Okay, yup. What's up Eddy!? Better yet, whats up with this blog Kelly? Well, if you are speaking about the randomness of posts lately it is because I'VE BEEN STUPID BUSY. I was in NY for a bit and I've been working seven days a week helping my dad, as well as trying to put together a 30 minute stand up set, on top of playing music, seeing my family and trying to sleep - oh sleep, oh god, how I miss you. When we reunite it will be a night I won't soon forget. You may be upset because all I'm going to do is SLEEP.
So in this disguise of excuses I must say that I recorded this feature with Kathleen on Wednesday, but was unable to edit everything together until today. I AM SORRY, SUPER SOrrrrrrrrrrry. So in the podcast when I say that Kathleen has 5 dates at the Comic Strip, well, that has already passed and if you missed her please look out for her in a town near you, follow her on Instagram, FB, Twitter and Youtube. If you are in Calgary, however, GO SEE HER.
Anyway. Last Sunday I was blown away by a performer at Empress Ale House and that performers name is Kathleen McGee, yup you guessed it. Ever heard of her? If you have, you know what I'm talking about!!! On this particular night she was on fire; everything that came out of her mouth had people absolutely howling. It was one of those nights when all the stars align and you get to see one of the best performances you've ever seen. I've seen a lot of stand up over the years including Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Bill Cosby, John Mullaney amongst many others and I've got to say this show is now in my top 5 of stand up shows I've seen. Kathleen McGee has an abundance of talent and it will only be a matter of time until she finds the gates to the mainstream where she will be in everyones heads, but for now she remains off the beaten path, for you to find and enjoy before everyone else does. Like a mix tape just waiting to happen where every teenager and young adult are listening to her bits without telling anyone because they tow that distant line between the truths we know and the truths we allow ourselves to share with others. I love this woman and so will you. She is, in my mind, the next Rosanne - taking the dirtiest, most questionable things in humanity and making them absolutely fucking hilarious.
Enjoy Eddy, one of the best talents from your very own backyard.
PODCAST W/KATHLEEN MCGEE