INNOVATIVE. PROVOCATIVE. HILARIOUS. WOMEN.
The All Jane Comedy Festival is a celebration and showcase of the funniest, smartest and most original women working in comedy today. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, discover and promote the best and most unique women in comedy.
This highly curated festival aims to showcase a wide range of styles and perspectives among women in comedy while guaranteeing that every show – and every performer – delivers top notch comedy.
Curious Comedy Theater, a non-profit comedy theater in Portland, Oregon, is proud to produce this all-women comedy festival now heading into its fifth year. The festival takes place in early fall each year in Portland and has plans to tour the Best of the Fest around the country and globe.
Today, women still represent only 17-19% of the comedy industry. Women are sorely under-represented in high profile comedy festivals, in writing rooms and in television appearances. Industry representatives explain this discrepancy by claiming quality women comedians are hard to find. All Jane was created to help bridge the gap between women comedians, audiences and industry decision-makers.
This year’s All Jane women’s comedy festival will take place October 5-9, 2016, at Curious Comedy Theater and other venues in Portland, Oregon.
The line-up includes nationally and internationally recognized stand up comics, improvisers and sketch groups as well as extraordinary local talent. Women comedians also have an opportunity to meet and work with each other, share stories of their challenges and successes, and trade ideas on how to navigate this tricky business.
Here is some of what we brought to the stage in past years: PAGE HURWUTZ (Producer of Last Comic Standing), KAREN KILGARIFF (Mr. Show), BONNIE MCFARLANE (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Comic Standing), CAMERON ESPOSITO (“Put Your Hands Together,” TBS’s Just for Laughs Chicago festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SXSW, RIOT LA, and the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), WILD HORSES IMPROV with LAUREN LAPKUS(Orange Is the New Black) . STEPHANIE ALLYNNE (The Mindy Project, Comedy Bang! Bang!), ERIN WHITEHEAD (UCB, Scrubs) and MARY HOLLAND (UCB, Comedy Bang! Bang!), SWITCHBOARD IMPROV with JEAN VILLEPIQUE (Up All Night, Modern Family, The Office) and REBECCA SOHN (Second City Touring Company), CALISE HAWKINS (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at the El Rey, Last Comic Standing), JANINE BRITO and APARNA NANCHERLA (writers for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), PHOEBE ROBINSON (“Stand Up for Diversity”,Bridgetown Comedy Festival), ANY MANY MORE.
For more about Curious Comedy Theater, visit www.curiouscomedy.org