It’s me, Maison.

Me. A model.

Me with a fan of mine. I don’t mean to brag but I have tons of them.

Who is that woman behind the pen? Ah, it’s me. The girl who’s not afraid to eat fast-food alone in her car. The girl wearing the Vanilla Ice sweater. The girl who laughs the hardest at fart jokes. (And then might accidentally let one slip out while doing it.)

My name’s Maison and I don’t know a whole lot about how to write an “about” page that doesn’t sound boring or arrogant so I’ll just tell you what I do know.

I know that I’m a writer and that I’m good at it. I know that I live for literature. And good TV. And belly laughs. I know that I want to write for TV in the near future. I know that my Twitter jokes are insanely stupid. But I also know that failing to get a laugh from my jokes is the best way to grow some serious ladyballs. I know that the duds are the ones that’ll teach me the most. I know that writing comedy builds character, and I can tell you with complete certainty that it’s tested my self confidence more than anything I’ve ever done. And I know that’s called growing.

Here I am being a badass.

Remember that time I dressed up like a gangbanger for my high school yearbook pictures and my mom was super happy about it? Yeah, me neither.

Here’s what I didn’t know.

I didn’t know that growing up listening to Kathleen Madigan and Jim Gaffigan CDs in the car with my mom would put the spell on me that it did. I didn’t know that those years spent watching The Simpsons and Futurama with her and my brother on the couch would make the mark on me that they did.

I didn’t know her name, but when I saw Tina Fey doing sketch comedy late on Saturday nights I knew she was the kind of woman I wanted to be. I looked at her and couldn’t fathom being able to compare.

I didn’t know if I could ever be considered a “funny person”.

Then I went ahead and did it anyway. Or tried my damnedest, at least. So I got to work. If you can call writing about farts gone wrong and bad first dates and my inherent un-coolness “work”. (Which, by the way, I do. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.)

Here's a fun game: married or siblings?

One time my brother and I had our portraits taken and the guy had us doing all these weird poses and we didn’t know why but we just kinda went along with it and near the end we realized that he thought we were married the whole time.

And here’s what I’ve learned so far.

Comedy will always be there for you. When you’re sad, when you’re sick—it’ll always be your warmest caretaker, your best medicine. It’ll always reach out and grab you with a great big belly laugh and a gentle reminder that life doesn’t have to be as serious as we often perceive it to be. Comedy is always there when you look for it, and it is always your friend.

Comedy is charm. It’s ease, it’s warmth. It’s charisma. When it’s really good, it’s pure seduction.

Here’s what I know. Comedians and comedy writers are angels because they make us feel good. They make us feel better.

I know that there isn’t always a place for comedy in business and life. But I also know that there are more places for it than we think. I know—just like a talented comic does—that I’m good at finding those places and showing them to you.

If I can do that for you—if I can make you feel good, make your customers, your visitors, your audience members feel good—well then I think that’s just great. And that’s why I do it.

And that’s a noble thing, indeed.

“I am TOO social, Mom. I’m all over the internet.”

Wanna connect? Here I am all over the place on the internet, making my corny jokes and pointing out all my own flaws with a fervor not seen since that crazy Vanilla Ice sweater you just saw a few minutes ago.

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Where to now, Cap’n?

No matter who ya are, I’m glad you’re here. But let me point you in the right direction.

If you’re a business owner

  • You’ll probably be most interested in checking out this page on how I might be able to help you.
  • Thinking of hiring me? Might also want to mosey around the blog for a taste of how I write.
  • Get in touch here or below if you like what you see.

If you’re a comedian

  • You might want to check Twitter to get a taste of some short form.
  • The blog might help you get a feel for my writing style.
  • But it’s not about my writing style, is it? It’s about yours—so only thing for us to do now is talk about it. Let’s do that below.

If you’re just stopping through

Here I am flipping my hair because I am very cool and casual.

Here I am flipping my hair because I am very cool and casual.

You might be a freelancer or a writer or both. In that case, I already feel a strong sense of solidarity with you and am super glad you’re here.

  • You’ll probably like my blog since I talk about doing this crazy job we do and why it sucks but is also amazing at the same time.
  • You’ll probably like my posts about freelancing and business. I also talk about reading and writing when I’m not crying about reading (how much I have left to do) and writing (how much I love/hate it).
  • Get in touch and say hi so we can complain and rejoice about this wild profession we’ve chosen together.
  • Or you might just be a stray comedy-lover who’s fallen down an internet black hole. I also feel a strong sense of solidarity with you since I often fall down internet black holes.

    • You’ll probably like my Twitter because it’s often very stupid and a great time waster.
    • Read the blog if you want to fall further down this internet black hole you’ve caught yourself in.
    • Get in touch because why not? Just say hi. I don’t know. Tell me about the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you.

    Well would you look here. You don’t even have to go to a separate page to do it. Fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you lickety-split.

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