Some of you only know me as a Young Adult author, so you don’t know my roots as a comedy improviser. Others reading this are old friends and colleagues – you guys will remember that out of college I joined an improv group and then began creating my own comedy characters and bits. I wrote several comedy plays – and it was after Lorne Michaels came to see my one-woman-show, Smorgasbourne, that I was cast in the SNL movie, Superstar, wayyy back in 1998!
I set aside my acting because I found that when my kids came along, I needed work I could do at home. Writing novels was the perfect fit for me – it provided me with solitude and a deeply creative experience – and I could still be there to pick up the kids from school.
As my kids have gotten older I found myself missing the electric connection of being on set, of collaborating with other actors, most of all – the incomparable high that comes from making people laugh.
So it’s with great joy that I undertake this new project. Am I nervous? Folks, I’m terrified! But it’s how I want to feel – I’m excited and I’m amped up and I can’t wait to get to work and see if I can bring into the world the project that is living so fully in my imagination.
Thanks for reading this long post! I’m excited, as you can tell, and I feel thankful to be able to share this moment with you.
I’m looking forward to sharing something delightful with you and making you laugh!