“Brava’s NYE Comedy Fiesta with Marga Gomez and Funny Lady Friends” rings in 2013 and benefits the 27th year of ‘Brava! For Women in the Arts’ with cocktails, food, dancing and laughs!Marga Gomez (voted 2012 Best Comedian by the SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly and Bay Area Reporter) headlines a bill featuring the Bay Areas best female and drag queen comics: Aundre the Wonderwoman, Pippi Lovestocking, Lydia Popovich and Eloisa Bravo. Decompress from 2012 with the sage, sarcastic and silly stars of BRAVA’s NYE Comedy Fiesta as they tackle the hottest topics of the year. The performance will be immediately followed by a countdown to midnight party with cocktails, DJ and dancing into the wee hours of 2013. Proceeds benefit Brava Theatre.
ABOUT BRAVA: Brava! For Women in the Arts celebrates the beginning of its 27th year producing, presenting and cultivating original work, especially by women, people of color and lesbian artists and its 17th year as owner and operator of the iconic Brava Theater Center on 24th Street in the Mission. Proceeds from Brava’s NYE Comedy Fiesta will further these goals in 2013.
MARGA GOMEZ: The SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly and Bay Area Reporter named Marga Gomez “Best Comedian 2012”. New Year’s Eve is Marga’s favorite holiday because she likes to watch drunken people flirt. Marga was an original member of Culture Clash and currently produces “Comedy Bodega,” a Thursday night comedy showcase in the Mission. She performs comedy and theater all over the country and internationally. Her latest solo play “Not Getting Any Younger” received the SF Chronicle’s highest rating and ran at the SF Marsh for 8 months through 2012. Her comedy has been featured on HBO, LOGO, Comedy Central and PBS. For more about Marga visit www.margagomez.com
Aundre the Wonderwoman set her sights on political humor from the start. A clever and breathtaking satirist, she uses the stage as her bully pulpit, taking on everything from presidential politics to animal lovers. Andre works as an anti-death penalty lawyer by day. Aundre is a comedy voice not to be missed, especially during this historic political election season.
Pippi Lovestocking: Comedian and drag queen, Pippi Lovestocking is the underground treasure of Bay Area Comedy. She is six feet of comedy goodness struggling to stay on the high road. Pippi says, “It’s not a relapse it’s a comeback!”
Lydia Popovich hosts the monthly showcase “Ladies love The Layover” in Oakland. Her website, Hater Tuesday, gets thousands of weekly visits from around the world.
Eloisa Bravo: is a Venezuelan heavy hitter with a wild streak. Eloisa produces the popular once a month “Train Wreck Cabaret” in the Mission and would make a wonderful co-parent to any dysfunctional household.