Laura High is from New York City, You've seen her on Lifetime, Blacklist, Dates from Hell, and commercials! She's performed all over the country, New York Comedy Festival, and headlined at Carolines on Broadway!
She's on our show on Wednesday, February 3, together with Chad Opitz & Liz Glazer.
We caught up with her to ask a few questions.
asembl: How long have you been doing standup comedy?
LH: 8 years.
asembl: What’s the best gig you ever had? The worst?
LH: The best - headlining at Carolines on Broadway.
asembl: A lot of comics have been doing outdoor gigs since the pandemic struck. If you’ve done any, how terrible has that been?
LH: Horrible, you fight with car horns.
asembl: Other than yourself, name a comedian that nobody knows today but you think everybody will know in two years.
LH: Dave Columbo.
asembl: What early trauma was most influential in bringing you to stand up comedy?
LH: My father being emotionally abusive .
asembl: Which comics have influenced you the most?
LH: Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard
asembl: Which of the following is the threshold at which you consider a gig to be well paid?
(a) Having to pay to perform.
(b) Not getting anything.
(c) Few free drinks.
(d) Any money at all.
(e) $20 or more.
LH: (e): $20.
asembl: How has the pandemic impacted you creatively? Are you writing more, less or the same now?
LH: I'm writing more for online and less for the stage.
asembl: How have you adjusted to Zoom therapy / AA / etc.?
LH: Trying but I miss live shows.
asembl: Best puppet based sitcom: Alf or Unhappily Ever After?
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