Sarah Dooley is a musician and comedian who just released her second album of original songs called 'Is This Heartbreak?' available everywhere you get music (Spotify I Apple). Her cover of "But Not for Me" was featured in an episode of CBS's The Good Fight (which means Christine Baranski has probably heard it!!!). In the before-times, Sarah regularly performed on comedy and music shows around NYC, doing a mix of stand-up, storytelling, and music. She contributes to Reductress and her original comedy book 'Are You My Uber?' was published by Running Press.
asembl: How long have you been doing standup comedy?
SD: 3 years?? But it's kinda like dog years, you multiply it by how many drink tickets you usually receive.
asembl: What’s the best gig you ever had? The worst?
SD: Best was Cabernet Cabaret with Catherine Cohen and Henry Koperski, worst was my first show back after 4 months in quarantine...I forgot how to...um...talk.
asembl: A lot of comics have been doing outdoor gigs since the pandemic struck. If you’ve done any, how terrible has that been?
SD: I did one in Central Park that was great except that a rat kept scampering around making everyone scream and upstaging me....
asembl: Other than yourself, name a comedian that nobody knows today but you think everybody will know in two years.
SD: What a mean question! Lots of people already know Brian Bahe but he's about to blow up.
asembl: What early trauma was most influential in bringing you to stand up comedy?
SD: Winning Best Listener on my basketball team.
asembl: Which comics have influenced you the most?
SD: Weird Al.
asembl: Which of the following is the threshold at which you consider a gig to be well paid?
o Having to pay to perform.
o Not getting anything.
o Few free drinks.
o Any money at all.
o $20 or more.
SD: $20 or more.
asembl: How has the pandemic impacted you creatively? Are you writing more, less or the same now?
SD: I'm writing more because...I...don't...have a job...They say do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life :((((
asembl: How have you adjusted to Zoom therapy / AA / etc.?
SD: Poorly! Unless you count me catching my therapist fixing her hair instead of listening to me "doing the work."
asembl: Best puppet based sitcom: Alf or Unhappily Ever After?
SD: Wait I just found out that Drew Carey isn't a puppet.
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