Thursday, April 27 at 6PM: COMEDY NIGHT
Panel at 6PM: Nasty Women* Using Humor and the Media to Support Intersectional Feminism
Ana Defillo, social activist, writer, journalist
Ana Defillo is a Caracas-born, Miami-raised, NYC-based writer, performer, and Prince lover. Ana marries her love for politics, gender and racial justice, and comedy as a freelance writer for several online publications and as a sketch performer and improviser around NYC.
Nivedita Kulkarni, CEO of Nuva Comedy
Nivedita Kulkarni is a writer, actress, and comedian based in NYC. She founded and runs the company Nuva Comedy, which empowers women in the entertainment through information sharing platforms. Join Nuva at: www.nuva.io
Kambri Crews, NY Times best-selling author, owner of QED
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates Q.E.D. – A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens. An after-school space for grown-ups, Q.E.D. is a café and co-working space by day and comedy club and learning center by night. With 80 to 100 events per month ranging from comedy and music to classes like learning to crochet or home brew beer, there is something for everyone.
Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). She has performed on The Moth, Literary Death Match, Risk! and Mortified and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club. Also a public speaker, she has given speeches at the University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW (South by Southwest), DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events.
Performances at 6:45PM:
Hann Cowger is a neutral chaotic muppet who just wants to make you feel something.
Twitter: @Hannahbioticz #satanicpixiedreamgirl
Sarah Kennedy: Host of the Dwellin’ on Ellen podcast, available on iTunes! Sarah Kennedy is a comedian who performs all over NYC and has had her writing featured in Reductress and The Advocate!
Comedian, story teller, co-producer Laughing Liberally Boston, Srilatha shines light on the cultural absurdities from the unique perspective of an India born woman living in today’s America.
Ovulady – comedy video sketch
She’s a lady. She’s ovulating. She’s Ovulady.
Comedian Abby Feldman presents her new series ‘Ovulady’
Instagram & Twitter: @abbyfeldman
Stinger Bzzz – comedy video sketch
Finally, a dating app for women who DON’T want to be sexually assaulted!
A comedic monologue of life experiences through the perspective of a queer Asian American woman.
Franqi French – “French Kissed By A Rose”
“By the Power of Greyskull, Franqi French attacks race, justice, and pop culture with her signature style of non-sassy but still black woman charms.”
Hosted by comedian and producer, Anita Flores