Today, Fraüd had a photoshoot at Target in Queens. Emily Hoffman took the best picture of all time. Then, we took Emily out to celebrate her birthday at Red Lobster.
I think today was one of the best days of my whole life.
It’s 12:30 am right now. I’m going to add this to my queue so it posts sometime around 11 tomorrow when I imagine it will be seen by my friends.
I had so much fun today with FRAÜD tonight! On top of being really funny, insightful and original sketch writers they are people who I genuinely like. They make me laugh. They make me feel good about myself. They are fun. They motivate me to be better. They are all so different and bring something unique to the table.
Jenna Marie Carey: I met Jenna soon after she moved here a few months ago. We had a few mutual friends but for some reason we immediately clicked. We became really good friends faster than I’ve ever bonded with anyone before. We wrote a bunch of sketches and made other projects together before the idea of forming a team ever crossed our minds, including a few pages of a Sabrina the Teenage Wtich Spec Script.
Claire Ayoub: I met Claire a few years ago. She was either in Improv 201 or 301 but there was already buzz about how good and funny she was. She immediately got on a Lloyd team during her first audition and has been kicking ass ever since. We took Frank Hejl’s Sketch 201 (one of the best UCB classes I have ever taken) and that was such a great reminder of what a great writer she is. Since then she’s been in other sketch shows I’ve written for and has been a very supportive shoulder when I’ve needed one.
Amanda Poryes: Amanda was also in the aforementioned Hejl 201 class. We both continued on the Highway to Hejl and took 301 (Claire Ayoub acted in that show). We figured out quickly that we work well together and also really liked each other. She was at my side watching the final episodes of Breaking Bad, helping me through the torment of pondering Jesse’s fate. She acts. She sings. She plays the ukelele. She does Judy Garland impressions. Who could ask for anything more.
Cameron McCall - Cameron and I have vaguely known each other for years but it wasn’t until FRAÜD formed that we really got to know each other. We probably took some improv classes together but at this point all of my classmates and people I saw shows with and people I met at McManus blend together. I always knew she was a good improviser but FRAÜD was the first time I got to read her writing. She is so funny! There are things she brings in that baffle me as to how it was possibly conceived. She brings in sketches that make me blush to read allowed in a Panera. She understands structure and does an amazing job at heightening game at every opportunity.
Guys, I have butterflies.
Next show: Sunday, December 15, 7 pm at the Celebration of Whimsy (21-A Clinton Street)
Emily is the kind of person who writes kind things about you on HER birthday. Love that girl’s brain and heart <3