Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
Greg and I decided to cover the wonderfully weird Sidney York. This is their new song Hearts. Please check out their music video as well, it is so wacky!!!
Posted: February 28th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
This movie looks so funny and sweet! I can’t wait to see it.
There’s a reason we don’t watch romantic comedies about “Manic Depressive Pixie Dream Girls”.Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
We thought that one of the perfect bands for our Valentine’s Day feature would be The Oh Wells, who play songs about the realities of true love: awkwardness, self consciousness, and crushes. Sarah Jickling has a few words about Galentine’s Day as well, one of Jess’s favourite holidays!Sarah
You guys! Guess what?? We are releasing our EP “Roll with The Punches” on March 21st, and we want all you weirdos to come celebrate with us. This show is a safe space! Come as you are!Sarah
Sometimes Greg and I get really sad, dress in black, and sing in scottish accents.Posted: January 27th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
Dear Maria Bamford,
I need to thank you for your honesty about your mental health issues in your comedy and in your interviews. When I heard you say the words “Type two Bipolar” out loud on your latest comedy special, it felt like a current of electricity ran through me. Someone I respect (someone who is hilarious and smart and amazing and I could go on forever) had the very same disorder that was currently making my life a living hell. She was LAUGHING about it. And I LAUGHED TOO.
The first time a doctor suggested I might have bipolar II (roman numerals make it classier, don’t you think?), she enthusiastically assured me that everything was going to be okay… because Catherine Zeta-Jones also suffers from this disorder, and she’s beautiful and famous! I really liked Catherine Z-J in Zorro and High Fidelity, so I found this information somewhat comforting. After a few more visits to a few different doctors, I discovered that Catherine Z-J is a popular way to cushion the blow of the diagnosis. She is the patron saint of bipolar II. On top of that, she has wonderful hair and a cool accent… and is completely unrelatable.
A few years later, I began exploring the comedy world. I had been told to listen to your comedy by pretty much every comedy fan I knew, but my memory is terrible and I kept forgetting your name. It wasn’t until I was “going through a rough patch” (a.k.a. spending all my time crying under my covers) that a friend sent me your interview on Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. Your story was so relatable that I actually stopped crying (it’s all about baby steps). That interview convinced me to go back on medication, and also made me a fan for life.
Your comedy is ridiculously funny, as I’m sure you know, but it’s your honesty that has kept me from completely losing my mind while I’m being tossed from medication to medication and doctor to doctor. Your interview on Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler gave me the strength to admit what I thought were unspeakable symptoms to a psychiatrist. This holiday, I found myself in the emergency room, and I kept hearing your voice saying, “Strap a feedbag of microwave popcorn to your neck because it’s going to be a twelve hour wait at the ER.” And even though I didn’t have any popcorn, I found it comforting to know that you had done this and you survived. Not only did you survive, you are out there today working successfully on your craft. You took your horrible experiences and turned them into mind-blowing comedy. That gives me hope. And for someone who feels hopeless a lot of the time, a little hope goes a very long way. Thank you, Maria B, from the bottom of my heart.
SarahPosted: January 13th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
In Beyoncé’s name we pray, AMEN!Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: Sarah
Yes, I was a neurotic child. Yes, I kept a plastic knife under my pillow for a brief time around the age of five or six years old. This is the reason there are no photos of me on Santa’s lap at the mall…Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: Sarah
Inspired by my experiences with anxiety and panic disorder and Bipolar II. Thanks to Greg for helping me and being a magician on the violin, and thanks to all of you for your support. I hope you guys like it, or relate to it, or don’t relate to it at all.
SarahPosted: October 30th, 2013 | Author: Sarah