A colorful but dark sketch comedy DVD project from Meggan Anderson, who also writes, directs and stars in the project. COMING SOON!
Comedy by definition is any discourse intended to amuse. Sketch comedy in particular is a comedic exploration of a concept, character or a situation. With derivity from the ancient times of Greece to the vaudeville actors of the early 20th century America, these vignettes help all of us, both the creators and the audience temporarily escape from our own realities so that we can mentally and emotionally cross over the bounds of what is deemed acceptable and possible. Simply, it’s a thrill for me to fuck around with your minds!
Hypomanic Euphoria was birthed from life’s experiences in particular from the past two years of my life. Both the happiest moments and the saddest moments of my life have occurred in this time frame. They say that most comedy derives from real life experiences and Hypomanic Euphoria is no exception. I am human. As such, I possess many different kinds of emotions, from the joys of life (“Feed My Fetish”), Anger and frustration (“Late Night Confessions”), to sex (“Love Song For My Burrito”); comedy’s reputation of being brutally honest is not only refreshing but enlightening!
Many say that comedians use comedy in order to heal or to hide something dramatic. I say that comedy is not only medicine but more complicated than drama. It’s easy to be serious, much harder to let your guard down by choice in order to enter into that familiar, comforting weird realm of creative craziness. Comedy is a beautiful dance of colors between what is possible and what you thought was impossible. It fades the lines between reality and your dreams.
My hope with Hypomanic Euphoria is not only to entertain you for an hour out of your life, but to show you, the audience through comedy that your mind, your evolutionary house of your own creativity, can indisputably erase the boundaries between reality and your own visionary thoughts.
hypomania hy·po·ma·ni·a (hī’pə-mā’nē-ə, -mān’yə)
n. Psychology – A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria. Hypomanic episodes usually cause the person experiencing them to become highly creative, have endless energy, a decreased need for sleep and floods of ideas. They are able to distinguish between reality and fantasy, and do not represent a risk to society since their grasp on reality remains stable at all times. Most Hypomanics view their condition as a gift, as many hypomanics are prominent in fields involving the creative arts and attribute their success to it
Meggan was cast to be a New MySpace Featured Artist. During her interview, which will be aired on Justin Timberlake’s new business-creative venture, Meggan discusses her theory about comedy, what synesthesia is all about and what it’s like to wear nothing but heels and a killer smile in public. Her interview will be a part of the new upcoming launch of the New MySpace in Spring 2013. In the meantime, you can connect with her on her New MySpace page, new.myspace.com/meggananderson
As nudists in San Francisco take advantage of the final day to bare their skin legally in public before a newly enacted ban on public nudity takes effect, PETA is jumping into the fray to expose a travesty that has no deadline in sight: stealing the skins of animals in the name of fashion. Wearing nothing but the smiles on their faces and holding signs that read, “Bare Skin, Don’t Wear Skin,” a group of sexy PETA members will display their vegan bodies in the hope of persuading San Francisco residents—both clothed and unclothed—to leave fur, leather, and wool on store shelves and allow animals to keep their skins.
“No matter where you stand on nudism, both sides can agree that no animal would ever give up his or her skin willingly,” says PETA activist-with-a-cause Meggan Anderson. “By showing some of our own skin, we hope that people will consider letting animals keep theirs.”
Fashion guru Tim Gunn narrates a PETA video short, which shows how animals who are killed for their fur are electrocuted, poisoned, or gassed or have their necks broken. Cows who are slated to be killed for their skins endure painful mutilations and physical abuse on factory farms and cruel treatment during transport and slaughter. Snakes have hoses rammed into their mouths and are pumped full of water so that workers can more easily cut off their tightened skin while they’re still alive. Merino lambs, who are bred for wool in Australia, are mutilated by having large chunks of skin and flesh cut from their backsides and are given no pain relief.
Seven PETA volunteers got naked and stood in front of City Hall holding signs saying “Bare skin, don’t wear skin.” San Francisco’s ban on nudity was enacted by a 6-5 vote of the Board of Supervisors in December and will take effect Friday. PETA campaigner Matt Bruce said, “This is the last day, and we thought it would be a fun and upbeat way to bring attention to a serious issue.” He said, “Whether you’re a nudist or not, we can all agree skinning animals alive while they’re fully conscious is wrong.” Bruce said PETA has used nudity in past demonstrations in San Francisco and will have to alter its approach in future protests. “We’re as naked as the law allows us to be,” he said.
The protest drew mostly amused looks from passersby, including dozens on a tourist bus who snapped photos on their cellphones.
A federal judge earlier this week rejected an attempt by nudist activists to block implementation of the ordinance on the grounds that it violated their constitutional right to free speech. Violators of the ban, which has exceptions for children under the age of 5 and permitted events such as the annual Bay to Breakers race and the Folsom Street Fair, will be cited and fined $100, with rising penalties for additional offenses. Nudist activists plan to hold a protest at noon Friday outside City Hall to test whether the law will be implemented, according to Gypsy Taub, one of the four nudists who filed the lawsuit in federal court.
Taub wrote on her website, “If the city chooses to get us arrested or cited, it will give us great ammunition for future legal battles.” The nudists are preparing to file an appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and will also file an amended lawsuit showing that their rights to free expression are being violated by the ordinance, Taub wrote. “The struggle to overturn the nudity ban will continue until the ban is defeated,” she wrote.
Another one of the activists, George Davis, also plans at Friday’s rally to announce his candidacy for District 8 supervisor, the seat currently occupied by Scott Wiener, the author of the nudity ban.
‘Lady Meggan’ played chess at Liz Goldwyn’s The Painted Lady debut! Held at the historic Hearst Suite of the Los Altos Apartments in Los Angeles, attendees walked through a transformed world of a 19th-century brothel, with the Victorian “Ladies of the House” in their after hour moments. Meggan performed in the room of domination, dressed in Victorian whips, scented perfume, candles and even a piano man obeying her every demand. The art installation concluded with a debut screening of Liz Goldwyn’s latest short film, The Painted Lady starring Jena Malone. The event was presented by MAC Cosmetics.
Bold.Sexy.Red. Productions produced a thought-provoking short film by Meggan Anderson titled, Confessions Of A Naked Activist. Anderson, a frequent, scantily-clad protestor, voices her stance on being a feminist while protesting in the buff. Anderson not only wrote and directed the short, she also stars, composed and performed the score. As one viewer puts it, “It’s the most artistic rant I’ve ever seen and beautiful to watch.”
Meggan’s production company, Bold.Sexy.Red. Productions just released a new radio commercial for New Jersey-based Platinum Alarms! Voice-over, written and directed by Meggan. She brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “forced entry!”
Housewives of Miami Star Joanna Krupa Applauds Volunteer’s Constant Work to Help Animals
At a special reception at South Florida’s gourmet vegan restaurant Sublime, PETA recognized Tarboro native Meggan Anderson for fearlessly doing whatever it takes—including stripping down in the middle of a Russian winter—to draw attention to animal rights. Anderson received PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award, given in honor of Sublime owner and Animal Rights Foundation of Florida founder Nanci Alexander.
Anderson’s award was presented by supermodel and Dancing With the Stars alumna Joanna Krupa. Other guests in attendance included pro surfer Karina Petroni, Telemundo’s Natalia Villaveces, and El Talismán‘s Pablo Azar. Photos from the event are available here.
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Meggan Anderson—whose volunteer efforts have appeared in photographs in newspapers around the world—has spoken volumes in behalf of animals,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “PETA is proud to recognize this brave young woman for doing whatever it takes to bring animal rights issues into the spotlight.”
Anderson’s participation in PETA demonstrations—from dressing as a bikini-clad “Lettuce Lady” to promote vegan meals to crashing the stage at a fur showcase at Bloomingdale’s—has landed her photographs on E! and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, among many other media outlets. And when Anderson stripped down for a “Bare Skin, Don’t Wear Skin” anti-fur protest in Moscow, she was arrested—and she ended up on the front page of The Moscow Times. Anderson has also volunteered to speak out against abusing exotic animals in the circus, KFC’s cruel chicken-slaughter methods, and many other issues.
Tarboro Native Arrested In Moscow Protesting For Animals
TARBORO — Tarboro native Meggan Anderson (formerly Meggan Whitten) and an associate were arrested by Moscow district police officers in October when they attempted to “strip down to bikinis on a cold October day in central Moscow to drive home PETA’s message” according to the Moscow Times, an English language newspaper published in Moscow, Russia.
The women were detained temporarily at the local precinct where they were denied access to their Russian translators, then transferred to a nearby court. Their release was granted when a judge failed to appear to hear the case.
Upon her release, Meggan’s European tour continued in Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, after which she returned to the U.S.
So, how did a small-town North Carolina girl end up in the ‘pokey’ in Russia?
Anderson, a 2002 graduate of Tarboro High School lived in Tarboro from the age of 2 until she graduated. Upon early graduation from Tarboro High, she moved to California to attend college in San Diego at California State University San Marcos. Throughout this time, Meggan was actively involved in volunteer efforts for one cause or another, particularly PETA.
“I have been volunteering for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for over eight years now and we do tours nationwide and in this case internationally,” Anderson said. “We go out and do outreach to people for various animal issues. The focus of this tour was ‘fur’.”
Anderson’s volunteer work got an early start in 1999 when she volunteered for The Salvation Army during the flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd. Four years later, Anderson stumbled across PETA’s video “Meet Your Meat,” which provides a no-holds-barred look into the meat industry. Anderson, a true Tar Heel who grew up eating pork with almost every meal, went vegetarian on the spot.
“For me, becoming a vegan was the biggest thing I could do for animals. On average, one vegetarian saves around 90 lives of animals each year, by simply not eating them” says Anderson. “It’s ethical, environmental, political, and healthier.”
According to Adam Miller, Media Coordinator for PETA, Anderson has been one of PETA’s most active volunteers since 2004.
“Anderson’s passion for speaking up for animals has led her to participate in some of PETA’s most captivating campaigns and demonstrations,” Miller said. ”She has dressed as a bikini-clad “Lettuce Lady” to promote a vegan diet, stripped down to prove that she’d “rather go naked than wear fur,” crashed the stage at a fur showcase at Bloomingdale’s, and appeared as a shackled and beaten “elephant” to protest the arrival of the Ringling Bros. circus in Dallas. Anderson’s activism has landed her on local and national television broadcasts multiple times, including alongside another PETA-supporting Anderson—Pamela Anderson, that is—on whose show for the E! Network Meggan has appeared.”
The protest that landed her in hot water in Russia was called the “Bare Skin, Don’t Wear Skin” anti-fur protest in Moscow. The police made their arrest as Anderson and her associate began to undress in the frigid temperatures.
In 2008 she received from George W. Bush the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with PETA.
Anderson, a trained classical flutist, is also a highly successful model and actress in Los Angeles where she now lives.
The 5’10≤ striking redhead landed a runway show both with The Gap and Express. She also modeled for companies such as Von Zipper, American Apparel and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
As far as her acting career goes, she says, “I do mostly television and independent films.”
Meggan’s acting credits include numerous films and television shows such as Fashion House and Zeke and Luther. As a student of The Groundlings with a knack for comedy, Anderson also has made appearances on comedy shows such as MAD TV, Chuck, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! She also has made an appearance on the web series The Rascal on Sony’s comedy site Crackle.com. Currently she has been filming comedy sketches for FunnyOrDie.com and co-hosts LIVING LA, a weekly podcast for Geekweek.com with over 30k viewers weekly. Anderson has starred in numerous Independent films such as Starked Out, Red Menace and Louie Laragon and the Mysterious Magical Box. She also has been a bikini model on Deal or No Deal.
As far her passion for the work she does for PETA?
“It is a good group to volunteer for. I have always loved causes, but this is the only one I have been arrested for.” She said
MOSCOW – You can strip for the president in Moscow, but not for animal rights.
Two American protesters with PETA learned that much firsthand on Wednesday, when they were detained at the World Trade Center on Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya before they could even remove their white fuzzy earmuffs.
Tracy Patton and Meggan Anderson intended to strip down to bikinis on a cold October day in central Moscow to drive home PETA’s message, “Leave animal skin to animals.”
The place was well chosen, given that four out of five Russians wear fur during the winter months, according to RB Media Group figures. But Patton and Anderson failed to take into account that the city is also full of police who do not look kindly upon unauthorized public events of any kind.
Patton and Anderson were nabbed by officers as they were unzipping their jackets and promptly whisked away in a police car in front of a dozen cameras.
“The two women were detained for an unsanctioned demonstration,” a district police spokeswoman told The Moscow Times.
PETA sent a fax and e-mail three weeks ago to the City Hall to register the event but never received a reply, said Yelena Nadyozhkina, a member of Safe Animals, the organization assisting on the Russian side.
“I do not know where we are. We did register, but I’m not sure what happened,” Patton wrote in a text message to The Moscow Times some 30 minutes after their arrest.
Police did not let the Russian translators for the two women speak with them at the precinct, nor provide any of their own. The activists were then shipped off to a nearby court, where they were unceremoniously released after a judge never appeared, Lindsay Rajt, associate director of campaigns at PETA, said by telephone.
This is not the first event of this kind seen by Moscow this year. In August, a group of young female supporters of President Dmitry Medvedev undressed to their underwear in Pushkin Square in support of his anti-beer legislation, proposing that passers-by pour out their beer into a bucket and stripping off items of clothing for every few liters collected that way. The event was not sanctioned, but police made no attempt to intervene.
The sport is even more popular in neighboring Ukraine, where members of the radical feminist group Femen regularly strip topless in public to protest a variety of issues, from sex tourism to the outcome of elections. The protesters, however, are usually detained by police after a few moments before cameras. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Meggan traveled to Europe with PETA for anti-fur outreach. What’s wrong with fur you ask? “There’s nothing sexy about wearing a dead animal!” says Meggan. “There is simply no excuse to kill an animal just for the sake of fashion.” Please visit PETA.org for more information about what you can do to stop the abuse and exploitation of animals.
Meggan будут путешествовать в Европу с PETA для анти-меховой охвата. Что случилось с мехом спросите вы? “Там нет ничего сексуальный о ношении мертвое животное!” Говорит Meggan. “Существует просто не может служить оправданием, чтобы убить животное только ради моды.” Пожалуйста, посетите PETA.org для получения дополнительной информации о том, что вы можете сделать, чтобы остановить насилие и эксплуатация животных.
Meggan and the girls of Playboy had a grand time for the Playboy Golf Scramble, which was held at the Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles! You can also check out all of Meggan’s pictures from the Playboy Golf event on her Facebook!
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The classic 1883 tale that created the modern image of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Presented in classic retro book styling, this is a perfect gift for the bibliophile, pin-up fan or follower of the Legend of Robin Hood. He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, and had escapades loved by children of all ages- from 9 to ninety!. Come back to Sherwood Forest with Robin’s band of merry men, and rejoin such unforgettable characters as Friar Tuck, Little John, Allan-a-Dale, the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, and wicked King John! From the ‘Pin-Up Classics Series,’ which features classic tales presented with beautiful cover photography to compliment the words within! Get your copy on Amazon.com!
The Citizen-Soldier or Memoirs of a Volunteer is the classic memoir of the man who rose from private to brigadier general during the Civil War and went on to serve in the US House of Representatives. From the Angels of the Battlefield collection, bound with the stunning cover art photography, this classic of American memoirs gives an inside look into life as a soldier during the Civil War. Get your copy from Amazon.com!