A Very Ultra Summer With... Alyssa Limperis
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest installment in AWD’s #VeryUltra Summer. This week, we’re setting our sights on LA, speaking to one of our favourite people on the internet, comedian Alyssa Limperis. Alongside Jordan Firstman, Ziwe, and Mary Beth Barone, Alyssa’s Instagram content was the saving grace of lockdown—her hilarious videos have earned her more than 100,000 followers, and a coveted spot on New York Magazine’s round-up of 2020’s most influential comedians. Alyssa’s specialty is dark comedy, often mining the worst periods in her life—including struggles with disordered eating and the death of her father—and spinning them into nuanced, poignant, hilarious comedy skits. We talk to Alyssa about how social media is ushering in a new school of comedians, learning to cope with constant rejection, learning to find humour in life’s hardest moments, and, most importantly, why comedians always date other comedians. We know you’re going to love it.
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