I’m very excited that Giulia Rozzi and Margot Leitman think I’m interesting enough to perform next Thursday at www.ucbtheatre.com for their series www.strippedstories.com. I will be talking about my appearance on The Ricki Lake Show years ago that almost spurned a lawsuit. That is all I can say about it. If you want to know the whole story you must come listen to it. Get your tickets NOW because the show sells out. Tell your friends, have them tell their friends, etc…
I’m kind of nervous about the whole thing. Maybe if I take off my top during the show I’ll feel more comfortable.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I studied improv at the famed “Groundlings”. There was another stripper in the class. I was “in the closet” at the time and I remember when she told some girls in the class that she stripped everyone was extremely supportive.
“Oh that’s so empowering….I have a lot of respect for what you do.”
“Wow that’s awesome! Can you do pole tricks?”
I felt like a dumbass and didn’t want to be like, “Hey! I’m a stripper too!” But after the class I told her that I was and she was totally cool about it. Anyways…the point of this story was that we both agreed that we were more comfortable topless onstage dancing, than performing improv fully dressed.
In order to pass the class (which I did not) This girl and I agreed that if we had to, we’d make out during a scene if the opportunity presented itself in order to win over the male teaching the class. Needless to say, we chickened out and never went through with it. We both failed the class.