Laugh Riot Grrrl is a division of Tao Comedy Studio, which is owned and operated by 30-year veteran comedian/comedy coach Bobbie Oliver, Author of The Tao of Comedy: Embrace The Pause, and husband comedian Chris Oliver.

Based out of our new location in Koreatown in Los Angeles, Tao Comedy Studio is an intersectional feminist comedy space. Inspired by the Riot Grrrl feminist punk rock movement, Laugh Riot Grrrl seeks to encourage feminist voices in comedy through booked shows, open mics, women in comedy roundtables, workshops, comedy festivals and more. We produce live comedy shows called Pussy Riot Comedy, featuring LA's hottest-up-and-coming stand-up comics and improv/sketch groups. Our other comedy shows are always female-heavy, as well. Every Monday night at Tao Comedy Studio is Laugh Riot Grrrl’s Women Only Open Mic, giving women a safe space to create new material with the support of their peers. Our Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival, every June, features 100 female standup comedians, sketch groups, improvisers, musical comedians, storytellers and more! We feature the hilarious male comics who support our cause. Laugh Riot Grrrl also sponsors a FREE movie every month at Tao Comedy Studio. We show movies that have a strong female cast and/or were written/ directed by women.

Tao Comedy Studio also offers standup and improv workshops, private sessions and weekly open mics. Our policy is no (pro) rape jokes or (pro) violence against women material. Our Wednesday, Friday and Sunday open mics are open to men and women. We also rent out our lovely space for shows, screenings, rehearsals, readings, workshops, meetings, and more.

Tao Comedy Studio is a lovely intimate Zen space on Western Ave (between 1st and 2nd). Free parking after 6pm and all day on Sundays. Shows are always just $5 and there is never a drink minimum. We also have a groovy smoking/hangout patio. For more info visit

Bobbie's book The Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause (recommended by Maria Bamford, Wendy Liebman and Tom Simmons) is available on Amazon/ Kindle or at (for a signed copy). Check out the website to see what other comedians have said about the book!

To book an event or hire a comedian, or to submit to our shows, contact Bobbie and Chris Oliver for more information at