• THE SUBTLE ART OF APPRECIATION

    For my prayer has always been love  What did I do to deserve this? — Sufjan Stevens I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll start at the beginning. About two weeks ago, I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Australia. Why isn’t quite as important and how less ...
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP

    I am a woman in comedy. To some people, this means a couple of things: 1.) I am a woman, and 2.) I do comedy. To some people, that is it, yet the well runs so much deeper than any one of those folks could imagine. As a woman in ...
  • A NEW TAKE ON THE FRIEND ZONE

    I am a woman, a fact that escaped me (despite very clear road signs) for quite some time. Because of that, I often had a lot of male friends; I just found and continue to find men very easy to get along with and, what luck, they feel the same ...
  • GIVE UP! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!

    My earliest childhood memory is a joke I told to my sleeping father when I was three. The joke went something like this: AMY: Dad . . . psssst . . . DAD! DAD: Wha! Amy? Are you okay? Did you have a bad dream? AMY: No *cough* I don't ...
  • HOW IMPROV CHANGED MY LIFE

    I love improv. Improv has changed my life for the better, and I believe it could for you too (for just 12 small payments of 39.95!). The most common phrase I hear from non-improvisers is this: "I love watching it, but I could NEVER do it." Bullshit. You can do ...
  • Amy Shank

    Amy Shank has been told that she has "one of those names you have to say in full." Though she's a long-time Bay Area native and enthusiast, she has lived and visited various cities across the country, and various countries throughout the world. Some of her favorite times were spent ...