Design by Alexandra Lenihan

Design by Alexandra Lenihan

Major Laughs for Minority Communities

Funny-maker Hannah Goldman and I have a seasonal variety show that glorifies femme and queer talent at the Peoples Improv Theater (PIT). It’s called The Straight Man because we're ironic or something. Join in as we lube up and wrestle down old ass comedy traditions in genre-busting and gender-bending nights of making fun.

Straight Man Origins

Co-producer Hannah Goldman and I originally bonded as the seemingly only queer students at a Magnet Theater sketch writing class. I had just ditched the modern dance world and Goldman was a comedic actor looking to create opportunities. Surprised how old fashioned the NYC comedy scene still was, we created a fresh community where marginalized comedians are not only accepted, but celebrated. After successfully co-producing Gay Stuff at the PIT in 2018, we were offered a seasonal show.

What’s Your Talent?

Throw your funniest ideas at us and see if they stick. It’s a variety show, so anything goes! Just make us laugh and check back here for updates!

This is not (yet) a paid opportunity but still a great way to try something in front of a full audience and connect with femme and queer comics across genres. As I’m a public relations representative by day, our events are seriously promoted, well attended and professionally documented.