For the record… the “Taylor Dowdy Ban” just means he (and now, Espi Rivadeneira) won’t allow me to perform at the open mic.
Because…well, he has never informed me as to why, and Espi blocked me on FB before I even knew who she really was so…who knows why 🤷🏻♀️
Management is cool with me, they gave me the all clear months ago that I was not banned from the establishment. I still waited several months before I went back as to not spook Dowdy and because I knew Phil Parker frequented there (especially once he knew Taylor wouldn’t allow me to perform/attempted to ban me completely), but I went back about a month ago and as usual, I attended quietly, enjoyed convo and watching performances with comics, took a Chronicle, and left quietly. I’m sooooo bad!
Anyway, here’s just another example of Taylor Dowdy’s odd and still unexplained pettiness towards me, Austin Comedy’s pettiness towards me, and now Espi’s pettiness towards me.
Listen, Esp, I don’t care what boys you hang around, who you constantly sneak off with, or what you do with them, but be careful with what you let men like Dowdy teach you about the scene, about how to run an open mic/show, and especially how to treat female comics in the scene.
You don’t have to like me, and no, you don’t even have to allow me to participate at your mic, but why have you chosen to stomp on a fellow female comic you don’t even know and have deliberately tried to NOT know? Why would you take over a mic and keep up a “ban” a white male comic came up with for literally no reason other than an unexplained personal vendetta?
Way to empower other women/female comics, girlfriend!!! 🙋🏻♀️