For I talked with her three times on the phone over a series of several weeks. She laughed a lot, rambled sheepishly, and referenced past conversations with friends on similar themes. BLVR:  So you’re more optimistic more deep down and less optimistic less deep down.CY: I tried theater in college, but I was such a bad actor.BLVR: Are you working on anything you can talk about? It was me playing the character in the dream, but in the comic book it’s not me at all.CY: I wrote a play with my friend called and a zombie movie. I wake up in the mornings and I usually get myself to clean my disgusting room, then I have a list of things to do, like this rewrite on my comic book. It’s about a character who’s trying to save the world, and it’s kind of postapocalyptic. It was like she was on a mission because there was this heat wave going on, and everyone was getting sick and dying and going crazy and killing each other because of this crazy fever.In short time, she was running her own monthly nights: The Charlyne Yi Show.The shows, which are ongoing, incorporate audience participation, sketches, music, stand-up, and plays.So I’d constantly try to do stuff like that in theater class once I learned that you can make people laugh in a way that they’re unsure of what they’re laughing at, and are slightly embarrassed that they’re laughing.
In addition to stand-up, Yi has a notable presence on You Tube. You know sometimes you realize it’s a dream and then things stop working?
He thought maybe it was an act, but he wasn’t sure.
I thought, That’s so interesting—maybe I’ll master that.
So she drives to Las Vegas and she meets this guy who’s an Elvis impersonator, and he wants to kill the devil too, because the devil’s taken his wife away.
He wants to bring his wife back to life and take her out of hell.
And people kept doing bad stuff so hell was getting bigger, and each time hell got bigger the world would get hotter, because it would take up more room underneath the earth.