Today we’d like to introduce you to Katrina Davis.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Katrina. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started stand-up in Jacksonville, Florida where I grew up. I’ve loved comedy almost as long as I can remember, and it’s always been a source of joy as well as a coping mechanism for me. I snagged a job writing for a beauty company and that’s what landed me here in Los Angeles. The fact that I started comedy a year before was a happy coincidence.
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?
There’s bad shows, bad luck, bad people…a lot can go wrong in comedy, and that’s before you get to the reality that there are 1,000s of people all living in the same city as you, wanting the same opportunities and working just as hard to get them. The longer I do comedy, the more I realize why it’s sort of worn as a badge of honor. It’s hard on you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s not for the faint of heart and definitely not for anyone not interested in working hard while also making a complete ass of yourself.
But all of the hard parts let you know you love doing it. Every week after work, I rush to bars, coffee shops, barbershops and backyards to tell jokes – sometimes for drink tickets, sometimes for nothing* – but it’s (pretty much) always worth it.
*We get paid sometimes and it’s awesome, but I needed this for dramatic effect.
Definitely not for the faint of heart – it’s hard career choice for sure. What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Closing for Maria Bamford at one of her shows at The Clubhouse. She’s one of my all-time favorite comedians, so I’ll remember that forever.
- Website: https://katrinasivad.com
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1. Taken by Ri Versteegh at Angel City Brewery0
2. Art background image with brown sweater “winking” taken by Kyle Berseth
3. “Plaid jacket snarl” taken by Jack Hackett