24601!!!! Okay, fine, I am NOT Jean Valjean as portrayed by Colm Wilkinson in Les Miserables. I am, however, Samantha Bednarz, a New York City born and raised stand-up comedian.
I was born and raised on the mean streets of the upper east side in a neighborhood called Yorkville (imagine Southie Boston, but with more racism).
When not narrowly escaping being pegged in the head during rowdy games of dodge ball in Catholic School, I was entertaining
myself with watching any comedy
I could get my hands on.
It only took more than half
my life and a bizarre encounter
with Zach Galifianakis before I
decide I was ready.
That's what then led me to...