creative:impact - Ellie Snyder Likes To Make People Laugh
Self-described as a "failed music student," Ellie Snyder says she decided to seek out attention in a new way: making strangers laugh in bars. Imagine the irony of being an aspiring comic during the least funny time: a pandemic. With her style of observational humor, Ellie tells Creative Washtenaw's Deb Polich and WEMU's David Fair her story on this edition of "creative: impact."
Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy. In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of Creative Washtenaw, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.
ABOUT ELLIE SNYDER:
Sometimes I make people laugh.
Hey, I’m Ellie. As a failed music student, I decided to seek out attention in a new way: making strangers laugh in bars.
I started performing standup comedy around the Midwest in 2019 and have been eating from the McDonald’s dollar menu at 1 a.m. on weeknights ever since.
My style of humor is very observational. My comedy draws influences from my experience as a twenty-something navigating her first “no-jeans” job, as well as from my relationships with my ex-boyfriends’ mothers.
I'm a stand-up comic who specializes in observational humor. I've been performing comedy for a year before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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