Dear Toni,

I am a 19-year-old student of Business and Screenwriting looking to further my education in both the business and artistic sides of the entertainment industry.  As I have gotten more involved, I have discovered that my true love seems to be stand-up comedy and improvisation.  I’m naturally hilarious and everyone loves me.  But that doesn’t pay for dinner. What steps should I take towards furthering my comedic career?  Also, I auditioned for an improv group at my University and I found it to be very much an “old boys club”-type deal.  In fact, when I heard some second-hand commentary of my performance, I was called “too sassy, too sarcastic, but pretty”.  Why is it that some Improvisers tend to be so snooty and exclusive, especially when it comes to letting female comics in?