To be alone onstage with nothing but a microphone, quick wit, and cool set of nerves as your weapons… I can’t think of anything more terrifying. But for stand up comic, filmmaker, and actress Ashley Barnhill, there’s nothing more exhilarating. The up-and-coming comedienne is gaining major buzz in the comedy world for her fun and fearless sense of humor. Ashley’s been opening for some big names lately — names like Chappelle, Maron, and Hinchcliffe. And the hype is real: this is one funny lady (check out her twitter feed and prepare to laugh out loud). Not that she hasn’t tanked before. “It’s good to bomb,” says Ashley offhandedly. “It makes you a better comic.” It’s the fearless attitude required to claim stake in an incredibly competitive field. Join us as we spend an afternoon with Ashley at the The Virgil in Los Angeles to talk about stage freight, good jokes, and what it’s really like to be funny for a living.