Today we’d like to introduce you to Lizzy Cooperman.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was in a production of Six Degrees of Separation when a woman named Deborah with a severe blonde bob and buttery aura announced that she’d just picked up the book The Artist’s Way at a garage sale. She said she’d been spiritually drawn to it, and that she was meant to give it to someone. “And that someone is my dentist!” she squealed. So I got my own copy and immersed myself in it, which eventually led me to the edge of the St. Croix River where I watched the ice turn to slush at my feet and made some decisions. One was to take an Afro-Cuban and Caribbean drumming class and the other was to try stand-up comedy. That was 1799. It’s 2019 now and I’m writing this from the grave. I’m on week 51,497 of The Artist’s Way and feeling inspired!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been smooth sailing! That’s including but not limited to bouts of poverty, illness, heartache, rejection and the discontinuation of Clearly Canadian, which I’m happy to announce is back in stores!
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
Well I’d love to tell you, Gordon. At this point I’ve cornered the market in dissonant keyboard comedy. And you can literally hear more by listening to my new album, Organism, on iTunes, Amazon, and everyone’s favorite music source, Google Play.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is being able to access your own exuberance, or joie de vivre, and taking risks on its behalf. Ultimately what I want in life is poached eggs, healthy cells, and a licensed therapist.
- Website: www.lizzycooperman.com
- Instagram: @lizzycooperman and @avant_gram
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lizzycoopermanwelcomesyou
- Twitter: @lizzycooperman