Kristen Romney

Kristen Romney: From Classroom Struggles to Comedy Stage Triumphs

Episode 30

In the world of stand-up comedy, every comedian has a unique journey, a story that shapes their comedic voice. Kristen Romney is no exception. With her relatable, observational, and deeply personal style, Kristen has carved a niche for herself in the comedy scene. In a recent interview, she shared insights into her journey, her inspirations, and her perspective on the evolving world of comedy.

Discovering the Comedic Voice

Kristen’s journey into comedy was born out of her struggles in school due to learning disabilities. While these challenges made her question her abilities, one thing was clear – she had a knack for making people laugh. This realization, coupled with her frequent visits to stand-up shows, led her to take her first comedy class in 2019. The global pandemic in 2020, however, was a turning point. The pause it brought made her yearn for the stage, and once things reopened, Kristen was more determined than ever to pursue her passion.

Influences and Inspirations

Growing up, Kristen wasn’t particularly drawn to stand-up comedians. Instead, sitcoms like “Full House” and “Friends” were her comedic touchstones. Each character, with their unique comedic timing, influenced her style. However, as she delved deeper into stand-up, comedians like Taylor Tomlinson became her inspiration, especially for their ability to turn everyday observations into hilarious bits.

The Art of Crafting Jokes

For Kristen, joke creation varies. Sometimes it’s an observation, other times a personal experience, or even just a punchline waiting for the right setup. She emphasizes the importance of relatability in her material, often drawing from her personal experiences, especially her school struggles and life on the autism spectrum.

Navigating the Comedy Landscape

In today’s digital age, the comedy landscape is evolving. Kristen sees the benefits of platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels in discovering new talent. However, she also acknowledges the challenges, especially the potential for negative feedback. When it comes to “cancel culture,” Kristen believes in pushing boundaries but not at someone else’s expense. Respect is paramount.

Advice for Aspiring Comedians

For those looking to break into comedy, Kristen stresses the importance of coaching and not rushing into big opportunities before they’re ready. She also advises being selective about “bringer” shows to avoid burning out their audience.

Catch Kristen Live!

If you’re in New York City and want to catch Kristen’s unique blend of humor, she’ll be performing at:

  • The Stand on September 30th
  • West Side Comedy Club on October 7th
  • Comedy Strip Live on October 14th

A Special Recommendation

For comedians looking to hone their craft or find new platforms, we recommend checking out:

Each of these platforms offers unique opportunities for comedians to grow, connect, and showcase their talent.

In conclusion, Kristen Romney’s journey from facing learning disabilities to lighting up the comedy stage is a testament to her resilience, talent, and unique voice. As she continues to evolve and make audiences laugh, one thing is clear – the world of comedy is richer with her in it.