Hey Sexy Fans! I’m Abby Ballin a Photographer / Stand Up Comedian originally from NYC currently based in South Florida.
How do you describe your fashion style and where do you love to shop from?
My Fashion style is a little all over the place. I steal a lot of vintage clothes from my Mom as she really had wild taste when she was young and luckily held on to a lot of her statement pieces. I like to say I shop at KB’s Closet (as her name is Kathie Ballin). When not stealing from her though I often shop online at Nasty Gal as they have great sales and a lot of funky, colorful and SEXY items. If I were to name my style I would call it “Time Travel Attention Whore.”
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Comedy started out as a hobby and turned into a career shockingly. I’ve been a photographer for over 15 years now and only doing Stand Up for about 4 years yet at this point comedy is taken up about 65% of time. Somehow I’ve been lucky enough to take two (basically hobbies) and turn them into businesses.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of an adventurer are you?
10! If time and money was not a thing I think I would be permanently traveling and exploring. I love experiences and going to new places! Different cultures fascinate me and I really enjoy connecting with new people from all around the world.
If you could have a super power, what will it be?
That’s easy, teleportation! I’d never be late and that would also solve the previous question…I could travel whenever I want 🙂
Can you recommend 3 things every tourist should experience in the city you live in?
I think if you can see live local entertainment in any city you travel to that is a great way to experience the culture and also support the local artists. Obviously I’m biased, but South Florida has a vibrant up and coming Comedy scene this is just budding and a very cool thing to witness as you get to come in at the ground level. If I didn’t say beaches I may get removed from Florida…so for the love of god go to the beach! Lastly I would say the everglades if you’re the outdoors type is a pretty unique experience and if you ever wanted to be a few feet away from a gator, well wish granted.
What is a typical day like for you?
Most days start with answering emails and messages and then I get started on the editing work I have to do, there always seems to be never ending editing. That is if I don’t have a photoshoot already booked that day. I try a squeeze in a backyard workout at some point and snuggles with my animals before I end the day with Comedy. On average I perform 3-4 nights a week and when I am not performing I try to work on my material and either work on existing jokes and tighten them up or start developing new premises. So in short a typical day for me is filled with my work, but work that is my passion and that I love.
What turns you off on a date?
I really appreciate good communication. A big turn off for me is someone who either can’t stop talking about themself or has really nothing of interest to say at all.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Abby. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy to me is confidence. May sound cliche, but I don’t feel you can genuinely be sexy if you’re not confident. I think how we hold ourselves and sit in our bodies is also a defining trait of being sexy. I love someone who is comfortable in their skin and almost moves in a slinky way. I’m a big smell person as well, so add some nice fragrance to that combo and I’ll pounce for sure!
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I host a comedy show Every Sunday Night 8:30pm at @redlightpalmbeach in West Palm. I also host other monthly showcases throughout South Florida. I will be Hosting Dania Improv on 11/30 as well as Miami improv on 12/15.
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