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STANDING UP FOR WOMEN IN COMEDY

KAABOO’S WOMEN OF COMEDY OFFER SERIOUS LAUGHS

In a recent episode of Louis C.K.’s sitcom, “Louis”, a club owner tells him “don’t put two girls together” in the lineup for a comedy open mic night. Louis raises his eyebrows and ends up scheduling two women in a row anyway.

We applaud his reaction in that scene, because some incredibly funny women are creating some of the best comedy out there. We’d be thrilled to see them all together.

Marie Claire magazine issued a list of the “50 Funniest Women” and called them “all equally, ridiculously brilliant…reigning queens of comedy.” That list highlights hilarious women who grace screen and stage alike with their biting wit, comedic social commentary and even comedy-action mashups.

Last month, The Chicago Tribune ran a great piece debunking the ignorant question about whether women are as funny as men. Comedians from Tina Fey to Wanda Sykes delivered perfect responses that show just how inane the question is. Kristen Wiig said:

“If (people) would watch movies or look at comedy and see how many talented, funny women are out there and have been since the beginning of time, people would stop asking that.”

KAABOO is thrilled to be welcoming four brilliant women in comedy to our onsite comedy club, Humor Me, during our September 16-18 “mix-perience”:

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JANEANE GAROFALO

From her memorable roles in movies like “Reality Bites” and “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” to her stand-up routines, Janeane knows how to embody a character and tell a story in an honest and humorous way. One writer describes her stand-up style as an “approach that was personal and casual” and credited her with pioneering that delivery in the 90s.

The writer goes on to say that her current routines are “animated, quicker and [she] tosses out absurd asides while barreling through bits” and that she “is great at finding that moment.” We look forward to sharing those moments with her at KAABOO this September.

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GARFUNKEL AND OATES

This comedic “folk duo,” created by Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, joined forces in 2007 and hit the scene with their quirky, irreverent songs like “Pregnant Women Are Smug” and “Silver Lining.” In 2010, Variety profiled the comedians in its “10 Comics to Watch” list. Their first two albums both hit No. 1 on the iTunes comedy charts, and the third album is available to download now.

For a quick preview of what they have in store for KAABOO, visit the Garfunkel and Oates YouTube channel.

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NATASHA LEGGERO

Natasha Leggero has a long TV and film resume, having appeared on shows including “Key and Peele,” “Suburgatory” and “Reno 911.” Her deadpan delivery and sharp wit combine in her stand-up for an unforgettable experience.

She created and stars in “Another Period,” a satire based on both turn-of-the-century drama and modern-day reality shows, which has been renewed for a second season on Comedy Central (Riki Lindhome, of Garfunkel and Oates, costars).

Check out Leggero’s Spotify channel for just a taste of her unabashed style.

These talented and hilarious women join a lineup of more than 15 comedians who will entertain KAABOO-goers throughout the weekend of September 16-18, 2016. You don’t want to miss it!

To view the full lineup of KAABOO comedians, bands, artists and more, visit our lineup page and book your passes today.