The 5 most fearless women in comedy today

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I’m the newest blogger for LifeStyleDaily.com! Check out my first feature, “The 5 Most Fearless Women in Comedy”:

Comedy is scary. Making an audience laugh means getting inside their heads and surprising them with aggressive, brutal honesty. It is, by no means, a ladylike endeavor. Maybe that’s why female comediennes have been running up against the old cliché that women aren’t funny since the first cavegirl stepped up on stage to deliver her set at a prehistoric open mic night.

In 2013, the old adage that comedy is a man’s game seems less relevant than ever. Slowly but surely, funny women are elbowing their way into some of the most coveted positions in the world of wit, and they all have one thing in common: they are fearless.

Read the full article on LifeStyleDaily.com

These are the people in my neighborhood: the ‘thrust it’ guy from ‘Showgirls’ is a friend and mentor

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There are plenty of people who love to shit on LA and how shallow and shitty and artless and heartless it all is.

All I can say is: “Fuck off. The ‘thrust it’ guy from ‘Showgirls’ is my friend now.”

That’s right. These are the people in MY neighborhood. Living in LA means you sometimes get to meet the person behind those insane movie personalities than embed themselves in your minds–like Patrick Bristow, the guy who screams at Nomi Malone to “THRUST IT!” while rehearsing for her opening night in Vegas. You know–Ellen‘s best gay friend on “Ellen”? When Ellen was still afraid to be gay herself? And “The Wigmaster” on “Seinfeld“?

He also happens to be, seriously, one of the greatest living improvisers in the entire world. Go take his classes at Improvatorium. He’s a genius. That’s one of the greatest things about living in Los Angeles (besides the constant temp of 72 throughout the winter and the citywide acceptance of the use of antidepressants)–you get to meet people that made you laugh before you ever met them–and then you get to find out that they’re super nice.

Check out Patrick’s fucking amazing recounting of his “Showgirls” experience here

Check out his good acting in one of the greatest bad films in movie history here:

If I haven’t convinced you, then this video should:

Gabrielle said it best. “Dreams can come truhhh”

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No biggie. Just a picture of me and a handful of the greatest improvisers in the entire world. I don’t know why I’m holding my hand like that. I think I was instinctually doing the overwhelmed hand-to-chest-OMG-I’m-so-honored-to-be-here type thing, but it looks like I’m showing off an engagement ring on the wrong hand.

From left to right: Michaela Watkins, Michael McDonald, Mitch Silpa, T.J. Miller, Liz Brown, Edi Patterson and Jeremy Rowley.

Never thought I’d end up in a picture like this in my wildest dreams. OK fine, in my WILDEST dreams but those were like–WILD. Hope my creepy dream about meeting the ghost of Conrad Bain come true next!

The best gas I’ll ever have

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This is seriously insane. I’ll be in the “Cookin’ With Gas” show at the Groundlings Theater this Thursday night, January 31, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. with a handful of the best improvisers in the world:

Charlotte Newhouse, Edi Patterson, Jeremy Rowley, Mitch Silpa and Michaela Watkins, with special guest T.J. Miller. Directed by Annie Sertich!

Buy tickets here

LA Weekly: “The Liz Brown Show exists.”

In a fortuitous mistake (for me), the LA Weekly mistakenly billed me as one of the “stars” of the Groundlings New Year’s Eve spectacular. Even better? They referred to me as “Liz Brown of The Liz Brown Show”. Even better than that? They put a picture of some seriously intense magicians in the next story, and the way it’s set up, it looks to me like they’re referring to me and Matt Cook. Thanks LA Weekly!

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Laugh it up, fuzzballs,…

It’s HERE. The sweet ass poster for the new Groundlings Sunday Company show “The Empire Strikes Sunday” designed by Matthew Buchholtz!

Check out brand new sketch comedy every Sunday at 7:30 at The Groundlings Theater! Directed by the inimitable JORDAN BLACK!!!

Buy tickets here

The Groundlings Sunday Company show is now officially "The Empire Strikes Sunday"!
The Groundlings Sunday Company show is now officially “The Empire Strikes Sunday”!

Sunday. FUN day.

I’m totally trippin’ man. This weekend is my first show as part of the new Groundlings Sunday Company.

Five years ago I was a violently depressed social worker. I could have kept going on that track for the rest of my life, but I somehow narrowly escaped a fate worse than death and am now part of the Groundlings Sunday Company? QUUUEEEE????

I’m sure everyone who gets cast in Sunday Co. is super grateful. For me, though, in addition to the awesomeness of getting to perform with really talented people on an amazing stage, I feel like this signifies the official, total end to my life as a social worker. That part of my life really, truly is completely over now.

I mean, except for the $60,000 in grad school loans I still have to pay back.

Check out my Groundlings Sunday Company bio and see the awesome new cast here

Buy tickets to “Yard Sale This Sunday” at The Groundlings here

Rock out to songs about Sunday below:

97-year-old Pamphlet Reveals Depraved Sexual Behavior of Penguins

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After nearly 100 years, London’s Natural History Museum is finally opening its doors to some classic penguin porn.

The Museum recently announced that a 97-year-old pamphlet on penguin sexual behavior that was once considered too perverse and depraved for inclusion in their archives has finally been accepted.

Read the rest on LA Weekly After Dark