After one seriously crazy year of the highest highs and the lowest lows I have come to only one conclusion that I know for sure and that is that it is time to sell my soul to comedy. With the exception of people, comedy has always been my greatest love, my reason for living, the thing I can’t do without therefore I have decided to offer up my free will to the comedy Gods. To the great Dieties of Humor I say: use me your holiness for the noble pursuit of making people giggle, I shall be your humble servant. You want me to brush up on my Improv? Fine. Consider it done. I need to be willing to play the fool, look like an idiot? Check! Already on that one. I need to study physical comedy? I would pay you for the privelege so let’s get this show on the road.

In order to make the sale complete I am off to Los Angeles for a couple months. I’m not sure if the comedy gods live there or not but I am pretty sure their agents do so I’m gonna head out there to plant myself inside the church of Second City, paste a For Sale sign to my head and refuse to leave until somebody asks me to sign on the dotted line and pay me big bucks for all my silliness.

As soon as I can figure out how this fancy new blog works, you can follow the shenanigans. I intend for this to be my virtual home where you can see the latest projects I am working on and what kind of trouble my quest for
comedy has gotten me into next.

Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!

With love and laughter,

Holly Payberg

16 thoughts on “I’ve sold my soul to comedy!

  1. I will def. follow you Holly! Knock them dead. YOU ARE FANTASTICALLY COMICAL!!! I mean that with sincerity!

  2. Holly you have always been one of the sweetest and funniest people I ever knew!! Good luck to you on your great adventure, you deserve only the best dear old friend!!!

  3. The God of comedy is Dionysos and the patron saint of comedy is St. Genesius, neither of whom live in L.A., but best of luck out there in la-la land. I’m sure you’ll knock ’em dead.

  4. How did you get so well educated? I went to same school as you. Ha! Thanks for the info and the lovely compliment

  5. Barb – you have no idea how much I love you. Really you don’t. You’re too modest of a person. But trust me – I just love you! Thanks for the support.

  6. Holly – is there anything I can do to support you? I know you have a great network of peeps…but if there’s someone specific you want to meet or get to, perhaps my contacts can be of some help. and, GO FOR IT BABY!!!

  7. Thank you so much Dana! I’ll take all the love and support I can get. If there is anyone you think I would click with and should meet while I’m out in LA please let me know. That would be a huge help. I am up for meeting anyone and everyone. I just want to meet potential new friends, share what I’m up to and see what happens.

  8. My dear Holly! You’re not really leaving for LA are you? Well in any case I look forward to hearing more of your adventures. This post made me realize that we need to have a cup of coffee soon, to catch up, laugh and be enlighten.

    You are an inspiration to my work lady and I hope to be your friend for many years to come.

  9. Yes my friend I am going for a couple months but I will be back (unless of course they beg me to stay – ha!) What kind of screenwriting teacher would I be if I didnt go through the paces of trying to sell a screenplay and then share it with all of you?

  10. Holler,Go get ’em and as your other pal said “Knock ’em dead!” I’m SO proud of you! Remember the modified Nike slogan – “Just Do It YOURSELF!!” Love you! xo Steph

  11. GO FOR IT!!! We KNOW you’ve got the talent!

    LOVE YOU BUNCHES,
    YOUR #1 FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Look forward to following your new adventures. So proud of you for pursuing your dreams. I know you have the talent.

    Love you,

    Joyce 🙂

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