ASF HOT SEAT: Jasmine Ellis

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Jasmine Ellis's standup has been described as "energetic" and "joyfully neurotic," and she's pretty sure that was a compliment. We put her in the ASF Hot Seat to find out more about her wedding inspired show, who she’s listening to these days and most importantly, what she’d put on a breakfast taco.

Where are you from?

Dallas! Ok…actually Arlington, Texas.

How long have you been performing?

5.5 years as a comedian only a few months doing storytelling and songs.

Who are your inspirations, both in comedy & not?

Wanda Sykes mixed with Beyoncé ✨

What's the vibe of the show you're performing at ASF?

Imagine a musical Ted Talk about wedding planning from your best friend.

What is the origin of your show’s name?

Plus None: Everything no one tells you about weddings by Jasmine Ellis is a pretty literal title for the show it came from the place of developing this wealth of ideas while journaling everything I was feeling about the process and I know I’m not alone in this so I wanted to create something funny that isn’t anti wedding or anti women. But is anti pressure most of all pro love.

What music are you currently listening to?

Beyoncé, Lizzo, Saweetie, Nicki Minaj, Fleetwood Mac anything that makes me feel like that bitch.

Build a perfect breakfast taco. We will be judging you.

Flour tortilla eggs, onion, cilantro, conjita SEASONED shrimp (not that crap where they throw pepper on top at the last second) in that order.


Catch Jasmine Ellis with Maggie Maye and Femmedy Trio
on May 24th at The North Door!

Ashlee Pryor

mending, making & motherhood