When Jamie Lee performs Thursday to Saturday at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, expect the veteran comic to talk about what she knows. The charismatic Dallas native will crack wise about relationships, marriage and her recent wedding.
“Getting married is something many people can relate to,” Lee said. “It had a huge impact on me and I decided to share what I experienced. After I got engaged, I became a social media psycho. I happened to document my wedding planning and my friend (comic-writer Jacqueline Novak, who co-wrote ‘Weddiculous’) said ‘There’s your book.’ I was already in the trenches and it was chronicled. It was like I was in the field and she was in the newsroom.”
“Weddiculous” is breezy and funny, but also informative. “I hope it makes the New York Times Bestsellers list,” Lee says.
Lee, who was a semi-finalist on “Last Comic Standing,” is part of MTV’s “Girl Code’ and has written for Judd Apatow’s forthcoming HBO show “Crashing,” which will debut in 2017.
“Things have been getting better and better,” Lee says. “I’ve had some good television opportunities. Some of them have made me a better writer and comedian, like working on ‘Chelsea Lately.’ I’m better with pressure because of that, which is a good thing since when I’m on stage, it’s all happening in the moment.”
Lee is at her best when she is spinning yarns about her life.
“When I was in sixth grade, I was going on a Texas history trip,” Lee said. “The only problem was that I was sharing a room with my bully. She totally gaslighted me. She put toothpaste in my hair. And when I woke up all upset, she said, ‘You don’t have a sense of humor.’ How funny is it that I’m a comedian? I took a lot of showers to get that toothpaste out of my hair.”
Lee loves to travel, but says some of her vacations have been less than fun. “The worst was when I went to Mykonos with my mother. Everyone was in Greece on their honeymoon. Everyone is with a partner having the time of their life and who is my date? My mother. That was the worst trip.”
As for her own honeymoon, Lee has yet to make that trip because her stand-up schedule has gotten in the way.
“We’re going to go to Japan,” Lee says. “The good thing is that I’m building up points since I fly so much due to what I do. I want to fly first class to Japan. So I’m working hard flying around the country so I can get points.”
Who: Jamie Lee
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh
Cost: $22-$30 Friday, $24-$32 Saturday
Info: 919-828-5233 or goodnightscomedy.com