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BA of the Week: Comedian Kyle Dunnigan

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Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

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This week’s featured Broke-Ass is Kyle Dunnigan. He’s that funny guy that you’ve seen on Reno 911, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and Craig Ferguson, as well as on the wanted posters at the post office. It’s amazing they still haven’t caught him yet. Kyle is also Sarah Silverman’s girlfriend.

Besides the life-changing, monumental honor of being Broke-Ass of the Week, Kyle is also headlining the SF Punchline this weekend and has a comedy and music Christmas album available on iTunes on December 10th, entitled Craig’s All Star Rockin’ Christmas You Guys! It’s certainly gonna be a big week for Kyle but I can say he was mine first…just because this article was published before all that other awesome stuff happens.

Name: Kyle Dunnigan

Age: I think I’m in my twenties.

Occupation: Comedian, writer, musician, editor, mom.

What neighborhood do you live in?: Studio City. Can’t find a studio to save me life.

Best money saving tip: Every check you get put some of it in the bank. Even if it’s five dollars. But not always five dollars.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Others.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: My air conditioning unit. 6 large. Pure like a kitten though.

How’d that feel?: Not good. It’s hard to show it off.

Favorite cheap eat: Swanson frozen pot pie. I eat it frozen to save even more money on electricity.

Favorite dive bar: I don’t go to dive bars. So if there’s one called “none”, then that one.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: I was put on planet earth for free.

Favorite free thing to do: Wave.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A wave machine.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Am I out of money? I’m just finding this out from you. There’s so many levels of broke. If I was broke broke, then I would be homeless and have no food so I wouldn’t love my life. But if I could have food and a warm bed and netflix I think I could love it.

Do you own my book?: Totally. yeah, I bought it. I have it. Yeah.

Best hangover cure: Coconut water and three steaks.

Are you a hipster?: No, but real hipsters don’t know they’re hipsters, so…yes.

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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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