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Holding Court - All Women Comedy Show

Friday, June 7 @ 9 PM

Robinia Courtyard
Ticket price: in advance $7 / at the door $10


This lineup of amazing comedians is gonna be a stunner! Featuring local comics from the Midwest who are blazing a trail of funny that will leave you gasping in their wake. Come to the Robinia courtyard where these Queens will be "Holding Court."


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Vanessa (Pants) Tortolano has been slinging funnies since she was old enough to talk back. Involved with theatre and the stage since the age of 5, Vanessa has just begun the practice of stand-up comedy in the last few years. “stunningly talented and exceedingly functional yet bizarre Vanessa Pants.” She has opened for Mary Mack, Aparna Nacherla, Dan Cummins, Deb DiGiovanni and Dusty Slay. She has also been a regular performer with Madison's Monkey Business Institute since 2011. As well as a regular touring performer with Lady Laughs Comedy. Vanessa is a feisty mother of 4 teenagers and one of the Co-founding owners of NessAlla Kombucha.

Vanessa (Pants) Tortolano    

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Chastity Washington (our headliner) has a performance history of nearly twenty years. In that time she has performed in clubs & colleges across the nation, worked in radio and has been a middle school and high school teacher. She has appeared on BET Comic View, Coming to the Stage & HBO Def Jam. Chastity has also been featured at the TBS Just for Laughs festival from 2009 to 2012 and was the only female finalist of the 2011 Bay Area Comedy competition. She has recently been featured at Jokes & Notes in Chicago, Milwaukee’s Comedy Café’, the LaffHouse in Philadelphia and the Milwaukee date of the Shaq Comedy All-Stars tour.

Chastity Washington

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Vickie Lynn, a comedian out of Beloit, Wisconsin, is the mother of 4, grandmother of 7. So, she hopes to be to be taken by rich kidnappers soon. She has performed all over the Midwest. Her humorous and entertaining rants on menopause, single life & dating in her mid 40s, and hiding from her kids, are just some of the subjects she touches on. But no religion or politics because she’s too old to argue or make new friends. She has been a reoccurring performer at Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, PridefestMke, and Comedy Sportz. She’s a hilarious force of nature you won’t want to miss!

Vickie Lynn

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Cynthia Marie is a stand up comedian and show producer from Madison Wisconsin. Her comedy explores her heritage, identity, and her many tactics for avoiding men so she can spend most of the party playing with your dog. She’s performed across the country and has hosted at Skyline Comedy Club and the Comedy Club on State for Michael Che, Drew Lynch, Brooks Wheelan, and Rory Albanese. Cynthia has performed in New York Sketch Fest, Great Spirit Comedy Festival, Del Close Marathon, Black Friday Comedy Marathon, and is one of the Co-Founders of Madison Comedy Week.

Cynthia Marie

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I started in August even though this is something I've always wanted to do. I have a darker sense of humor. I enjoy making people laugh and humor has helped me through some tougher life events. I have been lucky to be involved in such a great comedy scene in Madison, and to have gotten various opportunities to perform. I look at each opportunity as a way to grow as a person and performer.

Samara Suomi

* Advance ticket sales are closed.

Tickets may still be purchased at the door.


Robinia Courtyard

829 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703

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