[My latest review for Spinning Platters covering the Don’t Watch This Show Live! (dwtslive) and Femikaze (femikaze) show hosted by Jules Posner at the Eureka Theater on 1/27/2014]

10/26. Femikaze for President (Comedy) @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10-$20. 

Gear up for the election with feminist comedy troupe Femikaze as they present the Bay Area’s funniest female standup comics for one night only!! Former FLOTUS Laura Bush hosts headliners Lydia Popovich (Ladies Love the Layover, SF Punchline), Natasha Muse (A Funny Night for Comedy, Cobb’s), and Caitlin Gill (The Business, “7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene,” 7x7 Magazine) along with featured performers Clare O’Kane, Shanti Charan, Kristee Ono, Nina G, and Karinda Dobbins.Tickets are available online and at the door ($10-20 sliding scale).Cast your vote early and often for women in comedy!More info at www.femikaze.com

10/26. Femikaze for President (Comedy) @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10-$20. 

Gear up for the election with feminist comedy troupe Femikaze as they present the Bay Area’s funniest female standup comics for one night only!! 

Former FLOTUS Laura Bush hosts headliners Lydia Popovich (Ladies Love the Layover, SF Punchline), Natasha Muse (A Funny Night for Comedy, Cobb’s), and Caitlin Gill (The Business, “7 Comics Rocking the Local Scene,” 7x7 Magazine) along with featured performers Clare O’Kane, Shanti Charan, Kristee Ono, Nina G, and Karinda Dobbins.

Tickets are available online and at the door ($10-20 sliding scale).

Cast your vote early and often for women in comedy!

More info at www.femikaze.com

Blog Love!: jessicalanglois “A Side of Feminism with that Fart Joke”

jessicalanglois:

The first sketch of local comedy group Femikaze’s Summer’s Eve showcase, “Go Fuck Yourself,” sets the mood for the evening. A girl asks her mom what do if a boy doesn’t like the way she maintains things down there, and the mom (Carinne Salnave), stirring a bowl of cake batter balanced on her hip, advises her daughter in über wholesome, after-school-special style to give that fellow a health dose of — you guessed it! — Go Fuck Yourself. Aaaaaand, we’re off and running.

In its current show, playing this weekend at Subterranean Art House, Femikaze delivers all the favorites—fart jokes, social media cracks, reality TV spoofs, F-bombs, infomercials, drunkenness—but with a fresh, feminist perspective that isn’t didactic, clichéd, or overwrought. The supershort sketches, performed by diverse cast of women, are just twisted enough to keep us hungrily clinging to each line. Pushing the “radical notion that women are funny,” Femikaze, founded by comedians Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, not only intends to but actually does “create opportunities in comedy for self-identified women of all shapes, sizes, kinds, and colors.”

When I saw a sketch called “Peer Pinterest” in the program, I’ll admit, I was at first dubious, doubtful there were any new takes left on social media criticism. But the writers shifted the paradigm and kept it timely and local. A woman (Kristen Macaulay) who has just sprained her ankle after slipping in human feces (per last week’s story in the Chronicle on the ‘sheer volume of human waste’ found in the escalators) enters the BART station to find her friend and everyone else on the platform more interested in retweeting a Twitter star’s quips than hearing her malodorous story.

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8/3-4. A Femikaze Summer’s Eve @ Subterranean Art House. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here. 

Femikaze, the Bay Area’s funniest sketch troupe, keeps comedy fresh with brand new material for “A Femikaze Summer’s Eve.” 
As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America. 
Founded in 2011 by Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, Femikaze creates opportunities in comedy for ladies of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and orientations. After a run with “Comedy Brains” (Winner, “Best Comedy Show Remix,” East Bay Express) and San Francisco’s “A Funny Night for Comedy,” Femikaze played to sold out audiences with their shows, “Night of the Living Femikaze” and “Femikaze History Month.” The newly minted non-profit is thrilled to return to Berkeley’s Subterranean Arthouse this summer.
Femikaze boasts an all-star roster of Bay Area comedy favorites, including Kay-c Allen, Allie Blackwell, Therese Garcia, Erin Loftus, Kirsten Macaulay, Natasha Muse, Evangeline Reilly, Carinne Salnave, and Zoe Salnave.
Sketches in A Femikaze Summer’s Eve include a rare glimpse of Big Bonerd, America’s favorite plus-sized girl rockers, Jane Eyre’s adventures in online dating, Samuel L. Jackson’s m*ther f*cking talk show, an ad for Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance, and the return of audience favorite “Fucked Up Fridays.” Each show kicks off with performances from local comedians Nina G, Colleen Watson, Chris Burns, and Lydia Popovich.
Don’t miss this side-splitting summertime sketch show! 4 nights only—July 27 & 28, August 3 & 4 at 9 PM, with a Femikaze Fun Bucket raffled off at every show! Tickets $10 online and at the door.

8/3-4. A Femikaze Summer’s Eve @ Subterranean Art House. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here

Femikaze, the Bay Area’s funniest sketch troupe, keeps comedy fresh with brand new material for “A Femikaze Summer’s Eve.” 

As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America. 

Founded in 2011 by Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, Femikaze creates opportunities in comedy for ladies of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and orientations. After a run with “Comedy Brains” (Winner, “Best Comedy Show Remix,” East Bay Express) and San Francisco’s “A Funny Night for Comedy,” Femikaze played to sold out audiences with their shows, “Night of the Living Femikaze” and “Femikaze History Month.” The newly minted non-profit is thrilled to return to Berkeley’s Subterranean Arthouse this summer.

Femikaze boasts an all-star roster of Bay Area comedy favorites, including Kay-c Allen, Allie Blackwell, Therese Garcia, Erin Loftus, Kirsten Macaulay, Natasha Muse, Evangeline Reilly, Carinne Salnave, and Zoe Salnave.

Sketches in A Femikaze Summer’s Eve include a rare glimpse of Big Bonerd, America’s favorite plus-sized girl rockers, Jane Eyre’s adventures in online dating, Samuel L. Jackson’s m*ther f*cking talk show, an ad for Calvin Klein’s newest fragrance, and the return of audience favorite “Fucked Up Fridays.” Each show kicks off with performances from local comedians Nina G, Colleen Watson, Chris Burns, and Lydia Popovich.

Don’t miss this side-splitting summertime sketch show! 4 nights only—July 27 & 28, August 3 & 4 at 9 PM, with a Femikaze Fun Bucket raffled off at every show! Tickets $10 online and at the door.

3/23,24,30&31. Femikaze History Month @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley, CA. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here. 

As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America.
Sketches in “Femikaze History Month” take” Little House on the Prairie” into outer space, show off Butterfly McQueen’s flawless sense of humor, reveal the secret of Marie Curie’s success, and introduce television’s most offensive game show. The show includes performances from up-and-coming standup comedians Reyna Amaya, Lydia Popovich, Kristee Ono, and Caitlin Gill, plus a visit from the elusive Zombie Sojourner Truth!

3/23,24,30&31. Femikaze History Month @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley, CA. $10. 9PM. Tickets Available: Here

As the East Bay’s premiere all-female comedy team, Femikaze brings the finest in pro-feminist, pro-funny sketch comedy, mining laughs from popular culture, politics and the quirks of being female in contemporary America.

Sketches in “Femikaze History Month” take” Little House on the Prairie” into outer space, show off Butterfly McQueen’s flawless sense of humor, reveal the secret of Marie Curie’s success, and introduce television’s most offensive game show. The show includes performances from up-and-coming standup comedians Reyna Amaya, Lydia Popovich, Kristee Ono, and Caitlin Gill, plus a visit from the elusive Zombie Sojourner Truth!

EBX’s Rachel Swan shines a light on the Bay Area’s prominent female comedy group, Femikaze. Check it out if you like to be informed/entertained. No curmudgeons allowed. 

(Source: femikaze)

10/21,22,28,29. Night of the Living Femikaze @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9 PM. Featuring Shanti Charan,  Karinda Dobbins, Lydia  Popovich , and Colleen Watson.
[Go check out some awesome, East-Bay, female comedy.]

10/21,22,28,29. Night of the Living Femikaze @ Subterranean Arthouse. 2179 Bancroft Way. Berkeley. $10. 9 PM. Featuring Shanti Charan, Karinda Dobbins, Lydia Popovich , and Colleen Watson.

[Go check out some awesome, East-Bay, female comedy.]

9/11. A Funny Night For Comedy w/ Alex Koll @ Actor’s Theater. 855 Bush St., SF $10. 7 pm. Feat Chris Burns, Trevor Hill and sketches by Femikaze. More Information below:
The September 11th show features Stand-up comedy and interviews with:  Alex Koll, Chris Burns, Trevor Hill and sketches with Femikaze!!! $10 Buy Tickets Here: http://www.brownpaperticke ts.com/event/194666 Actors Theatre of San Francisco 855 Bush Street SF CA 94108 415-345-1287 Join Host Natasha Muse and her side-kick ??  ( Ryan Cronin will be gone  for the month!! Who will fill his Seat??)  as they welcome a variety of  stand-up comedians to the stage, and then ask them a variety of strange  questions. It’s like a late-night talk show, except it’s in the  early-evening. and it’s not on television. And it’s funny. With Brian Fields on the signs! The show will be followed by A Funny Night for Improv: an improv jam starting at 9pm. If you come for the comedy show stay for the improv for free.(Via Facebook)

9/11. A Funny Night For Comedy w/ Alex Koll @ Actor’s Theater. 855 Bush St., SF $10. 7 pm. Feat Chris Burns, Trevor Hill and sketches by Femikaze. More Information below:


The September 11th show features Stand-up comedy and interviews with: Alex Koll, Chris Burns, Trevor Hill and sketches with Femikaze!!!

$10

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.brownpaperticke ts.com/event/194666

Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush Street SF CA 94108
415-345-1287

Join Host Natasha Muse and her side-kick ?? ( Ryan Cronin will be gone for the month!! Who will fill his Seat??) as they welcome a variety of stand-up comedians to the stage, and then ask them a variety of strange questions. It’s like a late-night talk show, except it’s in the early-evening. and it’s not on television. And it’s funny.

With Brian Fields on the signs!

The show will be followed by A Funny Night for Improv: an improv jam starting at 9pm. If you come for
the comedy show stay for the improv for free.
(Via Facebook)
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Tonight: Comedy Brains @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley. 8:30 PM. $15-$35. Featuring Joe Nguyen and Femikaze. More Information Link. 

Tonight: Comedy Brains @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley. 8:30 PM. $15-$35. Featuring Joe Nguyen and Femikaze. More Information Link.