first! comedy show

me at my first stand up comedy show in 2015

i WILL STOP WEARING BLACK WHEN THEY iiNVENT A DARKER COLOUR

everyone is entitled to my opinion.

my clothes are black like my soul.

*finds a piece of clothing* do you have this in black.

thank you everybody.

Plain, White Shirt

Requested by: Anon :D
Prompt: #7 “Isn’t that mine?” (Hotch x Reader)


Originally posted by criminal-minds-fanatic


He didn’t notice it at first. It was subtle. Someone would have to really be looking to realise it.

He wore one of the many plain, white, button-down shirts he owned one Friday, not thinking too much about what he chose to wear in the morning. That day, after a mind-numbing afternoon of paperwork, he went to your apartment, after dropping Jack off with his aunt for a whole weekend, and spent it in its entirety with you.

It was the first time you had done something like that, spending so much time together ever since this romance had started a few months before. With the two of you being in the same office, along with a whole team of profilers, it meant discretion was of utmost importance.

However, you two excelled at the stoic-face act, although Aaron’s expression usually included his signature frown ninety percent of the time. You both managed to hide your feelings for each other. The only problem you had encountered thus far was not blurting out the other person’s first name, a natural change once your relationship progressed into something more.

The matter at hand here was that, in his haste to get home on Sunday due to Jack feeling slightly ill, he had forgotten that one particular shirt at your house. He didn’t think much of it. He didn’t even realise he had left it behind until he put his son to bed after giving him some medicine and checking his temperature. You would probably return it whenever you could, maybe during the weekend if the team didn’t get a case.

So, it was a bit of a surprise for him to see you with his shirt on Wednesday at the office. You had taken the precaution of putting on a baggy sweater on top of it, but he knew. He recognised it. He owned at least twenty of the same brand, in different colours.

He stiffened for a brief second before continuing back up the stairs to his office. You saw him and knew he had recognised it. You had debated with yourself whether it was a good idea to wear it to the office, which is why you waited a couple of days to do so. It was an indescribable feeling to be wearing something of his to work, even if it was just a shirt.

It reminded you of Friday’s activities, which had led to your burning the dinner you had been working on since you got home. Neither of you had cared in that moment, though. Now, every time you felt the fabric against your skin, you remembered how it felt under your hands when you grabbed onto Aaron’s shoulders to gain better leverage while on the couch.

It also made you giggle, thinking back to it; internally that is… someone would question your sudden laughter if you were to let it out. You had both felt like two teenagers who couldn’t control their hormones and had gotten down and dirty in the living room instead of moving to the bedroom.

So, yes. Your mind had kept on replaying that one moment, despite the fact that you had moved to the bedroom after having some Chinese takeout, and decided to put it on that morning out of impulse. Screw the professional and rational part of your brain. You wanted to show your boyfriend you were thinking of him, damn it. You just didn’t know how he was going to react.

You had an opportunity to find out about an hour later when you took the files you had been working on to his office. You knocked on the open door, and he asked you to close it, his tone normal. Once you sat down, you noticed that he had closed the blinds so no one in the bullpen could look into his office.

Interesting, you thought. What could he possibly be up to?

‘Thank you for the files, (Y/n),’ he said, to which you just rolled your eyes. Business first, as always. ‘I did, however, notice something peculiar about your choice of attire earlier…’

He trailed off with the ghost of a smile as he rounded his desk, perching himself on the edge of it, right in front of you. You smirked and decided to play dumb to humour him.

‘Oh, really? And here I thought I looked cute in this oversized sweater,’ you looked down and smoothed the non-existent wrinkles in said garment.

‘I wouldn’t necessarily call you cute in that,’ he commented, his voice low, as he grabbed you by the hand and brought you up to your feet, making you stand right in between his legs.

‘And why is that?’ you teased him by grabbing onto his shoulders and squeezing them, just like you had done on Friday. He put his head on your shoulder, and you heard him groan. You, once again, had to stop the giggle that was about to leave your mouth. ‘Aaron? You haven’t answered my question,’ you told him right next to his ear.

‘Isn’t that mine, (Y/n)?’ he mumbled, his lips moving down the length of your neck.

Well, I was not expecting this reaction, you thought as you allowed yourself to close your eyes momentarily and enjoyed the feeling of his mouth against your pulse point.

‘(Y/n)? You haven’t answered my question,’ he mimicked you, removing his head from the crook of your neck. You opened your eyes to find him smirking at you.

‘Was this the plan all along, you tease?’ you smiled despite the feeling of disappointment that settled on your stomach at not being able to continue what he had started.

‘Maybe,’ he looked at you from under his lashes and laughed lightly. ‘You should get down to the bullpen soon,’ he added regretfully.

Before he removed his hands from your waist, you grabbed him by the lapels on his suit jacket and kissed him. All tongues and not much finesse, but that was not what you were aiming for. That could wait until the weekend when you planned to tease him yourself.

‘Mmm,’ was all he said before you promptly smoothed the now-existing wrinkles in your sweater and exited his office, leaving the door open behind you.

That evening, while you were lounging lazily on your couch, still clad on your work clothes, with some home-made meal on your lap and an episode of the first comedy show you found on TV, you received a message from Aaron which read:

Jack is staying with his aunt tonight since he has to be at school early tomorrow for a trip and I can’t make it in time to take him myself.

Your heart jumped at the sudden change of plans but quickly messaged him back telling him to come over, already picking up the clothes you had left around the place from previous days and thinking of what you could wear that would look nice but not too over the top.

You had just put the clothes that had been thrown carelessly over different pieces of furniture a minute ago into your laundry basket, when the bell rang along with your cell phone. You picked up the phone first, hoping it wasn’t Garcia with a case and instead were surprised to find Aaron’s name on the screen.

You raised an eyebrow as you unblocked it and a flush came over your cheeks as you dropped the device on the coffee table, took off the sweater you had worn all day and almost tripped over your own feet trying to get to the door fast enough.

You were greeted by a smirking Aaron, who walked into your apartment and immediately started kissing you the same way you had done earlier in the afternoon. You didn’t even recall either of you closing your front door before he put his hands on your ass to hoist you up as you encircled his waist with your legs and he carried you into your bedroom, never breaking his kiss.

The message?

I want to see you in nothing but my shirt.

Yeap. Best decision ever.

Part 2: On

Go to my masterlist to read other stories I’ve written

i went to the bristol renaissance faire and it was Great. i got this awesome umbrella, its gorgeous and its got these really pretty flowers painted on it. mum took a pic of me while we were waiting on my brother, i only smiled in the last second so its a bit awkward but still nice xD

for someone who only got 5 hours of sleep and has now been awake for 12, i feel pretty good.

The first time I played the game and Ghirahim revealed himself to be a sword spirit like Fi I was like HOLY SHIT and then I realized that Ghirahim’s and Fi’s freaking designs were basically perfect complements of each other and I was like HOLY SHIT again. Goddamn do I love it when creators subtlety put hints in the character designs.

I switched their outfits and color scheme cause why the hell not. It would be interesting to see how the game would have been like if they switched roles.

Cuz you’re filthy and I’m gorgeous; Filth soundtrack and trailer songs mix; listen

i. will you still love me tomorrow - the shirelles ii. love really hurts without you - billy ocean  iii.  silver lady - david soul iv. it’s all over me - otis blackwell v. born to be wild-wilson pickett vi. creep-clint mansell & coco sumner  vii. dr love-tom jones viii. mercy the third degree ix.backdoor santa clarence carter x. down the road-c2c xi. filthy / gorgeous scissor sisters

youtube

The best romantic comedy duo of all time!

10

Happy 33rd Birthday Prithviraj Sukumaran

When we first started the show comedy was, especially late night, was the realm of late night ironists. Just very very witty people who did well on the SATS and all went to the same…and wrote for their ribald parody papers at their college. And the room was populated with a variety of relatively unathletic white men…
When you are in it, sometimes the systems that perpetual different forms of either racism or patriarchy or any of those things, you don’t even realise you’re in it when you’re in it. And you certainly don’t think that of yourself.
So an article came out that said ‘they don’t have any women writing for the show’ and on and on about that sort of thing.
And my first response to it was 'they don’t understand! There are women here, they’re empowered, this is not a sexist environment! I was raised by a single mother!’ Like I went through every little 'who do they think they are?’ And there were things in the article that I thought were cheap shots.

And then I sat in the writers room and I looked around and I was like 'ooohhh’. 'We’re all just white dudes.’ With like various forms of facial hair. Like I took that as diversity. What I looked at as the metrics of diversity in a writing staff were 'that guys a one line guy he can write some fear one liners, that guy thinks more in terms of structure, that guy is a pretty good narrative guy, this guys crazy, we’re gonna stay out of his way, but every three week he’s gonna say something and we’re gonna go 'that’s great!’.
So we had had a policy on the show that you don’t put your name on your submissions and we thought that’s what made us progressive. But what we forgot was the system doesn’t funnel you women, it funnels you sane people it ha been funnelling for 20-30 years. It’s a self perpetuating system. So if I call a bunch of agents and go 'I’m looking for writers’ they’re gonna send me a hundred white male writers. Now, I’m not gonna look at their names, because I don’t wanna be prejudiced. But what you forget is, change is effort. And it’s not effort for efforts sake. It’s effort because it makes the show better, stronger, different viewpoints are what gave the show strength.
So what we had to say is: 'by the way like, thank you for sending those things, send me your women, get me those submissions please.’
The same when we were adding correspondents. But you have to do that actively. And you deserve no credit for that, but enertia is tacit in its complicity with the system.

Everybody has blind spots. And it is very hard to overcome your own ignorance. And that’s what I had to face in myself. Which is, it’s gut-wrenching sometimes.

—  Jon Stewart (X)
Throwback: In Living Color

Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans created In Living Color in the early ’90’s and it jumpstarted the careers of Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, Jamie Foxx, Kim Coles and the Wayans siblings. The show was unique because of its mostly African-American cast and contemporary folk humor. Carrey’s “Fire Marshall Bill Burns,” Damon Wayans’ “Homey The Clown” and Jamie Foxx’s “Wanda” skits were a few of the raw-styled characters that reflected Generation X’s humor. Hip-hop music and culture had a strong presence with Shawn Wayans DJing, the dance routines of the The Fly Girls lead by Carrie Ann Anaba, Heavy D’s theme song and regular appearances from artists like Queen Latifah and A Tribe Called Quest. The show had high ratings and in 1990 it won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Despite being a hit with the American public the Wayans brothers clashed with Fox over creative issues which eventually shut the show down. In 5 seasons and 125 episodes from 1990-1994 In Living Color made history by being the first major comedy variety show to write unapologetic humor from the perspectives of minorities and to experience success while launching some of the biggest names in the business. In January 2015 Entertainment Weekly reported a future rebooting of In Living Color with two half hour episodes.

6

Costume and Make-Up Tests with Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz for I Love Lucy

6

Team Starkid- A Year in Review: 2013

My, what a year for the Starkid fandom. Starkid put on their first sketch comedy show Airport for Birds. Soon after that ended the much awaited A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year was finally released on YouTube after months of waiting. This year we also saw a LOT of Kickstarter projects, such as Judas Redux (although not officially Starkid), Twisted, and Jaime Lyn Beatty’s debut EP album, Dolphin Safe Tunes. Dylan’s Kickstarter for his debut album, CONFLUENCE was completed, and his album is yet to be released. All of the Kickstarters were fully funded and far surpassed their goals. (I guess that’s the magic of Starkid!) We also welcomed three new Starkids into the fandom; Robert Manion, Alex Grace Paul, and Rachael Soglin. After the success of Airport for Birds, Starkid presented a new sketch comedy project, 1Night 2Last 3Ever. The Langs also released the first installment of their graphic novel Quicksand Jack. Last, but not least Lauren Lopez and Julia Albain released their comedy play, The Moms: Fannypackin’ Heat. The best part is that this is just the tip of the iceberg with all the concerts and other albums and new merch released. It’s been such a busy year but man, it has been totally awesome.

Comedy Questions
  1. Favourite Female Comedian
  2. Favourite Male Comedian
  3. Favourite Double Act
  4. Favourite Sketch Group
  5. Favourite Comedic Actor
  6. Favourite Comedic Actress
  7. Favourite Friendship
  8. Favourite Sitcom
  9. Favourite Sketch Show
  10. Favourite Panel Show
  11. Favourite Radio Show
  12. Favourite Podcast
  13. Favouritee Type of Comedy
  14. Best Laugh
  15. Best Smile
  16. Sexiest Voice
  17. Most Attractive Comedian
  18. A Comedian only you fancy
  19. Dream Panel on Mock the Week
  20. Dream Panel on Would I Lie to You
  21. Dream Panel on 8 Out of 10 Cats
  22. Dream guests for a dinner party (5 names)
  23. Youngest Crush
  24. Oldest Crush
  25. Most Annoying Comedian
  26. Last Comedy Show you watched.
  27. Last Stand-Up Show you watched
  28. Which Comedians would you have in your sketch group?
  29. I wish _____ would appear on tv more often.
  30. A Comedian only you don’t fancy
  31. A Comedian I would go with to a desert island.
  32. I wish _____ would appear on tv less often.
  33. I wish _____ would have his/her own tv show.
  34. Comedian who has the power to make you instantly happy.
  35. A comedian ho makes you cry. 
  36. First Comedian you saw live.
  37. First Comedy Show you watched.
  38. First Stand-Up Show you watched
  39. A Comedy you would like to see making a comeback.
  40. Ever sent a confession to DBCC?
  41. Which comedian is most likely to go to jail?
  42. Imagine your favourite comedian as a puppy. What would their favourite toy be?
  43. Name one of your favourite comedians. Would they scream on a roller coaster ride?
  44. Whose face would you like to have printed on all of your underpants?
  45. Two of your favourite comedians are flatmates. Who always does the dishes and who is too lazy to do them?
  46. Who has the best curly hair?
  47. Guess your favourite comedian’s favourite potato chips flavour.
  48. Name four comedians you like. What would their bandname be?
  49. You bump into your least favourite comedian on a cruise ship. A) You ignore them. B) You throw them off the ship when no one’s looking. C) Drink until they seem likeable. D) Say you know the secret to everlasting happiness but refuse to tell them.
  50. If you could change one thing about your favourite comedian, what would it be?
TRANS ACTRESS SOUGHT FOR LEAD ROLE IN TV SERIES

Hi everyone! We’re casting, and we are still looking for a lead actress. You do not have to live in Vancouver to be considered! Please circulate.

____________________________________________

The Switch is the world’s first transgender comedy TV show, and it features a dominantly transgender cast. We are shooting Season One in March and April of 2015. We are looking for a lead actress.

Regarding Diversity:
The Switch is shot and set in Vancouver, a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city. We want Vancouver onscreen to look like Vancouver offscreen. We prefer to see the full range of racial backgrounds, looks, sizes, accents, physical abilities, and levels of experience. We are ready to arrange ASL interpretation and make sets physically accessible.

Shoot dates:
Rehearsal starting early to mid march. Shooting for five weeks in March and April.

Pay:
$3000 CAD plus round-trip air travel, emergency health insurance, billeted housing, the visa application fee, and meals. Contract also includes residual.

The Role:
Su
Female. 23-38*.
Actor must be transgender or genderqueer. Actors of colour are strongly encouraged to apply. Any gender identity, operative status, stage/type of transition, look, size, accent, physical ability and level of experience.

Nerdy, reckless, optimistic, brittle. Sü has been out to herself for years, but moved from the USA to Vancouver Canada to come out as a transgender woman and finally live as a herself. She took a loan and got a comp sci degree. She got a 9 to 5. She got a gym membership. But like Ikea furniture built carefully to instructions, the chair of Sü’s life somehow only has three legs. Getting fired was quite the blow, and it only pointed out that, outside of work, she has a string of dates but no close friends. When Sü moves in with Chris, her new world and friends challenge her old assumptions. As her community is threatened, she can no longer stand idly by: an office climber becomes a community leader.

To apply:
Submit the following to “switchcasting@tremblingvoid.com”
1. A picture of your face, be it a professional headshot or a clear selfie
2. A CV or list of any performance-related skills and experience (but no experience is necessary to apply). 
3. A statement of your relationship to transgender identity or communities (if you’re comfortable sharing this information, it can be as simple as telling us how you identify).