Aparna Nancherla Friendship Fanfiction

Dream Day with Aparna Nancherla

I wake up at noon covered in dogs and I have no text messages or emails. It’s not overcast outside, but also not sunny in a boastful way. I slither out of bed and am ready for anything as long as it’s not strenuous or something I fear!

Dog ranch

Dog ranch

My pal Aparna Nancherla shows up at the door of my semi-rural dog ranch and I welcome her in with a smile. We hang out in a room full of pillows for a while, just gently petting dogs and sipping some iced mint tea. There’s also someone else there—maybe a friend of ours, or a dog trainer—so that Aparna and I don’t have to feel pressure to make too much direct eye contact with one another or scramble to fill silences like two wild turkeys. After what could be several hours of quiet dog-petting and watching Gilmore Girls Season 1, we decide to test the waters of the outside world. But the water’s cold! And full of people talking about baby shower yogurt buffets. These people know how to hold their hands elegantly even when they don’t have pockets to put them in! So we take it slow.

Where you lead, Aparna...

Where you lead, Aparna...

We go to an ice cream shop and there’s someone in line asking to test all the flavours on tiny little spoons. A hole in the earth opens up and swallows them, but they’re fine, they just end up back at their desk at work with no ice cream. So we order our ice cream and eat it in a nice park under a willow tree. Then we take a sunset bike ride. Then Aparna does three hilarious shows at OFF-JFL and I’m in the front row drinking a goblet of rosé and smiling fondly.

Thanks for the dream day Aparna Nancherla!

Now everybody check out the sweet, witty and intelligent Aparna Nancherla at her OFF-JFL show Maybe Attending on July 25th, 26th and 28th at Montreal Improv!