I’m too turned on, I can’t turn back.

Follow me on Instagram and twitter and FB. I want to link all of this together with the Vlogs as well on Social cam.  MY MISSION IS TO EMBRACE MY HUMANITY AND SOMEHOW MAKE THAT INTO ENTERTAINMENT. I have a show called “I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny” a book and all the above mentioned outlets. I am going to get back to the writing this blog as well. I fell like reading my thoughts can be just as affective as me speaking them or showing pictures. If I can figure out a way to stream them all together I will be beyond excited. I just had the thought to make the blog and the vlog have the same theme. Let’s try that.

For today though, I posted a pic of Gandhi this morning on Instagram with the quote “Be the change you want to see in the world” I can honestly say that this is what I aim for every day. I get frustrated, I get scared, I don’t trust myself, or the universe some days, but I keep going. I keep growing, I keep going right at my fears. I work every day to let my wound up to the air so that it can heal. I want to act from my heart and not my wound. It is devastating beautiful. Everything that looked like it would make me happy didn’t, so I decided to turn in. And all i can say is ……………. I’m too turned on, I can’t turn back .

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SUE COSTELLO HEADLINES FLORIAN HALL SAT, MARCH 1ST

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jimmy@suecostello.com

“As a performer, Sue Costello is energetic and fearless”
Boston Herald.

“Costello proves quite a character” Boston Metro.

“Costello rivets the audience” The Patriot ledger.

SUE COSTELLO from the Oscar Nominated Film, The Fighter, Brings Her Stand Up back to her neighborhood- Dorchester, For One Night Only!

Florian Hall
55 Hallet St., Dorchester 02124

March 1st – 8:30pm

Boston, Feb 5th, 2014 – Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and writer is set to bring her stand up to Florian Hall, for one night only, Saturday, March 1st, at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

ABOUT SUE COSTELLO

At five feet three inches, Sue Costello may look harmless, but once she opens her mouth, it is obvious that this blonde means business – funny business. Sue has the ability to bring a room full of patrons to tears with her comedic disposition and vivacious wit. That mixed with her vulnerability and honesty has made her one of the only women in the business does what she does. From her Boston accent to her tell it like it is demeanor, u can’t help but feel like your laughing with your best friend.
Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom Costello for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on NYPD BLUE, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Last Comic Standing. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films Southie with Donnie Wahlberg; Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne; and The Fighter starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen and the movie “Best Man In The Dark”. She also shot her first music video with Jim Breuer.http://suecostello.com/ for Episode #172 of “WTF with Marc Maron” You can also listen to Sue’s weekly Podcast “The Kadoozie Kast”.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 CASH ONLY at the door and can be purchased in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/575017
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I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny- Brooklyn, Sat Feb 1st

My show goes up again here’s the link for tix and some quotes from the press!!

http://brownpapertickets.com/event/560626

“Most people don’t have the charisma, the stamina or the anecdotes to sustain an uninterrupted 11/2 hr show alone. Costello does it sans props, costumes and music” Boston Metro

“Sue Costello’s one woman show inspires and amuses” Boston Metro

“As a performer, Sue Costello is energetic and fearless” Boston Herald”

“This is the life story everyone from her psychologist tot he producers of her Fox sitcom tried to get her to curtail” Boston Herald
“It’s the flipside of Costello’s stand up act- too brutal and frank to be disposable as a night of jokes” Boston Hearald

“What they may be surprised about is how Costello turns a life that was a mess into a creative performance.” Patriot Ledger

“Costello rivets the audience with a comics gift for delivery and wit and an actress’ skill with emotion” The Patriot Ledger

“In the part comedic performance, part- raw emotional saga Costello proves quite a character” Boston Metro

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My Day with Boys-

So the other day I was going to look at theater for “I Wasn’t Trying To be Funny” and walked passed a coffee shop that my friend owns. I was torn. “should go in and say hi, do I have time?”

As I approached the window, i saw another guy I knew who waved and thought I’m definitely going in. I walked in gave him a hug and he introduced me to his friend as “Sue Costello the girl with the filthy mouth” I said “oh no I don’t have a filthy mouth, why do guys say that about me? Is is because you want me to have filthy mouth?” To which he responded “I’m sorry Sue is amazingly talented and has an awesome one woman show” His friend asked “Are you naked in it?” My friends face turned beet red and he said “C’mon even I didn’t go there” I exited gracefully.

As was on the train on my way to look at the theater, which by the way is an emotional exercise in and of itself. Negotiating with these theaters is painful. (more on that later) I was amazed how many emotions ran through me.
I was sad that that was the reality that I faced everyday.
Sad that I went into a situation open and loving and was objectified even after my talent was expressed.
Then the worse happened. I started to blame myself. I said “sue u shouldn’t have stopped if you didn’t stop that wouldn’t have happened. ”
Thank God I caught myself. It was not my fault, I did nothing wrong.
The guys exhibited bad behavior and my friends red face was proof of who should be embarrassed.
Blaming myself was a sick way to give myself some sense of power. A power that actually hurt me more that what had actually happened.  It would have hardened me and taken me away from the femininity I strive to maintain.

I decided to stick with the sad feelings and be in acceptance that this is what happens on a daily basis to me as a woman living openly on this earth.

I also had to cover it up, so that I was not an open wound, when I walked into the theater space. Because if I was, I may  have allowed myself to be taken advantage of financially.
I love being a woman, I don’t always love the work it takes to maintain the power that comes with being a woman.

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Vlog – Big GIrls Cry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jimmy@suecostello.com

“Sue Costello’s charismatic performance is mesmerizing as you march with her through her teenage years on the Dorchester streets through her life in New York and Hollywood.” – Colin Quinn

“…a wonderful journey filled with lots of laughter and love.”
- Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

“Sue’s show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run don’t walk to the theatre!
- Molly Shannon

SUE COSTELLO from the Oscar Nominated Film, The Fighter , Brings Her Acclaimed One-Woman Show to NYC For One Night Only

I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny at the Producers’ Club NYC

September 11th – 7:30pm

New York City Aug 20th, 2013 – Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and writer is set to bring her one-woman show, I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny, to The Producers’ Club, 348 West 44th street, for one night only, Wednesday, September 11th at 7:30pm.

The alternately hilarious and heartbreaking show tracks Costello’s life as she goes from a nerdy kid, to the star of her own television show. After losing it all, Costello is faced with the fact that the superficiality of the material world was the only thing propping her up. Throughout the journey, Costello figures out that the only way for her to really be happy, is to live her life based on a foundation of hope, love, inner strength and humor.

Costello explains that she was inspired to write I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny when her television show Costello was cancelled; “The executives trusted me with my TV show because of my voice and vision. After the show ended, I wanted to keep growing, keep creating and keep writing. I knew I could get my view of the world out there in spite of any obstacles, if I trusted myself. The message of the show is to never quit in the search for your authentic self” Costello adds, “I Wasn’t Trying to be Funny is art imitating life.”

Rave reviews have poured in for prior workshops of I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny. The Boston Metro said “Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play.” The Boston Herald called the show “powerful, thanks to Costello’s frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy. It’s the flipside of Costello’s stand up act- too brutal and frank to be disposable as a night of jokes”. The Patriot Ledger mused that, “Costello rivets the audience with a comic’s gift for delivery and wit and an actress’ skill with emotion.”

Kristen Johnston called the show “brilliant and agonizingly funny,” and Kevin Nealon commented, “Great characters, great writing and hilarious delivery. She is the next Whoopi…only not black.” Patricia Clarkson agreed, “Sue Costello is an incredible talent – I LOVED this show!”

ABOUT SUE COSTELLO

Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom Costello for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on NYPD BLUE, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Last Comic Standing. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films Southie with Donnie Wahlberg; Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne; and The Fighter starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen.

http://suecostello.com/ for full press articles and Episode #172 of “WTF with Marc Maron” where Sue describes the journey of the show.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased in advance here ‪http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437251
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My Show I Wasn’t Trying to Be Funny…

Will be in LA in June click this link for tix please and thank u .

http://acmecomedy.com/tickets.htm

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KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1718549021/i-wasnt-trying-to-be-funny

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