Today we’d like to introduce you to Bri Giger.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Bri. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
Actress, Writer, Director. I love life and everything in it! I started Comedy in college 2010. I was a BFA Theatre Arts acting student. I was 20 years old and didn’t give a fuck about anything but making people laugh. I was on an amazing Improv troupe that sold out shows every week. 300 people in the audience every week. We killed it. We really did.
The comedy was unreal and fast-paced, and it was like something I’ve never felt before. Some college kid approached me at one of our weekly improv shows and said ‘I haven’t laughed in nine months since my mom passed away from Cancer, thank you.” I went home and cried and was extremely confused because “Comedians can’t cry.” I was struggling with the same family situation like the homeboy at my show.
My Mom was at home battling her 3rd round with cancer. This time ‘breast’ cancer.’ I would call her and attempt to tell her stories and inspirational quotes of how ‘everything would be okay.’ My mom would always cut me off and say, ’Just make me fucking laugh Bri please.” It was from then on I knew I wanted to make people laugh and be happy for the rest of my life. I had this power.
This strength that I could literally make anybody in the world laugh if I had the opportunity, even Beyonce. Like holy fuck, I could make Beyonce laugh and (maybe eventually cum.);) I find comedic inspiration from my father. (The worst comedian who ever lived) But hey don’t all our dads jokes suck? My dad is my role model and my soul.
I think that’s why I am most inspired by male comics like…. Monty Python Show, Arsenio Hall, Rupaul, Eddie Murphy, Dustin Hoffman… So really any man who has ever played a woman hahaha. Strange I know, but there is nothing more powerful than a full body performance.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I feel my greatest struggle is now. I have had some of the most and greatest success in my career these last few months.
Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to audition for SNL I made it pretty far and was feeling like all those 92398298332, “NO’s” I finally received that one, yes. I had a total of three auditions in LA, and each person got five mins to do their bits/characters. We were able to invite our friends and families and agents.
I keep asking myself, “now what?” IO west the comedy theater that I trained and auditioned at for SNL closed down two weeks after this audition. I lost most of my contacts, and all the NBC rep connections I made were unreadable.
Like, God damn BRI you were so close! I have never ever in my whole career asked myself, “why?” And It is freaking me out
-I am known for acting, but my goal with my website is for people to see that I am overall an “Experience Creator” a GIRL BOSS.
– I am proud of the footage I have collected over the years showcasing my highs and lows as a performer.
I also have another business I co-create with my partner called, “Good Job Entertainment.” https://www.goodjobentertainment.com/photos
-We put on silent disco where we provide the DJ or band.
-People have three channels to choose from. Red, Blue, Green
-We usually perform in secluded places like the beach, rooftops, house parties, Hollywood Venues. Yachts, ETC
-We have over 200 headphones and would love to bring the party to your event or your private party.
If you are reading this, please contact. firstname.lastname@example.org say BRI sent you and you would like the VOYAGE magazine discount! We got you, we love you, let’s make magic!
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory is seeing Destiny’s child for the first time, I saw them in Brooklyn, I was 12. I was like I WANT THAT I NEED THAT, I WILL BE THAT!
- Website: www.brigiger.com
- Phone: 6236982299
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @BRIGIGER
- Twitter: @brigiger
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