Laugh Riot Grrrl is a Feminist Comedy Festival at Tao Comedy Studio in Los Angeles... for riot grrrls and boys who are down with the cause.
Revolution through Comedy!
Because our Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival was such a huge success last year, we've decided to break it into two fests this year!!
Laugh Riot Grrrl StandUp and Storytelling Fest is June 6-13, 2016!
Laugh Riot Grrrl Improv/Sketch/Video Shorts Fest is November 14-21, 2016!
-Video Shorts Show
-Women in Comedy Roundtable
-Free workshops: standup, improv, meditation and more
Laugh Riot Grrrl was inspired by the early 90s punk rock feminist movement Riot Grrrl (which also later inspired punk activists Pussy Riot). Spearheaded by grrrl punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Sleater Kinney and more, Riot Grrrls and boys included Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl, to name a few.
The Laugh Riot Grrrl ideology is...
*Encouraging more grrrls to do comedy and supporting the ones who do
*Supporting the boys who are down with the cause
*Using our comedy powers for good and not evil
*Following the long standing adage that good comedy punches UP, not down
*Creating safe spaces for women
*Political activism supporting Feminism and Civil Rights for all
(* Feminism is concerned with issues surrounding violence against women, reproductive freedom, equal pay and equal political, social and economic opportunities, and equal rights for all people)
START A FUCKING RIOT!!