Homo-Normative Drag Show Closes Out January’s Smash Comedy Festival

By Rachel Rosenberg

Coming up, bundle up with a warm scarf and tuque before heading out for The Smash Comedy Fest. Produced by the Nasty Women Comedy troupe, this is the festival’s second year and it lasts for three days from January 23-25. The various events highlight “Vancouver’s best and brightest women/trans/femme/plus performers”. It sounds like it will be delightfully funny and will feature “feminist-forward comedy from an elite squad of sketch, improv and stand-up comedians…writing and improv workshops, dance parties and killer drag performances”. This is a burgeoning festival that should not be missed.

Over the three days, choose from events such as Nasty Women Comedy at the Biltmore, Sidekicks, The Sleepover Show, Standup Showcase, Trashprov and more. On Saturday, January 25th at 10:30 PM, the final event of the festival is their much-anticipated Homo-Normative: a Comedy Drag Show.

Curated and hosted by local drag artist Homo Hardware, the show will be held at the Little Mountain Comedy Department (195 East 26th Avenue) and will feature drag, dancing and comedy. It’s sure to be an incredible night of drag kings and non-binary performers, and then you get to dance your way into the wee hours of the morning.

To get full festival pricing, see any of the Facebook events, or visit here. Individual shows are $10, and festival proceeds will be helping kids attend Improv Camp.

The Nasty Women Comedy group performs monthly, and includes Ese Atawo, Racquel Belmonte, Denea Campbell, Rae Lynn Carson, Kerri Donaldson, Allie Entwistle, Carla Mah, Stacey McLachlan, Jenny Rubé, and Annalise Stuart. Learn more about their group on Instagram and Facebook.



Rachel Rosenberg is a writer and library technician who is a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community. She writes for Book Riot and can be found on Twitter @LibraryRachelR

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