Angela Hoover hates Las Vegas. She hated it so much when she moved there in 2005, she found herself telling complete strangers how much she disliked the town she called her new home. But she can't deny that Sin City helped her capture the 2006 California's Funniest Female title at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach.
"When you succeed at anything and it is not a struggle, that is when you do your best," said Hoover, a mother of two toddlers. "It was like I couldn't believe I was out at night talking with people who weren't 2. It was just a fun experience."
Surprising to Hoover was that her anti-Vegas jokes elicited the most laughter by far, she said.
"Whatever's the hardest thing you're going through, it comes across as real and that's funny," Hoover said. "You have to use universal material."