Two feminist comedians to appear at benefit on Tuesday
“Funny, Feminist, Fearless” will present two women comedians and activists on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport. The event, open to the public, is a benefit for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE).
A conversation will take place with singer, writer, actor and activist Sandra Bernhard, and with comedian, activist and co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show,” Lizz Winstead. A Q&A with audience members will follow.
Satire, humor and activism
Bernhard is known for her satirical one-woman shows, music, movie and television roles, including Nancy Bartlett on “Roseanne,” the first openly gay character on a network sitcom. She often mixes art and activism, and is a longtime supporter of women’s and gay rights.
Winstead is known for her progressive ideas and her commitment to creating a public conversation around women’s health. As co-creator of “The Daily Show,” her humorous, analytical slant on the news influenced a growing generation of writers, reporters and broadcasters.
Proceeds support patient services
All proceeds from “Funny, Feminist, Fearless” will go directly to patient care at PPSNE patients, who receive services regardless of their ability to pay.
Annually, PPSNE serves more than 70,000 women, men and teens through breast cancer screenings, Pap tests, birth control, and STD/STI testing and treatment.
Tickets are $60 to $175. For ticket information go to www.westportplayhouse.org; or contact 203-752-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Westport Country Playhouse is at 25 Powers Court, Westport.