We are excited to announce our headliners for this year's festival! Reductress Live and James Adomian will be performing on Friday and Saturday, May 26th and 27th respectively at Spiderhouse Ballroom.
REDUCTRESS LIVE: Reductress writers Jasmine Pierce and Taryn Englehart bring you the best of Reductress headlines, bits and stories from the first and only satirical women's magazine.
REDUCTRESS is a fast-growing satirical women’s magazine that delivers mischievously hilarious, on-point criticism wrapped in hilarious headlines and feature articles. With an acclaimed podcast, Mouth Time, and a new book, How to Win at Feminism, and hilarious live shows throughout the country, Reductress pokes fun at the messages fed to women from an early age and throughout adulthood. Founded by Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell in 2013, it has exploded in popularity, with over 2.5 million monthly visitors.
"Three years ago, Reductress was a likeably scrappy time-filler; now, it’s essential reading." - Wired Magazine
"The move by Reductress [signifies] further progress among women in the comedy scene to make their voices and needs both heard and met." - Jezebel
"Alongside The Onion, Reductress makes some of the most brilliantly biting satire on the internet." - The Village Voice
"Why/how are they so funny? Am I woman? I don't care." - Rob Delaney, Catastrophe
"Reductress is a godsend." - The Onion AV Club
JAMES ADOMIAN is a comedian and actor who is well known for his standup, characters and impressions. He can be seen in David Cross’ feature directorial debut HITS, and in forthcoming feature films LOVE AFTER LOVE and ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY. He has guest starred on Comedy Central’s @MIDNIGHT, THE MELTDOWN and DRUNK HISTORY, on Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and on IFC's COMEDY BANG! BANG! as a variety of guest characters. As Bernie Sanders, James is one-half of TRUMP VS. BERNIE, a comedy debate act that includes a memorable guest appearance on Comedy Central and two TV specials for Fusion, along with a live international tour in 2016.
James performed standup on JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW on Comedy Central, and on NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING where he was a Top 10 finalist. James has also performed to much acclaim over the years at the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival in Montreal and many other top comedy festivals. He works as a voiceover artist on numerous animated shows including Disney's FUTURE WORM and Nickelodeon's PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET. He is also a beloved regular guest on the Earwolf podcast network, where his debut standup comedy album LOW HANGIN FRUIT was released in 2012.