that I was not anticipating. I thought we were going to talk comedy…
Looks like I’m going to have to re-think some of my material after today’s interview.
Today’s show is a prime example of what I love most about this work. Thank you Abi for an incredible, candid interview about some pretty damn personal stuff.