Mark Metcalf

The women of Broadminded Comedy

By - Jan 19th, 2010 09:43 pm
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From left to right: Stacy Babl, Melissa Kingston, Megan McGee and Anne Graff LaDisa.

Why is comedy such a man’s world? Is it just because men got used to doing everything for centuries? Is it the power play you need to make to take the stage? Or is it just because women are beautiful, and you have to be ugly to be funny?

This week on the podcast (part of our continuing series on local comedians), Mark talks to the quartet of women known as Broadminded, Milwaukee’s all-female sketch comedy group. Discussed: making rules and breaking rules, exploring female stereotypes, the gendered socialization of play, Einstein’s statement that “without friction, there is no movement,” Archie and Edith Bunker, Ann Coulter, “beating out a scene,” human behavior, and what we all want to do with our lives.

It’s a lot funnier than it sounds.

Listen now!: Backstage with Broadminded

You can also subscribe to Backstage with Mark Metcalf through iTunes.

You can see Broadminded in action every Friday and Saturday during the last three weeks of February at the fabulous Alchemist Theatre.

Tune in next week. Our comedy series continues with Johnny Beehner.

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