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

I went down to The Comedy Store in La Jolla with friend and comedian Taylor Tomlinson last night. I met some cool guys. Got to do three minutes at the lottery open mic. We were going to hit the Madhouse mic too but it was canceled because of Labor Day. 

I have a wonderful feeling that Taylor is going to be the electric volts I’ve been needing with my comedy. I’m really excited to be her friend AND to absorb some of her smart and well crafted writing style. We’re writing together then hitting some mics next Sunday and I am really excited about it.

I went down to The Comedy Store in La Jolla with friend and comedian Taylor Tomlinson last night. I met some cool guys. Got to do three minutes at the lottery open mic. We were going to hit the Madhouse mic too but it was canceled because of Labor Day.

I have a wonderful feeling that Taylor is going to be the electric volts I’ve been needing with my comedy. I’m really excited to be her friend AND to absorb some of her smart and well crafted writing style. We’re writing together then hitting some mics next Sunday and I am really excited about it.

Guess who has Monday off thanks to Labor Day? This guy. So guess who gets to go to San Diego Sunday night and hit a couple open mics with rising star Taylor Tomlinson? God damn right it’s me. I couldn’t be more excited honestly. Can’t wait.

Mouthypants Open Mic In Review

My god guys, I’m alive! Where have I been? Good question. Busy with work and making a new work friend and other good things.

I got up at Mouthypants in North Hollywood tonight! Didn’t get a booked spot but put my name in the bucket and it was the next name pulled so I did a quick five. Felt good. I didn’t write a set and just did a couple dating joke. I tried a couple new tags on one joke that went well.

Got to hang out with Jenny Zigrino. Very funny lady from back home I’ve looked up to for a while. She recently moved to LA so I hope to see more of her.

I’m going to San Diego on Sunday for some mics with friend and future incredibly famous comedian Taylor Tomlinson this weekend. She’s just the best. I’m so glad it’s Labor Day weekend so I can justify driving two hours away on a Sunday. I’m really looking forward to the weekend as a whole but mostly to see Taylor and do some new stuff.

For the first time in a while I am settled. I’m comfortable. I’m ready to kick the crap out of a new comedy scene. Get ready Los Angeles.

Guy on OKCupid, “How is a girl like you single?” *Replies with prepared list of character flaws*

I just had my mind blown by my first sketch show at Groundlings. I think this is where I might want to study.

I found my sketchbook. Behold, my art.

I found my sketchbook. Behold, my art.

I couldn’t sleep so I made a little thing.

I couldn’t sleep so I made a little thing.

The world of comedy lost one of the best. It’s a sad day.

The world of comedy lost one of the best. It’s a sad day.