Alisa Rosenthal is a musician, comedian, and teaching artist. She works at the Old Town School of Folk Music, where she teaches Wiggleworms and music residencies in the Chicago Public Schools. A Former semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman award, she performs her original musical comedy around town and is the emcee for the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers. www.alisarosenthal.com
Three things you may not know about Alisa...
1) The last time I was in LA, I got mistaken for Ilana from Broad City on the street (it happens semi-regularly). Then at the airport on the way home, a security guard told me I look like the girl from "Girls." I responded, "I KNOW. ILANA. I GET IT ALL THE TIME." Then I realized he said Girls. "OH," he goes. "You DO look like her!"
2) I had mysterious spots on my hand until I was about 14. My mom finally took me to a dermatologist who determined they were flattened warts. She prescribed me a brand new, very intensive cream. It was actually for genital warts. She warned me not to look through the accompanying instruction booklet but what can I say, I'm a rebel. This coinciding with a unit in health class about STIs. When we got to the genital warts portion my hand shot up. "I HAVE A PAMPHLET ON THIS THAT I CAN BRING IN A SHARE WITH EVERYONE!"
3) I have an irrational fear of Ewoks. No explanation necessary.