But I found some with pockets, and it’s so exciting! I know it made it really uncomfortable when I realized those male comedians walked out on me because I’m a girl. Given that your dad shaved your head at your show, I’m guessing your parents must be really supportive of your career. I’m writing a poetry book that’s really pretentious, but I’m going to try to pretend like it’s not pretentious. I’ve also been doing a lot of music lately, which is so exciting.
Yeah, they didn’t get to do what they wanted to do because they had to get jobs to survive. I’m going to have a turtleneck on the cover, and it’s going to say The Twisted Mind of Charlyne Yi. I love being in a band [The Old Lumps], and I think we’re going to try to start a wedding band, so we can start performing at weddings.
By the time I had heard about its mockumentary style, I had pretty much lost all interest. I opened for this guy, who does just straight stand-up, and what I do is a lot different from him. I’ve realized that some people who are heckling in the audience, they don’t know that they’re hurting the show because, if they’re drunk, they think that maybe they’re contributing. I like making people embarrassed to laugh because they’re unsure about what’s going on. I usually do that, but I heard that in Edinburgh people will not come near a show because of that, supposedly. Some of my friends were like, “Whoa, that was pretty emotional at times.” And they didn’t know if they were allowed to laugh. And I was like, “Dave, I don’t know if this new material is going to go over well. It was the one point in my life where it was like this big depression. So, I went on stage and I performed to the silhouette of a sound guy who was really far away. You said in an interview: “Sometimes I don’t know I’m being funny. Before I did my test show last Friday, I was talking to my roommate [comedian Dave Horwitz] because I wrote some new material. I paid for college for two quarters and I snuck in the other two quarters. I was so mad because I drove like two and a half hours to perform and these comics wouldn’t even watch me.