Need a little lift to get you in a spring mood? Come to Funny Women: An Evening of Humor at the Goddard Riverside Community Arts Center in New York City on March 28th at 7:30pm - 9:30pm.. The event is hosted by Caytha Jentis, writer director of the hit comedy series The Other F Word streaming on Amazon, and also the movies Bad Parents (with Janine Garofola) and And Then Came Love (starring Vanessa Williams). Tickets are under $20.
This event is part of W.H.A.M (Women History Artist Month) and will benefit children going to a summer camp. The lineup features a bevy of talented ladies who will share their humor zabout life from the female perspective. Performers are from the stage, screen, TV and music. Slated to appear are Cynthia Kaplan, Allison Klemp, Pamela Weiler Grayson, Sarah Fearon, Cassandra Kobinski, Robin Lakin and Lori Hammel,
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CAYTHA JENTIS is an award winning independent filmmaker. Her most recent project is “The Other F Word,” a comedic series on Amazon about four women friends coming of age in mid-life. The cast includes Steve Guttenberg and Judy Gold. Jentis has also written four features, produced three and directed two. Her features include “Bad Parents” starring Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri, Christopher Titus, Michael Boatman and Kristen Johnston (Cinedigm), “And Then Came Love” starring Vanessa Williams and Eartha Kitt (Warner Bros) and “The One” starring Jon Prescott (TLA Releasing). A former literary agent, she has also has an extensive background in sales including a stint at the Bergen Record in internet ad sales. Jentis was recently selected as one of Good Housekeeping magazine’s 50 over 50. She earned an M.F.A. from UCLA in screenwriting and a B.S. in TV/film from Syracuse University. She is a member of the Producers Guild, Writer’s Guild and NYWIFT.
SANDI MARX - MC
Sandi Marx is a retired talent agent who is now a motivational speaker and spends most of her nights storytelling all over the country. She is a seven-time Moth StorySLAM champion. She performed her one-woman show You'll Be Sorry at The Tank in Brooklyn, NY. She proudly hosted an evening of music at City Winery, raising money for the Women's March. She can be heard on several podcasts including RISK! and Hot Mic with Dan Savage. She is a fixture on the New York storytelling scene.
Cynthia Kaplan is an comedian, actress, and the author of two acclaimed collections of comic essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly. She has been published in newspapers, magazines, and humor anthologies, and has written for and appeared in theater, film and television. Kaplan has performed comedy and music with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, in clubs all over the U.S. and songs from the Ordeal’s first album, Fangry, have won multiple prizes in international song contests. She has never been on Law & Order.
Alison has lived many places but claims Colorado as home, because that’s where she tried hallucinogens and stand up for the first time (not simultaneously – that would happen years later in NYC). She hones her writing skills by trolling dudes on Tinder, and is hoping to release a dick pic calendar in the near future. Alison is a producer of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and produces/hosts The Naked Show in NYC.
PAMELA WEILER GRAYSON
Pam’s musical, Urban Momfare (composer/lyricist/co-book writer), premiered at The New York Fringe Festival in August, 2014, where it won a Best Musical award, garnered four stars and a Critics Pick from Time Out, and also played at the Fringe Encore Series. Pam’s short play, How Does That Make You Feel?won Best Play at Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s July 2016 10 Minute Play Contest. She is the co-writer and lyricist for the short musical Burning Up, a finalist at Theatre Now New York’s 2016 Sound Bites Festival. The film version of Burning Up was a featured selection at the Katra and the DAMN Film Series. She is also the co-writer, with Alice Jankell, of Cicadas, The Musical,featured on season 2 of the top-rated Amazon streaming web series, “The Other F Word.” Pam’s songs have been performed at The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. She has written for The New York Times andThe New York Observer, among others. Dramatists Guild member. Education: Brown University, Fordham Law School, The BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.
Sarah Fearon is a native New Yorker, a Friar, who has working as a producer, writer and performer. Her original plays TED TALks NYC and Air Rights were featured in the Players Theater festival, as well as Origins Theater festival and Ireland's Electric Picnic Festival. Some of her film credits include The Departed, The Comedian and Reversal of Fortune. Sarah is a board member and salon presenter of The Irish American Writers & Artists, a graduate of Performing Arts High School and New York University and now she is studying a little ukulele. She has a real estate character named Snazzy Peabody you can see some of this legend in her own mind at SARAHFEARON.com, and if you need an apartment Sarah Faron is a top agent at Corcoran SARAH.FEARON@corcoran.com