We continue our Q+A series with the funny ladies of C-U Comedy! Jessica Dockins recently performed with Zoo Improv, is booked to do stand-up at Soma Ultralounge on March 25, and is excited to be a part of The UP Center’s Sixth Annual Turn it UP! Variety Show on April 10th at Guido’s.
What are you grateful for today?
Our lives are what we make them, and our friends are those we choose. If anything, I’m grateful for being born a healthy, bisexual white girl in The US. Many women face bigger challenges. They’re the strong ones. I’m just spoiled.
Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
Kelsey will comically hate things with me for life. At times she has been my savior.
Describe one of the best days of your life.
Eye contact with Elton John.
What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
I was spawned from a legacy of female tragedy. The further back you go in my family tree, the sadder it gets. I have learned resilience.
We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
That’s a hard question for a comedian because most of us don’t like ourselves that much. I’m pretty good at getting people pregnant. I was a successful egg donor six times, and am now the match coordinator for Fertility Bridges. My colleagues Jenna and Michelle are two of the most amazing women I’ve ever met. We help connect hopeful future parents with egg donors and surrogates all over the country. It’s very rewarding.
What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Contact Head Start and see what you can do for them. Donate time or books or whatever else they may need.
Also, support your local Planned Parenthood.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
I was detained in an international airport for six hours at the age of 18. I am not afraid. I do have phobias. Without them, I’d kill more spiders, swim with sharks, and probably enjoy the movie E.T.