NYC IS THE ONLY PLACE TO DO COMEDY, GENTRIFICATION IS OK & USING A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR THE FIRST TIME…
THE ROVING MIC BY HAYDEN QUINN
Ashlynn is a standup, sketch writer, podcast host, the host of the “Hump Day” comedy show at Coogans on Wednesday night, 9pm; “no cover, no minimum, it’s free!”. Plus, she is the ultimate tour guide if your looking for the best breakfast in town.
Dive in as we chat about growing up in NYC, being weirded out by small towns and hustling through the world of comedy and standup..
As always, watch the BTS Video here...
Ashlynn’s 5 things for young comedians giving it a crack!
Produce and host your own show - “find a place that lets you produce your own comedy shot, produce it right, host it right, get some good comics…”
Be true - “always be you, wether its weird….no one came to see them, they came to see you…always speak your truth…”
Write everyday - “even if it’s not gold.”
Be confident - “confidence is half of the battle..”
Don’t get yourself stuck with some white side kick (meaning Chris haha)
BEHIND THE SCENES
We took a look inside Ashlynn’s “money bag”, this is what was in it:
Pop out umbrella - “you never know when it’s going to rain.”
Pen - “I have three pens”
Altoids - “…it’s ecstacy”
Bottle opener & wine key
Used, stolen fork (with a hair and a seed)
Humpday Flyer - “that Chris printed for little ants” (Chris: “they’re wallet sized”)
Cheque Book - ‘I can’t venmo my landlord” (NOTE: The US is so behind in the personal banking space! Why are you still using cheque books!!!)