Comedy

Comedy at the 14th Street Y

#NASTYWOMEN – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy

Presented by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture of the 14th Street Y

#NastyWomen – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy arose from a genuine interest in the Educational Alliance community to utilize comedy as both a uniting tool and a resistance tool, and was inaugurated on January 18, 2018—a few days ahead of the Women’s March. In light of the explosive #MeToo and Time’s Up, and in recognition that feminism must be inter-sectional, our shows moving forward will march hand in hand with trans and non-binary people. We hope to continue to generate a forum that empowers all through laughter, camaraderie, and activism.

Past performers have included Becca Blackwell, Daphne Always, Briana Sakamoto, Jes Tom, Jena Friedman, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Emmy Blotnick, Janelle James, Marina Franklin, Emma Willmann, Catherine Cohen, Ziwe Fumudoh, Amanda Duarte, Anna Drezen, Gina Yashere, and Maria Shehata.


#NastyWomen: Coup Attempt

Thursday, January 6, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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Our next #NastyWomen will be on Thursday, January 6, 2022–the day that marks the failed Capitol insurrection and provides an opportunity for us to join as a community to laugh and celebrate our democracy (for now).

Our intrepid host Amanda Duarte will lead a powerhouse group of comics who are sure to keep us all laughing at time when we need it most. Our current lineup includes Sonia Denis and Eagle Witt, with many more to follow.

AMANDA DUARTE
HOSTED BY AMANDA DUARTE

Amanda Duarte is a writer-performer who lives in New York City. For five years, she hosted the “Best Reading Series in NYC” (-NY Mag), Dead Darlings, and her show Staying Aliveenjoyed a celebrated residency at Joe’s Pub at some point before the debut of COVID. Her new show, Your Mom, will premiere at Joe’s on February 2, 2022. She is also the taint end of “The It’s That Time of the Month Show with Snatch Adams” (Best of 2019, Artforum Magazine) with Becca Blackwell, coming all too soon to a venue near you.(Photo credit: Gregory Kramer)

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Sonia Denis
SONIA DENIS

Sonia Denis is a New York-based comedian. Sonia was named one of Vulture’s Comics to Watch. She is a writer on the upcoming season of A Black Lady Sketch Show on HBO.


Past #NastyWomen Shows

#NastyWomen Returns
Monday, November 22, 2021

Thank you for those who joined us for the return of #NastyWomen, which featured some familiar faces, some new faces, and as usual—woke resistance comedy. Our intrepid host Amanda Duarte lead a powerhouse group of comics who kept us all laughing at time when we need it most. The evening will feature Ariel Elias, Jordan Jensen, Liz Miele, and The Ivankas!

Ariel
Jordan
Liz Miele

#NastyWomen in partnership with Future Now Fund
Monday, January 27, 2020

As we began 2020, we were cognizant of what this year meant for our country, democracy and for women. We were excited to partner with Future Now Fund whose work centers on reminding us of the value and importance of state legislatures in creating laws that directly serve and protect American citizens. What could be more inspiring than recognizing you can have a lasting impact on an entire state for a fraction of the cost of a single senate campaign?! We united around the opportunity to make lives better and stronger—and let’s not forget to keep laughing along the way!

#NastyWomen – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy partners with Future Now Fund for the inaugural 2020 show!

This evening featured Shalewa Sharpe, Blythe Roberson, Leah Bonnema, and Fareeha Khan.

 

SHALEWA SHARPE
BLYTHE ROBERSON
LEAH BONNEMA
Fareeha Khan

Monday, May 20, 2019 

The Season 2 Finale of #NastyWomen, featured some familiar faces, some new faces, and as usual—woke resistance comedy. Our intrepid host Amanda Duarte led a powerhouse group of comics who kept us all laughing at time when we need it most. The evening featured Becca Blackwell, Emmy Blotnick, Brittany Carney, and Tessa Skara. Ars Poetica also joined us!

Marcia Belsky
Becca Blackwell
Brittany Carney
Tessa Skara

Monday, April 15, 2019

Our upcoming #Nasty Women on April 15, #Nasty Women+, will feature underrepresented genders and empower those marginalized within the spectrum of she and they identity. Our intrepid host Amanda Duarte will lead a powerhouse group of comics who will keep us all laughing at time when we need it most. The evening will feature Becca Blackwell, Daphne Always, Briana Sakamoto and Jes Tom.

#marginalizedgenders #underrepresentedgenders #genderequity #intersectionalfeminism #dismantlepatriarchy 

Daphne Always
Becca Blackwell
Briana Sakamoto
Jes Tom

Monday, January 28, 2019

#NastyWomen and InKind Space partnered for an uproarious night of comedy featuring fierce female comics and storytellers. While empowering women impacted by breast cancer, we celebrated the healing power of laughter and community.

About InKind Space

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Marina Franklin
Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky
Jessica Delfino
Gina Yashere

Monday, November 12, 2018

Amanda Duarte hosted this hilarious evening of political comedy that featured four ferocious female voices: Iris Bahr Fan Page, Marcia Belsky, Mitra Jouhari, and Dulcé Sloan.

Iris Bahr
Marcia Belsky
Mitra Jouhari
Dulcé Sloan

Monday, June 4, 2018

In partnership with Jewish Plays Project, comedy met theater in the third #NastyWomen Show. The all-female ensemble of stand-up comedians were joined by a special comedic theater performance.

Amanda Duarte hosted this hilarious evening of political comedy that featured three ferocious female voices: Anna Drezen, Gina Yashere, and Maria Shehata

Amanda Duarte
Anna Drezen
Maria Shehata
Gina Yashere