05.29.13 Beauty

Body Revolution: Stand Up Comics Get Real with Body Image

BY Heidi Hayward

In the fall of 2012, Lady Gaga responded to harsh criticism about her body by posting a picture of herself in her underwear. She asked her fans to do the same and said, “May we make our flaws famous…and thus redefine the heinous.”
Inspired by her “Body Revolution”, a group of stand-up comics got together to embrace their flaws…on camera.
May they inspire YOU to start your own BODY REVOLUTION.

CREDITS
Executive Producer – Heidi Hayward
Associate Producer – Marianne Sierk
Director of Photography – Jason Perlman
Photographer – Adam Scherer
Editor Extraordinaire – Elijah Senn
Hair and Makeup – Bethany Hudson
Soundtrack – Worth, Never There and The Fog featuring Lynx from the album “6 Foot Soul”
Special thanks to Jeb Milne and Witzend for providing the beautiful location.

COMICS
Sean Green
Robert Buscemi
Susan Burke
Drew Koshgarian
Rye Silverman
Ahmed Bharoocha
Marianne Sierk
Eric Dadourian
Becky Garcia
Claudia Cogan
Jim Bruce
Sunah Bilsted
Andrew DeWitt
Tammy Connors
Baron Vaughn
Heather Thomson
Jim Hegarty
Josh Androsky
Cornell Reid
Heidi Hayward

Heidi is a writer, comedy performer and video producer, but secretly hopes to interpretive dance and lip sync for a living. Originally from Missoula, Montana, she moved to Portland, Oregon after college to be a morning TV news writer/producer. While endlessly writing about 7-11 robberies, meth busts, and bunny hoarders at 1:00 AM was fun, she ultimately gave it up when she made the decision to do everything that scared her. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, she has performed and produced stand-up, improv and sketch comedy all over the city, and has performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She studied improv and writing at Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic, and in Portland at Curious Comedy Theater and The Brody Theater. Heidi is currently producing a video series featuring stand-up comics telling funny AND meaningful stories. You can follow her on Twitter @heidahay.

Comments

  • Heather

    very re-assuring!

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