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True Life: I Ran into My Ex… Over Zoom

True Life: I Ran into My Ex... Over Zoom

I thought the one benefit of quarantine was that I wouldn’t have to see the people I hate.

Five months into the pandemic I was asked to do a comedy show over Zoom. Despite having worked as a stand-up comedian pre-pandemic, up until this point I had politely declined any live streaming shows. It didn’t feel right to tell jokes into my empty apartment for an audience on mute.

Missing the high of the stage, I agreed to do a particular show: a comedy dance show.  I am never short of dance moves, even when audience members are in short supply. The walls of my apartment had been known to request blindfolds.

I immediately started planning my dance numbers. One of my favorite drag queens, Lady Red Couture, had recently passed away, so I planned a dance number to her song “Extra Value Meal” and choreographed a performance with many fast food-related gags—including, but not limited to, eating two Big Macs while hula hooping.

A couple of days before the show, I was tagged in a promotional post on Instagram. I looked at the line-up to size up my competition. And that’s when I saw the judges included one I was unfortunately too familiar with: Greg. Crap.

Greg, my former crush, the one who consumed my world and lived rent-free in my mind for years, would be one of the judges. Our relationship was pivotal, and was the reason for several big changes in my life. The first time I was…

True Life: I Ran into My Ex… Over Zoom – Repeller

I thought the one benefit of quarantine was that I wouldn’t have to see the people I hate. Five months into the pandemic I was asked to do a comedy show over Zoom. Despite having worked as a stand-up comedian pre-pandemic, up until this point I had politely declined any live streaming shows.



True Life: I Ran into My Ex… Over Zoom

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