No Man's Land - Women. Queers. Comedy. Presented by Ash Fisher & Irene Tu, Karinda Dobbins

Ivy Room Presents

No Man's Land - Women. Queers. Comedy. Presented by Ash Fisher & Irene Tu, Karinda Dobbins

Jenn Dronksy, Dom Gelin, Host: Ash Fisher, Host: Irene Tu

Sun · April 9, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

No Man's Land - Women. Queers. Comedy.
No Man's Land - Women. Queers. Comedy.
No Man's Land is the new East Bay comedy showcase for women and queers! Brought to you by Ash Fisher and Irene Tu of Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy, No Man's Land features the funniest women and queer comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. No Man's Land is a show for all women, and features all women, including lesbians, queer, bisexual, and trans women. The show is 2nd Sundays at the new lesbian-owned Ivy Room (21+ only, bring ID).

6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:00 Show

$7.70 Equal Pay Special: In honor of women making 77 cents on the dollar to men, exclusively on Eventbrite.
$10 at the door (cash only)
Karinda Dobbins
Karinda Dobbins
Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of skilled storytellers and sharp wits. Her worldview was shaped by their accounts of protest, civil rights and empowerment, weighty subjects that were always leavened with humor. Whenever she heard the grownups laughing long past her bedtime, she took that as her cue to sneak out of her room and eavesdrop while they entertained themselves with Richard Pryor records. She not only listened, she learned, and grew up to hold her own as a keen comedic commentator.

Dobbins moved from Michigan to California’s Bay Area and responding to repeated dares from a girlfriend who challenged her to try making the crowd laugh at an open mic, Karinda finally took the stage at Woody’s Café, and killed. Sure, she tried to fill the seats with supportive family and friends, and true, she had no competition since nobody else had signed up for stage time, but everybody, from the show’s host to strangers in the audience, was amazed that she was able to do 10 funny minutes of stand-up material her first time onstage. (She’d shrewdly spent a month writing her act in preparation, never anticipating she’d be put under pressure to perform all of it at once.)

Spurred on by the enthusiastic feedback, Karinda decided to see where comedy would take her and began honing her craft at more venues. To date, she has appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on Coast-to-Coast Episode 1 on NickMom Night Out.
Jenn Dronksy
Jenn Dronksy
Recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence (it came with the frame), Jennifer Dronsky has been collecting prestigious comedy awards such as “Winner of the first Alameda Comedy Competition” and Three time “Dirty Haiku Battle Champion”. Currently residing in Oakland with her partner, two cats and ever mounting tiny porcelain cat figurines. Jennifer draws upon the odd happenings and uncomfortable conversations that seem to be omnipresent in her life. Performing a continuous response to life in a self deprecating “what I wanted to say was this”, sort of way. With her charismatic style and uproarious foul mouth, Jennifer Dronsky is sure to make even your curmudgeonly relatives laugh.
Dom Gelin
Dom Gelin
Dominique Gelin is a comedian who grew up in Miami and moved to San Francisco in the last year. While her set isn't overtly political, she does spend a great deal of time talking about racism, homophobia, sexism, and other -isms that get under her skin. Footwearism and her love of flip flops is next on the list. You can catch her at Millennials Ruin Everything every second Friday at El Rio or on her podcast The Lazy Brunch Hour. She'll be with funny people both times.
Host: Ash Fisher
Host: Ash Fisher
Ash Fisher is a comedian, actor and writer. She is not a comedienne, an actress or a writeress. She co-hosts the popular Oakland comedy show "Man Haters," named 2016 Best
Comedy Show by East Bay Express. She was the 2012 Newcomer Runner-Up in the Ladies of Laughter Contest at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, won the Oakland Storytelling Showdown at Awaken Cafe, won the Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition, and performed in San Francisco Sketchfest 2016 and 2017. She writes for Wear Your Voice Mag and does voiceovers and illustration whenever someone lets her. Ash holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Sallie Mae will never let her forget it. Follow her at ashfisherhaha.com and @ashfisherhaha
Host: Irene Tu
Host: Irene Tu
Irene Tu is a San Francisco based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the "Bay Area's 11 Best Stand Up Comedians" by the SFist and one of 20 "Women to Watch" by KQED. She has been featured in numerous comedy festivals including SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, and the All Jane Comedy Festival. Irene hosts several popular shows in the Bay Area: Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position, Laugh Function and Millennials Ruin Everything (they do).
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/