Hi! Welcome to the first episode of Clown Interrupted. I’m KiKi Maroon. This is a new project. It’s going to change, its going to grown, and I have to be honest, I don’t know exactly what it is yet . Here’s the bullet points.
-I’m a standup comic, burlesque clown, and special events producer.
-I stopped drinking around 3 years ago. I say “around ” because I don’t have the exact date. I tried to quit so many times before, I just kind of assumed I would fail again and didn’t bother marking the date.
-Living and working in three different scenes, all of which revolve around drinking, made me unaware that not drinking was even an option. Sooooo I lived in a black out.
-I’ve got a lot of stories, some of which I even remember. The most traumatic being flipping a truck in a ditch, almost dying, spending the night jail, then losing my job, house, fiancé, and freedom.
So, even though that was years ago, I’m still trying to piece together- WHAT the FUCK. Clear headed for the first time in my life, I’m now asking “how did I become a stripping clown with a breathlizer?!” That was not the plan! That was officially never the plan!
So this podcast is two fold.
First: to figure out my story and how to tell it, because I still don’t understand it.
And second: to talk to other comedians, writers, dancers, musicians, and people who live in “party scenes”, but don’t drink. I want to share their stories. Because even if you’re not a stripping clown, rock bottom stories are usually great.
There is nobody more perfect for me to talk to for the first episode than Andy Huggins. Andy is a legendary stand up comic, based in Houston. He was a member of the Texas Outlaw Comics in the 80s. It was him, Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, Ron Shock, you know, people who could fucking drink. He’s been sober 30 years now. Andy was the first sober person I ever met, and the only one I knew for years. He’s more important to me than he knows.
Episode #1 Andy Huggins- Comedy
- Andy Huggins on Facebook and Twitter
- Inspired by True Events: Andy Huggins comedy album
- Andy’s set on America’s Got Talent
- Who are The Texas Outlaw Comics
- KiKi Maroon’s Comic Strip
- Jimmy Pineapple
- American: The Bill Hicks Story
- Mae West documentary