Earlier this week, I was feeling a bit down. So I decided to do more of what makes me happy. And I’ve decided I’m happiest when I’m having a pee-my-pants-I’m-laughing-so-hard conversation with friends. But my friends, just like me, are busy with their own jobs, families, and lives. So when I can’t get together with them (“in real life” or over Skype), I rely on the second best thing: professional comediennes.
I thought I would share some of my favorite funny girls who always help me get out of my head when I’m in a funk.
Anna Faris – You might recognize her from her role in Scream. Anna Faris has a podcast called Unqualified where she brings on funny guests and gives unqualified—thus the name—advice to guests with relationship issues. I especially liked the episode with Aubrey Plaza, another funny gal who actually worked with Anna’s husband Chris Pratt on Parks & Rec.
Amy Schumer – I can’t believe it took me so long to finally get on board with Inside Amy Schumer, but the first few seasons had me doubled-over in laughter.
Jenny Slate – I first became familiar with Jenny Slate for her role as Jean-Ralphio’s sister on Parks & Rec (Amy Poehler, a funny boss herself, clearly knows what’s what when it comes to who’s funny). But she inspired me on a “I wish I was more like that on the daily” level when I listened to her being interviewed by Pete Holmes on his podcast. She’s chill, funny, and creative – I want to be friends with her.
Broad City – It took me a bit to get into this show—probably because the characters are a bit unreliable to my own life phase, but Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer crack my shit up.