One Girl's Journey to Saturday Night Live

My name is Lauren Bancroft and I'm from Nashua, NH. I started this Tumblr in December of 2010 to document my path to go from who and where I am now, to being a cast member of Saturday Night Live. I have a realistic plan with attainable goals that I work very hard at every week. I do stand up. I study improv. I write. I work hard. Ten phases. Eight years. One goal. www.laurenbancroft.com contact@laurenbancroft.com

Twitter - @Bancroffed

This is an all girl show, so guys if you aren’t getting laid tonight… [you’re doing something wrong].

Male host to the audience on the show I did in Long Beach, CA tonight

Wowzah.

Claremont Graduate University Show In Review

So the show on Saturday went just alright. It was a  free show in the common room in the graduate dorms on a Saturday night so I thought there might be more of a crowd. I’ve done two past shows there and they were both a lot of fun but this one felt different. 

The crowd was about nine people, one comic brought six and another comic brought three. The three left right after his set so there were six for me. They were nice. I was supposed to do ten minutes but went short and did seven. If it were paid I wouldn’t have gone under but I wasn’t really having a good set or a good time.

I want to talk about the room itself for a sec.

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Just got home from another Sunday writing and doing comedy in San Diego with the wonderfully funny Taylor Tomlinson. (I’ll post a review of the shoW I did at Madhouse Comedy Club tomorrow.) Good evening to you.

Just got home from another Sunday writing and doing comedy in San Diego with the wonderfully funny Taylor Tomlinson. (I’ll post a review of the shoW I did at Madhouse Comedy Club tomorrow.) Good evening to you.

Hung out at Flappers on Friday night.

India Pearl (Boston turned LA comic) was in the Yoohoo Room so Danielle and I went to support her. He got dinner beforehand and it was lovely. She did great. I have only seen her set a few times and I didn’t realize how dirty she was and it’s great because you wouldn’t expect it out of her.

I met this cool comic named Tyler who’s done stand up all over. Very cool. We talked a lot about comedy and he had some interesting things to say.

Also got to finally meet Richy Leis face to face. He books most of the shows there. When I was saying good bye I said how much fun I always have there and the last show I did was in the Main Room. He said he knew and that he heard very good things. I was surprised but he said, “Yeah, I hear good things every time.” That was a good feeling. Maybe more Main Room dates are in my future. Hmm.

I was invited to write jokes for an animated rap battle YouTube series.

Pretty neat. Honestly though I’m supposed to write 25 jokes and have 10 visual ideas for two different battles and I got the assignment if you will, yesterday morning. I’ve got 12 jokes in rhyming form and 2 visual suggestions so far and I’m a hour away from tapping out.

I’m really proud of some of them though. I spit-balled some ideas with a coworker on lunch yesterday and then have been writing for a couple hours now. YEESH. May not even get my jokes picked but it’s a good exercise at least.

I’ll tap out at 16 jokes and 5 visuals. I’m not a machine dammit. (Still real cool to have even been invited to submit.)

Pretty excited to be doing a ten minute set at CGU in Claremont, CA this Saturday night.

Pretty excited to be doing a ten minute set at CGU in Claremont, CA this Saturday night.

spice-grillz asked: If you go to the Comedy Store this Sunday, I will definitely be there to watch you! Two years following you and loving your blog; it's def time for me to see mah gurl in her element.

Stop it right now. I am so excited! I will absolutely be there. I’ve been working on new stuff so you’ll be hearing jokes in their early-baby stages.

I can’t wait to meet you!

The Comedy Store in La Jolla In Review

Went to San Diego again last night and hit The Comedy Store with Taylor Tomlinson (who on here will henceforth just be referred to as Taylor). I got a spot on the open mic and did a bunch of new stuff. Half of it went over great and the other half was pretty rushed and not fleshed out. But regardless I’m excited to work on it all some more this week.

I brought cookies and met some cool guys. There are some funny dudes in San Diego. I’m honesty probably going back there this Sunday. Taylor and I will write during the day then pop on over to the mics.

Motivation. Excitement. New ideas. Happiness. Bed time.