A Mini Q+A with Ladies Who Ranch
Favorite response to a heckler or troll?
Caroline: I like to slowly walk out into the audience, wrap my arms around my aggressor, and hang on tight for at least 15 minutes because maybe it’s like a hug or maybe it’s like I caught them.
Describe your worst gig.
Kelly: When I was doing my set, the host of the show was having a conversation with their cohost directly in front of the stage that was as audible as the mic.
What’s your first impulse when someone says “women aren’t funny”?
Maya: If you think women aren’t funny then 1. You are not paying attention to the comedy world at all (women are objectively slaying) so your opinion is unfounded, and 2. You’re a limited person and I’m tempted to play Ke$ha’s “Praying” in your direction. Sorry.
When you were coming up in comedy, what helped you stick with it?
Best comedy advice you ever got?
Worst comedy advice you ever got?
Sophie: Take the Producer’s Assistant job.
Feelings about the word “comedienne”?
How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?
Single word that always cracks you up?
What advice do you have for how to level up from open mics + bringers to actual SPOT-spots?
Was there one person who inspired you to become a comedian? If so, who, why, how?
Sophie: There was no one person that inspired me to become a comedian, but taking classes at Second City helped me realize I could become a comedian. Second City not only helped me hone my craft, but also laid out a path towards doing comedy professionally, and having those loose instructions made starting the process much easier.
Favorite response to “What’s it like to be a woman in comedy”?
Caroline: Very, VERY sexy.
Ladies Who Ranch’s monthly show at Vital Joint features brand-new material from six female comedians who are veterans of the The Annoyance Theater in Brooklyn: Kelly Cooper (Ground Floor), Caitlin Dullea (Ground Floor), Rachel Kaly (Montreal Sketchfest), Maya Sharma (Annoyance) , Caroline Yost (Annoyance) and Sophie Zucker (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), along with material from a rotating special guest. This show carries on the beloved Annoyance-style comedy with a kickass cast of up-and-coming female comedians. It includes sketches, standup, and multi-media performances. LWR is women doing it for themselves, together! We urge you to ranch with us. More info here.
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