People Who Dig Jen
"This is either proof that you are not famous or that you are:
I once ate at a bar next to Daryl Hannah and John John Kennedy. Chatted with them, and when they left someone asked me if they were nice. I said sure. Then they asked if I knew who they were. I had to be informed.
I was at a New Years party and hit on Winona Ryder for about 20 minutes until her boyfriend shooed me away. Again, I had no idea who she was until my friends told me.
I thought it was funny that I recognized you on the subway right away the other day.
So, it either proves you are more noticeable than those other people or that I only recognize people who are not yet famous."
(guy from 6 train Monday)
"[Boyfriend] made me go to [name of comedy club] last night and I feel like I've been gang-raped by lepers. [Semi-famous comedian] was there and he sucked twelve degrees. Saying 'c*nt' isn't a substitute for wit. What you're doing at Pete's is so much better than that dank, sp*rm-reeking, sad, pauncy ex-frat boy shit. You should take over [name of comedy club], knock some windows into the wall, put booze into the drinks and make it a home for smart funny pople. Okay, just had to say you rock and they suck."
- Jen's totally biased best friend Molly Crabapple
"Witty Jennifer Dziura is a stand-up comedian, writer, spoken-word performer, model and Web designer working out of New York. She will eventually implode, ripping a hole through time and space."
- Joe of Reodorant.com
"I FINALLY got your CD. 'I'm Minneapolis and You're St. Paul' ... I was literally in tears with that one. I think I almost died. 'You always sucked at Scrabble.' Dear god, you're funny. 9 to 5 is fucking brilliant. I don't really know WHY, but my favorite part of MILK is 'It's 2 percent!'. Thanks for the laughs, Jen, and please, please, please for the love of God, come to Denver!"
- Jasen Candelaria
"Jen is awesome. As Jen says, pigeons should not be sold at a pet store. Okay, you need to see her perform her punchline...it's worth it. We need to get her on a Mintyfresh show!"
- Shawn Hollenbach, Comedian
"Jen is as funny as she is beautiful and that's pretty damn funny! A comedian who is as smart as a whip and looks like she might actually use one professionally. Go see a Jenny show today, you won't be sorry!!!"
- Aaron Haber, Comedian
"Jen and peeps make for an amazing shirt and a set that's also quite good."
- Mike Drucker, Comedian
"Jen's tongue is a Tommy Gun of intelligence and wit. Her shows will leave you numb... in your pants."
- Joshua Grosvent, Comedian
"Jennifer Dziura was a total professional. She showed up early, looked gorgeous and did an excellent job. She projected exactly the image that we wanted and had a knack for featuring our garments. Thanks Jen. We'll definitely call you again next time."
- Marci Jillian Sherry, Jillan Sherry Lingerie
"Jen Dziura is a gifted author, a commanding performer and a total dish."
-Schaffer the Darklord
"You're a very inspiring model - museworthy."
- Aeric Meredith-Goujon, Photographer
"Jen is very professional and experienced in front of the camera. She is easy to work with and creative in her posing. She is talented in many areas, which make her more than just-another-model. I look forward to working with her in more projects."
- Maxx Wang, Photographer
"Jen is great and fun to work with. She knows how to show clothing and accessories in front of the camera. I look forward to working with her more."
- Jacquelyn LaCroix, LaCroix Designs
"Jen's professionalism makes her a reliable asset to any project. Plus she's got the fiercest walk this side of the river!"
- Alessandra Genovese, The Girdle Factory
"I just discovered your blog site on a random name google search and I am wicked excited to see a 'Dziura' in the public eye. My name is David Dziura, and to see the name pronunciation spelled out on your contacts page definitely hit home for me.... I am glad to have a name ally who is making it in the world. In addition to having the same name as me, I was reading your blogs and you are one funny girl. High five to that. Between your sense of humor and having the same extremely remote last name as me, I would say you rank way up there in the coolest people on earth, uh, ranking. This may or may not be enough to get on the 'people who dig Jen' list, but either way, I do. So keep it up and dont get married or you'll lose a lot of status."
- Dave Dziura
"Hey there Jennifer,
I used to read your columns back when you were the teen columnist for the
Virginian-Pilot. I write for the Daily Press in Newport News (you probably
already figured that out from my e-mail address) and my wife writes for the
Pilot. She's a sportswriter, but back when you were writing your columns she
was a features copyeditor. I remember once reading one of your columns (I
think it was the one when you went to a medium or a palm reader or a Tarot
card reader, whoever it was who told you that you were involved in a love
triangle) and telling my wife that you wrote a really good column, and my
wife told me, "The amazing thing is, her columns are so well-written and so
clean that they hardly need any editing." I was
impressed. A lot of newspapers employ "teen columnists," but the work that
appears in the paper is so heavily edited and reworked that it bears little
resemblance to what the columnist actually turned in. Vicki assured me that
your columns were, indeed, your columns.
At some point, I made a mental note that I wanted to keep up with your
writing career. I remember a story in the Pilot several years ago about how
you had started up some sort of internet business. Anyway, the other day,
for whatever reason, I got to wondering if you were still writing for
newspapers and I punched your name into Google and ran across
jenniferdziura.com. I was so happy to see that you're still involved in
writing, and reading the blogs was great. Having enjoyed your wit and your
sensibilities for a long time, I am sure that your live comedy work is
fantastic. (And, OK, lest this observation be conspicuous for its absence,
the photos are great.)
Hope life and the Big Apple are treating you well. Keep up the great work!"
- Mike Holtzclaw, Newport News, Va.