I started doing stand-up comedy because my husband & I had moved back to the states from the US Virgin Islands & it was time to decide what we wanted to do career-wise. I didn't want to move back but did so under the condition that I be able to make a career change, not keep doing what I had before which was selling snack foods for Frito-Lay. We went to the old Comedy Zone on Independence every Wed. night because you could fill out the comment card & get free tickets for the following week. It just so happened that was open mike night & the guys were all pretty awful. Not only were they bad, they kept doing the same stuff week after week even though it wasn't working. I told my husband that anybody could see they should be tweaking the material until they got it right. He said, "You could do better than that!" So I started writing & gave it a try. It was fabulous! I was hooked immediately & haven't ever looked back. view more..