You may have seen her on Last Comic Standing. Or on LoGo. Or at Sundance. In this interview, comedian Sapna Kumar and I dive deep into the depths of comedy nerd-dom to discuss improv's infiltration into Chicago's standup scene, the decline of "ethnic" comedy, and the burgeoning queer comedy circuit. We also discuss the career trajectories of Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Neal Brennan, Aziz Ansari, and Kumail Nanjiani. Highlights include:
- How to make a living as a standup comedian,
- how not to get pigeonholed as an "ethnic" comic,
- and why I love/hate Marc Maron.