353 West 14th Street
New York, New York 10014

Who says women aren’t funny? Not Comix or Bust Magazine! On Monday, April 14th they proudly present “The Hysterical Fundraiser”, a comedy showcase hosted by Carolyn Castiglia (VH1, MTV2) to raise money for the upcoming Hysterical Festival.

“The festival is a great opportunity for women in comedy and Comix is the perfect venue,” says Kambri Crews, Director of Publicity for Comix. “In addition to me, the two Directors of Programming, the Manager of Operations, our Executive Chef, and Private Events and Group Sales Director at Comix are all women. That’s a lot of women running a typically male dominated industry. Having the Festival at Comix will have everyone saying, ‘Hey! Nice pair of wits!”

Featuring stand-ups, sketch performers, improvisers, cabaret acts, comic musicians, solo artists, writers, filmmakers, burlesque divas and more, The Hysterical Fundraiser gives outspoken funny women the chance to take center stage. Watch these hilarious women with “something to get off their chests”:

Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova),
Heather Lawless (Be Kind Rewind, Variety SHAC, Flight of the Conchords),
Mel and El (New York Musical Theatre Festival Concert Series at Ars Nova),
Adira Amram (Upright Citizens Brigade, Jane Magazine),
Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, US Weekly Fashion Police, VH1’s Best Week Ever);
Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Montreal Just for Laughs Festival)

MON, April 14th at 8:00 PM
353 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Line up subject to change.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 the day-of-show, plus a two item minimum. They can be purchased online at www.comixny.com or by calling 212.524.2500.
The Hysterical Festival is the brainchild of comedian/producer Desiree Burch and a series of Sunday afternoon mimosas. Hanging out with a group of female comedians sharing stories, eating junk food and getting bombed way too early in the day, the idea came to her: what if this camaraderie could lead to a comedy revolution? What if what came naturally to her and her friends could change the face of comedy - forever? It might look something like empowerment with a sense of humor. Sexy. Dangerous. Hysterical.
The festival will run for 5 days with a total of at least 30 shows running concurrently across at least 3 venues. Talent will be curated from the NYC and national comedy community with an eye on fresh, original voices and well-known comedy pioneers. There will also be a contest for best newcomer that is open to all women.

Festival events will range from standup shows and film screenings to solo shows, cabaret and sketch performances, storytelling and panel discussions.

The Hysterical Festival aims to unite and expand the community of female artists and their fans and encourage the development of women’s humor, wit and self-expression. Shining a spotlight on the wide range of ways in which women are funny, The Hysterical Festival brings smart and smart-ass women from all walks of comedy together for the first time.

Opened in September 2006, the comedy nightclub Comix has quickly defined itself as the premier comedy club in New York City. Comix is Zagat’s highest rated comedy venue and was dubbed “one of the top six clubs in the country” by the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to featuring the best of cutting edge alternative comedy with everything from improv and sketch comedy to music and variety programming, headlining acts have included The Flight of the Conchords, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Griffin and many more.

An elegant space with comfortable seating and unobstructed stage views, Comix boasts the purest acoustics and a full dinner menu that will delight even the most discriminating diner.

Official Website: http://www.comixny.com