This year, I am hitting a benchmark with Varla Jean Merman - our 12th show together. Yes, it has been a dirty dozen years writing for this comic genius. I was a fan of Varla's since the first time I saw her at Wigstock back in the 1990s. In 2003, she came to Hartford Stage to perform in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP and we became friends. Jeffery Roberson (the amazingly talented performer/writer behind Varla) saw something in me as a writer and asked me to join him on this adventure. Our first show was GIRL WITH A PEARL NECKLACE. At times, the relationship has been boisterously funny, contentious, and an adventure. Some years, a lot of my material reaches the stage. Other years, not so much. Jeffrey/Varla has to be the one to go out on stage and face the crowd, so I defer to his judgement. Because of Jeffrey, my work has been seen in stages and bars all over the U.S., London, Mexico, Canada, on national television, and even the Sydney Opera House. How insane is that? I've even gotten to write commercials for FLEET Enemas.