Girl Bits: All-women comedy takes stage at Screening Room on Saturday

A women-led stand-up comedy present is going down on the Screening Room this Saturday. Girl Bits seeks to create an area during which feminine comedians are the star performers.

“Often the best way exhibits are, they’re principally male with possibly one feminine comedian. However with Girl Bits, we provide a special perspective,” host and producer Jen Blanco mentioned. “Our girls contact on matters like reproductive rights and courting.”

Blanco mentioned that usually male comedians “may unintentionally perpetuate misogynistic” messages with their jokes and he or she aspires for Girl Bits to constantly painting a special narrative by showcasing girls of various ages, phases of life and various backgrounds.

“I would like the individuals who come to our exhibits to see themselves within the performances by the feminine expertise,” Blanco mentioned. For the performances going down Saturday, the ages of the comedians vary from 20-50 years previous.

“Our oldest performer prior to now was 80 years previous,” she mentioned.

The lineup for the 8 p.m. present contains Nicolette DiMaggio, Ana Montañez, Allana Lopez, Keeley Wolf, Vera Maria, with headliner Jackie Tinsley. Will probably be hosted by Blanco. 

The ten p.m. present might be hosted by Allana Lopez; the comedians are Sonia Rita, Amie Gabusi and Blanco together with headliner Magghie O’Shea.

Blanco mentioned the power in a Girl Bits present is “very optimistic, very empowered and reciprocal from the viewers.”

“We’ve got trans girls, we have now comedians who do burlesque,” Blanco mentioned. “We’ve got a really various group of ladies.”

Nevertheless, her favourite half is having the ability to pay her performers higher than they receives a commission in different exhibits.

“I pay my performers primarily based on revenue, so it does depend upon ticket gross sales however when I can promote out a present and pay them, it makes every little thing price it,” Blanco mentioned. “There are occasions that my performers have instructed me it is the perfect they’ve ever been paid and that is so necessary for me as a result of it takes a lot time to make a set be polished {and professional}.”

She mentioned she has been capable of pay her feminine comedians from $40 to $200 relying on the present’s gross sales.

“The most effective I have been paid in different exhibits is $50 and I am unsure if it is as a result of I am a lady or not,” Blanco mentioned. “However I wish to ensure my performers are paid nicely for his or her effort and time.”

Following Saturday’s efficiency, the subsequent Girl Bits occasion might be October 14, additionally on the Screening Room. Whereas the occasion is for all ages, Blanco mentioned viewer discretion is suggested as mature content material might be mentioned.

“I do not censor the ladies,” Blanco mentioned.

To stay up to date with Girl Bits and their subsequent exhibits, Blanco encourages folks to observe their Fb web page and their Instagram profile at Girl Bits Tucson.

“I would like folks to remove that feminine voices matter from all ages and backgrounds,” Blanco mentioned.