september, 2021

10sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVermont Comedy DivasPreviously August 20

Price

$12 per person

Event Details

We were holding out hope that the weather would be better this evening than this morning based on the forecast. However, the weather conditions have not improved and is not optimal to the true enjoyment an event at Highland Center for the Arts should bring you. So we have cancelled the Vermont Comedy Divas performance for this evening. Detailed information has been sent to ticket-holders emails.

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.

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.

Carmen Lagala is a New York City based stand-up comedian who made her network television debut in 2018 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

PERFORMANCE & A PICNIC!

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. 

Porky Vermonter: Overnight BBQ Pulled Pork on a bun, house slaw, pasta salad and garnished greens. $15

The Jenny: Shrimp salad roll with lemon aioli, pasta salad and garnished greens. $16

The Marrakech: Moroccan inspired chickpea curry with seasonal vegetables over rice and lime crema (optional) . $13

Soy-Sesame Salad: Mixed Greens Topped with Oranges, Baby Pac Choi, Toasted Almonds and Sesame Seeds, Pickled Carrots and Red Onions, and Marinated Tofu served with a Soy- Sesame Balsamic Dressing. $12 

Add Dessert! Enjoy a homemade Tiramisu. $7 

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

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Time

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

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