Comedian, actress and new mom to 10 month old Watson, Jamie Aderski is bringing her new solo comedy show Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood to The Peoples Improv Theater this February and March. Aderski’s one-woman show is a truthful and raw look into the realities of pregnancy and motherhood that nobody seems to talk about.
BronxMama recently had the chance to chat with Jamie over the phone about being a new mom and what brought on her one woman show, which she began to write one night when her baby Watson slept through the night. It began with the title, but then she couldn’t stop. She didn’t want to forget what it’s like to have a baby- particularly how hard it can be.
After becoming a mom, can you share a definite Do & a definite Don’t?
Jamie looks forward to having her friends over while stuck at home with a baby.- Be nice to your good friends before having a baby. Feed the, buy them gifts, wine. Also, don’t be so hard on yourself. Take it one day at a time.
What are you hoping the audience takes away with them after the show?
This Sh!t is difficult and goes under the radar. Yes it will be difficult and you will get your ass kicked but it will change for the better. This is my most life changing experience in 37 years.”
Most of all she wants everyone to laugh and walk away with a real idea of what it is to be a parent for the first time. Jamie originally thought the show would only appeal to people with kids, but after her first performance people without kids and those who don’t want kids went up to her and told her the show gave them a real idea of what it’s like.
Are you getting a lot of unsolicited advice as a new mom?
Some from mom and MIL but they mean well. I’m in comedy and arts- so many of my circle don’t have kids. I think I come across as having it together but the show will dispel that myth. One thing that motherhood has changed for me is I’m not afraid to show my flaws and that I’m struggling.
What’s helpful for you as a new mom?
I’m part of the Brooklyn Baby Hui Group, which is a very supportive community, it’s been nice connecting with new moms and people I normally wouldn’t be able to meet.
Jamie also has a great partner in her husband who does the best he can to make it equal. Another important part is finding time to work out and feel like herself.
What challenges are you facing with a 10 month old?
He’s a little person now with a real, strong willed, independent personality. He’s pretty demanding. It’s a lot easier and he’s fun.
We had a great talk with Jamie about motherhood and we can’t wait to see her show. Dates are 3/3, 3/10 and 3/31. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased here!
Be sure to check out Jamie’s website too! There’s tons of clips of her comedy if you need a pick me up.