SEATTLE! Look out. For Christ’s sake. I’m gonna be up there. Really soon. There’s very little you can do to avoid it, except, I guess, not show up at Chop Suey on Madison at 9. But what fun would that be? I’m traveling with the always-odd Christian Ricketts.
Behind the Story
At the risk of being an asshole, I want to tell you a story about this show.
So, with four years of comedy under my belt, I was delighted to be invited to come up to Seattle for a midweek showcase. I was also offered that I could bring another comic. Magnanimously, I reached out to Christian Ricketts, who was funny and had an eating disorder, so I found him hot.
PROK posted about the show on Facebook, and a woman in Seattle said something to the effect that she’d like to get a closer look at Ricketts.
This activated his ex-girlfriend, who lives in San Francisco, where she had publicly berated me onstage because I didn’t care for her. Honestly, that did not help. She got in a car and drove to Portland and said she wanted to come along. Christian called me and said, hey, can she ride with us.
I said no, I didn’t care for her, and I didn’t want to go from being on a buddy roadtrip to driving a couple. He could drive them, or he could just not go, and that either one was fine with me.
I don’t know what conversation transpired, but he announced dramatically that he was coming alone.
We had a fun drive, and then one of the hosts, Kevin Hyder, greeted me and I graciously introduced him to Christian. “And I understand”, Kevin said, “you brought another comic?”
No, I said, confused.
“Yeah, she called and said she was on the bill.” Amazing.
She moved to LA but hasn’t done comedy in years, so all of this energy being aggravated with her is wasted.