We just heard the terrible news that Michelle Dobrawsky passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Michelle was one of our first storytellers and a great friend of the show and we’re devastated by the loss.
Michelle described herself as a Lawyer, Nerd, and Comic. She was well known in the comedy world not just as a great comedian, but as someone who worked hard to get other other comics exposure and stage time. She was starting to explore storytelling right around the same time Brian and I were talking about starting The Story Collider, and she was one of the first people we talked to for ideas and critiques about how to make it work.
She performed at one of our very first events, where she told a beautiful story of love gone wrong in a biophysics lab. When we launched the podcast, we knew it was perfect, and so hers was the very first story on the Story Collider podcast.
Again, we’re incredibly sad to hear of her passing. So, in her memory, here’s that story.