I have been talking about the middle class feeling disenfranchised since 1998. Colin Quinn was quoting my show Costello the other night - verbatim. 20 years later. I did the best I could as a young woman with so much pressure and so much sexism. I did great. They would have had me go to the rich guy’s house but instead I brought him to mine and showed how much it provoked. The "suits” didn't get that I was not trying to be better because that is what they do. Ha! I was writing about them and they let me on TV! I got another show for them and this time I AM WICKED CLEAR. This is so deep. I wrote a show about them oppressing us 20 years ago and they let me on TV but I let them sway me a little but still got there. This is what the whole brand #IamSueCostello is about. How we need each other and we can’t dispose of one without hurting ourselves. I need the corporations to get exposure and they need the middle to buy their products. DAMN they told me back then that I couldn't be pretty, funny and smart. Sexism is still alive and well but guess what — I ain’t playin anymore. This is part 1 of 3 "Sue Dates a Freakin Dentist.”
There is a risk-reward tradeoff inherent in hedging; while it reduces potential risk, it also chips away at potential gains.
I once heard a guy say that he acts like an asshole because at least he knows what he gets with that. He knows people will hate him and that is at least more comfortable than the unknown of changing.
How many times have I done that in my life? I could not tolerate waiting to see what good would feel like, so I sabotaged myself, because that felt safe.
I call it danger disguised as safety.
I have buried myself alive and wondered why no one could see me. I chipped away at my own potential gains, thinking I was reducing potential risk, and I was I reducing my risk and my potential.
What will happen if I chip away at reducing my potential risk to find my potential gains?
That's how Michelangelo described creating the sculpture of David. He just chipped away what wasn't necessary. He also found that piece of marble discarded in the trash.
This Sat, March 7th, 10pm. tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/781277
Here's an article from the Huffington Post about my comedy and my one person play I Wasn't Trying To Be Funny
I'm gonna try to link the Blog and the Vlogs. I like to write and I like to talk and I LOVE WHEN U LOVE IT!!! Here's a lil comment that I just found. xoxo
"Sue, I was introduced to you when I heard you on Marc Maron’s WTF. You were so incredibly engaging and your laugh was so free and infectious and your honesty and insight given your internal struggles since childhood was so confirming of the human spirit. Since then I’ve been watching a few of your performances and vlogs and reading your blogs and you just continue to impress with your human stories and your incredible faith in the uniquely human qualities of love, kindness and humor. And dammit this is all in ADDITION to you being so damn funny. It sounds like you’re on a trajectory to greater stardom (whether you like it or not). I look forward to charting your progress…but it seems to me you have already found success in your life!!"
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 writing this blog as well. I feel like reading my thoughts can be just as effective 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 lift my wound up to the air so that it can heal. I want to act from my heart and not my wound. It is devastatingly 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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"As a performer, Sue Costello is energetic and fearless" Boston Herald
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"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, you 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. Visit 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