I really think I need a night by myself.
I feel like hanging out at The Shaskeen and listening to some of my favorite comedian friends tell some wicked funny jokes. With my notebook and pen in hand of course.
Jumping without a net could be the better bet?
(Comedian friend) Shawn Aparo expressed an interesting theory yesterday on comedians who have careers besides comedy. He said that they would never be scared of not being able to pay the bills; they won’t make it because they don’t have to. They’ll never have to go home to their crappy apartments and think ‘I have to write five new minutes and they have to be good.’ ...
Operation Funny Girls (sans Steisand) is going...
Operation Funny Girls is my plan to befriend two wonderfully funny young female comics from Boston. (I will not use names on here until we are actually friends, otherwise it’s just weird). I’ve made initial contact and numbers were exchanged. Upcoming show date were exchanged. They both asked me how Dick’s Beantwon Comedy Vault went… all great things! I’m so happy...
You have a backbone the size of Texas.– Katie York, Best Friend
I'm thinking about compiling a master list of...
Note: Not my advice, advice that others have given me. Thoughts?
What I'll be noting tonight:
I’ve met a bunch of Boston comics in the past couple months and a few of them have asked me if I’ve made down to the Boston area yet. When I say no, they usually say: “You should.” One or two said the reaction I would get in Boston is a better one than what I’ve been getting up in New Hampshire. I look forward to seeing if there is a difference. I’m...
Show in Boston tomorrow night!
I am telling jokes at Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault tomorrow (Sunday November 27th) at 9:00. It is a 21+ show and I believe costs $15. If you should come please tell the person at the door you are there to see me. (It might seem silly, but it helps.) It may seem steep but it’s for a whole night of comedy! No need to be nervous Lauren. Just telling some jokes south of the boarder....
‘Spicy!’ I love Stefon. Hey Lauren, you should do that. Be on...– Kylie Donahue, 14 year old cousin who knows nothing of this Tumblr.
Most recent illogical thought:
I’m nervous about doing Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault again because I feel like I’ve lost the buffer. Being able to say “it’s only my first time” helps take some of the pressure off but now? I’ve been at this stand up thing weekly for a couple months now. I should be able to deliver. DO WORK.
Boom! Doing an open mic at Dick's Beantown Comedy...
Dick’s is where I first did stand up back in May. I am so excited to go back! I wonder if I’ll be less nervous.
What I am thankful for this year:
I am thankful for my friends and family who support me no matter what dreams I decide to make come true.
In Somerville, MA for a comedy show at a place...
Not performing. Just watching. Hopefully it’s a good night.
I have a feeling that not having a laptop at home...
Tonight, the majority of my time at The Shaskeen was taken up by a special group of societal drains we like to call “hecklers.” Saying screw my set and wasting a show on colorful language supported by audience applause? Checking that off my list. Boom. Done.
Tonight marked my first heckling experience.
Wow. Three of my four minutes were taken up by a handful of hecklers in the back. I’ll be posting the video. Frankly. I handled it great. I’ll say it.
Lauren Bancroft to play young Lara Croft in Tomb...
Bet you didn’t know young Lara Croft was hilarious.
Working on a few jokes before bed.
I’m hoping to try out some new stuff at The Grog tomorrow night.
Just saw Breaking Dawn. I feel like I just paid to...
I’ll need at least a week to get over how disturbed I am.
I have a fairly addictive personality.
When I’m on board with something, I am ON BOARD.
My dad is such a proud promoter.
The padre thinks he might be able to get me a spot opening for a headliner at a political fundraiser next month. (Headliner to be determined as far as I know.) Could be nothing. But I think it’s sweet that he is trying to get my name out there. He is really proud of my progress so far.
Comedy Mission: Operation Funny Girl (sans...
There are two young funny females in the Boston comedy scene that I am determined to befriend. Their comedy is fantastic and I think they both seem like amazing people. Goal? I make friends with other funny ladies under 30.
Today is day two of my three day vacation.
It’s great to have some time to sleep in and work on jokes. If I don’t update a ton it’s probably because my laptop is still fried. ALSO. I can’t privately answer messages on my phone. They end up being public. So don’t think I’m ignoring you (talking to you Ansley)!
I performed at The Grog in Newburyport again last...
It was a small audience, maybe 6-7 non-comics in the crowd which can be pretty tough. In the beginning of my stand up endeavors, I was thrown off when a punchline didn’t get a laugh but now? I’m completely fine with it. I am getting really good at keeping a straight face. It’s almost like I say a punch, no one laughs, I hold a straight face, then people laugh. I don’t...
fivetimers asked: do you plan on taking comedy classes anywhere or are you just going to stick to stand up?
I've got a few new jokes ideas from this past...
Pretty exciting stuff I think.
You always look good on stage, but you are starting to look like you want to be...– Rachel Hauenstein, Best Friend
Last night went rather well.
I noticed that not only do I not black out anymore, but I am able to think about how I do or say things without losing the jokes. It’s a really cool feeling guys.
Tonight I'm going to try a little move I like to...
You know, it’s that thing where I don’t bomb.
heresyourhost asked: ok... that's a bit more than "ouch". But you have your videos on youtube, I know it's possible to download in from there with some sort of technology. If you got a facebook, you have pictures on there. and bright, a clean hard drive equals free space. it seems like a bigger loss than it really is.
Would you call it ironic that I've worked at a...
That way, when the motor on the hard drive stops spinning I’ll really hate myself for losing the past 4 years worth of data. I just lost all of my pictures, music and videos. All of my stand up related videos from the past 6 months of doing this?Gone except for what’s on Youtube. This is how my day is going. I just want to cry.
Not comedy related.
My laptop is throwing an “internal hard disk not found” error when booting Windows. My little heart is breaking. But lucky for me I work at a computer management firm. Boom.
I love going to the laundromat; it gives me...
The show at The Grog? SUCCESS.
PS: Nathan is officially my boyfriend.
whatupjamal asked: What does your jokewriting process look like?
My First Bombing Experience - A Tragedy by Lauren...
(“Read More” break is a no go - I don’t mean to annoy anyone with the bloggy text entry.) It was Wednesday night. Like any other Wednesday night I was en route to the Shaskeen in Manchester to tell a few jokes to some lovely people. I had written two new ones and was planning on giving them a go. The twist was, I wrote them while driving and never ended up writing them down....
No comedian would ever give you advice if they didn’t think you were...– Nathan Burke, Comedian
Comedy Connection performance in Portland, ME?...
I would appreciate any of the following upon your review: Critiques Complaints Compiments Hate mail I really wish I could tell you how lucky I feel to have this community. It’s a great thing.
I performed in a booked show at a well known and...
Booked show at a comedy club not an open mic at a bar. It was great. I will get into the wonderful nitty gritty bloggy type stuff later. I just had to tell you guys. (And the video will be up for your review tonight!)
I am so looking forward to relaxing after my 16...
Well ladies and gents, I experienced my first...
I am okay though. I decided to go up and try new material without my notes. So I bombed because I forgot my jokes not because they weren’t good. That’s comforting. Details to follow!
There isn't better feeling in my everyday than...
Trying out a few new jokes tonight.
You need to have the biggest dick in the room. Every time I get up there, no one...– Shawn Aparo, Comedian He really is good with stand up advice.