Too often, comedy can feel like a non-inclusive thing. That’s why comedians Erinn White, Suzie Taka, and Sarah Simpson are trying to change that with their comedy show LOL (Ladies and LGTBQ+ Out Loud).
“We’re three comedians. So comedy is great, but comedy is obviously funny. But we felt sometimes comedy often isn’t feminist, it often isn’t queer-friendly, so we kind of wanted to make a home in downtown Kitchener where you could have something that’s both political, feminist progressive humor but also still super funny,” said Taka.
Held in downtown Kitchener, the feminist and LGTBQ+ show gathers local comedians to spread some laughs. In April, the show was held at Open Sesame, a neat little store in the city hall area which doubled as an event space for LOL. Ashley Moffat headlined the show, with help from Heather MacDonald, Cas Khihnisky, and the hosts.
“What’s amazing is we’ve been selling out all our shows, so I think downtown Kitchener is excited about this kind of comedy,” said White when asked about the reception of the show, “We’re doing something different than what’s already out there.”
If you’re looking for something fun to do in downtown Kitchener, check this show out, you will not regret it! Who doesn’t love beers and laughs? LOL runs monthly in downtown Kitchener, and you can find out more about upcoming show on their Facebook page or Twitter.