I’ve worked all my adult life as a comedian and storyteller. I love the creative process of changing my act from year to year. I am religious about trying out new material. My act has evolved to where it is now ‚Äì stories of truth from my life. Why would that be so funny? Well, I was born with cerebral palsy which helped shape me into the unique person I am today. It has thrown me into many interesting situation and gave me an opportunity to slow down long enough to observe life. I wouldn’t have become a comedian otherwise, but it is only a small fraction of my story. Having a disability is truly a blessing. From an angry god.
I’ve been lucky all my life. I stepped to the stage for the first time in 1989 at the age of 17. Two years later, I began touring after winning the Portland Laugh Off ‚Äì the youngest comic ever to do so. Since then, I’ve traveled all over the U.S. and love performing at all kinds of venues ‚Äì from dive bars to historic theaters. Recently I played an Elk’s lodge to an audience that looked like the cast of Cocoon. I’ve performed at the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and even played a church. I’ve appeared on radio and podcasts and have my own weekly podcast called “From the Nook” where I rant and tell ridiculous stories from my breakfast nook in Portland, Oregon. In 2011, I won the Shades of Laughs Comedy Competition ‚Äì a grueling month long tour of the Pacific Northwest. My final night, I performed right after a group of 15 year old girls lip-synching One Direction in Vancouver BC. Then, I literally crawled up on the stage and told a story about how my son cleans his room now that he has Type 1 diabetes. You just hide his insulin somewhere in his room. I love my life.
I’ve been labeled many things ‚Äì edgy, dirty, or X-rated, but I don’t think I’m any of those labels. I’m just honest. I like to say I’m uncensored. Life is uncensored so why should a comedy show be any different? Recently, I did a show at a casino where I couldn’t swear or say god’s name in vain. It was a challenge, but I did it.
What I am ‚Äì honest, curious, uncensored, funny, physical, and kind of weirdly lovable (according to my fans). What I’m not ‚Äì mediocre, bored, predictable, or coordinated.
Tell me your story and I’ll tell you one too