Even though she suffers from ulcerative colitis, Brie Henderson does not want to follow in the footsteps of June Allison or Lisa Renna as a spokeswoman for Depends underwear, she certainly does have a story to share with her audience in the most humorous of ways.
For the Kansas City Fringe Festival 2015, Henderson penned an autobiographical hour long performance piece documenting her disease and the horrible effects she’s encountered. Her bravery gives cause to call this a bravura performance as she leads the audience through her symptoms, diagnosis, and day to day life now that the disease changed her. “Poops, I Did It Again” brings hilarity to an embarrassing, life-long disease.
Henderson takes the most embarrassing situations that she’s confronted and delivers them with poise and laughter. Her performance piece, “Poops, I Did It Again,” excels in bringing giggles, smiles, belly laughs, and gasps as people hear what she’s endured in the past few years.
Her poop stories bring out the bathroom humor within everyone. After hearing her stories, nothing should embarrass anyone, anymore. She’s suffered the most humiliating and degrading experiences one can imagine. What’s amazing is that she confronts them, admits to them, and delivers them with the aplomb of a stand up comic that earns millions.
What’s even more amazing is that she leads the audience through her experiences with confidence and big smiles on her face. While most stand up comics can string together 5-10 minute bits, Henderson strings together a full hour-long humorous documentary of her life and condition. She stands with dignity and a smile as the poop stories continue.
Her piece may not appeal to all, but it gives confidence to those who suffer from embarrassing diseases or situations. She gives everyone a chance to laugh with her at a condition she confronts daily. There is no cure, so she has learned to live within the limits. “Poops, I Did It Again” gives strength to those who also suffer; it gives understanding to the audience; and it proves this talented young lady can face disaster with bravery, courage, and smile through it all.
Henderson’s piece, “Poops, I Did It Again” won the Best of Venue award at the Fringe Festival. Her small performance space seated less than 60. By winning Best of Venue, Henderson won the “Fringe Hangover” which is an extra performance on Sunday to wrap up the Fringe Festival.
Now, Henderson said she plans to take the piece to Los Angeles for the Hollywood Fringe Festival and that she’s been encouraged to enter it into the biggest Fringe Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The piece is worthy of huge crowds wherever she goes.