Feminists Are Funny: The Amazonians Present a Bold All-Women Comedy Night at the Museum of Sonoma County

5/21/2022 at 8:00 PM PT

Feminists Are Funny, is an exciting night of feminist focused comedy presented by the Amazonians at 8 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Doors open at 7 PM. Produced and hosted by comics Dara M. Wilson (Sketchfest) and Jackie Keliiaa (Comedy Central), Amazonians is a carefully curated, high-quality lineup that showcases the diverse woman + genderqueer experience, featuring the voices of people of color and members of the LGBTQIA community. Feminists are Funny is a companion program to the Museum’s exhibition Agency: Feminist Art & Power, and is an intersectional comedy show that honors all aspects of womxn’s identities. The show will be set in the museum gallery space among the powerful works in the exhibition. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Agency: Feminist Art and Power, brings together the work of twenty-nine womxn artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, geographic locations, LGBTQ and gender identities. This impressive group of artists, which includes Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Mickalene Thomas, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith and Joan Semmel, to name only a few, explore the concept of agency as defined as the capacity to act or exert one’s own power; to act independently and to make free choices. Agency: Feminist Art and Power, organized in partnership with the Feminist Art Project and curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, is now on view at the Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) contemporary art gallery through June 5, 2022.

Performing Comedians

Dara M Wilson is Bay Area comedian and storyteller who’s performed live at SF Sketchfest, Wakandacon, and KALW. Her specialty is taking the toughest parts of life (racism, house fires, stalkers- she’s experienced it all!) and finding the funny in them. She’s been featured in Essence Magazine, Google Play Music and Blavity.com. You can find her (online, where it counts) Instagram - @daramwilson

Sureni Weerasekera is a Sri Lankan-born, San Diego-raised, & San Francisco-based stand up comedian, actor and writer. She is known for her lighthearted, conversational banter to her ruthless, dark jabs that shed light on cultural dilemmas in a palatable, enticing way. She has featured at 2019/2020 SF Sketchfest and Desi Comedy Festival. With an aptitude for writing, Sureni was awarded the 2019 Diversity in Comedy Writing Fellowship at Killing My Lobster SF. She is the creator of “Medium Roasts,” a mini-video series about the cafe world, whom she writes, edits and acts. Instagram - @sureni

Jackie Keliiaa is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in Oakland, California. You can find her in the 2021 release, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy. She has been featured on Comedy Central, Team Coco, Illuminative’s 25 Native American Comedians to Follow, and was Comic of the Week on The Jackie And Laurie Show. She wrote for the web series You're Welcome America and has been featured in Vulture, Uproxx, the LA Times and KQED. Jackie has opened for Judah Friedlander, Nikki Glaser, and was featured on the First Nations Comedy Experience streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Jackie is a regular at Bay Area venues and has performed at San Francisco SketchFest, Punch Line San Francisco and Cobb's Comedy Club. Instagram - @jackiecomedy

Sydney Stigerts With her blonde pompadour and blunt sarcasm, Sydney Stigerts established herself in the Sacramento, CA comedy scene at a young age. She delights in skewering her millennial peers almost as much as she likes mocking her queer community. On stage, she is high energy, relatable, and would love to tell you a story. As a member of the group 1° of Separation: A Funny Look at Depression, she has performed at colleges and comedy clubs from South Dakota to California. With three other members of 1° of Separation, she was the subject of the documentary Dying to Laugh. She has opened for Cameron Esposito, Bob the Drag Queen, and has performed in the San Diego Comedy Festival, The Laughed Out Queer Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and The Big Pine Festival in Phoenix. Instagram - @sydstig


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