Alum Gina Stahl-Haven Faces Hecklers on Comedy Stage, in Classroom

Thursday, February 06, 2020

PACIFIC SUN (SAN RAFAEL) -- Stahl-Haven began performing improv in college at San Francisco State University, where she took her first comedy class. She continued improv but kept stand-up comedy on the back burner. Meanwhile, she became a professor of rhetoric at the University of San Francisco, also teaching at College of Marin and Santa Rosa Junior College, while living in Novato with her husband and two kids.

“Then all of a sudden I’m 37 years old and I’m like, ‘Being afraid to do comedy is not a good reason to not do comedy,’ and I opened my mind to the possibility of doing it without a direct path,” she says.