Why You Should Be Happy: standup/storytelling album
July 6, 2020 10:22 AM   Subscribe

Why You Should Be Happy: standup/storytelling album
I'm a standup comedian and storyteller based in NYC. I just came out with my second album of stories and standup - called "Why You Should Be Happy." Video of the title track here. You may have heard my work on This American Life, The Moth podcast or Risk. The record is about how I found that the world around me hadn’t been working and had to rebuild myself after trauma from out of the skies. Then there are just a lot of jokes about racism, blackface, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Southern food and broccoli salad.
Role: writer, performer, editor
posted by chinese_fashion (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I find I'm pretty picky about standup but I just watched the title track and it's awesome!
posted by suetanvil at 8:23 PM on July 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thank you so much @suetanvil!
posted by chinese_fashion at 7:34 PM on July 17, 2020

Title track is very, very funny -- especially towards the close.

Carry on!
posted by alwayson_slightlyoff at 9:20 PM on July 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Just watched the title track and loved it! I find this significantly funnier than 90% of the stand-up specials on Netflix. So congrats on being very funny to this liberal arts major in her thirties! (But my tats are on my back, so I can't tell if they're getting blurry. Smart thinking on my part.)
posted by nosila at 1:05 PM on August 4, 2020 [1 favorite]

This is amazing. You're very, very "present" on the stage and incredible at storytelling.
posted by knownassociate at 6:48 AM on November 19, 2020

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