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