If just a year ago you had asked me if I’d ever run a marathon, I would’ve told you absolutely not. That would be insane.Read More
It was at the same time, more than I could’ve ever imagined and yet not as otherworldly as it was hyped up to be. It was unquestionably the greatest, most incredible piece of theatre I’ve ever seen. But at the end of the day, it’s still just that, a piece of theatre.Read More
A funny gag, that’s all it was supposed to be.
I was just going to mail a manila envelope to their headquarters.
Instead of a post-it I wrote a snarky letter to go with it, as if I was proposing. Haha, how funny. Maybe I’ll tweet at them instead. You know, as a joke.Read More
On election night I sat on my couch, naively wearing my “The Future is Female” t-shirt, and watched the results pour in. My blind optimism turned to apprehension, turned to despair, and I knew the world we lived in had permanently changed. What I didn’t expect is how much that world would change me.Read More
There is a notion in the comedy community that if you aren’t commenting on current events or condemning Congress in every bit, you aren’t edgy, are soft on the issues, don’t have a point of view, or are flat out unfunny.Read More
The thing about satire is, unsurprisingly, most of it feels pretty dismal right about now. The quips about chucking paper towels at hurricane victims or twitter wars putting us on the brink of real one are witty, scathing, and pointed. But they tend to be of the “Ha ha. No, but really, what the hell.” variety.Read More
When I would tell friends I was headed to Moscow the responses ranged from, “are you going to uncover election hacking?” to “aren’t you worried about the KGB?” (For the record, no definitely not, and well, I wasn’t until you brought it up.)Read More
The other day I went into work for the first time since finals ended; My boss was asking how they went (now that I am finally done, wooo!). I responded that it was a relief to be done, but being a senior is vaguely terrifying and I’m not ready to graduate, much like I usually do when someone asks.Read More
Every time I would tell someone about how much I had on my plate, they would insist I was insane and couldn’t possibly do all those things. And every time I would defiantly proclaim that I could and that who needs sleep anyhow? And, apart from a few rough weeks here and there I’ve been right. Until now.Read More
In years past, as many often do, I made a long list of highly aspirational things I swore I was going to do come January first. (Some of the best included be a vegetarian, do yoga everyday, and sleep for 8 hours.) And like most, I gave up on the entire list by mid-march at best.Read More
I’m Allison. I’m a college student at Loyola University Chicago. I picked a major that lets me watch Netflix for homework, I’ve eaten a pint of ice cream instead of dinner on more than one occasion, and my most favorite thing in the world is making people laugh.Read More