Saturday, October 14th
This highly curated festival aims to showcase a broad range of styles and perspectives among women in comedy while guaranteeing that every show, and every performer, delivers top notch comedy.
LOCATION: Vanport Stage at Curious Comedy Theater second venue
HEADLINERS: Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey, Tess Barker
FEATURING: Sarah Burrows, Lauren Faber, Dominique Gelin, Ana-Marija Stojic
HOST: NATALIE HOLT
Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth. Barbara's ebullient stage presence combined with vulnerable material and goofy style have made her a quickly rising star in the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. In 2016 she filmed sets for Viceland's "Flophouse" and Hulu's "Coming to the Stage" and she has written for the past three seasons of the hit show "Billy on the Street". She can be seen in the upcoming "Corporate" on Comedy Central, as can be seen on CC's digital series "Deadliest Chef" as well as Nick Swardson's "Typical Rick", as well as MTV's "Acting Out".
Along with touring all over the country, Babs has made multiple visits to SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where her performance was deemed 'funny as get-out' by the Portland Mercury. Her comedy has been featured on Huffington Post and Ellen, and her underground comedy show One-Two Punch, run out of her own living room in Silverlake, had a spread in the LA Times. She is also a regular at the top shows and venues in Los Angeles, including the Improv, Comedy Store, Meltdown, Good Heroin, and literally any place somebody will put a microphone and give her some attention.
Barbara is also a co-host of the hit podcast "Lady to Lady", which recently surpassed 3 million downloads from listeners all over the world. The live talk show can be seen at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and the Hollywood Improv. The show combines the roundtable discussions of The View with the antics and characters of Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Described as "The funniest podcast ever" by BUST magazine, the ladies bring the weird every week with a combination of pop culture skewering and embarrassing personal revelations.
Tess is a Los Angeles based writer and nationally touring comedian who has appeared at the Comedy Central Stage, Meltdown Comics, UCB, and at clubs and colleges throughout the country. She has written for TVLand's "Throwing Shade," TruTV's "Billy on the Street," and is regularly published on a number of outlets, including Vice, The Guardian, Vox, MTV News, Jezebel, and L.A Weekly, where her work has ranged from investigative pieces about wage inequity in professional cheerleading to profiles of icons like Charo and Betsey Jonson. She was one of the hosts of Ovation TV's "Broadway Bash," -- a talk show devoted to the television show Smash. She holds a B.A. in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University, and is the co-bookwriter and lyricist of "Time Between Us," an original two person musical, which premiered in New York as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theater festival, where it was named Critic's Pick, and has since enjoyed a number of regional productions, including at Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. She is one of the producers and hosts of Lady to Lady, a popular podcast on the Maximum Fun Network; live talk show at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in Los Angeles; and regular SnapChat series on Comedy Central. When she's not writing or doing stand up, Tess enjoys dogs, running, and talking about Britney Spears.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian, writer & producer who calls LA's comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Tig Notaro's Bentzen Ball, among many others. She has opened for the legendary punk band Against Me! and has appeared on MTV, E! & Comedy Central. Brandie made her feature film debut in the indie dark comedy, "The Worst Year Of My Life" directed by Jonathan Smith & her first stand up record Opinion Cave debuted at #1 on iTunes & #12 on Billboard.com.
Brandie tours the country, headlining every dark corner with a microphone. She is the co-creator & host of Picture This, a popular comedy-animation show with franchises in LA, Portland, New York, Philadelphia & San Francisco. Picture This is currently in development with Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz' Push It Productions. At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre & The Hollywood Improv, Brandie co-hosts Lady to Lady alongside Barbara Gray & Tess Barker. Lady to Lady is also a celebrated weekly podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network with over 3.3 million downloads & loyal fans around the world.
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