I’m excited to be on the team making a special one-time late-night show for the amazing Jackie Kashian. You know her from Conan O’Brien, from her podcasts the Dork Forest and the Jackie and Laurie show, and from her great albums, including her latest, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story! It’s gonna be nerd-tastic and dork-arrific and a ton of fun, like any Jackie Kashian show. Get your tickets now!
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My 8 Least Favorite Things About 2020:
I carry a lot of 80’s Laura Ashley trauma. Someone referred to their own aesthetic as Gothic Cottagecore and that can’t be a thing.
The sippycup lids for Starbucks cold drinks. I also love turtles but I don’t like to drink from a ba-ba. Can’t I just send money to a gofundme for the turtles?
3. That Burrito Blanket
Thing is like a Magic Eye where everyone sees a delicious tortilla and I see a shit-stained white blanket. I can almost smell that thing, get it away from me.
4. Zoom Karaoke
Bless our little cotton socks for trying, it doesn’t work.
Growing food. I was so proud that I had grown five dollars of green onions over 6 months until I realized I had probably spent twenty dollars on water.
6. Instagram Live.
Your friend goes instagram live and you think oh what are they doin’ and it’s nothing, they’re not doing anything but they’ve seen that you’re watching and it’s a lowkey hostage situation.
7. People who make fun of my Quibi tattoo.
Look, I believed in something and it didn’t work out. I guess you’ve never made a mistake before.
Not everything needs to be tie-dyed. Give it a rest, Trent.
Maybe something else crappy happened this year, but I can’t think of it right now.
I’m on Tiktok as badinia, making comedy goth content for the very few people who want that! Here it is! Be my Tiktok friend!
My thinking was, if I put all these bastards together, I’ll feel like I’ve done something.
Just in time for Halloween, Rebecca Leib and Jason Horton invited me to share a TRUE spooky Portland story on their podcast!
I’ve been a fan of Paula Poundstone since forever, and it was an honor to be in the room with her. Did I get to finish a story, or even a thought? Maybe not. But it was awesome to see her brain work.
I got to hang out with the world’s two coolest guys on a legendary podcast! We talk about goths, Smashmouth, and dino toys. Like usual!
I’m always glad to pop in on my two favorite dorks and talk about draculas, Bad Venom, Godzilla, and Halloween!
I terrify the hilarious and knowledgeable Jackie Kashian with my return to the Dork Forest to talk all things Labyrinth!
A pair of white guys (Matt Brousseau and Kevin Anderson) invite two guests a week to chat about everything and nothing at all. In this episode, they make endless Warren Zevon jokes and I let everyone know that cannibalism is OK, and that one time I ate eggs from a chicken I know. Then, we meet a Teen Wolf who is on the verge of becoming a Woman Wolf!
My darling friend Myq Kaplan had me and Eliza Rickman on to talk about music and comedy and whatnot!
Rivers Langley had me over to talk Lyft, rat traps, and Psychic TV.
What is a concept album? Where do they come from? The answer may surprise you! Rivers Langley and Pat Reilly have me back on GftW to discuss!
Amy Miller, Steve Hernandez, and John-Michael Bond have me over to discuss witches, Plano, Mormonism, et al.
Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen have this science based podcast called Probably Science, and they let me be on it one time!
Like all the greatest supervillains, I share with a podcaster the truth that would most embarrass me.
The amazing Mike Drucker and I hash out how to be happy through self-delusion!
Me and my college roommate and her friend have a talk about the ins and outs of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy!
Bryan Cook made up this dirty, funny show where we write erotic fan fiction on the spot, and then he podcasts it so my family can be ashamed of me! Hooray!
The incredibly famous Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher from the UCB theatre!
I got to be on another episode of PYHT!
Sorry About Your Dad
International superstar and Last Comic Standing ass-kicker Amy Miller asked me over to talk about the fact that our dads are both dead! (This podcast is no longer up, Amy told me she realized that it was a huge bummer as a concept and she didn’t know why she was doing it, when the answer is that we are all nuts!)
Maximum Fun podcast Lady 2 Lady had me over to shoot the shit and for some reason talk about toilets a lot with Barbara Gray, Tess Barker, and Brandie Posey!
Cornelius Peter does a podcast called Book Me, Please about books we’ve read, and in some cases, written! I got to be on it with my friend Matt Kirshen!
Me Three, a podcast with Darci “Kittenpants” Ratliff and Lisa Beth “No Pants” Johnson
In 2009, I was on a now long-mothballed podcast called The Ugly Angels! History!
I was so excited to be on Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest in 2009, thanks to Joe Wilson!
This is a reposting of a great interview on Comedy Network Live!
Virginia Jones is an LA-based comedian, actor, and writer. She can be seen on Portlandia, CNN’s History of Comedy, and if you stay up late enough, on an Australian tap dance infomercial. She is a unique comic voice, by turns ingenious and absurd. Her comedy is keenly feminist and subtly radical. During lockdown, she created a Instagram TV series called Covid Delivery Scumbag, which has over 2000 views cross-platform. She’s glad to be one of Jackie and Laurie’s Comics of the Week. She documents her various adventures and plots on www.badinia.com
My Joke of the Day:
Most common Quarantine Activity:
I have been playing a metric ass-ton of guitar. Does that mean I am good at guitar? No. But I’m better than I was before we had to stay in the house all the time. I’ve been writing dumb letters to send to friends, making masks for people. A million little craft projects.
Favorite Quarantine show/movie:
I really loved Midnight Gospel and Space Force. I’ve been watching lots of weird British comedy on Britbox, Inside No. 9 is great capsule comedy horror from two of the guys from League of Gentlemen.
Favorite Instagram accounts:
I really love @diet_prada and their fashion snark, my friend Todd Masterson’s hilarious @gayfatfriend, and @jonwurster for rock trivia and #mynewworstfriend posts
Favorite quarantine meal & drink:
I’m enjoying refreshing homemade vodka sodas, and when Magpies softserve opened for pickup in Silverlake I called my manager to make sure he knew.
Most Questionable thing you’ve seen or heard recently..
A friend of mine called me driving home from a covid hookup, and said “I can’t wait until this goddamned pandemic is over!” and I’m all “bitch you’re not helping!”
First thing you’ll do once isolation is over…
Pet all the dogs, do all the shows, go to all the parties, and make out with strangers in the street!
Thanks for the interview, Comedy Network Live!
How do you know comedian Virginia Jones? You met her at karaoke, or at goth night, or at goth karaoke. You know her as a woman comedian. Perhaps you went on a couple dates but you didn’t like dating someone smarter than you.
Possibly you feel like you know her because you’re also into goth stuff, music, funny essays , fashion, and comedy content. Keep your eyes on www.badinia.com for articles on how to write a Tom Waits song, how to kiss girls and much, much more!