This is my blog, “Mary Van Notes,” notes by me, Mary Van Note.  Here you can find my comics, drawings, musings, rants and upcoming events.  But mostly you’ll find drawings and dresses!

About Mary Van Note:

Mary Van Note is a stand-up comedienne of the weird variety.  She performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country and she is the creator and star of the award winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me.  The San Francisco Bay Guardian called her a “Zine-Queen Comedian” as she regularly makes zines, crafts and mini-comics.  Her specialties are stick-figures and cross-stitch.


“A Gracie Allen for the new millennium, Van Note’s comedic styling is truly unique, as she combines elements of raunchy slapstick with charmingly innocent self-deprecation.” – Flypmedia.com

“Kaufman-esque.” – Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America

“Van Note’s film shorts reminded us of Andy Samberg’s digital shorts for SNL, but darker. Like all good comedians, she makes us laugh by being brutally honest. She’s crude and vulnerable at the same time. And she’s hella funny.” – SF Weekly

  • SF Weekly’s Masterminds 2010 grant recipient
  • SF Sketchfest, invited performer: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Andy Kaufman Award Semi-Finalist,  2009
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival, invited performer:  2009, 2008
  • SXSW, invited performer: 2009
  • Wins Best Sketch Comedy Series award for The Mary Van Note Show at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival
  • Short film “Papercuts” plays on IFC March 2009
  • The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me, on IFC and IFC.COM July 2008
  • First place winner and Champion of the Twisted Biscuit 2006 Competition.
  • June 2006 Comic of the Month winner at rooftopcomedy.com.