Sappho’s Salon

Sappho’s Salon: A Provocative Night of Lesbian Diversions

Presents a Night of Lesbian Laughs, featuring the comedy of Janet Kane, Meg O’Rourke Nana Rodriguez, Sissy Van Dyke, and Tamale

$7–$10 sliding cover charge includes food and wine


Tonight’s installment of our popular monthly salon for lesbians and their friends features five local lesbian comics that are sure to keep you in stitches. Janet Kane has performed in venues throughout the country. Her work riffs everyday life, family, friends, and the boring workplace. She delivers her material as though every day were “casual Friday.” Meg O’ Rourke is a graduate of both the Second City Conservatory and Improv Olympics training schools. Recently, she performed stand up at Zanie’s Rising Star Showcase and Female Funnies showcase. Nana Rodriguez says, “People of my life have told me how funny I was, and I just noticed that I could make people laugh. It just seemed like comedy was following me.” She has performed at the Micky O’s Local Locos comedy show and Laugh Tracks at Sidetracks, among other venues, and she participate in the weekly Bibliotoca Popular open mic nights. Sissy Van Dyke has performed her comedy at Sappho’s Salon, Cake Chicago, and POW-WOW. The author of the book The Adventures of Sissy Van Dyke, she writes a weekly blog of the same name. Tamale is a comedian and disciplinary performer who travels far and wide, looking for fancy decorations for her hair. Recently this pursuit brought her as far west as San Francisco, where she competed for the title of International Ms. Leather. Rounding out tonight’s show, DJ SpinNikki will play us in and out of sets. Door proceeds benefit the performers and the Women’s Voices Fund.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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