Writers On Medium Getting Coffee №2

the character chameleon

Joe Váradi
Aug 3 · 2 min read
photo by my mystery guest

It happened again!

I met up with a fellow Medium writer in real life.

Allow me to recap the rules of what I hope will become a series of meet-ups around the globe:

  • Post a cover photo of you and a fellow writer meeting up. Say a few words about the chosen location.
  • Do not disclose the identity of your guest. Let the readers guess! Drop a few hints or include a brief Q&A.
  • Whether you show your faces in the photo is entirely up to you two.
  • Agree with your guest on whether or not the story will be behind the paywall.
  • May be published in the publication of your choice.
  • Tag the story with “Getting Coffee” and “Meetup”.

A few words about my new mystery guest:

  1. She is fairly new to this platform, so this should be challenging and may require some googling outside of Medium to guess her identity.
  2. She is an actor, comedian, with a rotating lineup of 15+ characters that she performs on the comedy club circuit, including a dark, soulful and very funny send-up of Melania Trump.
  3. She is of that rare breed of New York-based performing artists who was actually born in New York, specifically Queens.
  4. Her credits include McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, a small role on the HBO series Veep, and appearances as a storyteller on The Moth.
  5. She has a very Italian last name (and lineage) although (by her own admission) she doesn’t quite look the part.
  6. We met up in the very cozy and fun Future You Café, in the East Village hipster mecca of New York City.

Correct or respectable guesses earn bragging rights and a chance to do a meet-up with me, all coffee-related expenses covered.


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the original woke bloke — translator / poet / adopted son of 台灣 / come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side

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