This program has been postponed due to covid-19 concerns and the CDC’s suggestion of social distancing. We will re-schedule ASAP and look forward to sharing details soon.
In 2018, a frustrating study claimed”researchers found that 63% of men were funnier than the average woman” based on captions attached to a picture of an absurd cartoon. Thankfully, this claim has been shut down by female comedians since its unnecessary birth. Guess what? Women are funny.
Our conversation “Women are Funny” brings together some of the funniest women in…comedy! These women have successfully produced numerous shows, are writers for Late Night folks, and starred in TV/film roles. These Queens of Comedy are champions of their craft — and the world should know that.
Jasmine Pierce (writer, Saturday Night Live) will lead the conversation about the growth and empowerment of Women in Comedy with guest panelists including X Mayo (writer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Alison Klemp (Questionable Choices, Labeled and The Tableverse), Caroline Martin (co-creator and co-star, Astronomy Club), and Glo Tavarez (Rita, Late Night, Patriot Act).
Hailing from South Central, CA, X Mayo is an actor, writer, producer, comedian and taco expert. Landing in NYC 2013 with just 80 Dollars and A Suitcase, X has survived over 24 moves and is now currently a writer for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. As an Afrolatina, X is very passionate about representation in entertainment. X is the Creator and Host of Who Made The Potato Salad?™, a comedy show/party made in 24 hours that only stars people of color. You can catch X throughout the second season of The Facebook Series Strangers, the film The Farewell starring Awkwafina, and at the Upright Citizens Brigade performing Improv.
Alison Klemp is a NYC-based comedian/actor/writer/karaoke rapper/roast battler who hails from Colorado and has lived in many places in-between. She was featured as one of Time Out’s Women of Comedy in the New York Comedy Festival. Alison can be seen in Questionable Choices on the MusicChoice network and in the web series Labeled. She is also a cast member on the podcast The Tableverse, in which she plays the role of Quib.
Glo Tavarez is an improviser, actor, writer and all around good guy, living in New York City. She was an actor on the UCB Maude Team Pretty Boys and currently an improviser on the UCB Harold Team Sucker. She also improvises in Spanglish with the team GatoCulo. Glo most recently shot the Showtime pilot Rita opposite Lena Headey. Prior to that, Glo had a recurring role on the upcoming The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show for Netflix. On TV, she can be seen in High Maintenance (HBO), Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Comedy Central’s Alternatino, and in the upcoming season of Search Party. She can also be seen opposite Emma Thompson in Mindy Kaling’s Late Night and in the indie feature After Class opposite Justin Long and Kate Berlant, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Glo Tavarez cohosts the bi-weekly podcast Second Best: A DnD Adventure where she plays Yolanda, a high elf cleric who gets very high. She has been featured in videos for Flama, Fusion and UCB comedy. Most importantly, she’s a Virgo and it’s really important to her that you know that.
Caroline Martin is an actor, writer, and producer. She’s a member of Astronomy Club. Please watch Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show on Netflix! She performs improv with the Curfew on Saturday nights at UCBTNY. You can see her on Black Mirror, Broad City, and Crashing among other shows. Previously she performed improv on Harold Night and Lloyd Night, sketch on Maude Night and characters on “Characters Welcome” at UCBTNY. She was a 2016 Comedy Central “Comic to Watch” for sketch and was the winner of the 2014 NBC & UCB Diversity Scholarship Showcase. Caroline received a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Brown University.
Jasmine Pierce is a New York-based comedian and writer for Saturday Night Live. She has also written for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, and Pop TV’s Hot Date. She was a writer and director for Maude and editor-at-large and writer for the women’s satire website Reductress. She hosted Sleepyhead Podcast where she woke up her guests in the middle of the night and crawled into their bed for an interview. Her stand up has been featured in comedy festivals around the country from the New York Comedy Festival to the Burbank Comedy Festival (Best of the Fest).
Produced by Barbara G Vásconez, Sara Tandoi & Michael Hartney (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade)
In Partnership with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB)
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
555 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Tickets are $9
Purchase through UCB website
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.