San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As a second-generation transplant, LP was born in New Orleans to a voodoo priestess mother whose career as the head reader of Marie LaVeau's was kept hidden from her private Catholic school upbringing. The majority of her childhood was spent in and out of the hospital, undergoing dozens of facial reconstructive operations, attempting to repair the remains of a traumatic birth defect. In high school she was accepted into the first class of NOCCA's media arts program and graduated in '04, going on to work various media jobs for employers such as FOX, MTV, and HBO.
In this longform comedy performance piece, LP takes you on the journey of being one of the first kids raised on the internet. Exploring our cultivation of screen identities that don't translate offline, she recounts the good old days of cyberbullying in the 90's and reclaims ownership of the two-letter nickname that started it all. Her lighthearted dark humor confronts the living conditions of New Orleans, the rat race for employment, and her quest to balance an inbox full of anti-spiritual backlash and rape threats. Somewhere between the daily battle against crippling anxiety and the influx of screen culture that encourages our fears and self-doubt, she analyzes the socially constructed world around us to decipher when we are allowed to acknowledge our own beauty. Sometimes there are punchlines.
Tickets are $20 and include a steak dinner (or vegetarian alternative by request) and an hour of comedy at Paulie's on 810 N. Claiborne in the Treme. Dinner begins at 8:00, seats are first come first serve.
When & Where
LP is a local media artist of New Orleans performing live standup comedy in the heart of the city.