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‘Thank Goddess’ Queer/Feminist Comedy Night Is Very Accepting and a Little Drunk


Once a month, Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Avenue) in Brooklyn plays host to Thank Goddess, a comedy night started by comedians and collaborators Joe Castle Baker and Tessa Skara. The show bills itself “as a monthly ritual celebrating comedic realness and downtown theater and stand-up,” featuring queer and feminist artists that are roundly pushing the genre in a million new directions.

Bawdy, vulnerable, and relatable, these performers infuse their work with elements incorporating cabaret, performance art, and the internet.

On this episode of This Is Stand-up, Baker and Skara introduce a recent show featuring Julio Torres, Erin Markey, Ana Fabrega, and Anna Drezen.

On July 21, Thank Goddess moves across the East River to the Peoples Improv Theater (123 East 24th Street) in Manhattan for a show that starts at 10 p.m., and there’s another show, also at 10 p.m., on August 25. It’s also at the PIT.

Video by Kengo Tsutsumi for the Voice.