Poppy is lean and green in 2015
She is going to the gym in the morning. Not accustomed to this as she usually leaves the 9-5 to the people. She can handle the 5-9 shift. But she is doing it now. She recalls saying “I was in my car at 8:15 going to the gym – and something happened I was like the Grinch – my heart grew 10 times it’s size. I started waving to people, and feeling really happy about being up so early and going to the gym. It will help the show. Core gotta focus on the core. Build strength from the inside.” This year her show is blazing hot! She conducts her set like a well orchestrated musical comedy – (her forte in college) Opening with a song gets the crowd jazzed for what’s to come. Her high energy act does not disappoint. She has keen observations on life, love, politics and more. She questions the status quo, rants about the things she considers unfair, mocks the things she deems ridiculous; “at the drive-up ATM machine there are instructions in braille, who is driving up needing instructions in braille?” She blends her jokes masterfully each segway lending itself to the next subject with the flare and ease of a master conductor. Maestro if you will. Songs appear with perfect timing adding to the rythm of her set. From Blues to a broadway belt Poppy has the chops and her show leaves audiences happy, joyous and free.
Poppy attended the famed Second City in Chicago when such stars as Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Bonnie Hunt and Joe Liss were there. Her improv skills are quite keen, throw anything at her and watch as she magically turns it into comedic fodder.
Poppy’s standup started in 1982 when she was in a cabaret at The University of Rhode Island called Oceantics. She was a stand up Fish and she delivered a fresh Fish Schtick that got her hooked on comedy for life.
“Poppy is one of the best.”
Joke of the week:
So Obama lifted sanctions and opened up the doors in Cuba. Fidel Castro’s brother Raul is going to let us in. Some are hesitant to let the American business come in but most are looking forward to it – Those that believe it is going to be a good thing are being called Castro Convertibles.
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