Ten Questions w/ Audrey Mora

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Audrey Mora is a writer, and stand-up comedian; she has been writing and producing comedy for the past 4 years, and she has been performing since she was 8 years old. She’s been featured in New York Times, wrote an article for Teen Vogue, published a book with Poets & Writers and NYC Council Arts. Audrey’s comedy focuses on her journey from Aguascalientes Mexico, where she was the youngest of 8 kids, to America.

She's on our show tonight with Lindsay Adams & Lee Lan. Join here: https://asemblco.com/event/9145

We caught up with him to ask a few ridiculous questions.

asembl: How long have you been doing standup comedy?

AM: Four years.

asembl: What’s the best gig you ever had? The worst? 

AM: Apollo theater amateur night, I didn't win but it was cool to be there. I don't talk about the worst, it is experience.

asembl: A lot of comics have been doing outdoor gigs since the pandemic struck. If you’ve done any, how terrible has that been?

AM: The open mic came back to be that open mics. The shows at the beginning were so good, now I’m struggling again to get a real audience to come.

asembl: Other than yourself, name a comedian that nobody knows today but you think everybody will know in two years. 

AM:

Guys: Matt Friend, Charles McBee

Ladies: Espi Rivadeneira, Leonarda Jonie

asembl: What early trauma was most influential in bringing you to stand up comedy?

AM: All my life is a trauma, but also with good memories.  I will say I had a speech problem when I was little. I went to a place call CAPED over there I received speech therapy.

asembl: Which comics have influenced you the most? 

AM: Lily Tomlin, Ali Wong, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Robin Williams

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.

AM: The comedy scene is always complicated, and we know the first years we need to perform for free to build a reputation and followers. But I believe that at certain points, if I make you earn money and people actually come to see me, I deserve to get paid.

But look I love comedy so much that I don't argue, I know that one day everything will be back to me. I’m just enjoying the process of learning and growing in this business.

asembl: How has the pandemic impacted you creatively? Are you writing more, less or the same now? 

AM: Most of the same, I have been writing more in spanish. I’m turning into an expert in broadcasting.

asembl: How have you adjusted to Zoom therapy / AA / etc.? 

AM: No, I do need people around me. 

asembl: Best puppet based sitcom: Alf or Unhappily Ever After? 

AM: Alf, I don't remember seeing Mr. Floppy on the tv in Mexico, I knew about it when I came to the United States.

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