Accolades

Has written an actually funny joke about abortion. --Bitch Media
An expert at hate-reading Gwyneth Paltrow's blog. —Salon
Sometimes funny, more often mad. — Valerie's mom.
Warm laptop and lap! —Valerie's cat, Henry. 

 

More media shout-outs

Satire and parody also featured on Jezebel, Huffington Post, and Grub Street

Smile More, Valerie's monthly feminist comedy show, gets a shout-out from the Austin American Statesman

Help Wanted, the self-help podcast (for the not-so-serious) Valerie produces and co-hosts with Regina Soto, is included in CultureMap's Best Podcasts from Austin comedians.
 

And other news...

  • Finalist in the Erma Bombeck A Hotel Room of One's Own Humorist-in-Residence Program.

  • Finalist in Austin Film Festival's Pitch Competition for an original sitcom pilot called Peace Foods.

  • Original Pilot Counting Days is a finalist in the Acclaim Script Contest, Screencraft Pilot Launch quarter finalist, a finalist in People's Pilot Competition, and a second round script at Austin Film Festival.

  • Original Pilot Edgewick Commons (co-written) is a Screencraft Pilot Launch quarter finalist, takes second place in People's Pilot Competition, makes it on Austin Film Festival's second round list, out of over 8,600 submissions.

  • Original Pilot State U is a semi-finalist in the People's Pilot Competition, a finalist in the ATX TV Fest Competition, and a second rounder at the Austin Film Festival.

  • Girl's "Juggalo" takes 1st Place in Acclaim Script Contest and is an Official Finalist in the Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Official Finalist in the New York Screenplay Contest, and Creative Awards Finalist.

  • Awarded favorite female standup at The Institution Theater's annual awards.