#3 in the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest!

#3 in the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest!

In what Screencraft called "perhaps the most extended deliberations in ScreenCraft’s history," the judges selected my comedy screenplay "Maxed" as the #3 best comedy script in their 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest. I'm thrilled and honored to be recognized in such a large and distinguished field, and I've never been happier about shouting "I'm #3! I'm #3!"

What's "Maxed" about? When the son of an ex-hacker-turned-corporate-drone gets kidnapped, the unlikely hero must implant an experimental (and evil?) programming chip to get his boy back. It's a quirky take on that action/kidnapping/vigilante-style genre, which I love AND love to mess with.

Big thanks to all the judges in the contest!

Winner of FunnyorDie's "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Showcase!

Winner of FunnyorDie's "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Showcase!

As part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, FunnyorDie.com selected ten short comedy films as finalists in the "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Competition and Showcase. I'm thrilled to announce that my short film "Open House" was selected as the winning short comedy film!

It was a great evening at LAFF, with some hilarious stand-ups and the screening of a few of the other amazingly hilarious finalist short films. A big thanks to everyone at FunnyorDie.com and the "Make 'Em LAFF" selection committee!

Appearing on IFC's "Documentary Now!" with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader

Appearing on IFC's "Documentary Now!" with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader

Look for me in the clever new docu-parody series "Documentary Now!" on IFC, starting August 20. Created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers (and directed by the brilliant team of Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono), the comedy takes on a different style of documentary in each episode. Dame Helen Mirren is the "host" of the series!

I'll be appearing in the episode "Under 45 Seconds," playing Marjorie Yoder. I'm not sure of the episode's exact air date yet, but there are only 6 episodes in the whole series, and each one is going to be amazing, so don't miss any of them!

Performing in "A Little New Music" on Wednesday June 3!

I'm looking forward to singing Brian Woodbury's hilarious song "People Person" at the acclaimed L.A. musical theater series "A Little New Music" on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets available here (they sell out quickly).

Hosted by Tony-winner Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett, "A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is a fast-paced hour of the best new or unheard musical theater songs out there. Whether it’s a recent premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, our mission is to entertain with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse." And who doesn't want their finger on the pulse? I mean, where else should that finger be?

It all takes place at Rockwell Table & Stage (1714 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027, in Los Feliz). It even has its own theme song!  Should be a fun night, please join us!

2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest Quarter-Finalist

One of my comedy feature screenplays, "Maxed," is a quarter-finalist in the 2015 Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Contest!

What's "Maxed" about? When the son of an ex-hacker-turned-corporate-drone gets kidnapped, the unlikely hero must implant an experimental (and evil?) programming chip to get his boy back. (I've always thought those kidnapped-kid/action films were perfectly set up for an oddball comedic take, so I took it.)

Thanks to the folks at Screencraft!

Winner "Best of Fest" at Boston's 2015 Women In Comedy Festival Film Night!!

Winner "Best of Fest" at Boston's 2015 Women In Comedy Festival Film Night!!

So excited and honored that my short film "Open House" was selected as the Best Comedy in the 2015 Women in Comedy Festival Film Night! Films were screened and awards distributed at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge on April 22, at the first Film Night of the 7th Annual WICF.

Bringing together women and men from all walks of comedy: improv, sketch, stand up, musical comedy, and storytelling stand up, WICF provides Boston comedy audiences a chance to see both local and nationally known comedians, and this year, the festival opened with live performances from Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch, and Cristela.

A huge thank you to everyone involved with the festival, and congratulations to all the other films selected. Click here to view "Open House" on Funnyordie.com!

"Holding" Selected as Semifinalist in O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

My newest play, "Holding," has been selected as a Semifinalist in the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the American theater. The O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and 2,500 emerging artists. Scores of projects developed at the O’Neill have gone on to full production at other theaters around the world, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and major regional theaters.

In "Holding," three worldviews collide when a wealthy American woman finds herself detained with an Egyptian traveler, questioned by a small-town sergeant in a police holding room in Ireland.

Winner of the Funny Women LA Festival Video Shorts Competition!

Proud to announce that my short film "Open House" was selected Best Video Short in the 1st Annual Cake Batter's Funny Women LA Festival at iOWest this past weekend! Our film will be featured on Jill Soloway’s (creator, writer and director of Amazon’s hit series Transparent) WIFEY.TV web site and she will review it, too. "Open House" will also be featured on the iOWest Web site front page and iOWest Youtube channel. 

A big thanks to our cast and crew Carrie Barrett, Herbert Russell, Marisha Mukerjee, Lauren Bennett, and Jason Serrone. And another big bucket of gratitude for everyone involved with the Funny Women LA Festival and iOWest!

Iron Bowl Book Signing on The Quad!

Please stop by the SUPe Store Tent on the University of Alabama Quad between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Iron Bowl day, Saturday Nov. 29. The tent is located near Denny Chimes. I"ll be signing copies of my book, "When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn," which are available for sale there, as well as The Auburn University Bookstore, Amazon.com, and Little Professor Book Center and The Dande Lion in Birmingham.

Look forward to meeting you then!

On HBO's The Comeback" November 16!

Look for me (in a brown wig!) as The Tourist in Lisa Kudrow's "The Comeback" on HBO! It should be in episode 2, which airs on Sunday November 16.

In the Snickers ad with Johnny Manziel!

Look for me in the front row of Johnny Manziel's aerobics class in the Snickers "Johnny Jamboogie" commercial. Teal leotard, dark blue horizontal striped leggings with black belt and matching headband, thank you very much. My backside gets a lot of air time in this one, folks. YOU'RE WELCOME.

If you don't catch it on TV, check it out on the Snickers Channel on YouTube. Yup, Snickers has their own YouTube channel. Because it Satisfies(tm)!

"Open House" is now online!

My short comedy film, "Open House," is now viewable on FunnyorDie.com! Check out this two-minute sketch and click "Funny" if you like it. (If you didn't, that's cool, but I'll expect an 10,000 word essay about why it wasn't to your taste. No pressure.)

"Open House" is now an Official Selection in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival AND the L.A. Comedy Fest!

"Open House" is now an Official Selection in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival AND the L.A. Comedy Fest!

I'm thrilled to announce that "Open House," a short comedy film I wrote, has just been selected as part of the 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival! The festival is May 15-18 at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. Tickets are available now and we hope to see you there.

We were also excited to be included in the Los Angeles Comedy Festival this past April, in Hollywood's Let Live Theater. We were so impressed with the quality of films, and had a blast meeting new people.

"Open House" is directed by Marisha Mukerjee, and stars the brilliant and hilarious Carrie Barrett and Herbert Russell (in addition to myself, ahem!). The short film is a twisted look at what happens when a house-hunting couple and a real estate agent have a truthful conversation (listening not required). 

Scandalous!

I'm thrilled to report I'll be appearing in the season finale of "Scandal!" Can't reveal a thing about it, but we shot it this week and it was a wonderful day on set.

Co-Starring on "The Middle!"

Happy to report I'll be co-starring on ABC's sitcom "The Middle." What a fun day of shooting!

Comcast Office Lady!

You might catch me in a Comcast TV spot, as the stern office lady leading a meeting in a conference room. I'm the one that doesn't have my head shaved. Yup.

Get Your Copy of "When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn" Today!

With Auburn playing for The BCS National Championship, and Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, make sure you have your copy of the hilarious book When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn!

It's the perfect antidote to game day anxiety. This spoof of a children's book provides hilarious perspective, regardless of which side of the house you live in.

Get your copy of this fun book today and see why Winston Groom (author of "Forrest Gump") calls it "delightful!"

Available at:
Little Professor Book Center (Homewood, AL)
Campus Bookstores at Auburn and Tuscaloosa
Amazon.com
and various gift stores around the state of Alabama

Roll Eagle and War Tide!

Mark Your Calendars, Birmingham!

Watch for me on Birmingham's NBC 13 show "Daytime Alabama" on Tuesday, October 22nd, promoting my book! The show airs at 11:30am Central time.
Later, I'll post the link to the segment online for those who missed it. Stay tuned....

On Birmingham's "Talk of Alabama" LIVE!

I'll be appearing LIVE on Birmingham's morning show, "Talk of Alabama" (ABC 33/40) on Friday September 20 at 9:00 a.m. Watch for me in the first half-hour -- I'll be the chatty redhead going on about my book When Mommy Loves Bama and Daddy Loves Auburn,, which is now available at Little Professor Book Center in Homewood as well as on Amazon.

Game-Day Book-Signing at The U of A Campus Bookstore!

REVISED:
I'll be doing a book signing in Tuscaloosa, AL at The SUPe Store (Campus Bookstore in Ferguson Center) on Saturday, September 21, 12:30 p.m. until 3:00p.m. The address is 751 Campus Drive West, Ferguson Center, Tuscaloosa AL, 35487. Books will be available on site. See you then!!