After spending an hour talking with Heather Gold
I feel certain about one thing, life is going to get better.
How else to describe a conversation that left me high and uplifted? I say conversation, because, although it was scheduled as an interview, it's what we did. We conversed. Plus, my notes were lacking, so I am going to attempt to recreate her vibe rather that futz around with "quotes."
Also, we are going to catch her Interactive panel today at 3:30pm and hope to come away from that with a vlog we'll post tomorrow.
If you don't know Heather Gold's name then you should, whether you're queer or not. She's been described
as "the turkey baster love child of Sarah Silverman and Rachel Maddow
," but honestly, I'd add that there's a little bit of Bob Ross in there, too: Happy Trees! (she's supportive of your art!).
Austinites may be familiar with her, she birthed her one-woman show I Look Like an Egg, but I Identify as a Cookie
partially in Austin. This was a performance in which she baked cookies for the audience while carrying on a variety of improvisational conversations. Yummers. Gold also hosted Austin Gay Pride events a few years back, and has lectured extensively. These days, she's developing a new show, I Didn't Know How Much I Loved You Until Ken Starr Filed to Divorce Us
, about her recent marriage to her wife and the likely invalidation of said union.
I've never met a performer like her. Read More | Comment »