Rachel Feinstein doesn't have to go looking for material to use in her comedy routine. It just comes naturally.
"(Stuff) happens to me, I go and say it on stage," she bluntly sums up her approach to performing.
The Bethesda, Md., native and Brooklyn resident started as a stand-up comedian about a dozen years ago, but her interest had been there as long as she remembers. It all started with her love of impersonating, which she did constantly growing up.
"My mom would say, 'You can't do that back to people when they're talking to you,' but it gave me so much joy," she says.
Her mother's theory was that her knack for imitating others was inherited from her jazz musician father's ability to play music by ear. Whatever the reason, she became a fan of comedy and it was eventually clear that was what she wanted to do.
She released a full-length album called "Thug Tears" in 2011 and tours around the country doing stand-up. She also regularly appears on TV and makes online videos, all of it integrating the latest and most ridiculous parts of her life through almost no filter.
"Stuff that's sick and wrong, that's not clean," she says.
It isn't that she looks for material that's overly raunchy, but she just isn't afraid to talk about it, whether it's her opinions on pornography, the promiscuity of her friends and her tendency to be brutally honest with guys when sleeping over her place only means sleeping over.
"Like, who does that in their '30s?" she says. "I do."
Learn more about her: Rachel-Feinstein.com
See her live: Feinstein will be the latest comedian to appear in new weekly comedy shows at The Social in Revel every Thursday night. She will perform 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, with doors opening at 8 p.m. The opening act is Pat Barker. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Revel box office or on Ticketmaster.com.