Comedy at the 14th Street Y

#NASTYWOMEN – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy

Presented by Educational Alliance and The 14th Street Y

#NastyWomen is a female resistance comedy series that was incubated at the Theater at the 14th Street Y on January 18, 2018 ahead of the Women’s March. Due to its success, it’s been inaugurated into a Monday-evening comedy series with four upcoming shows, listed below.

Past performers have included 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.

Get Your Tickets to Upcoming #NastyWomen Comedy Shows

NOVEMBER 12      JANUARY 28     APRIL 15     MAY 20

Monday, November 12 | 7:30 PM

Join us for an epic night of female resistance comedy. Amanda Duarte will be hosting this hilarious evening of political comedy featuring four ferocious female voices: Iris Bahr, Marcia Belsky, Mitra Jouhari, and Dulcé Sloan.


Amanda Duarte
Amanda Duarte

Amanda Duarte is the creator and host of the “Absolute Best Reading Series in NYC (New York Mag)” Dead Darlings, in which artists present work they’ve had to cut or abandon, at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

She is an outspoken feminazi cunt on social media and the co-creatrix of the meme and movement #PussyGrabsBack. As a writer, she has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Town and Country, NewNowNext, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed and High Times, among others.

She appears regularly on comedy and storytelling stages throughout the city, and plays a taint in the itinerant “It’s That Time Of The Month Show with Snatch Adams” co-starring Becca Blackwell. Her latest show, “Staying Alive,” premiered at Joe’s Pub in September.

Iris Bahr
Iris Bahr

Iris Bahr is an award-winning writer, actor, director and comic. She has written two humorous memoirs: Dork Whore, and Machu My Picchu,  as well as Book of Leon with JB Smoove.  You might know her from Curb your Enthusiasm, where she plays the Orthodox Jewish Girl that gets stuck on a ski-lift with Larry David, and her TV series Svetlana, which she also wrote and directed. Her critically acclaimed solo show, “DAI (enough)”, had a hit run Off-Broadway, has been performed around the world, and won the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, and two Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations. Her latest solo show, I Lost You There just ran at the Cherry Lane Theatre and is being developed as a feature film. As a stand-up comic, Iris performs regularly in NYC and has also performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Check out her new podcast X-RAE hosted by her alter ego Rae Lynn Caspar White, whose videos have received over 4 million views on YouTube. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.

Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky

Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up, comedian musician and co-writer of the hit parody Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical. Raised Jewish in Oklahoma, she escaped to Portland, Oregon and started her stand up career there at the age of 19.

In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition. Her 2016 project The Headless Women of Hollywood, a comedy blog that explores the objectification of women on film and television posters, has been featured on BBC, NPR, USA Today, Buzzfeed, E!News and more. She is a contributor to the popular satirical site Reductress, and is the lead singer of the musical duo Free the Mind, whose song “All Older White Men” was called the “The New Feminist Anthem” by Elite Daily.

She co-hosts a podcast with comedian Rae Sanni called Misandry with Marcia and Rae, and has been a guest on NPR’s Marketplace, Radiolab, Guys We F*****, Las Culturistas and more.


Mitra Jouhari
Mitra Jouhari

Mitra Jouhari is a writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She has written for “High Maintenance” on HBO, “Pod Save America” on HBO, “Miracle Workers” on TBS, and “The President Show” on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a WGA Award.

She worked on the inaugural season of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and was a punch-up writer on S5 of Broad City. She is a member of the comedy trio “Three Busy Debras”, who, following a sold-out run of their play at the Annoyance Theater, performed at Carnegie Hall and recently filmed a pilot for Adult Swim. She has appeared on Broad City, Miracle Workers, Friends From College, The Big Sick, President Show, Full Frontal, and High Maintenance.

Upcoming projects include a lead role in the film “F1”, directed by Shahrzad Davani. She is a nice Iranian girl from Ohio.




Dulcé Sloan
Dulcé Sloan

Offering a fresh and honest perspective that’s rare to find, Dulcé Sloan is the newest Correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” She was named one of TimeOut LA’s Top Comics to Watch for 2017 and and the Winner of the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival.

She was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face. She made her late-night debut last year on Late with Conan O’Brien and her day-time debut as a “Comedian You Should Know” on the Steve Harvey Show. She can be seen on Greatest Ever and Comedy Knock Out on truTV. Dulcé’s signature sass and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society.








Special Guests:

Come early to the show and get your own “photobooth for the soul.”
Then throw out a feminist/resistance/community/activism topic during the #NastyWomen show as the Haiku Gals dazzle us in a timed haiku.

A haiku conversation:

duck and weave woman
everything we hold so dear
fought for in the ring
– LA Markuson, The Haiku Gal*

knock em out, then bow
the bell has rung, time to march
go grab what is yours
– Laura Beatrix Newmark, Culture Producer at the 14th Street Y**

just a bit of blood
we never give a discount
or wear velvet gloves
– LA Markuson, The Haiku Gal*


*LA will be composing haikus at #NastyWomen - A Night of Female Resistance Comedy
**Laura is producing #NastyWomen - A Night of Female Resistance Comedy
Haiku Gals

Past Shows:

#NASTYWOMEN – A Night of Female Resistance Comedy
Presented by Educational Alliance, The 14th Street Y
In partnership with Jewish Plays Project.

Monday, June 4 // 7:30 PM

Comedy meets theater in the third #NastyWomen Show. Join us for an all-female ensemble of stand-up comedians plus a special comedic theater performance. Hashtags, gasps, banned words, and every emoji  welcome.

Amanda Duarte will host this hilarious evening of political comedy featuring three ferocious female voices: Anna Drezen, Gina Yashere, and Maria Shehata

Amanda Duarte
Anna Drezen
Maria Shehata
Gina Yashere