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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

1e. Women in Comedy

WHITNEY CUMMINGS: “CAN I TOUCH IT”

Whitney Cummings kicks the concept of diminishing returns straight in its graph with her FOURTH Netflix stand-up special “Can I Touch It?”. She immediately clarifies all of the “new” rules and regulations for confused men in the dawn of consideration for women without letting ladies off the hook either. Once she’s held our hands through a how-to-be-an-adult in 2019, using her experience as a journalist and roundtable guest on CBS’s Chelsea Lately, Cummings is ready to tackle the future (and just in time as Boom Chicago relaunches our Mainstage show The Future is Here And It’s Slightly Annoying!). From the creator of 2 Broke Girls, “Can I Touch It?” makes you want to grow up (to be just like Cummings). Check it out to see how your sex robot will also become your guacamole machine and make sure you stick…

WANDA SYKES

If you want to see a master of stand-up comedy, then you need to check out Wanda Sykes new Netflix Special ’Not Normal’. You know Sykes from her role as Barbara Baran in ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’, and for her comedic roles in such films as Monster-in-Law and My Super Ex-Girlfriend or TV…

KATHERINE RYAN: GLITTER ROOM

We all know the Dutch are direct. We’ve heard it a million times. We’ve experienced it a million times. But what I don’t know, as an expat living in Amsterdam, is, are the Dutch able to take it as much as they dish it out? If you’re up for the challenge you need to watch Canadian-Irish comedian Katherine Ryan’s new Netflix stand-up special ‘Glitter Room’. Katherine Ryan’s stand-up is as if the logical side of your brain was also hilarious. She stands up (pun intended) to nonsense societal pressures (mostly created by the patriarchy) and dismisses plastic wrapped expectations for women, minorities and even men victim to toxic masculinity. She’s smart, sarcastic, hilarious and certainly doesn’t fit in anyone else’s (glitter) box.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object,…

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