The Passionistas Project Equality Exchange Presents Chronically Funny: A Comedy Revolution Featuring an All-Disabled Lineup of Women
When:
Wednesday, Oct 28 2020, 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Where:
Event LinkOnline (Greater Los Angeles Area, CA)

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN STAND-UP HISTORY, we'll feature a night of all female comedians with disabilities. Come join us for this virtual night of laughs followed by a round table discussion with the performers.

The standup event is hosted by comic, voice-over artist, host and actor Selene Luna. Selene, fresh off her role as the voice of Tía Rosita in Disney-Pixar’s Academy Award & Golden Globe Awards' Winner “COCO,” is an established presence in Hollywood with multiple roles in movies and TV shows such as “Celebrity Wife Swap,” “Lionsgate’s My Bloody Valentine 3D” and Margaret Cho’s “The Cho Show,” the Mexican-American actress who lives with a physical disability, has also broken ground as a featured burlesque dancer in five national tours of the undisputed “Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese.”

Order your tickets on Eventbrite and we will send you the secret Zoom link the day of the show.

A portion of the proceeds and donations will be made to DESI — Designated Exceptional Services for Independence — whose mission is to teach those with disabilities to live independent lives, so they can be their own person, make their own decisions and experience the joy of doing so.

Selene will co-host the roundtable with Cara Reedy. Cara is a journalist, an actor, a director and a photographer. Her journey in media has taken several twists and turns. She worked at CNN for ten years, produced docs, did some food writing and, yes, reported on disability. Cara freelanced at NPR on “Weekend All Things Considered.” In 2019 she co-produced a short doc for The Guardian “Dwarfism and Me.”

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Selene and Cara will be joined by:

Christie Buchele — Christie Buchele is an up-and-coming standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Christie has made a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability.

Jade Theriault — Jade Theriault is a cyborg who combines provocative thought with moving furniture. Jade was manufactured in the California Bay and has performed at many showcases including “Tourette’s Without Regrets” and “Critical Hit.” They perform at The Punchline, Cobbs Comedy Club, Tommy T's and Delirium’s weekly show “#triviaLOL."

Nina G — Nina G is a comedian, professional speaker and author of “Stutterer Interrupted.” She has been featured in/on everything from NPR's “51%,” BBC's “Ouch,” Psychology Today, Tedx, multiple daytime talk shows, “Howard (Stern) 100 News” and even the Stuttering John Podcast.

Santina Muha — You may know Santina Muha from her role as Beth on the Netflix comedy “One Day at a Time” or Santina the PA on IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” She can also be seen in the Gus Van Sant film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” opposite Joaquin Phoenix and in the popular indie film “Greener Grass.”