Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Broad Comedy Opens Tonight: Prepare for Cheerleading

Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.


Have you ever wished "The Vagina Monologues" was a musical? Do you wish "Glee" was comprised solely of left-wing feminists? Then have we got the show for you! Written by Katie Goodman (author of "Improvisation of the Spirit") and & Soren Kisiel, Broad Comedy is a show chock-full of political and social satire set to a bouncy beat.

As Gloria Steinem put it, "Broad Comedy will help you laugh at the bastards — thus lengthening your life and shortening theirs." And Gloria Steinem knows comedy. In fact, Gloria Steinem probably knows lots of things.

It's not a musical comedy, but there is music, and there is comedy. With songs and sketches like "I'm Saving my Hymen for Jesus" "Hummer Driving Man" and "United States Extreme Right Wing Cheerleading Squad Vol. I" it promises to be a night to remember. This company, which includes Constance Reese, Carolann DiPirro and Katie Goodman proves that feminism isn't all about male-bashing. However, there may be some Bush-bashing. Even though that phrase might not mean what you think, it's not exactly a family show.

Support for LAist comes from

Broad Comedy opens tonight at the Acme Comedy Theater in West Hollywood. The show runs every Thursday in February and March. Check out a preview video after the jump! Photo courtesy of Broad Comedy

Most Read