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