UnCabaret has been on the forefront of putting women front and center in comedy. We’re famous as being a place for the women of comedy to be their most fabulous. We’ll be doing comedy in solidarity with the Woman’s March 1/22!
Our stage has been a home for comedy from the most original female voices working in comedy today. Kathy Griffin, Laura Kightlinger, Julia Sweeney, Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, Julie Goldman, Tig Notaro, Rebecca Corry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Merrill Markoe are some of our favorites. In fact the UnCabaret’s very first performance was on a place called The Woman’s Building. More about UnCabaret’s role in women and comedy in this Maker’s documentary on PBS.
We’ll see you at the woman’s march in DTLA on Saturday and then on Sunday Jan 22, we will be at our usual spot, Bar Fedora at AuLac Lac having the funniest intimate conversation about reinvention in the whole known and unknown universe!
Beth Lapides hosts comedy from women comedians and the men who love them!
Karen Kilgariff Long time UnCabaret favorite, Karen works behind the scenes as a writer on TV Ellen, 2 Broke Girls, The Pete Holmes Show and lights up the screen be it Conan, Mr. Show or her Twitter account @KarenKilgariff. She is downright hilarious. You could say she’s had a bit of experience as a comedic genuis because she has over 67,000 twitter followers and consistently priceless tweets.
Kira Soltanovich Kira has been on a roll at UnCab doing a new series of stories, inspired partly by being a mother to young children, about growing up as a child of Russian immigrants. You’ve never heard stories quite like these. Or at least we never have. And we’ve heard a lot of stories. A series regular for four seasons Girls Behaving Badly, you’ve also seen Kira on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 3rd Rock From The Sun, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on the UnCabaret Amazon episodes. Kira hosts a popular weekly podcast about being a professional comedian as well as a parent, interviewing other comedians about how they raise their own children.
Calpernia Addams is known for her work in and for the transsexual community through Deep Stealth Productions which produces entertainment and educational material promoting understanding and growth centering on the trans community. She was thanked by name in Jared Leto’s Oscars acceptance speech and performed alongside Jane Fonda in the 10th anniversary production of The Vagina Monologues to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Calpernia starred in MTV/Logo’s Transamerican Love Story, which examines dating and romance for trans people. Her memoir, Mark 947, details her Southern childhood and service as a field medical combat specialist with the Navy and Marines in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War.
Karl Hess is a person & stand-up comedian, writer, host and actor who lives in Los Angeles. He is the only person ever to do all of those things. He also enjoys tacos and leisure. Karl has performed at numerous comedy festivals and been featured on TruTV’s World’s Dumbest.., written for MTV,contributes to VICE, and is a host of The Elite Daily Show on the go90 network.
Byron Bowers Master of the slow burn and thrilling to watch. Byron loves to tell a story, is playful, experimental, unloving and a risk taker. Can you tell we love Byron? One of the very few stand-up comedians to have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Byron has also toured nationally with Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre and shared the spotlight at the Oddball Comedy Festival in 2013 with Louis CK, Jim Gaffigan and Sarah Silverman.
Laura Michelle Hughes is an actress and writer, known for L.A. Waitress: Uncensored, Lost in LA and Home & Family. She starred in the touring production of Mama Mia and will appear in June at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival in Stupid Songs, a night of original funny songs & parodies that will make you forget we’re all going to die. For a bit.
Mitch Kaplan Musical Director
Denise Fraser on Drums
Louis Van Taylor on Sax
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