Hire the Ladies
Looking for hilarious entertainment for a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, or college show? If you have an entertainment budget, we have more entertainment than you can shake a stick at.
If you’re looking for a standup comedian or host/emcee, contact Abbi Crutchfield.
Bio: Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian, writer and actress who performs stand-up and sketch in all corners of NYC. She was a finalist in the NBC Stand-up for Diversity competition and her recent work includes national commercials, a runner for VH1 alongside Tracy Morgan, and appearances on Tyra Banks and MTV. In addition to Ladybits, she produces The Living Room Show and Positively Awesome.
This is Jen talking: I am delighted to be producing this show with Abbi Crutchfield, who is not only hilarious, but also the most professional person I know in this business. Before running Ladybits, I brought in Abbi to fill in for my regular co-host at a trivia event I hosted for the Chelsea Market; she is a rare mix of funny, enthusiastic, smart, and responsible (and just brimming with one-liners). I’ve also seen Abbi produce and host a charity auction and entertain in environments ranging from gritty bars to G-rated family events. So, if you’re looking to hire a comic, I’d drop Abbi a line.
If you’re looking for a group of female comedians, contact Jen and Abbi with some information about when and where the show would be and what your budget is. Our roster of NYC comics is multitudinous, and we can make it happen.
If you’re looking for a self-contained, theater-ready show for a college, library or book conference or convention, or other gathering of bookworms, pedants, academicians, or students, contact Jennifer Dziura.
Bio: Jennifer Dziura is a comedian, blogger, and quizmistress best known for co-hosting the Williamsburg Spelling Bee, the nation’s most popular adult spelling bee, as featured in the New York Times and in international press from Tokyo to Sydney. As a standup comic, she has performed at clubs and colleges nationwide and for the troops in the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and Africa. She writes quizzes and games, hosts math, trivia, vocabulary, and geography competitions for adults, and has produced over 100 shows at venues from Ivy League clubhouses to the famed rock club CBGB’s. She appeared in a Sci Fi Channel pilot for the television show Brain Trust, was filmed as an expert on “how to be witty” for a VH-1 reality dating show, has been heard numerous times on NPR, has written for McSweeney’s, and is a contributor to “The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes” and many other books.
Jen has two one-woman shows available:
What Philosophy Majors Do After College
This show, in which Jen intertwines the history of Western philosophy with her own story of majoring in philosophy and moving on to careers as a dotcom lackey, egg donor, and contraceptive tester, first premiered at Dartmouth College in 2007. Read a review of the show here. (Full disclosure: the review was written by Abbi. We make no promise of objectivity here). Official site here.
¡The Punctuation Show! (How to Use Tiny Symbols to Make Meaning Without %$^* Up)
Using multimedia and audience participation, Jen runs through the rules of the period, comma, apostrophe, semicolon, and colon, before moving on to the interrobang, the punto de interogación inicial, and the “sarcasm mark.” To use an unusual verb tense: You will have never have laughed so hard before about colons. This show premiered at the Empire State Book Festival in April, 2010. It was a rousing success among book lovers in Albany who enjoy attending comedy shows occurring in municipal auditoriums at 2:15pm, and it is ready to be deployed at your conference or university.
And finally, if you’re interested in a trivia show or a spelling bee (a real spelling bee!), contact Jennifer and/or visit SpellingforAdults.com for more information.