Sketch Block, KL Says Goodbye
For three nights and two days, funny women will gather not only to celebrate their various styles of performing comedy but also to share their experiences in making their voices heard — and perhaps most importantly, move the conversation forward instead of rehashing old, already-decided debates about whether women even can be funny.
That’s pretty bad ass.
Actually, it’s Bad Assery: A Women & Comedy Conference, kicking off with music, storytelling and stand-up comedy shows tonight at Littlefield in Brooklyn. More stand-up, sketch, music and podcasting follows Saturday night at Littlefield and Sunday night at The Bell House nearby, with a full afternoon of panels on Saturday and a women-only think tank Sunday at ?What If! Innovation to turn their talk and thinking into action (which might have to move to an alternate location due to Thursday afternoon’s massive building explosion/fire/collapse a block away from the ?WhatIf! offices).
Performers for this inaugural event include Judy Gold, Brooke Van Poppelen, Charla Lauriston, Marina Franklin, Amber Nelson, Esther Ku, Michelle Wolf, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Sabrina Jalees, Summer and Eve, Adira Amram, Reformed Whores, Camille Harris and many more.
They say they explicitly chose to title their conference “Women and Comedy” and not “women in comedy” because the latter “implies that comedy is inherently male. We’re really adamant about saying women and comedy because it belongs to all of us.”
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