Comedy and Feminist Theory at the Free Times Café
From press release:
Comedians Laura Bailey and Jess Beaulieu, hosts of the wildly popular monthly show CHICKA BOOM, bring you a hilarious all-female comedy night in the form of a late night talk show, with Toronto’s funniest female comics as guests. The night will also feature d-list celebs, joke-news, inappropriate bits, decent impersonations, lonely animal experts, failed athletes, and high-accuracy weather reports!
Laura and Jess started CHICKA BOOM to give female comics more opportunities to perform in the city and to discuss their complicated relationships with their mothers, their vaginas, and their mothers’ vaginas. Acts that have graced their stage include Luba Goy, Naomi Snieckus, Sara Hennessey, Christina Walkinshaw, Kristeen Von Hagen, Kathleen Phillips, Kayla Lorette, and Carly Heffernan!
Jess Beaulieu is a stand-up comedian and writer, who has performed at the Boston Women in Comedy Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and was nominated for the 2012 Fresh Meat showcase at Second City. Laura Bailey is an incredibly talented improviser and sketch comedian, who has a one woman musical improv show called UNPLANNED MELODY which she has performed at Comedy Bar, The Black Swan, and the Drake.
If you like comedy, women, and serious feminist theory then this is the show for you!
The Late Night Tonight Show LIVE in the Morning with CHICKA BOOM!, presented by Chicka Boom (in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival) plays the following dates at the Free Times Café (320 College Street):
- July 05 10:30 PM
- July 06 07:00 PM
- July 09 07:00 PM
- July 10 07:00 PM
- July 12 10:30 PM
- July 13 07:00 PM
Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door, or purchased in advance at fringetix.ca or by phone at 416-966-1062, extension 1. Additional fees apply to advance purchases.
Please note that latecomers are never seated at Fringe performances.