New Year’s Resolution: Make 'Em Laugh

2014 New Year's Resolution

Friday, February 07, 2014

As a young adult, Julie Bayley was inspired by Whoopi Goldberg to try stand-up comedy. Julie loved performing late night sets, but found herself limited by “a really horrific habit: I had to eat three times a day.” Instead, she parlayed some of those skills into a career as a marketer.

Thirty years later, Julie’s creative resolution for 2014 is to get back onstage and perform a 5-10-minute stand-up set. “I think it’s my midlife crisis,” she tells Kurt Andersen. “I can’t afford a Porsche, I’m not going to grow a ponytail, so this is the next best thing." She admits that the challenge of making strangers laugh feels scarier this time around, but “I like the kind of fear that I’m feeling.”

Task #1: Write a joke a day.

 

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    Music Playlist
  1. New Year's Resolution
    Artist: The Therapy Sisters
    Album: Codependent Christmas
    Label: Clinical Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Stand Up
    Artist: Ludacris
    Album: Chicken N Beer
    Label: Def Jam
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Guests:

Julie Bayley

Produced by:

Jenny Lawton

Comments [1]

kat from Santa Monica

Julie Bayley is the bomb!!!!!!!!

Feb. 18 2014 08:35 PM

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