Holiday gifts: Jaye McBride

Jaye McBride

Jaye wants more ho, ho, ho this holiday season.

Gifts and giving are on most everyone's mind this month. So, once again, we thought we'd ask a few people to share some thoughts on presents, past and present.

Today's person is Jaye McBride, a Capital Region-based stand-up comedian who has been featured at clubs around the country.

What gifts would you like to get this year?

A phone call from NBC saying, "When can you be on the Tonight Show?" Or Conan. Or CBS, Chelsea Lately, Netflix. I'm not picky.

What gifts would you like to give this year?

I'd love to say the gift of laughter, but since I charge for my shows, it would be a lie. I'd like to give laughter at a price that's so reasonable it seems like a gift! But an actual gift-y type gift: I'd like to treat my mom to a special day out, just the two of us.

What charity would you like to support?

Trans Lifeline. It's a group that runs a suicide hotline for transgender people. Especially this year since so many trans kids have taken their life.

What is your most memorable gift from childhood?

An Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure. I have no idea which Star Wars it was from but I thought the removable cape was the coolest thing. It was pretty much the closest toy I ever had to a Barbie doll. I remember saying to him in the toy store, "I'm looking for Barbies!" and I swear he said back, "Those aren't the dolls you're looking for."

What is your wish for the new year?

Would it be awful to wish for more success in comedy? I mean, that's my wish anyway, I just want to make sure it's awful. I have a reputation to uphold.

I'd also like to spend more time with my brothers this year. The four of us haven't gotten together in years and it would be nice.
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Earlier on AOA:
+ Holiday gifts: Julie Madsen
+ Holiday gifts: Patch Gallagher
+ Holiday gifts: Chopsticks Optional
+ Holiday gifts: Craig Gravina
+ Holiday gifts: Karen Tararache
+ Holiday gifts: Truemaster Trimingham

Comments

For the minimalists and folks who don't want to get people stuff... My mother in law got us a membership to MiSci. I cannot wait to use it, and will send pics every time we are enjoying our time there!

LOVE Jaye McBride. She's hilarious! So glad you featured her :)

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