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Dating

Rebecca Blanton

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Post by Auntie Vice

 

I have had conversations with a half-dozen female comics about dating. Universally, we all worry about the perceptions of our dating lives by other comics. None of us want to be seen as sleeping our way up the ladder. Additionally, we all tend to like comics, so there is a conundrum.

Okay, other comics, you may joke about not being able to get laid, not being able to find dates, and other such things on stage. The thing is, there are a bunch of female comics who kind of dig on you, but the whole “don’t shit where you eat” thing tends to apply. Comedy is work. Clubs and gigs are our office. You are our co-workers. But, we still like you.

In chatting with a bunch of women comics, we tend to be pretty typical women in that, if you can make us laugh, we tend to think you are sexy. Its the way my ex-wife won me over. It was not her five foot tall, 300 pound self that drove me wild. She was super smart (99 percentile on the language portion of the GRE) and she was super funny. I loved her for that. Most female comics I speak with are the same. For some reason, really funny people set off our attraction button.

The other part of it is that other comics kind of get our life styles. They understand that we need to be out four, five or six nights a week in bars and clubs honing our craft and trying to book gigs. They get that we will be on the road for a portion of the year. They get that this is our job and not just a reason to do shots and hang out with other people. That makes other comics attractive to date.

However, comedy is still largely male-dominated. There is still a perception that female comics are more “niche” or not as funny as the guys. It means that guys tend to be able to book gigs more easily and will have more mentors and more people to work with. I also haven’t run into male comics who worry that sleeping around will tank their image.

In fact, male comics who sleep around can work it into their act and their public image and it is seen as funny. When I was at the Mike E. Winfield roast this year, Mike was introducing Lance Woods. He said Lance had slept with so many big white women that he would have to change his name to Ngaio Belum. Funny as shit and neither Lance of Ngaio have to worry about being seen as sleeping their way to the top.

Female comics don’t have the same latitude for the most part. There is a perception that we will use our sexuality as a way to gain favors and work our way up.

Its something I struggle with on several levels. I work in the fact that I have been a slut (a word I aptly apply to myself without hesitation) into much of my act. I talk a lot about dating and sex on stage. I have had a super slutty phase and it does provide me with a lot of material. However, I do worry that this will mean people automatically assume I use my sexuality to boost my career.

I flirt. I like to flirt. I find several comics attractive. But… I seriously hesitate about every dating one because I don’t want word to get out and then people think I am sleeping my way up. Since I am on the bottom of the career ladder, pretty much any comic would be a rung up, so….

Every female comic will deal with this issue differently. Just know, if you are trying to date a female comic, this is something we all worry about and spend a fair amount of time thinking about. I want to be successful because I am funny and can turn out an audience, not because I fucked the headliner.

 

Creation

Rebecca Blanton

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Post by Auntie Vice

 

One thing I love about most comics I talk too is their burning desire and need to do stand-up. Almost unanimously, comics say that there is this desire to be on stage and make people laugh. Some are lucky and pursue comedy early in life, others do it much later. There is something that seems to drive people, push them to get up on stage, say their piece, risk bombing and embarrassment, all to get some sort of personal pay-off (because, let’s admit it, this job pays shitty for a long time).

I am different, I think, than most comics in that I didn’t have a burning desire to be on stage or to make people laugh. For me, I just want to create. I write, I do performance art for burlesque troupes, I shoot films, I research stuff, I do web design… lots of things. My thing is just bringing something into being that wasn’t there before.

While I am not deeply attached to most of my creations (I do not refer to them as my children) I do have to bring them into the world in a form somewhat close to my vision. I happily take critiques and am always looking to refine crafts, but ultimately, it is my creation and needs my signature on it.

I used to channel this creative need into constructing college courses, writing academic and policy works, or helping craft legislative agendas. The thing with all of these options, however, is that they have to be palatable for mass consumption. Much of my policy writing had to be at least partially neutered in order for it to be acceptable. Legislation could’t offend any donor groups or major voting blocks.

Over time, I saw project after project have the substance removed in order to make it work for a political purpose. I was not allowed to say in writing or legislative testimony, “What you have now is crap. The vast majority of evidence shows the state needs to do X. If you don’t, XXX Californians will die this year from your crap-ass decision.” Instead, I had to couch everything in terms of “Well, some researchers believe that this would be the best route for policy. However, there are those who would disagree. If we pursue the first route, there might be costs – both financial and otherwise – to the State, so those have to be balanced out against other factors.”

Watching this happen is like watching your creation come into the world, then have its limbs severed and eyes pulled out, held up to the world and presented as something grand. My body literally could no longer bear this. It failed – massively. I became so ill I had to stop driving, I could barely leave the house, I was in incredible pain, and my lungs started to fill up with unknown masses. So I left the job. Over 100 tests and procedures later, doctors could not identify the ailment. I was told everything looked normal, except I had lung masses, debilitating pain, and was loosing the ability to speak. [Look, I like being original, but I do not need a disease named after me.]

Three months after I left the job, everything started to clear. Masses are gone, many of the other symptoms are gone, pain still comes and goes along with a few other things, but I am largely better.

I say this because for all of the comics struggling to make it, for all of those who have the need to create humor, you have to do it. If there is something in you trying to get out, you can only deny it so long. You can only put it in the corner and tell it, “Next week, next month, next year…” before it festers, rots and will take over your spirit if not your actual body. So, no matter if you are tired, if you have had a shitty month, if you have kids, or dogs or other obligations, find a way to create.

Take mine as a cautionary tale. Be authentic. Birth your creations so they are beautiful to you. Because Langston Hughes was right. “What happens to a dream deferred…” it “festers and stinks like rotten meat.”