Friday, September 26, 2008
Live from New York...it's Caffeine Court!
I had big dreams as a kid. I didn't think about a logical career choice, like being a nurse, or a teacher. I had to think UNATTAINABLE!!
I've always loved comedy. I devoured Mad Magazines and covered my bedroom doors in Wacky Pack stickers. Every Sunday night I listed to "Dr. Demento's Comedy Hour" on the radio.
At night I watched "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Laugh In."
But my favorite show by far, was Saturday Night Live, and I totally pictured myself writing for it and sitting at the desk anchoring "Weekend Update." My childhood dream was to hear Dan Ackroyd say to me "Jill you ignorant slut!"
I curse Tina Fey. "Damn you Tina! You stole my job!"
I even went so far as to move to New York and perform comedy and improv at dive clubs all over the city.
When I hit 30 I put an end to it. It was like the day I quit smoking. I just got sick of it, and threw it away. I got a normal job, got married and had a baby.
Those days in the comedy world were tons of fun. The closest I got to SNL was sitting in the audience. Which is okay with me.
Footnote: A lady who lives in my town WAS on SNL. She was on at the same time that Phil Hartman and Chris Farley were on it. I love her. She is absolutely hilarious. Her son played soccer with my daughter. I'm so bummed my daughter quit soccer, because I don't see her anymore! I wanted to be her best friend. Another dream of mine that never came true. :)