Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Once the dog stops howling I notice the ants. They’re climbing up my legs, across my stomach and into the styrofoam container holding my burrito. I would later inadvertently transport at least a dozen of the busy creatures into my apartment. But in that moment, reclining on a hill of brown, scratchy grass, the sun trust-falling slowly backwards into the arms of the far side of earth as Aaron Read and I pour various hot sauces onto our dinners—I don’t mind.

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Interview: Jane Stanton

Interview: Jane Stanton

“Her voice, and her perspective, have served her well. From humble beginnings – her first time doing stand up was a response to a ‘do something that scares you’ challenge – to today, on the cusp of finalizing her first comedy album, she has always worked to remain true to herself. Though, while a common misconception about comedians, it doesn’t mean that she’s exactly how she appears on stage, in her everyday life.”

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Review: Hari Kondabolu at JFL NorthWest

Review: Hari Kondabolu at JFL NorthWest

With a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, Hari Kondabolu clearly had his options open as a young adult; it would be interesting to know what compelled him to choose stand-up comedy over academia. I like to think that he looked at the employment forecasts for both, saw that they were equally dim, and chose the career that would allow him to put his face on a T-shirt.

 

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