Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Jamie Lee wasn't exactly surrounded by comedic greats. The aspiring performer spent her teen years quoting the best of 'Wayne's World,' but it wasn't until her journey to the East Coast that she realized making a living as a comedian was even a possibility.
"Dallas isn't exactly New York or LA, or Chicago," she told Maxim. "I never knew people could do comedy for a living because it just wasn't the culture around me. Then when I moved to New York City after college, I saw that it was possible. Stand up was everywhere."
Since her arrival in New York, Jamie has solidified her spot as a hilarious contributor to laugh panels on shows like Girl Code, Chelsea Lately, and Ridiculousness. Even with these career highlights, it's her semi-final mark on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing that stands out. "In 2010, I had just gone through a messy break up and the LCS auditions just came at a time when I needed something to happen besides cry-eating paninis while watching Sex and the City," she told Maxim. "It saved me."
Next up, you'll see the comedienne leading the charge as the host of new show, 10 Things, on truTV, where Lee will attempt to put a new twist on the tired old listicle. Even as she proves to be a force to be reckoned with in the business, Jamie still has an ultimate dream. "To be relevant," she said, "and not afraid of saying how I really feel."
Keep it up, Jamie. We're listening.
We talked with the funny gal about bad jokes, girl crushes, and paying on the first date.
1. What's your favorite curse word to use?
I love using 'fuck' as a noun to describe a rude person. "That guy didn't text you back? Forget him. He's such a fuck." It's a surprising twist on an old classic!
2. What do you wear when you want to feel sexy?
I have these TopShop high-waisted black jeans with rips in the knees. They make my butt look fun.
3. Do you have a go-to drink of choice?
My go-to is a Moscow mule. I recently discovered I like Guinness, but I can't just be downing liquid bread all willy-nilly.
4. What is your favorite part of your body?
Has anyone ever said thighs? JK I hate my thighs, it's definitely my hair.
5. How should a guy go about getting your attention?
If he brings up Mormon fundamentalism or weird murders. I'm fascinated by both.. or if he's just super hot.
6. What would you say is the worst joke you've ever heard?
I was recently on a show with a comedian who kept talking about boners and it made me want to die a little.
7. Do you have any girl crushes?
I'd say Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Olsen, and Gemma Arterton.
8. Describe your ideal date.
We go to a dinner in a restaurant with low-lighting so my skin looks flawless. No awkward silences. We get buzzed, but not drunk. He pays. #done
9. Whenever you have some free time, where do you usually go?
I love hotel pools. Even if I'm not staying at the hotel, I'll bring my laptop and pretend I'm a guest who has every right to be there. I'm VERY classy.
10. So what's next for you?
I'm writing a book about my wedding, with the help of my hilarious friend Jacqueline Novak.
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