Broad Comedy, an award-winning, all-women musical comedy and sketch troupe, brings its ever-changing, riotous show to Whitefish Nov. 10 and Bozeman Nov. 16-18.
The troupe, which has been performing around the country for over a decade, delivers a high-energy, progressive, unapologetically raunchy, and hilarious show of musical satire.
Broad Comedy is performing only one night at the O’Shaughnessy Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 (following the Ladies Night Out event in downtown Whitefish), and then returning to their hometown for three shows, 8 p.m. Nov. 16-18 at the Emerson Center.
Often billed as “a cross between Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, and the Vagina Monologues,” Broad Comedy is made up of four irreverent and uproarious, multi-talented women who can do it all — sing, dance and poke fun at everything including politics, social issues, soccer moms, various anatomical shenanigans, and things you should never discuss with your mother-in-law.
Nothing is off-limits with them, except an unflinchingly snarky and sidesplitting look at our culture. The Los Angeles Examiner raves that Broad Comedy is “exuberant … colossal entertainment value, induced by their joyously vulgar, smart writing and skillfully executed showmanship,” while Comedy Central calls Broad Comedy “brilliant … they bring down the house”.
Katie Goodman, an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker, and social activist, is the creator and headliner of Broad Comedy, which was founded in 2000 with her husband, Soren Kisiel, who also writes and directs for the show. Broad Comedy has performed across the globe, including an Off-Broadway run in New York City’s Times Square, the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and in comedy clubs and theatres in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other major cities.
As a solo act, Goodman has been seen on Showtime’s The Green Room With Paul Provenza, on Current TV as a pundit, and is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post. She recently signed with Comedy Dynamics, North American’s largest independent record label, and her album, Halfway Closer to Dead, is available on iTunes. Her comedy music videos have amassed 2 million hits on YouTube and several more million on Facebook.
Goodman and Kisiel were nominated for The EPIC Award from The White House Project for emerging artists and were also nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for their extensive work in theatre.
Joining Goodman onstage are fellow ensemble members Cara Wilder, Louise Musial, and Molly Kelleher; the Whitefish show includes a special appearance by the community’s own Maggie Garvey. Preview Broad Comedy’s videos on YouTube, and check their website at www.broadcomedy.com for more information.
Whitefish: Tickets are $35 with all seats reserved (must be 18 or older) and available by calling 406-862-5371 or online at .
Bozeman: Tickets are $25-$40 ($15 on Thursday for students); order online at www.broadcomedy.com.