Clean like Butter: How Summer time Home’s Hannah Berner grew to become a stand-up


Hannah Berner is a stand-up comedian venturing out on her very first US tour.

Brendan Wixted

This story is a part of I am So Obsessed (subscribe right here), our podcast that includes interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and artistic sorts about their work, profession and present obsessions.

A fast web seek for Summer time Home star Hannah Berner yields headlines with phrases like villain, controversy, wrongdoings, feud and hypocrite. You possibly can think about my shock after I interviewed Berner for CNET’s I am So Obsessed podcast and located her to be humorous, down-to-earth, self-deprecating, clever and a little bit of a dork. Berner is at a crossroads in her life. Forsaking her Summer time Home-made character that captivated Bravo viewers for years, she’s now fortunately engaged and able to forgo her regular summer time within the Hamptons as a Bravolebrity and hit the street as a stand-up comedian touring the US. The title of Berner’s comedy tour? Home Damaged.

“My comedy profession has been very unusual the way it was created. As a result of I used to be writing lots of tweets. I used to be writing lots of memes. So it was form of like joke writing for some time,” Berner mentioned throughout our interview. “Then I began my podcast Berning in Hell. It is form of a psychological well being comedy podcast. Caroline’s [on Broadway] reached out to me and mentioned, we might love so that you can do a reside podcast. And my pal was like, I dare you to do 10 minutes.”

In contrast to the awkward first open mic most comics expertise, Berner mentioned her first time doing stand-up went rather well. Her set featured tweets she wrote and tailored into jokes. Her viewers was filled with followers from her podcast, social media followers and, in fact, individuals who watched Summer time Home. They ate all of it up.

“A few of my stand-up mates, who I look as much as, pulled me apart they usually had been like, ‘Look, if you wish to do that, you must begin getting on the grind. As a result of this isn’t what comedy is. Comedy is day after day bombing in basements. Although that is enjoyable, you must commit. And if you need respect from different comics, you’ve got to begin from the underside,'” Berner mentioned.

You possibly can hearken to my complete dialog with Berner within the podcast participant above or on Apple Podcasts. She talks in regards to the artistry behind a good fart joke, how her time as an expert tennis participant helped her grow to be a greater stand-up, her cat Butter, and the awkward second of sharing a primary kiss with somebody in entrance of the digicam crew on a actuality TV present.

You’ll find out extra about her podcasts and stand-up tour on her web site. And you’ll subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode, Connie Guglielmo or I meet up with an artist, actor or creator to find out about work, profession and present obsessions.

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