This past week I had the pleasure of spending some quality studio time with my friend C. Willi Myles.  Little did I know that some of my personal life stories would become a part of his comedy routine on Friday and Saturday night.  I had so much fun, my stomach is still hurting from all the laughing.

 

Kelly Cordes March 2014

 

After chatting with Willi throughout the week, I discovered that Willi is not particularly fond of cats.  I told him about my wonderful house cat,  Mr. Bean, whom I  tease is British.  (Seriously...my cat acts like a British man).  Willi joked about Mr. Bean on stage...he joked about dogs...He joked about his family, issues of women and men, and all of it was hilarious.  All this new material.   So where does he get new material?

 

After meeting Willi, you'll recognize very quickly... he listens.  He listens to stories of people wherever he goes.  He embraces the imperfections that make us all human.  He actually made me laugh at my own ups and downs, and now he's endeared me forever.  Willi delivers a "clean" show...No swearing..real entertainment.  I didn't even realize that he hadn't said one bad word the entire show, because he was so fun and engaging.

Willi has been entertaining for years, and his humor about Minnesotans was spot on.  We REALLY can leave this state...The borders are open.  We don't have to suffer through these frigid temps. We choose to live here....(and I just moved back from the south!  Crazy right?!).

Willi also created The Stand Up Foundation, whose mission is to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves...to help bring families together, to provide the under privileged with opportunities to help those organizations that foster hope, education and life skills  and development for those in need.  If you are interested in learning more about "The Stand Up Foundation", visit www.thestandupfoundation.com.

If you get a chance to go to a C. Willi Myles show, don't miss it!  His true human spirit is relfected in his show, and his smile and personality are contagious!  I love you Willi!