Courtesy Meghan DePonceau
Nov. 17, 8-10 p.m., Gold Camp Brewing Company, 1007 S. Tejon St., free to attend; performers earn a percentage of beer sales, facebook.com/goldcampbrew.
Even in 2018, too much of what we see reflects the Smurfette principle, which refers to the common trope of a single woman included in an ensemble of men — whether in superhero groups (Black Widow, Wonder Woman) or, as it turns out, in local comedy. “The comedy scene is still dominated by males, and a lot of the time the typical audience at showcases is a split of genders,” says local comedian Melody Klema, who has been performing in the Springs for three years. “It is common for bookers to have just one lady on a show and the rest are guys. Thus women don’t get to work with each other as often.” With that in mind, Klema has decided to host some of her favorite local funnywomen at Gold Camp Brewing Company
for a much-needed ladies’ night. Comedians Kolleen Conley, Priscilla Spangler, Tracy Kellett, Alyssa Townsend, Meghan DePonceau and Klema herself will each perform a set for the audience. “It is new and exciting for the audience because a lot of them haven’t even seen six female comedians perform ever, let alone in one show.”