Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Cancer Queen of Comedy

Humor remains my favorite way of dealing with this disease, and my friend Paula has emerged as the cancer queen of comedy. She's just finishing up an eight-week comedy class (purchased at a Hillsides silent auction) and has been workshopping her bit about me and my cancer. In spite of the naysayers, who say to avoid cancer like the "n" word, Paula's cancer bit gets big laughs.

Paula and her comedy class will make their debuts on Monday, March 5, at 8:00 pm at The Ice House at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. Only Paula can use the words "friend," "cancer," and "bitch" in the same sentence and leave you gasping for air. She's also figured out how to connect Nordstrom's and the City of Hope. By the way, she's the one who came up with the term "lymphomaniac" on one of her comments on this blog. That one's sure to make it on the NY Times list of buzz words for 2007.

Let me know if you'd like to join me and other friends at The Ice House on Monday.


Paula Johnson said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks for pimping my show!

Susan Carrier said...

Just wondering - Is Paula the "Cancer Queen of Comedy" or the "Queen of Cancer Comedy?"

Karen said...

I wanna see the show!! Do I need a ticket?