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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Blair Socci: Comedian

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BLAIR SOCCI is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved back to her native state after 5.5 years in New York City. Her stand-up has been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly (2017), Kevin Hart’s Lol Network (2017), and Fuse TV’s “Uproarious” (2016). This past year she was a breakout “New Face” at the 2017 Just For Laughs Montreal Festival and was also recently named to BustleMagazine’s 2017 class of Comedians to Watch. You may know her from starring in the popular MTV series, Ladylike, or her from her writing and appearances on MTV’s Guy Code vs. Girl Code. She is the co-host of the long running monthly show, Nacho Bitches, which she co-founded with Corinne Fisher of Guys We Fucked fame. You can catch Blair every week on her podcast, How To Be a Beefy Woman.

What do I do best?

Damn, that's hard to answer...publicly. I know what I'd say in private (man, would I go on for DAYS), but out loud to other people I feel like an asshole (I'm in therapy)! I always feel it's best to show people what you're good at rather than announce it to them. But if I must, I think I'm best at being cripplingly hot. JK, I think I'm good at making people laugh and being a wacko. I also make an unbelievable salmon. For real. Email me for recipe.

What makes me the best version of myself?

What's gotten me where I am today? Just making a choice to keep at it despite what anyone says. I've heard myths and lore of families encouraging their children to pursue their art but I have not yet encountered this experience. Failing a lot. Confucious said that before you are good at anything you must first eat shit up the wazoo.

What are my aspirations?

My personal aspiration is to feel peaceful. HAHAHAH. My friends are worried I will end up in a cult. (Honestly, in the beginning, before things went south in Wild, Wild Country, I was like what's the problem, shit looks ethereal). No, but happiness really is my goal. What could be a more important goal? I just wanna be a zen bitch. I wanna be generous to other people and try to shift my focus to giving instead of getting. IT'S FUCKING HARD. I want my main desire to be love instead of achievements because those come and go like the damn wind. I can't believe I just wrote that, honestly, I should be arrested. I deserve to get made fun of for this. I'd also like to act on TV and put out a bunch of hour-long specials. I also really wanna voice Pixar movies. I'd make a dope aardvark.

My Biggest Success?

My biggest success in life is probably my female friendships. I am my best and truest and happiest self with these gals. We laugh and cry together so much. It's the biggest gift in my life. Also, getting screamed at by Farrah Abraham at the VMA's.

And, fine, starting comedy too. I feel so lucky to have something I WANT to wake up and do every day. I think it can be disorienting or painful if you haven't necessarily found the thing you feel called to do.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Oh god, do you have seven hours? I'm someone who historically has to learn things the hard way. I've had a lot of self-inflicted rock-bottoms but I always come out of them feeling better than before. Learning to manage depression has been a miracle as of late. It's crazy that it's illegal for women to age in our country because I genuinely feel so much happier each year that goes by.

I also had really bad bangs last year. Definitely my MOST challenging moment. My best friend literally took me to the woods to tell me to grow them out. I wanna thank Farah and our Lord and Savior for deliverance.

(Photo Credit: Phil Provencio)

My Motto?

"God, my man, please help my ass."

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Role Models? Hmmm...Alanis Morissette from Jagged Little Pill, Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus, First Wives Club gals, all the greats.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Mexico. You know I smash tacos. And New York City for Italian food.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I mean my iPhone I care more about than a live human baby, I hate it, I'm a prisoner. Nivea classic cream, I have jars and jars of it. It's got the same 7 ingredients as La Mer minus the sea kelp. Drunk Elephant Vitamin C-Serum, Batiste Dry Shampoo, any tomato-anchored recipe. Audio-books by people I cannot name without humiliating myself.

My Current Passions?

Well now that I'm an LA bitch, I'd say going outside is something new and radical that I'm enjoying.

This restaurant in Los Feliz called Little Dom's. Arugula and shaved parm salad with lemon and olive oil. Classic spaghetti and meatballs. That's my shit.

(Photo Credit: Dee Guerreros)