Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4/28/2015 01:35:00 PM

Hopefully some day soon we can put to bed the whole "women aren't funny" ridiculousness. In case you don't have any idea who Natasha Leggero is, she's one of the funniest comedians I've ever seen live and on television.

She's been all over the internet, television, and has probably toured in a city near you. Most recently, you may have seen or heard about her being on Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber, as well as the roast of James Franco.

She's quick, brilliant, and hysterical. I was actually lucky enough to get to meet her and hang out with her in the green room for a few minutes when she came to Seattle a few years ago. I had just started stand up comedy, and was only doing open mics at that time. She was really cool to stay after and talk with me about stand up.

Her stage persona is somewhat of an arrogant "I'm better than you" personality, but in person she is very friendly and down to earth.

A while back she was on a New Year's Eve show and made a joke about old people that many were offended by. Instead of being a coward and apologizing, she issued a statement on her website defending her right to make a simple joke. This woman has balls... and not the kind that stick to your leg.

This Instagram post exemplifies the reason I love Natasha. She's fearless, unapologetic, and above all else... funny as hell.

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