A 20-Something’s Letter to Santa

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Nothing puts such a strong spotlight on the aging process quite like the holidays. Over are the days of asking for toys and games, replaced instead by the basic necessities you haven’t quite figured out how to buy for yourself like a real adult would. “A 20-Something’s Letter to Santa” is a satirical open letter to Santa Claus concerning our generation’s shifting needs this holiday season — and it’s up here on Huffpost Comedy.

Santa Claus Gave Me The Sex Talk

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Wrote this article about the time I learned the truth about sex AND Santa in the same night back in 2011 (how time flies!) and had it touched up & republished on Huffington Post today… just in time for the holidays! (*Events contained within are all true and unembellished. Sadly for me.)

Confessions of an “Old” Virgin

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Once upon a time, I was a 23-year-old virgin. Now, I know that’s not insanely old, I don’t have anything on that 40-year-old virgin they made the movie about, but it *is* older than most people. According to a sex survey conducted by ABC, only 3% of Americans over the age of 22 are still chaste, and everyone knows that when you’re suffering through extra years of virginity you multiply those years by seven (as in dog-years), so actually I was, like, a 52-year-old virgin, so that movie should have really been made about me.

I shed some light and make some confessions about what life was like as an ‘Old Virgin’ in my latest article for Huffington Post Gay Voices. And of course you can check out more confessions from me in my e-book, “I Swear I’ll Be Good At It!,” here. And if you’re not much for reading, you can now download the audiobook version on Audible for your listening pleasure! Check out the sample below: 

New Web Series ‘Paper Boys’ Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

2015-06-16-1434469763-3496973-paperboys_stills_01-thumbI think the unifying theme for every person in their 20’s, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation, is that none of us really has a clue what we’re doing. Cole, the main character of Paper Boys, is no exception to this rule. He’s trying to figure out how to land a job he loves (that will also pay the rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world), what to say to his straight best friend Daren who recently confessed he doesn’t want to marry his fiancée, and why he can’t seem to stop himself from stalking an old flame, Max, on Facebook. If all of this wasn’t enough to worry about already, Cole has also discovered that his sketchbook is, well… enchanted. Whatever Cole draws seems to happen in real life, and while this newfound power could be the answer to all his problems, he hasn’t quite figured out if it’s only going to make his life even more complicated.

Written by Curtis Casella and Kyle Cabral (Cabral also directs the series and stars as Cole), Paper Boys is a delightful new web series that takes the sometimes harsh reality of being a confused millennial trying to juggle love, a career, and a new city, and spices it up with a bit of magic to make it all the more captivating. The first two episodes have already generated over 90,000 views on YouTube, and the creators have recently succeeded in raising $10,500 via their Kickstarter campaign to create two more full episodes (and are hoping to raise even more to keep the series going).

I caught up with Kyle and Curtis, as well as Henry Lee (who plays Max), Kai Liu (who plays Rebecca), Sarah Elizabeth (who plays Charlie), and Nathan Brown (who plays Daren) over email, and asked them all about the inspiration behind Paper Boys, as well as what we can expect from future episodes — it’s all here on Huffington Post Gay Voices.

Interview with “Dead. Gay. Fictional.” Writer, Caty Zick

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Coming home after yet another bad date, what single woman hasn’t poured herself an extra large glass of wine and thought, “I guess what they say is true: the only good men left out there are either dead, gay, or fictional.” This is exactly the state of mind that Charlie is in when her best friend Madeline drags her out to a singles mixer she swears will be “packed with men who are exactly her type.” Imagine Charlie’s surprise when she discovers the party really *is* full of the fictional characters and the heartthrobs of yesteryear she’s always adored (think: Prince Charming, Humphrey Bogart, Romeo, James Dean, and more!). At first this seems like a dream come true, but are these guys really as perfect as Charlie hoped?

Directed by Tiffany Johnson (winner of the Director’s Choice Award at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase) and written by Caty Zick, Dead. Gay. Fictional. is a fun, slightly twisted rom-com about what would happen if you walked into a party and met some of the famous characters and historical figures you think you know. The team hopes to shoot in the summer of 2015 and is currently engaged in an Indiegogo campaign in order to fund the project.

I chatted with Caty Zick, the writer of ‘Dead. Gay. Fictional.’ (and admittedly, very dear friend) about what we can expect from this funny and imaginative short film, and the whole interview is over at Huffington Post Entertainment!

All of My Dieting Attempts Are Doomed

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At BCG, fourteen coworkers and I started a “Biggest Loser” challenge last Friday – the competition goes right up against our company retreat in LA this June, and the winner gets $200 dollars in addition to getting to show off their fit new body by the pool at the resort. Not even a week in though, and I’m already struggling. Hence, my latest for HuffPost Comedy: All of My Dieting Attempts Are Doomed.