august, 2021

20aug6:30 pm8:00 pmVermont Comedy Divas


$12 per person

Event Details

They’re women. They tell jokes. They do good. The Vermont Comedy Divas comes to Highland Center
for the Arts on August 20, heating up the stage with their unique brand of all-female stand-up comedy.
Vermonters are ready to laugh, and these witty women are ready to deliver. With diverse backgrounds
that share a foundation of awards, recognition and fundraising for human service non-profit
organizations through the Divas Do Good Initiative, the Vermont Comedy Divas are supporting the funny
in all women.
*Everyone welcome. The Divas’ comedy is generally rated to ages 16+.

About the Divas

Hillary Boone, a stand-up comedian and storyteller, grew up in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of
Vermont. After traveling the country and some of the world, they are back in their home state, making
people laugh. Hillary has opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Michelle Buteau.
Hillary is also a host of the Moth StorySLAM.

Called by Seven Days “the veteran comic who essentially started” comedy in the Green Mountain State,
Josie Leavitt is an award-winning comic and storyteller. A five-time winner of the Seven Daysies for best
comic, she also won a Moth StorySLAM and took top prize at Extempo’s Storytelling Tell-Off in 2019. Her
one-woman show, So This Happened: A Comic Confronts Cancer has been performed throughout the
county. Her newest show, Eating While Fat will be featured at the FlynnSpace in the 2022 season. Josie
founded the Vermont Comedy Divas and is honored to be sharing the stage with all of them again after
what felt like a very long break during Covid.

Susanne Schmidt is a comedic storyteller whose work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, HBO’s
Inspiration Room, The Moth, National Public Radio and WGBH Stories from The Stage. Susanne has
performed in The Boston Women in Comedy Festival and The Toronto SheDot Festival, and was named
the “Best of the Valley Voices” by New England Public Radio and The Academy of Music Theater.
Susanne is a producer for The Moth Radio Hour, the founder of Say It Forward Productions, and a
teaching artist at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Susanne is the mother of two amazing young
men, who would probably prefer that she stop talking about them on stage.

Autumn Spencer is a stand-up comic, writer, and Social Media Manager. She’s a regular host
of the Moth StorySLAM, and she performs comedy and comedic storytelling around New England.
Autumn lives in Burlington with her husband, two teenagers, and a couple of ungrateful cats. 
Tracie Spencer has been doing stand-up for over a decade.  Before Covid shut it down, she brought her
one-woman show “60 First Dates” to a number of venues in Vermont.  She’s twice been selected first
runner up in the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest and has performed in a bunch of Comedy Fests
in New England. Tracie enjoys running, road-trips and raving about her two daughters.


Enjoy a delicious picnic dinner during the show! Order your picnic in advance when you purchase your tickets online, and dinner will be waiting for you when you arrive for the show. Picnics are available for pickup starting at 5 PM. A limited number of meals will be available for on-site purchase. 

Dipping Duo (Small Plate): Homemade hummus with hints of lemon and cumin, homemade pesto with crostini on the side for dipping      $8

Caprese Salad: Fresh mozzarella, sliced local tomatoes, topped with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze and basil chiffonade with pesto prosciutto crostini’s    $ 12

Mediterranean Delight: Toasted house-made focaccia, chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomato, balsamic glaze, and a Mediterranean relish (pickled red onion, banana pepper, and caper) served with a balsamic dressing side salad    $ 12.50

Falafel Platter: Homemade falafel balls, hummus, tzatziki, pita, and a tomato, cucumber & herb salad   $ 14  

Local Beef Chili & Polenta: Vegetarian chili over grilled, cheesy polenta  $11

Event are weather permitting. Check back here or on social media on the day for a final notice for rain calls. 



(Friday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm