POBC Comedian and Novelist 1

“What does it take to make it as a comedian?”

“Confidence and intelligence. You’ve got to have those two things, first and foremost. That’s the foundation. If you’re really funny but don’t have the confidence, it’s not going to go over well on stage. I mean, you can be funny on Twitter and not be that confident, but in person, on stage, you have to believe in yourself and have confidence, even if the audience isn’t there yet.”

“What kind of comedy do you do and where can people come see you?”

“It’s observational, so I cover a wide range of topics. I do a monthly show at the Comtra Theatre in Cranberry and do some other local venues.”

(Beaver resident Day Bracey talks about what it takes to make it as a stand-up comedian. Check out one of his shows. Who doesn’t need a good laugh these days, right?)

Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.