“Back then I had to chug beers before my set, because I was so nervous. Now I only do that after the show”
What are you most excited about being on tour? How has it been so far?
I’m just excited to connect with strangers after only connecting with my family for the last couple years. They are sick of my jokes.
You are a standup comedian, author, and cartoonist. Tell me a little bit about how you got started with all of this.
I started as a cartoonist for my school paper and then moved on to standup. After falling into a depression (look how fun I am!) I started drawing again. Now I’ve managed to combine all of it.
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What does your standup look like?
It’s all pretty much based in reality. I’m trying to genuinely express my beef with society. A journalist once said I was “deadpan and not in a hurry” and I feel like that’s accurate.
When/where was your first standup show?
In Denver in 2008 or 2009. It’s all a blur. Back then I had to chug beers before my set, because I was so nervous. Now I only do that after the show. People evolve.
What are your thoughts going into this show on Tuesday, June 21?
Boston is one of my favorite cities to perform in. I went on my first tour in 2011 and we came through Boston. I’m pretty sure I was heckled. But still, I keep coming back. It’s the best and I’m not just saying that to sell tickets.
I’ve also been performing as “retired Larry Bird” for a decade and I’m thinking about bringing him out. Win or lose.
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Charlotte Howard is a journalism undergraduate student at Boston University. If she isn’t people-watching or listening to music, she spends her days overbooked and busy. She was a founder of The Pelham Examiner, the first independent student-run newspaper in the country and currently writes for the satire paper The Bunion, and Off the Cuff Fashion magazine. Facebook Status update: She’s gen-z but currently married to matcha.