The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Andrea Caspari

Mug shot of Andrea Caspari

Emily Noyes

Mug shot of Andrea Caspari

Emily Noyes, Design editor

Most know Andrea Caspari as a poet, but on stage she takes on a new character.

Caspari has been doing comedy shows for about 14 years. Her inspiration to start comedy was her father.

“My dad was funnier than anyone I ever knew. He passed away in 2000 and then I started comedy in 2001, so he never got to see me do a show,” Caspari said.

Even though it might scare a lot of comics, Caspari invites audience’s participation instead of letting it throw her off her game.

“I’ve been doing it for so long I actually enjoy it and kind of invite it. Because they don’t heckle and say ‘You’re ugly!’ or whatever, they kind of add to it and I love to build on that because I know they’re paying attention, they’re engaged,” Caspari said.

The comedy world has opened up many oppurtunities for Caspari.

“I’ve been on TV, I’ve been on commercials, I’ve done stand up on the news, I’ve done stand up on the radio,” Caspari said.

Caspari took her passion and channeled it into a hobby. She inspires other’s to do the same.

“I just want to encourage people no matter what, if you have a dream…if there’s something that you want to do, go out and go do that have a good time and don’t worry about people judging you, if you have a dream or if you have something that you’ve always wanted to try just do it,” Caspari said.