Katie Goodman’s Broad Comedy makes stop here Friday

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The Whitefish Theatre Co. is hosting the award-winning, all-women musical comedy and sketch troupe, Broad Comedy this month.

The troupe has been touring their ever-changing, riotous show around the country for more than a decade.

A high-energy, progressive, unapologetically raunchy, and hilarious show of musical satire, Broad Comedy is performing only one night at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish on Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to a non-stop night of fun and laughter during the show following the Ladies Night Out downtown event in Whitefish. As the show contains mature material and language, no one under 18 is admitted.

Often billed as “a cross between Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live and the Vagina Monologues,” Broad Comedy is made up of four irreverent and uproarious, multi-talented women who can do it all — sing, dance and poke fun at everything including politics, social issues, soccer moms, various anatomical shenanigans, and things you should never discuss with your mother-in-law. Nothing is off-limits with them, except an unflinchingly snarky and sidesplitting look at our culture.

The Los Angeles Examiner raves that Broad Comedy is “exuberant... colossal entertainment value, induced by their joyously vulgar, smart writing and skillfully executed showmanship,” while Comedy Central calls Broad Comedy “brilliant…they bring down the house”.

Katie Goodman, an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker and social activist, is the creator and headliner of Broad Comedy. Founded in 2000 with her husband, Soren Kisiel, who also writes and directs for the show, Broad Comedy has performed across the globe, including an Off-Broadway run in New York City’s Times Square, the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and in comedy clubs and theatres in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other major cities.

Goodman has been seen on Showtime’s The Green Room With Paul Provenza, on Current TV as a pundit, and is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post. She recently signed with Comedy Dynamics, North American’s largest independent record label, and her album “Halfway Closer To Dead” is available on iTunes. Her comedy music videos have amassed 2 million hits on YouTube and several more million on Facebook. Katie and Soren were nominated for The EPIC Award from The White House Project for emerging artists and were also nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for their extensive work in theatre.

Joining Goodman onstage will be fellow ensemble members Cara Wilder, Louise Musial, and Molly Kelleher with a special appearance by Whitefish’s own Maggie Garvey.

Preview several of Broad Comedy’s videos on YouTube. Check their website at www.broadcomedy.com for more information.

Tickets are $35 with all seats reserved. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 862-5371. Box office hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org. This show is sponsored by Sue and Hank Ricklefs.

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