Megan Koester
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Megan Koester

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2008
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The best kept secret in music

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"Follow Friday: @BornFeral (Megan Beth Koester)"

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, jump on over to the website where you can actually view the tweets for an optimal level of enjoyment.)

Megan Beth Koester (@bornferal), is a writer and stand-up comedian who took the time to talk about the possibly true stories behind some of her funniest tweets.


"When I turn my TV on, I want to see The Patty Duke Show. Or The People's Court. Anything else incenses me. Especially when it involves lionizing the inbred future leader of a rapidly crumbling empire."


"I once put my college diploma in a frame I bought at the dollar store. As soon as I hung it, it fell off the wall and broke. I threw the broken frame and worthless piece of paper into the closet, where it has suffered in purgatory for over two years. I have suffered, also in purgatory, directly outside said closet."


"I'm constantly toeing the line of financial desperation, which is probably why I have so much character. I recently submitted a writing packet to a late night show; in the CV attached I wrote, 'My career objective is to make enough money to afford to live in an apartment that has more than one room in it. I believe writing for basic cable can help me achieve this humble goal.'"


"The only thing people love more than talking about themselves is writing about themselves. She typed."


"Al Gore invented the internet as a holding facility for the world's indignation. Every day, someone shits a new blog out into the zeitgeist I'm told I should be violently incensed about. It's exhausting, being this upset. But seriously…have you HEARD about this whole rape joke thing?!?"

Nope haven't heard a thing. Anyway, it isn't just the new blogs/websites that get Megan's attention.


Reading bumper stickers provokes reactions as well.


Megan is more interested in being the one that is read.


Because some books just aren't very exciting.


It still beats television.


Especially if you aren't even looking at the screen.


But TV is where the real money is.


Fortunately for Koester, she's inherited a fortune.


Megan knows what love is.


And who she is.


But it doesn't help her self-esteem.


Koester knows how to get happy.


But crippling indecision always gets in the way of her bliss.


Megan isn't as confused as some of her fellow stand-ups though.


Megan likes to take chances.


Within reason.


She has flashbacks of physical and psychological torture.


But don't worry, Megan will be fine. She has a backup plan. - Splitsider


"Stand-up Scene: Promising start for Comedy Expo"

Best reason to read Vice magazine: "I hope you guys don't have allergies," shouts Megan Koester, "because it's about to get nuts up here!" With that first joke the diminutive Vice mag columnist attacks the stage with a series of deliberately lowbrow one-liners as if she's a boxer warming up the crowd with a few air punches just for show. "I hope you guys don't mind looking hella gay," she shouts, "because you're going to be unable to keep a straight face!" - Chicago Tribune


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Megan Koester is a writer and comedian (obviously) who resides in Los Angeles (somewhat less obviously). A columnist for VICE, she co-produces Entitlement, a monthly comedy show with other VICE scribes which has had the pleasure to host such notables as Neil Hamburger, Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler, Reggie Watts and Andy Kindler (who she collaborated with on her "How Not to Be a Stand-Up Comedian" article for VICE). She's performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Hollywood Improv, the SF Punchline, Tomorrow!, The Grawlix, UCB, and countless other shows across this great land we call America. She has her very own track on the Holy F**k Live Comedy album, which you can listen to on Spotify if you're so inclined. She USED to be a staple of those Huffington Post "Women You Should Follow on Twitter" lists until she started making a big stink about them being patronizing; she's also one third of the all-female (sorry) sketch group Blessed. A Witstream contributor, she's been featured on Splitsider and is finding it very hard to continue writing this bio in the third person. Most importantly, she has the distinction of being the first person to eat a 12'' flatbread Veggie Delight Subway sandwich on stage, a fact she'll take to her cold, lonely grave. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bornferal.

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