It's hard not to feel like we're on borrowed time with the Rosebuds, as far as keeping them our little secret here in the Triangle. They're picking up acclaim from all over, more with each new album; and Kelly Crisp, who does standup comedy as well as music, also has designs on a career path that would take her a long way from Raleigh.
"My ultimate goal is to be on 'Saturday Night Live,' but I can't make them understand that they need me today," Crisp says with a laugh. "My standup act is observational, more stories about things I see. At this point, I'd say it's more entertaining than funny. I'm still working at it, figuring out who I am as a comic. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's terrible. So I'm just trying to string together enough shows up there to where friends can bring the people who need to see me. It's a vetting process that can take a while. I'm giving it three years because I know it won't be this year. But Seth Myers is a Rosebuds fan."
ADDENDUM (2/24/09): "Life Like" video.