Farrah Abraham is opening up to Howie Mandel about her “secretive” experience with stand-up.
In an interview uploaded to YouTube on April 7, 2022, Mandel asked if Abraham has ever done stand-up comedy. She replied, “I had a comic bring me to something secretive, unannounced, just to see what the crowd would do.”
Abraham did not reveal the comic’s name but said that she performed unannounced, and the unnamed comic recorded her performance. “He said that basically, it was like women standing up, cheering me on, and men laughing.”
Abraham continued, “So I was like, even if I fail at comedy, I could be really good at Ted Talks. So either way, I’m going for it.”
During the interview, Abraham also mentioned that she has fallen asleep at a comedy club in the past. Mandel replied, “I don’t even understand what you’re talking about.”
Abraham seemingly ignored the comment and continued on, saying that she learned a lot from other comics.
“How do you learn from sleeping?” Mandel asked.
Here’s what you need to know:
Abraham Recently Completed a Stint at a Trauma Treatment Center
On March 1, 2022, Abraham informed her followers that she was entering a trauma treatment center. “There’s really no way of saying this,” she said on TikTok. “I am headed to a treatment for trauma– a trauma treatment center for 28 days.”
She continued, “I am taking time for my healing. I have ignored people for over 11 months after having a sexual assault and having my whole body break down, my whole brain break down.”
Abraham concluded, “No matter your traumas—whether they are physical or mental, people see them or don’t see them—I wanted to take the time and say I am grateful for my family for hanging with me this year after one of my hardest years.”
Abraham Discusses a Career in Comedy
Upon leaving the trauma treatment center, Abraham was interviewed by TMZ. Asked about her experience at the center, Abraham shared: “I would say my experience at the trauma treatment center was life-changing. It didn’t only make my year, it made my life.”
The former “16 & Pregnant” star said that during her time there, she learned how to “move past stuck points and trauma, so that way I could be resilient.”
Asked what her new career steps are, Abraham replied, “Comedy!”
She said she is gunning to be a stand-up comedian. “I’m meeting with Howie Mandel tomorrow,” she added.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported that Mandel is helping Abraham write material for her stand-up debut, but that has yet to be confirmed.
As for what she will perform, Abraham seems to be leaning into motherhood. “I’m just gonna keep it very Teen Mom, very mom,” she said. “I am a mom like none other, so it’s not too hard for me to have some fun. And I have [Attention Deficit Disorder] so, you know, I’m usually like, the funny one and people make fun of me, so it’s just easy going, ya know? I’m happy with it.”
Abraham said that therapy through comedy is “everything” and she is looking forward to performing on stage, which will allow her to get past her “fear of people.”