She has stated that she was raised in a dysfunctional, alcoholic household. At age 12, she temporarily resided with her aunt in Virginia.
Former journalist ambitions
She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, she intended on pursuing a career as a journalist.
Eating and exercise disorder
While hosting Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, on E! in 2012, she stated she overworking herself and was also in the midst of battling an eating disorder in which she would binge eat followed by compulsive exercise.
i used to run outside all the time but i kept falling-no joke. then i wrote about in my book the time i got attacked by a homeless guy and i was like maybe its time to join a gym! i used to run 5 miles a day but once i got over my body dysmorphia shit i work out way less. i do squats and push ups like 4 days a week pretty much.
i think i have way more patience now and can be funnier. as you get older you get more self esteem so you can get to the joke in a more graceful, artful way without rushing to the punchline in a desperate need for validation :) oh and I've accumulated way more mistakes to talk about which is always good. and I'm more humble now so can make fun of myself more because i now can tell how much of an idiot i am being :)
i felt compelled to share my mental health challenges to help take the shame and stigma off it, but i couldn't do it on stage-was just too insecure and nervous. i wanted to write the book that i wish had been available to me when i was suffering--self help books are usually very boring and i wanted to write a cool, funny one! i also wrote about getting my ear getting bitten off and almost getting arrested in guatemala which i couldn't really do while making eye contact with humans
i just started watching tons of pilots and reading pilot scripts. i also read a book called "save the cat" which is an excellent way to learn the math of writing tv and movies. i got note cards, a cork board, the whole thing! I'm a dork but i couldn't afford classes or anything on it. watch your favorite tv pilot, write out the math of it, and follow that template.
i think a comedian can go into any dark are if they earn it and have an honorable motive. as long as the joke is clever and fresh enough and not just for shock value, a comedian can go anywhere and make people laugh and heal about the darkest topics.
he always teaches me so much. i worry I'm a boring guest because I'm always just trying to soak in his knowledge and process it all. i made the mistake this last time of smoking weed before the show so i blacked out and don't remember anything. he's the best
i really hope so dude. sane people don't try to kill people en masse. theres a mental health epidemic in this country and its very distressing that there's still such a stigma around it. i also hear a lot of misdiagnosis i.e. doctors conflate ADD with schizophrenia, which is a very dangerous mistake. in this book i wrote about my mental health struggles in an attempt to do my part to help remove the shame around mental health challenges. i was harming myself and possibly could have harmed others due to my adrenaline addiction. i really hope one day people won't have to hide or feel ashamed about mental health challenges. its so much more common than we think, and so unfair to the people who ...