ASF HOT SEAT: Laura de la Fuente & Liz Behan

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Laura de la Fuente brings you her unique brand of comedy with Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk, a sketch show that ties together elements from her life - queer and latinx identity, absurdism, family relationships - to create something both uniquely Laura and universally relatable.

How exactly do you pronounce “Liz Behan”? Where did Liz come from? What ~vibe~ can you expect from this incredible one-woman show? We were lucky enough to get both Laura & Liz in the hot seat to find out!

Where are you from?

Laura grew up in a homogenized suburb of North Dallas, and lives in (increasingly homogenized) Austin, TX today.

Liz grew up on a ranch deep in a valley.

How long have you been performing?

Laura's been performing comedy for 4 years.

Liz has been performing more years than she can count to.

Who are your inspirations, both in comedy & not?

Laura: Gilda forever. Maya Rudolph always. My non-comedy inspiration is my wife, Bonica Ayala who is also v funny, so she is both.

Liz's comedy and non-comedy inspiration: Dolly Parton

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

Laura: The vibe of my show is queer, Latinx, absurd and musical. My characters, as women, are all going to love that you're listening to them. Also, the there is some solid dildo content here, so strap in for that vibe, folx.

Liz: What is a vibe?

What is the origin of your show’s name?

Laura and Liz: Liz Behan has a silent "H" in it, so say it quickly, and that's all you need to know

What music are you currently listening to?

Laura's been listening to a lotta Feist these days.

Liz has been listening to a lotta Loretta Lynn on cassette tape in her truck.

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

Laura: Migas on home-made corn with some fresh tomatillo salsa

Liz: Fresh lady tacos from way down south



Catch Liz Behan with Femmedy Trio and Mama Said on May 22nd at Fallout Theater!

Ashlee Pryor

mending, making & motherhood