COMEDY is POWER.
So we’re giving girls and women tools to find their funny and places to share it with the world. We’re building a multi-platform experience: live workshops and an online space for learning, creation, and collaboration.
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It may be a “great time for women in comedy,” but it’s still a tough business in a tough world. We’ll challenge the limiting cultural messages about girls’ actions + aspirations. We’ll shift people’s idea of who’s got something (funny) to say. We’ll DIRECTLY, and SWIFTLY, get new faces and voices OUT THERE and into comedy.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
GOLD will train girls and women to….
● tell a joke
● command a stage
● own their stories
● amplify their voices. Literally. With a microphone! Also metaphorically.
● pursue a dream
We’ll coach girls in the art of standup comedy writing + performance
We’ll also open up career paths: to standup as well as TV writing, the business side, and more. Our high-level teaching and mentoring crew plus our media partner(s) offering broad exposure, will enable girls to
● hone an authentic point of view and persona
● benefit from peer to peer coaching and support
● challenge cultural messages telling girls not to be loud and bawdy and in charge
Check out GOLD workshops
"Extremely inspirational and super welcoming to newcomers to comedy! The best public speaking experience of my life."
“Tonight I got to see my kid—amid a squad of amazingly talented young people—kill with standup comedy after an intense workshopping day. Thanks to Lynn Harris for her fantastic ideas for unlocking their collective potential, and to GOLD for creating an experience that is likely to have a deep and wonderful effect on the participants.”
Drae Campbell, workshop teacher
It's so much fun to help girls empower themselves with humor and observation. By the end of the class, I'm taking notes from them!
“We dropped our 14-year-old daughter off at 10 AM for GOLD’s day-long workshop. Seven hours later we returned to see her and her fellow participants perform stand-up in an authentic (and very cool) bar. We think our daughter is funny but to see her stand up in front of a microphone in a bar full of strangers and tell a story and hear everyone laugh at the right moments and give her a round of applause at the end put big smiles on our faces."
"I've loved comedy for as long as I can remember. I would stay up late watching SNL, Ire-enact stand-up from Comedy Central, and so forth. I also used to be really shy, which did not mix well with my desire to perform. I was scared to put myself out there and take risks, so I did not gain much experience in the comedy world. Now I’m ready to explore, and GOLD is the perfect place to do it."