M’kay Curlfriends, Prolly about an hour ago I promised you a photo recap of my 2015. Because if you don’t already know, this is now a tradition I do so that I can remind myself that I am indeed doing *something* with my life and also so I can remind myself how young and pretty I once was.*
So, with just a tad further adieu, I give you, Courtney McClean (& The Dirty Curls too, of course)’s 2015, in pictures, which if you follow me on Instagram, it’s likely you’ve already seen:
The Curls went as Three’s Company for CONvergence, because cosplay
I did the “Twin Cities Hit Show Podcast” with these guys for the first 55 episodes.
What I expect to be at the end of 2016.
So proud after taping the Alex Aaron Comedy Hour
We played the Varsity Theater!!! For like 7 people, but WE PLAYED THE VARSITY.
Chris “Madoo” Maddock gets a big gold phallic award from the Monday Night Comedy Show
Sean Bernard, AKA Timid Guy, AKA one of my favorite people, and a producer of the Twin Cities Hit Show podcast.
Minnesota Fringe comes and goes… my tenth one!
My name on the teleprompter, Curlfriends!
Me and Dan Finnerty! We opened for The Dan Band on Jan. 16, 2015.
Photobombing my own picture of Bill Corbett.
With my Rockstar Storytellers Dave, Rob, and Allegra.
Yeah beach feet
My first Punchline Punchout!
Bought this sexy baby. I named her Yvette.
Anna made me this lovely necklace as a departure gift.
With Tony Fly on the now defunct On The Fly
Ate this placenta pill
Anna, Lacey, and I went up to Duluth to perform “The Sex (Ed) Show!” at Teatro Zuccone.
Tim Mahoney was a frequent visitor on TCHS because why not
Anna, Alicia, and I flex for the marquee
My eyes are doing this weird thing on purpose. This is me being sexy.
Got some really calm looking headshots
I lived in Minnesota for almost 8 years!
“On The Fly,” a local MN entertainment show
I’m not sure a lot of people miss me, but *someone* does (her name is Jen A)
I cosplay Tommy Ryman for our dance!
Finally made that vagina tip jar
Some sexy place somewhere in this gorgeous country, across which I drove, from MN to CA, in two days. Not recommended.
Hell yeah, Babs came with me.
New biz cards
From the Varsity stage, picture by Madoo. The actual show looked not too different from this.
Rehearsal with Madoo & Cherry, my party Curls
I moved back to CA this year. And I finally live in Los Angeles.
The motherfucking beach
I performed on the Inner Sanctum stage
Every Monday! I do El Cid Open Mic! I love it!
My father put on a wig and got my CA ID for me.
Last show for MN’s Rockstar Storytellers
The Twin Cities’ Rockstar Storytellers! We stopped doing our regular shows, but we’re still pals.
I worked for an awesome pizza joint and was at the best Twins game ever. They scored 13 times and there were like 4 crazy homeruns. It was magical.
Snagged the state magnet.
When my eyes did that weird thing!
Drove to CA from MN. And stayed there.
Caroline cosplayed as comedian Chris Knutson for our dance to Lizzo’s “Pants Vs. Dress”
Got to see Shania Twain with lots of access thanks to my friend Jenny who does her hair and makeup.
Motorcycle lessons with my pal Marissa
Choreographed my first dance since like, high school.
Miss Shannan! “On The Fly” again.
Michelle Biloon was a guest on the Twin Cities Hit Show and she is v cool
Started doing the El Cid open mic really regularly.
I look classy because I just married comic Brandon Reynoso to his wife Molly.
Headlining BNW ETC stage.
With the amazing Joseph Scrimshaw, in MN (he’s out in Los Angeles too tho)
The man in this picture is my friend Kyle, who passed away in December. We’ll miss him terribly. (Gold-suited lady is the fabulous Morgan, still alive and kickin)
I headlined the Brave New Workshop ETC Comedy Showcase.
On my way to some show, eye makeup on fleek, MIRITE KIDS?
My childhood acquaintance Laura is now one of my closest friends and podcast partner.
2016? More beaches! More TV! More fanny packs! More banjo!
*I still think I’m young and pretty. I think you’re young and pretty too.