One of my favorite ladies of comedy

In looking around podcasts on iTunes, you can imagine my delight when I came across one starring my favorite comedian, Chelsea Handler.  My roommate Kaitlin introduced me to Chelsea and I’ve been in love ever since.  Her podcast is full of clips from her nightly stand-up and celebrity interview show on E!, Chelsea Lately.  If you haven’t tuned it yet, you definitely should.  Chelsea is hilarious from beginning to end of her show, poking fun at celebrities and their sometimes stupid decisions.  She’s sarcastic, witty and will say anything.

With one of the highest rated shows on E! and three New York Times best sellers, Chelsea’s podcast and comedy in general are relevant to anyone who keeps up with celebrity news.  While that may not be everyone, you can’t say you haven’t heard about the mess Charlie Sheen has become, which Chelsea talks about quite often.  Her latest podcast episodes take jabs at E!’s reality plastic surgery Bridalplasty, the obsession with teen pregnancies in TV shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom and MTV’s scandalous new show, Skins.  Chelsea takes the regular celebrity news we see every day in magazines and news programs and puts a hilarious spin on it.  She says what we’re all thinking but aren’t quite brave enough to say, and that’s why I love her.

My roommate and I saw her live last April in Dallas and it was fantastic.  We laughed for two hours straight, and I hope I get to see her again someday!  With a new book coming out in May of this year, hopefully another book tour will be on the way as well…

Me with "Chelsea"

The one and only…

Now that I’m back in Stillwater and have some time not devoted to school, work or sleep, I have time to share about my wonderful experience last weekend in Oklahoma City.

My roommate Kaitlin, KATHY GRIFFIN and myself

For those of you who don’t know, that would be the hilarious comedian Miss Kathy Griffin.  We went to see her last Friday night in Oklahoma City, and she was wonderful and hilarious, as expected.  What we didn’t expect was to be taking a picture like the one above with Kathy herself.

We went with my mom and some of her friends, one of whom somehow had connections to get meet and greet passes.  We met them at the venue and he walks up to us and says, “Do you girls want to go meet her real quick?”  Somehow we managed to say yes through our shock and excitement.  We go into the meet and greet room and are by far the youngest people in there, but who cares?  We’re about to meet Kathy Griffin!  (Random side note, Kayne Gillaspie of Norman, OK and the third season of Project Runway was also in the meet and greet room.  I’m a Project Runway nerd and loved that there was an Oklahoman designer, so I was excited to see him too!)

Kathy was super nice and friendly; she gave us hugs, said hi and told us she hoped we’d laugh a lot that night.  It was short, but very sweet.  I find this woman absolutely hilarious and I love that she doesn’t care what people think.  She’ll say anything, and it’s awesome.  I’m so glad I got the chance to see her live, and obviously ecstatic I got to meet her!  I would say she’s my second favorite comedian next to Chelsea Handler… if and when I meet Chelsea, I might not be able to speak clearly. Ha!

Speaking of Chelsea…my two favorite ladies on one show? Perfect!

But back to Kathy! One of my favorite parts of her show was probably when she talked about all our crazy food here in Oklahoma.  And it is crazy.  Fried pickles, fried green beans, fried pies, fried anything you can think of really.  She also mentioned our obsession for pizza with ranch dressing… those of you not from Oklahoma probably think all of this sounds disgusting.  But I promise it’s so, so good…and making me a little hungry!