A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: May 13 & 14, 7:30 Door/8pm
Where: Rendezvous Grotto, 2322 2nd Avenue Seattle
The Comedy Womb featuring Aparna Nanchurla is a dream that creator, Danielle K.L. Gregoire, never imagined could happen. When the Comedy Womb began in April 2013 it was a small open mic with the intent of getting more women into stand up comedy, and to create a space where everyone could work together to make a safer space for all comics and audience members alike. This April the success of the Comedy Womb, packed audiences and full open mic lists with more women in a night than the space could handle Gregoire decided to pitch moving the Womb to two nights a week. The owners of the Rendezvous agreed and the comedy Womb opened its doors to comics Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
On May 13th and 14th next week Aparna Nanchurla takes the stage after the Comedy Womb’s open mic, which means that new, up and coming comics will get to share the stage with someone who is working as a national headliner. There will also be fantastic hilarious guest hosts on each night: Jezebel writer and feminist columnist, Lindy West (May 13th) and the Stranger’s new Arts and Culture editor and creator of feminist Ryan Gosling, Danielle Henderson (May 14th). Plus guest spots by Erin Dewey Lennox, Elicia Sanchez and Seattle’s oldest comedian, Georgie Kunkler (94 years old!).
About Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian based out of New York City who most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX. Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view.
Aparna’s other credits include @midnight, Conan, LA Weekly‘s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch”, Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know”, Splitsider’s “10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, 2013 New Face at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Last Comic Standing, SXSW, SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, NPR, Laughspin, Funny or Die, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, TimeOut NY and Slate V.
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is held monthly at the Nerdmelt Theater in Los Angeles, tours the country year-round, and is a hit podcast on the Nerdist Network. It has also been featured at Outside Lands Festival (San Francisco), Just For Laughs (Chicago) Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) SF Sketchfest, Noise for the Needy (Seattle) and Riot LA (Los Angeles.)