It's a Small World After All

Tuesday night, the illustrious Wendy Ho was unable to perform due to some strange rash "down there," so we gave away dildos in her absence. I told the crowd I'd give them to whoever was willing to admit they wanted one, and the first girl to raise her hand was Sarah from Smoke and Ashes. But I didn't know she was Sarah from Smoke and Ashes at the time. Here's how I put it all together:
(From my email to Sarah)
So I'm talking to Wendy Ho today and she says "I thought you were kidding about giving a dildo away in my honor but the girl who got it was at the show last night." I say what show - she says Erin Foley's show. So I happen to be googling "hipster and hip replacement" cuz I'm thinking about how that's the description I use for our show on the Mo's site but I knew someone used it in the Post article on comedy and I wanted to find out who* - then I come across YOUR blog cuz you have the show description on it, and I see you advertise Erin's show and VOILA! I do the math.** Wait - the girl who won the dildo's name was Sarah........
And - scene! Perhaps the World Wide Web isn't as wide as we think. The moral of the story? Come to Chicks and Giggles! Making the world a smaller, more orgasmic place every Tuesday night.
*Turns out it was Gabe from the Shark Show, also at Mo's. Great minds think alike!
**This is amazing because I am REALLY bad at math.


Pics from The 'Noke

In the dressing room before the show.
Clockwise from L: Lianne Stokes, Jenny Rubin, Katina Corrao, Michelle Buteau
Outside the plantation house the next morning with Stephanie Garst.
Full of gravy and headed back home.


Success all around

Last night's show was great (as always.) Congrats to Molly Reisner for getting picked to be a "Fresh Face" for Comedy Central and to Negin Farsad who had people there taping her for a documentary. The shit is hittin' the fan!


Smarty Pants Laughs

Saturday, March 25 at 10 pm


Desiree Burch (Yale)

Michelle Collins (Barnard)

Jen Dziura (Dartmouth)

Lang Fisher (Columbia)

With Special Musical Guest Adira Amram

Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia (SUNY Fredonia. Yeah, baby.)


We Love You, Virginia!

Here's a big shout out to anyone visiting the blog from the King's dominion down there in VA! The show this weekend at Roanoke College was amazing. It took us ten hours to get there but the drive was beautiful - right through the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We pulled in Friday at 7, did the show at 8 and then partied like rock stars afterwards in this big old haunted (?) house where we slept. (I didn't see any ghosts but I was too tired to see anything, really.) Jenny, Michelle and Katina still had enough energy left to go hang with the locals at Mac and Bob's - a bar opened by two native New Yorkers, oddly enough - while Lianne and I hung back and hit the sack. Our lovely host Stephanie Garst took us for a delicious coffee at Mill Mountain Saturday morning after dropping Michelle off at the airport (she did three shows in one weekend in three different cities!) and then out to breakfast at Famous Anthony's where we had Southern specialties like sausage gravy and biscuits and, well, egg white omelet no mushroom covered in ketchup (Lianne). The kids at Famous Anthony's were cool and gave us some mugs to take home as souvenirs. As we were about to leave, our waitress said to us, "That guy over there saw y'alls show last night and he said it was real funny." That was the best! All in all it was a great trip. I'll post the pics as soon as I get them!


The Amrams Kick Ass

Last night, it was a very special Chicks and Giggles. We had a packed crowd, and it was standing room only in the back of Sadie's Lounge. Earlier in the day, I even recruited two girls who I met on the bus to come to Chicks and they did. All of the comics had great sets.
Poppi is fabulously funny and will not be pouring drinks for much longer.
Katina wore a tiara.
Lang gives prom queen advice.
Claudia hates the hipsters in love.
Margaret just reached the age of spinster.
Adira, our musical guest, was joined by her dad David Amram. It was only the second time we had a straight guy on the Chicks and Giggles stage, and it was so great!


Nature or Nurture: The Wesleyan Argus Article

I found this interesting article by Janie Stolar in The Wesleyan Argus.

My opinion: Neither biology nor society can stop women from being funny!


March Is For The Broads!

I'm a bad woman, but I'm damn good company. -Fanny Brice

As you may know, March is Women's History Month. Lucille Ball, Fanny Brice, Carol Burnett, Madeline Khan, Lily Tomlin, Mae West are some of the funniest and smartest women in history. It is so cool to think of the wit and talent of them and it makes so happy that Chicks and Giggles exist to showcase the funny women of New York. I so want to get a DVD of Carol Burnett's TV show.