Monday, October 06, 2008

I did stand up!

And I won the contest. I'm New York's Funniest Reporter! How does it feel, you may be wondering? Well, for one thing, now I'm only going to be funny onstage. From now on when I feel the urge to make a joke I'm just going to pull a little pad out of my back pocket and jot it down with a golf pencil, or perhaps dict it into the dictaphone that I also plan to start carrying around. Yes I know dict isn't a word. And what will I do with the cravat that I plan to incorporate into my wardrobe? I'll wear it around my neck, silly. What else would I do? Also, now that I've been anointed professionally funny I will cease laughing at other people's jokes. Should someone crack a joke around me I will merely grunt as a way of acknowledging while I make sure a pained expression flashes across my face. I'll probably start crying for no reason, not just once a month but around the clock, because life has been exposed to me as a veil of tears and a sham. Speaking of shams have you guys seen the commercial for ShamWow? It's the chamois that's super duper absorbent or something? Like if you could clean with a maxi pad? Well why would you put the word "sham" in your product name? I mean really.

Also I've noticed that bits of my set are popping up on people's blogs but they're popping up with slight inaccuracies and I'm fighting the urge to email the people to correct them because really, what kind of asshole am I considering being?

I should have a tape in a week or so and once I do I'll upload!

A couple pictures? Okay then!

Here I am with my comedy mentors (each reporter was paired with professional comedian mentors) Ray Ellin and Leighann Lord.

And here's a shot from when I did Red Eye in California that I meant to post previously. This was during a commercial break.


Scott said...


Congratulations on winning the Funniest Reporter contest--that's AWESOME!!! I'm happy for you.

That really took guts, I don't think I could of done it--I have to have a least three drinks in me just to get up and sing Karaoke...and that's to somebody else's song that has already been made famous.

You rock!!

...and BTW I have seen that Sham-Wow commercial--that guy peddling it gives carnival people a bad name.

My Aim is True,


Ted from Accounting said...

wOOt! That is so fucking cool AMR! Yes, I'm proud of you...totally freakin sweet!

Also that Red Eye pic is HOT!

Grant said...

Congrats Alison! I would have loved to have seen your routine!

Toddrod said...

You won?!?!?



Joe said...

Are you kidding me?? That's FANTASTIC! Congratulations! Wow - you must be so pumped.

And the best part is you beat Ellis Henican. HA!

So come on, tell us more. Were you nervous? Did you know the set was going well? Did you think you won? Do you want to do more stand up?

Brett Jones said...

Congratulations AMR.

I wish I was in the City so I could have seen it.

Next time you're on RE I expect you beat them about the head with your new title. Interrupting New York's Funniest Reporter is no longer acceptable.

Kim F said...

Congrats, Alison!
You rock! I can't say I'm surprised that you won - you're hilare!


timdub70 said...

Congratulations, Alison! You have always shown a great sense of humor on Red Eye and this was just natural for you.

:-D Shea said...

You're kidding right?

Just kidding, so happy for you, can't wait to see the post.


ShamrockRepublic said...

Fashionably late as always. Congratulations Alison on winning! I knew you would win, either that or accept that life is full of lies and let downs. Thanks for keeping me naive and one level up from total pessimism. Indeed demand that your next appearance on Red Eye include the intro "NY's Funniest Reporter."

What's wrong with having the word "Sham" in one's name?