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  • The Ritz Theater 107 Broadway Newburgh NY 12550 (map)

This panel takes a look at the history of women in comedy. Primarily dominated by men, women's comedy was originally tailored to what men would find funny and non-threatening. Early acts were often based on the standard roles of housewife and mother. Over the year, women have made significant gains in television, film and stand-up. We now see how comedy plays an important role in the feminist movement by allowing women's issues to be more wide-spread in society.

Pre-Panel show w/Comedian: Nicole Pressler

Nicole Pressler

Nicole Pressler

Guest Speaker(s):

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Candice Cain - President of Gemelli Films


Angel Annussek, Former SVP of tru TV

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Sol Miranda, Actress (Unbreakable - Kimmy Schmidt)

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Panel Moderated by: Hanna Swaka, President of UPWIFT

Sponsored by UPWIFT (Upstate Women in Film and Television)