BY CANDY PARKER
There are lots of reasons to love comedian Jennie McNulty. I can’t think of any right now, but…
Just kidding, McNulty. Had you there for a minute, right?
Though it’s difficult to be serious when discussing a woman as amusing as Jennie McNulty, I’ll shift gears and attempt to present all her wonderfuless (yes, I know that’s not a real word) in a professional journalistic manner.
First, let’s start with the fact that Jennie traveled abroad to entertain our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. That scores some major patriotism points.
Next, the ageless wonder plays professional football as a member of the California Quake. McNutty, as she is known to teammates, plays defensive back and is also listed as a backup QB on the team — and we all know that everyone’s favorite player on any football team is the backup quarterback. Extra points earned for athletic prowess.
Continuing with McNulty’s seemingly endless list of credentials, I’ll share that her intelligence, insight and lightning quick wit make her the perfect co-host on Cathy DeBuono‘s weekly radio show “Cathy Is In” on LA Talk Radio. More points for brainpower.
Finally, as a comedian, McNulty is simply one of the best. Curve magazine named her among their Top 10 lesbian comics, she’s appeared on Logo television’s “One Night Stand Up” and she’s headlined pride festivals across the country.
Jennie also spent six summer seasons performing nightly in Provincetown earning accolades from The New England Blade which hailed her as “One of the premiere comedians in the country.” Pile on yet more points for hilarity and it all adds up to McNulty being one of my absolute favorite celesbians (if that’s a real word) anywhere.
We somehow managed to get McNulty in the country, off the stage, off the field and out from behind the radio mic to answer our Fast 5 for the week. (Actually, she lost another Texas Hold ‘Em game to me so I made her do this. She made the best of it, though, like the good sport she is.)
1. If they started offering free trips to the moon tomorrow, would you sign up to go?
Absolutely! I’d be the first lunar lesbo. I could plant a little rainbow Detroit Lions flag!
2. Do you have any phobias?
Nope, no phobias. Except for my phobia of being phobia-less. It’s irrational, I know, but isn’t that the point?
3. Window or aisle seat on the airplane?
Window for a red-eye; aisle on everything else. And a middle seat on any plane where my other choice is a man who thinks his nads need air. One day, I’m gonna just say, “Excuse me, did you know that sitting with your legs splayed open like that is clear sign of overcompensation?” Or maybe just kick him and say, “Sorry, that’s where my legs go.”
4. Tell us one thing about you that most people probably don’t know, but you’re willing to share.
I still have a baby tooth. There’s no big tooth behind it. It’s my little overachiever chewer.
5. If you could wake up tomorrow with one talent or skill you don’t presently have, what would you want that to be?
To have a really great singing voice and/or be able to be musically inclined, like my nephew who can pick up just about any instrument and play it. Or just be able to join people playing a song and add to the jam. I know comics can “jam” together doing improv — you don’t know what’s going to happen you just all start talking and add something and (hopefully) it comes out funny. I’ve seen musicians jam like that, needing only the answer to “what key?” to join in a song that sounds fantastic. That would be very cool.
For more on Jennie, visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter. And don’t forget that you can catch her every Monday at 3pm pacific time on “Cathy Is In” on LA Talk Radio (and, yes, there’s an app for that).
Also, you can look for Jennie right here at Lesbian.com as she’s one of our regularly featured bloggers.