The Pacific Pinball Museum and Belles and Chimes, all women’s pinball league, kicks off women’s history month with a night of political comedy from a female perspective. The comedy Troupe Feminist Tendencies will perform including Karinda Dobbins, Queenie TT, Nina G, Jessica Sele, Valerie Branch, Lydia Popovich. That’s not all, there will also be the first ever pinball prom which will include dancing, prom pictures and lots of puffy sleeves. You don’t have to dress up, but when will you ever get the opportunity to dress up and play pinball? The Pinball Prom and comedy show will be held Saturday March 8, 2014, doors open at 7:30 show at 8:00. Dancing and pinball until midnight!
Feminist Tendencies is the creation of comedians Karinda Dobbins, Nina G, Kelly Annekan, and Queenie TT. Feminist Tendencies celebrates the various aspects of female identity. All the comedians involved act as vehicles of social change through their humor. The comedy showcase with be hosted by Jessica Sele with special guests Lydia Popovich and Valerie Branch.
Motor City native Karinda Dobbins was born into a politically active family of gifted storytellers and sharp wits. Her worldview was shaped by their accounts of protest, civil rights and empowerment, weighty subjects that were always leavened with humor. Whenever she heard the grownups laughing long past her bedtime, she took that as her cue to sneak out of her room and eavesdrop while they entertained themselves with Richard Pryor records. She not only listened, she learned, developing a relaxed style for delivering pungent commentary.
Nina G is the America’s only female stuttering stand up comedian. She is also a storyteller and educator and produces comedy shows for the Pacific Pinball Museum. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity. When she isn’t performing at comedy clubs like the San Francisco Punchline, the Hollywood Improv, or the Laugh Factory, she presents as a keynote speaker. She has spoken to thousands of parents, professionals and young people with disabilities to encourage self-advocacy and social change. Nina is also a world ranked pinball player and part of Belle’s and Chimes
Queenie TT regularly performs at Cobb’s Comedy Club, The San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s, The Purple Onion, and Flapper’s Comedy Club and has opened for national and local headliners, Luenell, Cocoa Brown, Mike E. Winfield, Shang, Rodney Perry, and Big Worm Romero. Queenie is also the author of Praise Be to the Plus-Sized Sister available at Amazon.com, host of the popular web series, The Crazy Fabulous Show; a comedic actor, plus-model, motivational speaker, body esteem educator, and she produces Queenie TT & Friends, Queenie TT’s Comedy Gumbo, Queenie TT’s Comedy Love Shack, Queenie TT’s Comedy Tour from the Bay to LA, and The Curves N Cupcakes Comedy Tour. Queenie started comedy weighing well over 400 pounds; seated with a cane, and sick with Acute Hypothyroidism Stage II Lymphedema. Not only is she exactly half the person she used to be, she is one of the hottest female comics in the underground comedy communities of Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her positive messages of female empowerment, positive body esteem, and self-love proves that Queenie TT is more than just a comedian.
Belles & Chimes is the first ever all female pinball league. The group’s mission is to provide a fun, supportive environment for Bay Area women to socialize and play pinball together. The league meets in downtown Oakland twice a month and is open to women of all skill levels.
Get your tickets before they sell out at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belles-and-chimes-pinball-prom-with-feminist-tendencies-tickets-10583711165?aff=eorg.
If you’d like more information on this event, or to schedule interviews with any of the comedians please contact Nina G at NinaGbooking@gmail.com.