THURSDAY SEPTEMBER, 24 2015
On Thursday, September 24th, some of the most creative and hilarious women in comedy in New York will dig through the archives of their online lives and share their most ridiculous + surprising experiences in cyberspace at the Peoples Improv Theater. These ladies have experienced everything from epic online dates to rubbing elbows with government officials sending them illustrated memes (hey, who says government officials can’t appreciate memes?) It’s okay, tonight it’s totally cool if you laugh at HER (sorry, we just had to say it)... But seriously, tonight is all about celebrating New York's incredibly hilarious talented women...and how weirdly awesome the internet is.
If you've ever: Lied in response to the question “A/S/L,” Spent hours bullying AIM robot, “Smarter Child,” asked Siri to call you “Dirty Sanchez,” met up with someone from OkCupid that ended up being 50 pounds heavier and 20 years older then their profile suggested… This night is also for you.
Emma Willman: Explosive, hilarious, and one of the freshest new comics in the US, Emma Willmann is a force to behold. Performing comedy for under five years, Willmann has been featured in The Just for Laughs Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, The South Beach Comedy Festival, headlined in The New York Comedy Festival. Emma was also on the cover of TimeOutNY AND GoMagazine, won first place in The Boston Comedy Riots, performed stand up on national TV with Louie Anderson, and beat out hundreds of comedians to be named one of the top TEN for New York’s Comics Funniest.
Ashley Gavin: Ashley is a comedian, actor, writer, and plaid enthusiast from New York. She's a lesbian, a feminist, a vegetarian, and a bunch of other really gay things. Aside from being gay, she's an avid technologist and wonders why all the people on her tinder are men. Oh, and she wants to be your new best friend. Ashley won the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, was a finalist in Mohegan’s Sun Best Comic in New England contest as well as the Gotham Comedy New Talent in New York. Ashley is the Curriculum Director at All Star Code, is a non-profit initiative that prepares qualified young men of color for full-time employment in the technology industry.
Lauren Kaelin: Lauren is the Co-Founder and Author of When Parents Text, a collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids. When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. Lauren’s newest internet passion is Benjameme, where she paints popular internet memes. Lauren is also the Co-Author and Illustrator of Ample Hill’s Creamery, Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s favorite Ice Cream Shop and Illustrator of Ample Hill’s Creamery, Brooklyn’s favorite Ice Cream Shop.
Katrina Braxton: has always been a comedy junkie. Following in her father’s footsteps, a standup comic from NY, Katrina took the plunge performing her first set at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta, GA back in 2009. After a great response and requests to come back, she’s been going ever since. Katrina’s comedy can be described as witty, energetic, and just plain funny. In 2015, Katrina was a finalist for NBC Standup for Diversity. Today Katrina is performing at comedy clubs and colleges all around the country. Also, look for Katrina in the upcoming movie, How To Be Single with Leslie Mann, out in February 2016.
OUR LOVELY HOSTS
Allison Goldberg + Jen Jamula
Jen and Allison are the co-creators of Blogologues, a live sketch comedy project in which an ensemble performs text from the internet verbatim with a new theme for each production. Blogologues was featured on the cover of Time Out NY and ranked among "the top 10 funniest women in NYC." Blogologues has been featured in Time Out NY, CBS, The Huffington Post, and more. Using the Blogologues formula, they also teach workshops related to storytelling, leadership, and creativity, and they have spoken at various conferences nationwide on the intersection of storytelling & new media. Blogologues is a project of Lively Productions, a 501(c)(3) arts organization.