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I'm Erin. I spent half my childhood in Brooklyn and the other half in Plano, Texas, and somehow I grew up to be a nightclub entertainer who also writes literary fiction.
Earlier this millennium, I started doing stand-up at the best comedy club in the world: the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was the first ever "Comic in Residence" there, and I hosted my own weekly show, "Erin Judge Presents," for two laugh-tastic years. Since then, I've appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing (2014), on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham (2008), and at lots of festivals, including Women in Comedy, Bridgetown, Boston, and Laugh Your Asheville Off, as well as Eugene Mirman's eponymous one. I've told jokes on the high seas and in Europe, and I've traveled to more than 40 North American cities with the Pink Collar Tour. My first comedy album, So Many Choices, was released by Rooftop in 2012. I love performing stand-up, creating characters, playing with accents and voices, acting in sketches, producing shows, and collaborating with my hilarious friends.
I also love to write. I got my start in alt weeklies, contributing music reviews and commentary to the Boston Phoenix (RIP) and the Dallas Observer. Then I wrote for the stage with The Meaning of Wife, which got four stars from Time Out New York, and as a contributor to Wake Up World!, Lizz Winstead's satirical off-Broadway show. My words have been featured on Salon, Thought Catalog, the Good Men Project, and on my blog at so make it up. My debut novel, Vow of Celibacy, will be released by Rare Bird Books in August 2016.
I talk and write about queerness, sexuality, body image, culture, and life. I love words, ideas, mysticism, humans, justice, love, friendship, art, and Andrew Molera State Park. I live in Los Angeles. I believe #BlackLivesMatter, misogyny hurts everyone, and pizza is a human right. If that's not enough truth for you, you can try slaking your thirst over at the inFAQ.
Thank you so much for visiting.