How many times have you went to a comedy event only to hold your breath and hope that you are not the butt of a joke centered around your pain or even your very existence?
In Laughing Color: For Queerky Folks Who Considered the Mic When Comedy Central Wasn’t Enuf is the brain child of Griffin Hy, Richael Faithful, and Chelsea Shorte. They are doing what no one has ever done before in Washington, D.C. These three have created a comedy workshop for queer and trans people of color focusing on cultivating comedy skills centered on socially conscious punch lines.
I was able to sit down with workshop facilitator and local comedian Chelsea Shorte to get more information about what attendees could expect. She described the workshop as a place for aspiring comedians to come, hone their skills and ultimately have an intimate, safe and fun environment to bring out their inner jokester.
The first workshop has already filled up and the organizers are looking forward to its success. They hope to hold more workshops in the future. How can you see all this queer greatness and funny, you ask? There will be a graduation showcase on Friday, March 27 at Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW, Washington, D.C.