Thursday, March 23, 2017

Book Nook: Blonde Logic

I recently had a chance to read a PDF of essays by Kendra Cunningham called Blonde Logic (like her album). I have a feeling that this is the kind of thing that works better if you know the comic's voice. The essays were humorous little snapshots of her life and experiences, but I think I'd rather listen to them or see them live than read them - there just seemed to be something missing.

If you already know her work, you'll probably be fine, just like when I read essays written by other stand-up comics I know and can hear it in their voices. Word of warning if you don't know her - she does use some coarse language.

She did have some good gems that work even without a comic's voice, like this one:

Kid: “how come you don’t have a husband?” 
Me: “because I believe everybody deserves to be happy”
If you've seen her before and like her, check out her essays or Twitter and Facebook pages.

Kendra Cunningham is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed. She also bartends and has an MA in Forensic Psychology. Kendra spends most of her time wondering where her sugar daddy is and hoping he didn't settle. Kendra's festival pedigree includes: Boston Comedy Festival, IFC/BAM Comedy Showcase, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Ladies of Laughter Festival, Women in Comedy Festival. She has appeared on: Saturday Night Live, The Jimmy Fallon Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Nickelodeon's Mom's Night Out, Sherri Shepherd's Stand Up Showcase. Kendra regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and the comedic relationship blog Beauty and the Beast. Her short films have been screened at a number of festivals; Lonelygirl48, which she wrote and acted in, won the Boston Comedy Festival and the Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival. She has been featured in Time Out New York and onCNN Money, among other publications. 

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