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“The Lesbian Agenda” at the New York Comedy Festival

November 6 | 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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Did you hear that lesbians are taking over? It’s all thanks to Sophie Santos & her Lesbian Agenda! Megan Rapinoe gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated? We did that. The Anti-Discrimination Bill being passed in the House? Good job us. Brandi Carlile winning a grammy? You’re so welcome! The Lesbian Agenda is proud to be infiltrating every major sport, pop culture, government & Hollywood outlet.

Sophie Santos brings you her Agenda (that is 1000% working), with this banging comedy show. Buckle up those Birkenstocks ladies… she’s got big plans! This month’s lineup includes standup from Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show), musical and sketch comedy from comedians Jessica Henderson & Sami Schwaeber, and Lesbian Icons Emma Mcilroy (CEO of Wildfang) & Arlan Hamilton (Founder of Backstage Capital).

Sophie Santos was named “One Of The LGBTQ POC Comedians You Should Know” by Time Out New York. She has written for shows on Bravo and MTV. Her memoir will be published by Jill Soloway’s imprint, Topple Books in April 2021. Santos has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Kennedy Center.

Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started from scratch in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5m into 100 startup companies led by underestimated founders. In 2018 Arlan co-founded Backstage Studio which launched four accelerator programs for underestimated founders in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and London.

Emma Mcilroy is currently the CEO and CMO of Wildfang International Inc. Wildfang is the home for tomboys and brings a fresh, exciting and truly badass retail experience to young women all over the USA. Wildfang aims to serve both her tomboy style and tomboy spirit 24/7/365.



November 6
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Bell House
149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215


New York Comedy Festival