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
Postponed Until Further Notice
Due to the onslaught of Omicron and wanting to ensure that laughter is met with comfort, we will be postponing our January 6 show. New date TBD with hopes of Monday, January 31. Please stay tuned!
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, Eagle Witt, and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, with many more to follow.
Our intrepid host Amanda Duarte, shares a message with our #NastyWomen Comedy audiences since we had to postpone our in-person January 6 show due to the rising COVID-19 cases in NYC. (Content warning: adult language.)
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 Alive enjoyed 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)
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
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!
#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.
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!
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
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.
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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.
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