Hol to the ler! Today is Thursday, which means another epi of the Blaria Podcast is hurr! Whoo! I’m catching up with Nore Davis who I haven’t seen in person since he became a father. Whoo! It was nice to see him and meet his infant daughter for the first time. Warning: there will be a lot of ooh’ing and aww’ing during this epi as she’s cute and it’s distracting. Anyway, check out my convo with Nore after the jump!
Hey, y’all, I’m hella tired, so I’m going to keep this super brief because I’m reserving all my energy so I can stay up and watch Scandal, which returns tonight after a two week hiatus. I need Kerry Washington in my life! Anyhoo, hope you guys are having a fantastic Thursday and if you’re not, then today’s episode of the Blaria Podcast ought to cheer you up. I sat down with comedian Naomi Ekperigin and chatted about comedy and our lives and things got a little real when she revealed that she was not my biggest fan initially. Oh, shit!! It gets juicy. It gets funny, so check out our convo after the jump!
Hol to the ler, #TeamBlaria! Got another epi of the Blaria Podcast here for ya! I’m chatting with a comic I’ve known for most of my stand up career. But before we get into that, I just wanted to remind you guys that Scandal will not be on tonight, so there won’t be a new Blaria Watches… up on the vlog tomorrow. Fear not! The show is returning on Jan. 31st, so you’ll get a new recap next Friday. Anyhoo, back to the matter at hand. Adam and I met up on Tuesday to hang out and talk about a bunch of crapola that I hope y’all will find amusing, so check out the podcast after the jump!
Sup, sup, #TeamBlaria? Blaria Podcast is hurr, y’all! Real quick before we begin, I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone who checked out the premiere video on the BlariaVlog last Friday. Blaria Watches… will be back with another recap of Scandal tomorrow morning, so peep it! Okay, now onto today’s guest, Mr. Christian Polanco. He and I had a great time chatting and I think y’all will enjoy it, so check out our convo after the jump!
No, this is not what Whoopi Goldberg’s character Oda Mae Brown from Ghost would ask Taylor Swift if Oda Mae existed, but rather this is what my reaction was to reading Jezebel‘s ludicrious.edu/universitylife article entitled Here’s to the LOLs: The Perils of Dating and Dumping Comedians*** by Anna Breslaw. In short, this article breaks down to, “Dating comics suck! So fuck them, but don’t say, ‘fuck you!’ to me or my friends because we keep fucking them.”
like you just heard the wind down music in a game of musical chairs because this article is littered with gross generalizations about dating comics and I can’t handle it. Well, the generalizations are about male comics because there’s nary a mention of female comics. To be fair, Breslaw does step out of her myopic presentation of stand up comedians for a hot minute to convey the following: “In the last few years some holes have been punched in the male-dominated comedy world and women have joined the critical conversation,” The last few years? What about Phyllis Diller (RIP), Moms Mabley (RIP part deux), Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Elayne Boosler, Carol Leifer etc? Unlike Breslaw’s sentence would have people believe, female comics were in the convo before Melissa McCarthy took a shit in a sink in the movie Bridesmaids:So Anna: DO. YOUR. RESEARCH. And have a general and informed knowledge about stand up comedy before you write an article about it. K? Thx. Bai.
Except I’m not leaving because I have more to say outside of feeling slighted by the blink and you missed mention of female comics.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries. Dennis Rodman & Carmen Electra. Jennifer Lopez & Chris Judd. What do these former couples/publicity stunts have in common? They all used the gift receipt on their relationships to trade in for a different peen or poon of equal or lesser value after less than one year of being together. And it’s not just celebs. It seems like everywhere we turn, relationships are ending as quickly as they began. Sure, plenty of times, those two people probably didn’t belong together, but a lot of times, relationships don’t have to end or be as difficult as they are if people only knew certain things. So on the eve of celebrating my one year anniversary/X-mas with mah boo, I’d thought I share some Blaria-fied tips on how my boo and I have managed not to send each other to the left (well, technically, one of us would have to go stage left; otherwise, we’d be going in the same direction, but you get the point).
DO: Fart around him once, but no more than thrice, to normalize things. Look, farting around your man is like using sick days at work. You only get a certain amount and you need to use them wisely like for a mental health day or if you’re too hungover from last night’s shenanigans. The same holds true with breaking wind. You got your “I’m not perfect; can I just live” fart when you’ve had a stressful week at work and you emotionally ate that spicy meatball sub, knowing that your body can’t handle it, the “tee-hee, that was a surprise” fart, and the “tooting like a jazz solo on the HBO show Treme because I’m sick and can’t control my bodily functions” fart. In all three instances, you’re showing your boo that you’re comfortable with yourself and not high maintenanced. He will appreciate that you’re okay with being your real self around him. But be sure not to get too comfortable with it. Like don’t maintain eye contact with your boo as you toot out your butt:
And take a sip of your orange juice like, “Yeah, there’s more where that come from. Don’t wake me up at 8am on a Saturday to make your ass some home fries.” No revenge farts allowed, y’all! There can be no evidence that you are enjoying the fart. Like you still gotta do the “oopsie” face and shit:
And let him know that you’re not going to pop on off whenever you feel good and ready.
Happy Thursday, y’all! Hope you’ve had a good week. I know I’m a tad late with this, but I just wanted to take a second to say thank you so much for supporting this blog since day one. A little over a week and half ago, we surpassed the 50,000 total views mark on Blaria and #TeamBlaria is getting stronger and stronger by the day all cuz of you. Aww. So I’m going to keep doing my best to keep bring the funny and I hope you keep reading and laughing. Alrighty, onto the matter at hand. Today’s guest is the lovely and talented Franchesca Ramsey, who is really rising up the ranks in the comedy scene. So peep our convo after the jump!
Hey #TeamBlaria!! Sup, sup? We’re inching towards Thanksgiving and awkward family dinners! Hooray! But before we get there, take it easy and check out my latest epi of the Blaria Podcast with guest and comedian, Mark Normand. More after the jump!
Y’all, after a two week hiatus, the Blaria Podcast is back. Whoo-hoo! I hope everyone is okay following Hurricane Sandy! And if you’re anything like me, you prepared for the hurricane by doing the following:
Seriously, only during a hurricane do I constantly think about food and want to eat all my provisions in the first couple of days. But all kidding aside, I hope #TeamBlaria has survived the worst and if you are in a good position like myself (no power loss, plenty of heat and water), please donate to Red Cross. People will need your help. Now onto the matter at hand…
#TeamBlaria!! Hope everyone checked out the very first Presidential debate last night. I’m going to quickly summarize how my boyfriend and I felt when watching Romney out perform President Obama. On the outside we were like:
But on the inside:
In short, President Obama did not bring it last night and looked rusty and not interested in being there. Here’s hoping the next debate on the 16th goes better! Anyway, let’s get to the matter at hand: the Blaria Podcast.
I’m super excited about today’s guest, Ali Wong. We’re old comedy buddies and we get right into it as we discuss my interracial relationship, dating in general, comedians, going blue, and her exciting year last year in which she appeared on The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, the Oliver Stone movie Savages, and Are You There, Chelsea. Currently, when Ali isn’t touring, she’s a regular on Chelsea Lately. You can see her on CL tonight on E! at 11pm. But first, listen to our interview.