Jess Conda represents 1812's "Broads"
On today’s podcast, I sat down with Jess Conda to talk about 1812’s production of “Broads”. We talk about some fierce women, whether anything has changed, why are we so prude and drop a few F-Bombs so, you are hearby warned. Stay Tuned!
Curated and Directed by Jennifer Childs
1812 Productions kicks off 2019 with a red curtain comedy revue called Broads, curated by Jennifer Childs and starring Joilet Harris, MB Scallen, and Jess Conda. From Mae West to Moms Mabley, Pearl Williams, and more, Broads features classic and original material and celebrates the bawdiest, brashest, and funniest ladies of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
The legacy of women in comedy has before en a favorite theme throughout 1812's history, starting in 2004 with an original two-hander, Always a Lady, that featured a variety of classic material from female performers of the early 20th century. Since then, 1812 has celebrated the works of The Cherry Sisters, in the original musical Cherry Comb, Joan Rivers, and Phyllis Diller in sold-out special events. Broads continues this tradition with material from Ida Cox (The Uncrowned Queen of the Blues), Trixie Friganza (Vaudevillian and suffragette), Belle Barth and Pearl Williams (The Red Hot Mamas), and music from Bessie Smith, Ruth Wallis, Rusty Warren (Bounce Your Boobies, It's Great to be a Broad), and many more.
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