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Tuesday, July 19: ¡The Punctuation Show! (How to Use Tiny Symbols to Make Meaning Without %$^&#* Up)

July 15, 2011

Here are some photos from the last instance of ¡The Punctuation Show!, at Palm Beach State College:


 

Want to see this m*ther%#&%$ in NYC?

¡The Punctuation Show! (How to Use Tiny Symbols to Make Meaning Without %$^&#* Up)
Do you know your colon from your semicolon? Enjoy a fun-filled (and pun-filled) romp through the major punctuation marks, those that never quite took off, and some unorthodox uses of punctuation. Comedian Jennifer Dziura makes those tiny symbols on the printed page mean more than you ever imagined. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer to come on stage and punctuate something, this is your chance!

This is the New York premiere of a new show from pedantic humorist Jennifer Dziura, best known as co-host of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

“This actor/comedian takes lazy lexicographers to task. Better spell-check that love letter.” – TimeOut New York

TICKETS

The 2011 Shows: Socrates! Semicolons! Seneca Falls!

July 10, 2011

Finally! Here are the (only) shows I will be doing in NYC in 2011!

Attend the first two shows to receive free admission to the third. (At “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” and “The Punctuation Show,” attendees will each be awarded three credits towards a Masters in Nerdery. Present six credits at “The History of Women” to get in free and receive a Masters in Nerdery! Feel free to wear a cap and gown.)


 

Comedian Jennifer Dziura’s one-woman show of hilarity and the greats of Western thought. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in philosophy, Jennifer held job titles including office drone, nude art model, egg donor, subject of medical studies, and finally, comedian. The show includes a humorous overview of the work of nearly twenty philosophers, from Thales to Foucault, accompanied by an aptly collegiate slideshow.

“Dziura’s topic is relatable to most floundering twenty-somethings, especially those of us who decided not to be brokers. Her show has substance, heart, and rapid-fire laughs. It’s a gripping college lecture without a windbag professor.” – Abbi Crutchfield for TheApiary

Jennifer will also be performing “The Punctuation Show” on July 19 and “The History of Women in 60 Minutes” on July 26. Attend the first two shows and receive free admission to the third!

TICKETS


¡The Punctuation Show! (How to Use Tiny Symbols to Make Meaning Without %$^&#* Up)
Do you know your colon from your semicolon? Enjoy a fun-filled (and pun-filled) romp through the major punctuation marks, those that never quite took off, and some unorthodox uses of punctuation. Comedian Jennifer Dziura makes those tiny symbols on the printed page mean more than you ever imagined. Also, if you’ve ever wanted to volunteer to come on stage and punctuate something, this is your chance!

This is the New York premiere of a new show from pedantic humorist Jennifer Dziura, best known as co-host of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee.

“This actor/comedian takes lazy lexicographers to task. Better spell-check that love letter.” – TimeOut New York

TICKETS


 

From Eve to Oprah, from Cleopatra to Sarah Palin — with Harriet Tubman and Virginia Woolf in between — women’s history gets the mile-a-minute treatment in a show that won’t make you say the c-word.
This is the New York premiere of a new show from pedantic humorist Jennifer Dziura, best known as co-host of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee and career columnist for women’s blog TheGrindstone.com.

TICKETS

July 12th: “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” in NYC for the only time in 2011

July 1, 2011

“Dziura’s topic is relatable to most floundering twenty-somethings, especially those of us who decided not to be brokers. Her show has substance, heart, and rapid-fire laughs. It’s a gripping college lecture without a windbag professor.” – Abbi Crutchfield for TheApiary

$10 (TICKETS HERE)
The PIT (People’s Improv Theater)
123 E. 24th St (between Park and Lex)
212.563.7488

“What Philosophy Majors Do After College” is comedian Jennifer Dziura’s one-woman show of hilarity and the greats of Western thought. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in philosophy, Jennifer held job titles including office drone, nude art model, egg donor, subject of medical studies, and finally, comedian. The show includes a humorous overview of the work of nearly twenty philosophers, from Thales to Foucault, accompanied by an aptly collegiate slideshow.

I’m performing “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” in Boston at Geek Week!

April 22, 2011

Geek Week is a thing! And I am in it! My excitement abounds!

Friday, April 29th

“What Philosophy Majors Do After College”
at Geek Week (Cambridge, MA)

“What Philosophy Majors Do After College” is comedian Jennifer Dziura’s one-woman show of hilarity and the greats of Western thought. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in philosophy, Jennifer held job titles including office drone, art model, egg donor, subject of medical studies — and finally, comedian. The show includes a humorous overview of the work of nearly twenty philosophers, from Thales to Foucault, accompanied by an aptly collegiate slideshow.

“Dziura’s topic is relatable to most floundering twenty-somethings, especially those of us who decided not to be brokers. Her show has substance, heart, and rapid-fire laughs. It’s a gripping college lecture without a windbag professor.” – Abbi Crutchfield for TheApiary

ImprovBoston
40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA
$10 – Get Tickets!

Jennifer Dziura on Egg Donation in “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” from Jennifer Dziura on Vimeo.

Jennifer Dziura on Trolley Ethics in “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” from Jennifer Dziura on Vimeo.

(For just ten U.S. dollars, you also get to see Aparna Nancherla, who will be performing before me on the mainstage!)

Upcoming Shows: Boston, New York, Palm Beach

March 7, 2011

This Thursday, March 10 (Boston)

“What Philosophy Majors Do After College” (45 min version)
at the Women in Comedy Festival

“What Philosophy Majors Do After College” is comedian Jennifer Dziura’s one-woman show of hilarity and the greats of Western thought. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in philosophy, Jennifer held job titles including office drone, art model, egg donor, subject of medical studies — and finally, comedian. The show includes a humorous overview of the work of nearly twenty philosophers, from Thales to Foucault, accompanied by an aptly collegiate slideshow.

“Dziura’s topic is relatable to most floundering twenty-somethings, especially those of us who decided not to be brokers. Her show has substance, heart, and rapid-fire laughs. It’s a gripping college lecture without a windbag professor.” – Abbi Crutchfield for TheApiary

ImprovBoston
40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA
$7/$5 students & seniors

Buy tickets here

 

 

This Friday, March 11 (NYC)

Ladybits @ Living Room Comedy
8pm
The Living Room at Postmark Cafe

326 6th Street (between 4th & 5th aves)
Park Slope, BK 11215
Free

Take the F train to 7th Ave stop or 4th Ave/9th Street stop
OR Take the R train to 4th Ave/9th Street stop.

Ladybits co-founder Abbi Crutchfield has long been co-hosting New York’s longest running clean comedy show, Living Room Comedy, with Luke Thayer at the Postmark Cafe. This month, Living Room’s shows will feature all-female lineups as Ladybits meets the Living Room in a grand estrogen explosion. Jen will share a brief excerpt from “What Philosophy Majors Do After College.”

 

 

Tuesday, March 15 (Palm Beach, FL)

Today: What Philosophy Majors Do After College at Sachem Public Library

February 10, 2011

Tonight at 7pm I’ll be doing my signature show, What Philosophy Majors Do After College, at the Sachem Public Library in Long Island, as part of the “Friday Night Cabaret” series.

For those not in or around Ronkonkoma, I will also be doing this show in the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston on March 10th!

“Dziura’s topic is relatable to most floundering twenty-somethings, especially those of us who decided not to be brokers. Her show has substance, heart, and rapid-fire laughs. It’s a gripping college lecture without a windbag professor.” – Abbi Crutchfield on The Apiary


photo by Abbi Crutchfield

Video: What Philosophy Majors Do After College

December 13, 2010

Here is a clip from my one-woman show, What Philosophy Majors Do After College. This bit is about my stint as an egg donor (a popular profession for the more fecund of philosophy grads).

Just prior to this clip, I had lost my job and was wondering how on earth a philosophy grad could even make rent.

Jennifer Dziura on Egg Donation in “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” from Jennifer Dziura on Vimeo.

This is a clip from later in the show, in a segment called “Problems in Philosophy”:

Jennifer Dziura on Trolley Ethics in “What Philosophy Majors Do After College” from Jennifer Dziura on Vimeo.

Interview with Paradigm Shift

December 7, 2010

This Thursday, I will be appearing in Paradigm Shift’s feminist comedy night.  I was asked to answer a few questions via email, and once I’d finished, I looked at the email and said, I don’t think they’re going to publish my responses.  I once did an interview with Ladies Who Launch about being a woman in business, and my responses were massively redacted so as not to possibly challenge any distaff milquetoast with an internet connection.  And, in 2007 on a Mideast tour to entertain the troops, I wrote about all the comics’ having their interviews completely scrapped and replaced with fabricated “proud to be an American” quotes.

In any case, Paradigm Shift published my responses verbatim, allowing me to get off my chest my annoyance with the incredibly solipsistic view that expressing ourselves is a public service.  It really fucking depends.  Anyway, Paradigm Shift is made up of some great people.

What should people expect from “F:Word: Feminism, Funny, and Fearless!”?

Jennifer: Well, to begin with, those of us who are menstruating are going to tell jokes from a hut offstage, because we are impure.  Also, we are obviously going to be very bitchy.

Go here for the full interview.

Buzz for Ladybits Comedy

August 11, 2010

Cross-posted from Ladybits:

The Ladybits Comedy Kickoff Show is tonight! We’re happy to get a little buzz going (not that kind … we try not to drink before 1:15pm).

We’re featured on TheApiary’s The Honey Shot. Thanks, Apiary!

And we’re delighted to be featured on TheGloss: Yes, Women Are Funny: Introducing Ladybits Comedy.

TheGloss will be in attendance tonight in our Press Box, along with bloggers Judy McGuire (Bad Advice) and Twanna Hines (Funky Brown Chick). By the way, TheGloss’s editor Lilit Marcus has a book coming out at the end of this very month). Our press box shall be full of luminaries, indeed! (Our box overfloweth? Um…).

As Abbi wrote in the comments on The Apiary (it’s kind of weird to comment on your own show, but we’re excited, so sue us):

“Awwww yeah. This is show is XXX! Actually just XX. Chromosomes.”

Save the Date: August 11th (next Wednesday!)

August 1, 2010

Ladybits Comedy was founded by Abbi Crutchfield and me. We were playing pool, badly. Here’s how one of us remembers the conversation:

One of us: I was thinking of starting an all-female comedy show.

The other one of us: I think all female comics were thinking of starting an all-female comedy show.

One of us: The way we are playing pool is sort of making women look bad.

The other one of us: It would be cool if we did that, though.

Some weeks later, one of us was at a comedy show where the other one’s husband was performing, causing one of us to think of the other one of us. We began texting about possible names for a show:

And here we are.

Credit where credit is due: the late, great Chicks and Giggles was an all-female comedy show, which stopped producing its regular weekly show in 2008. It may be where Abbi and Jen met, although it’s hard to remember. Chicks was a visionary event, founded by Nichelle Stephens in 2004 and primarily hosted by Carolyn Castiglia. It’s time this city had a regular all-women comedy show again — in fact, it’s time this city had as many of them as audiences want to attend.

And here we are.

Visit our Vision Statement to read about our goals in doing this.

If this sounds good to you, we’d love to see you there. Arrive promptly to ensure a seat — it’s a small room. I’m excited!

Ladybits Comedy Is Born!

July 27, 2010

The inimitable Abbi Crutchfield and I have founded an all-lady comedy show.

“Lady” is a relative term.

Save the date: August 11th!


Visit LadyBitsComedy.com!

One-Woman Show Pics

February 23, 2009

My show went great! Thanks to everyone who came! And god bless Abbi Crutchfield for taking pictures!

Here is Abbi’s photo set. If you watch it in slideshow mode, it’s almost like being there, except without all those stupid “words.”

All photos by Abbi Crutchfield. Toga by Emily Pepper. Directing by Evan Cabnet. Slideshow operation by Syd Bernstein. Goodness by Ars Nova.

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Monday Evening Stand-Up: Feb. 25th

March 3, 2008

Featuring Stacia Jensen, R.G. Daniels, Joselyn Hughes, and D.C. Pierson.

As you can see, at this past show I’m more blathering about the election than doing that thing some people call “telling jokes,” but if you make it past me, all four of the comics on this video have really sweet little clips, ending with D.C. Pierson (who is very white) claiming to be “2007’s Top Urban Comic as Awarded by Cat Fancy Magazine.”

“How Not to Date” at Pete’s Candy Store

February 19, 2008

Here is me doing a little reading from How Not to Date.

Ever since we started videotaping these Pete’s shows, I have had to buy a new $12 breast-enhancing shirt at Strawberry every Monday.

Monday Evening Stand-Up: our latest video

February 11, 2008

From the Monday, January 14th show at Pete’s, starring Jess Wood, Rena Zager, Lisa Kaplan, Rebecca Ciletti, and Will Franken.

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