Each week, or maybe every other week if we’re lazy, we’ll feature a Dallas Comedy House performer and get to know him or her a little better by using questions that Playboy centerfolds are usually asked. If you’d like to volunteer to be a centerfold before we come for you, email us and let us know. The only requirement is that we need a full-length, CLOTHED, photo of yourself for, you know, the centerfold part. This edition of Comedy Centerfold features Lauren Gravois Brizendine, who has been involved with DCH since 2009. She was the first female graduate of our training program, and she's been a member of several troupes, such as Apocalypse Wow!, Circus Office, and The LaImprovalogues. Lauren is from Cajun country, so when you meet her you'll now know where she gets her accent.
Hometown? Thibodaux, Louisiana--Home of Boudreaux and all things Cajun!
Guilty Pleasures? Judge shows, margaritas with Everclear, proper grammar, riding motorcycles with my hubby, self-help books (see second in list).
Ambitions? To change the world, starting with the fashion industry. I want people (women especially) to feel good about themselves and how they look when they try on clothes. I want to bring back Reniessance times when being a "plus size" person meant you were wealthy, royal, and worthy of admiration. This is the 10s--skinny is soooo 2000s.
Best Concert? Tesla Unplugged 2011 (don't judge).
Favorite Book? Oh the Places You Go by Dr. Seuss.
Favorite Movie? Coming to America--I can quote almost the whole thing! Favorite TV Show? 30 Rock.
Pets? Three--Inky and Ozzy, my cats; and Chi, my dog.
Foods I Crave? Mexican food (ALL THE TIME), dark chocolate, and crawfish.
People I Admire? Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, and my Memere (grandma) Elvige.
Dream Role? Wonder Woman.
Favorite Song to Sing? ANYTHING by Elton John--particularly "Levon," "Sad Songs," and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues."
Good First Date Idea? It's a good idea not to have sex on a first date. You don't want to get pregnant! :)