Applied Comedy

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"The more positive you can be with your players, the better they're going to play."

Doc Rivers

"How can you get on stage?"

"Aren't you scared?"

"How did you get into comedy?"

I get all kinds of questions when people find out I am a comedian, and they often center around fear or a wonder regarding how or why someone would choose to get onstage or be vulnerable in that way.

In 12+ years as a stand-up and improv comedian, I've learned a lot about communication, fear, collaboration, positivity, resilience, motivation, confidence, and, yes, humor.

Most of these are skills that can be shared and applied, and, in fact, I have often applied these skills to great success.  I've used them to help hundreds of people as a career and professional development coach.  I've used them to help me negotiate thousands of contracts.  Comedy as an applied skill is incredibly useful, and, as a learning technique, can be quite fun!

Which is why I am happy to be known as the "Applied Comedy Lady."

While some people have heard of applied improv -- the application of the skills and tools from improvisation in everyday situations -- I use applied comedy in a broader sense, because stand-up is a tool that can be used to teach a wide variety of skills, as well.

In addition to having been a stand-up comedian for over a decade, I am proud to be a member of the international Applied Improv Network, and a previous presenter at their international conference (on "applied improv in career development").  

I am committed to learning, moving forward, personal and professional development, and a playful approach to it all.  Contact me now, and let's talk about how we can combine learning and laughter!

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