I know. I know. Is Orange County comedian Sharon Barragan
Barragan acts, too, costarring in the 2004 award-winning short film Arc. She played a hooker named CeeCee. Not exactly a stretch for Barragan, so she says, but a fantastic performance nonetheless. Actually, every performance of hers is pretty much fantastic.
OC Weekly ( Ali Lerman): Did you always know you wanted to entertain people?
I didn't think about it, I just always did. When I was 3, I used to get naked and run into my front yard and shake my lil' booty while chanting, “bare bottom boo!” I'm just glad that's not the type of “entertainer” I became as an adult.
How do you find the courage to get on stage in front of people when you don't know if they'll respond with a laugh?
Courage is just having the ability to say “fuck it.” Whether the audience is going to laugh or not isn't always a concern. Comedy is so subjective that you aren't likely to please everyone every time. My confidence prevents me from being nervous, but sometimes those feelings creep in. Luckily, Jack Daniel's is always there to calm me down.
How did you land a cameo in Eric Schwartz's “Lean like a Gringo” video?