In 2006, ComedySportz San Jose hosted the ComedySportz World Championship for their first time. Kramer and the team had just relocated to Camera 3 Cinemas in Downtown San Jose, a place the team would call home for going on 10 years now. For me, … Read more
I consider myself an assertive and direct person.
So you can imagine how shocking it is to discover something like this about yourself — in the moment, and postmortem.
I’m writing about this now because I know many women and men — all considered peers, mentors and/or mentees — that also consider themselves assertive and direct. … Read more
Every Tuesday night is all company practice night for the CSz San Jose team – it’s our weekly 2-hour meet to work on improv skills, concepts, and hone our craft. It’s been that way for as long as I’ve been with the team and much, much longer before that. Tuesdays have been, for the most part, off limits for 13+ years for me now.
Last night just happened to be a last practice for one of our players, Danraj. Every week, after practice is over, maybe a few folks will linger – typically only for a quick collaboration about side projects, because it’s late and families are waiting, responsibilities are hovering, and bedtimes are approaching.
As we broke for the evening, I realized the buzz in the room wasn’t just louder than usual – it was deafening. It was well after quittin’ time for this group, and there was a hum in the air – talking, laughing, catching up, hugs. … Read more
I’m in an odd phase where barely anything in my closet fits right now because of post-abdominal surgery bloat combined with the consequential decrease in my usual amount of physical activity and training. I went from 4 days of lifting and 4 days of HIIT, to a few slow walks per day, if i felt up for it.