Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Humourless Feminists Comedy Night

Since my last post was about the unfunnyocity of rape jokes, it feels appropriate to ring in the new year by plugging an upcoming comedy night called, "The Humourless Feminists Comedy Show".

SlutWalk Toronto is kicking off 2013 by hosting a feminist comedy show, with all proceeds going to support the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape.

 

Details from the event page:

Because humour can exist without rape jokes and some of Toronto's best comedic talent is going to prove it!

Starring (talent list not finalized):
  • Natalie Norman
  • Ben Beauchemin
  • Derek Forgie
  • Christina Walkinshaw
  • Steph Tolev
  • Bobby Knauf
  • Amanada Brooke Perrin
Thanks to the hard work of local Comedian Natalie Norman, who took initiative to organize a comedy show to support anti-sexual violence action and survivors in Toronto, we’re inviting you to a comedy night packed with Toronto talent.

We know many people involved in feminism and fighting oppression are told that we take things ‘too seriously’, and often have our perspectives minimized with stereotypes, like that of the ‘Humourless Feminist’. We also know the value of creating alternative, safer spaces where communities can connect by challenging labels and gathering together.

This will be like any other comedy night, but with proceeds going to the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, and with no rape jokes, or other cheap-shot oppressive humour.

And sometimes, we really just need to laugh.

So come and join us!

$10 suggested donation (proceeds to TRCC/MWAR, so please dig deeper if you can!) or PWYC if that’s too steep for you.

The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. West, Doors at 7, Show at 8

*Unfortunately, this venue is not fully accessible. We apologize and we hope to find a venue that is in the future if we host more shows.

Whaaaaa? A comedy event where patrons don't need to worry about being threatened with gang rape? How novel! I'll be there, and I hope all my millions of faithful readers will join me in having a fun, relaxing, awesome evening. By golly, I think we've earned it.

1 comment:

  1. Well, that sounds a little better than the Vogon Poetry Slam that I was planning to attend ...

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