This is my second time performing a solo comedy show, and it's
my first time in the New Zealand
International Comedy Festival doing a one-hour show by myself.
It's essentially a very, very special look inside my very, very
special brain. Expect to be delighted by culinary anthropological
investigations, embellished true stories, heart-wrenching exorcism
role play and stories of Hitler fetishism. It will be bizarre,
macabre and innocent within the same minute, and it is stand-up
comedy unlike anything you have seen before.
To get an insight into my work and my weird and wonderful
eccentricities have a look here.
I need a total of $900 to register my show, hire the venue,
organise publicity and posters, and create the set. I would very,
very much appreciate any donations.
I spent most of 2013 working on a concept for a solo show in the
2014 Comedy Festival. I was also trying to make it more of a
concentrated effort at capitalising on my best material, whereas my
2013 Fringe Festival show was more experimental. So I decided to
isolate and develop the characteristics, mannerisms and jokes that
really communicated who I was as a comedian, then build an
hour-long show around that.
When I did the Comedy Lab in October, it was very eye-opening. I
would do a set of jokes-a mixture of old and new material-then ask
the audience their impressions. Sometimes it was kind of hard to
take it as a compliment when people said things like "you seem like
a very shy person trying to be a comedian", and "you are just so
strange". But it was very interesting, and I decided to spin my
shyness and eccentricity into an hour of material. The way I
decided to do this was to design the set to simulate a kitchen. So
the intended experience is that the audience is visiting me as a
reclusive eccentric, and getting a special look inside the
bizarreness of my life and my observations. It was also handy
because I had a lot of jokes that fit a general culinary
I would greatly appreciate any donations-plus, you'd be
supporting a young woman in stand-up comedy! Thank you for reading
Thank you so much
44 MONTHS AGO
Jayran Mansouri's Kitchen of Curiosities is now 114% funded! Thank you for your generous help-I could never have done it without you. Knowing so many people have faith in my comedy makes me happier than I can say, and I am really excited about this show.
You have made it possible for me to achieve my dream.
Many thanks from Jayran
Wow! 79% funded!
45 MONTHS AGO
I am getting very close to my funding goal now! Just another 21% to go! Thank you so much to all the donors.
45 MONTHS AGO
I just added the donations for the first whip-around jar, and it has brought the total to 40%! Getting close to halfway now :D
45 MONTHS AGO
Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed so far :) You are helping me achieve my dream