The Ladies Are Funny Festival?
With a rising inflection? So it's a question?
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
1:10PM, Wed. May 9, 2012
We're definitely not talking about
Austin's Out Of Bounds comedy festival here.
Yes, okay, you're right: The OOB is where we saw Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting for the first time. But Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting is headlining the Ladies Are Funny Festival (LAFF) this year, and that – LAFF – is what we are talking about here.
Yes, yes, we know. We know that Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting has appeared at each of the five previous iterations of LAFF, and we know how lame we are for not having caught the terrific SBJM duo of Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick at any of those other LAFFs, for having seen them for the first time only at –
yes, we're very well aware of all that, thank you very much,
now sit the fuck back down, okay?
Damn, we can't even …
And, yes, we've seen Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting only that one time so far, at the OOB. But they did three or four sketches in that show, and they were all brilliant pieces, they were fucking hilarious, with those two smart & comedically fearless women tearing the hell out of a stage and themselves in the name of giving modern societal bullshit the half-crazed beatdown it so richly deserves.
Bravo, Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting, whose name we sure love to say!
Oh, right: Brava, rather.
The feminine form of the word, yes.
Because they're women.
Because they're part of the Ladies Are Funny Festival
that's happening at Spider House Ballroom tonight and
at Salvage Vanguard Theater this Thursday through Saturday.
Because the line-up of shows includes sketch and stand-up and improv from Austin women and from women from all over the country (like, who's from New York City? Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting!), women named Sue Galloway and Linda Stogner and Butt Kapinski (note: possibly not a real name) and Michelle Biloon and Sarah Kennedy and Ralphie Hardesty (note: not a woman) and more.
And that's without even naming Kat Ramzinski and Kath Barbadoro,
who we have links to recent Chronicle articles about.
And that's without naming whole troupes, like The Band Wreckers from Dallas
and The Bennets from Minneapolis and Austin's own Girls Girls Girls and Adventure Squad and –
oh, hell, this is the Internet, isn't it?
Just go to the LAFF website, already, and see the whole line-up for yourself, okay?
And then, later, maybe we'll talk about the Out Of Bounds comedy festival …