DAY IN THE LIFE: Brittani Nichols, Comedian

Welcome to “Day in the Life,” a new feature where Molly follows cool people around with her camera for a day!


I spent the day with comedy person Brittani Nichols. Rather, I followed her around with a camera. You may have read her writing (Autostraddle, Jezebel, Huffington Post, Elixher, Buzzfeed) or seen her pilot Words With Girls or listened to her podcast, Brand New Podcast, and now you can see what she does in a day!

Brittani Nichols in one of Autostraddle's new shirts which you should buy.

Brittani Nichols in one of Autostraddle’s new shirts which you should buy.

I showed up at her house and asked her, “What would you be doing if I wasn’t here?”

Brittani at her desk, trying to do emails or whatever she normally does, which is really easy when someone is pointing a camera at you.

Brittani at her desk, trying to do emails or whatever she normally does, which is really easy when someone is pointing a camera at you.

We got in the car and headed out to her regularly scheduled programming.

Full disclosure, we took different cars because this is Los Angeles

Full disclosure, we took different cars because this is Los Angeles

First, we went to her friend Alissa’s house where they worked on some music stuff. This was their first session since they made this video for Tandem Ride in 2013.

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It was pretty cool to watch and I think you guys should be excited.

Maisy the dog, helping.

Maisy the dog, helping.

Brittani briefly learning how to play the guitar.

Brittani briefly learning how to play the guitar.

Also, this cool room was there.

Also, this cool room was there.

We then headed to look at footage of a film she wrote and starred in called Suicide Kale with the director/editor Carly Usdin at the Director of Photography, Robin Roemer’s, studio.

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This was the first time Brittani saw the footage and she was laughing pretty hard. It also stars Jasika Nicole, Lindsay Hicks and Brianna Baker.

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Arthur the dog, helping.

Arthur the dog, helping.

They’re aiming for it to be finished around November. Be excited. It’s going to be good.

We went to get tacos and Brittani worked on her set for the comedy show later that evening.

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We met some of her friends for drinks at the Darkroom on Melrose.

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And headed to the comedy show at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.

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Still working...

Still working…

On stage, killing it.

On stage, killing it.

Check out one of her shows, watch her stuff, and read her writing. And look out for her in Amazon’s Transparent in December! She’s pretty rad.

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Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

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