Q&A WITH A LOC COMEDIAN

Jackie Monahan is a comedian and writer. She has been working for Laughter On Call a little less than a year. I was lucky enough to catch up with her between her time with Carmen, who she makes laugh between 10-12 hours a week, and the rest of her jam-packed writer/performer schedule.

DKM: What do you like most about working for LOC?

JM: I like bringing joy to people.
I like being of service with what I love most, bringing joy and laughter to people. I also love how Carmen and I are matched. We have so much in common! Both from East Coast, both love Provincetown, both love chanting! It’s nice having a feeling of family here because all of my family is on the East Coast.

DKM: Is there a difference between making people laugh with LOC and the rest of your comedy life?

JM: Yes. For my career I have to be so wrapped up in me. When I’m with Carmen it’s not about me, it’s about her. I know this. I’m able to be fully in the moment with Carmen and it’s a nice feeling. I unplug the phone and I’m totally in the moment with her, which I love. I spend so much time thinking about me and me and me. When I am working for Laughter On Call, it’s completely about the person I am trying to make laugh, to connect with, and I love that.

DKM: What are you doing when you’re not with Carmen or doing comedy shows for LOC?

JM: I Just released my first comedy album, “These Lips.” Beware – it’s kinda raunchy! A movie I am in is opening in April, called “Wild Night with Emily.” And I am also always writing.

Jackiemonahan.com

Tags:


As seen in The New York Times

LAUGHTER ON CALL,
NOW WITH in-person/hybrid services!

At Laughter On Call, we specialize in creating connection through highly interactive laughter workshops. Our team of experienced, compassionate comedians share their expertise by leading engaging sessions that not only create a laugh out loud experience, but also give your people tools to recreate this mutually gratifying dynamic with their teams and clients.