the funny

Raw Sugar Presents:
The Funny 2017

June 15 - 24, 2017

Curated and directed by Raw Sugar’s Company Members Akiko Ostlund and Andi Cheney, with support from Raw Sugar Artistic Director Jenny Moeller. Andi Cheney will again be emceeing as Aunt Flo.

The Funny 2017 creators include Awazi Jaafaru, Paige Collette,* Julia Gay, Joelle Fernandez, Shannon Mae Leach,* Queen Drea, brianne a. hill, Lyssa Sparrow, Gabriela Santiago,* and Alys Ayumi Ogura, with supporting roles performed by Sarah Parker and Natalie Turner. (*Have performed in previous productions.)

With a witty, raunchy sensibility, comedic upstarts Raw Sugar curate a night of fresh artists showcasing new stand-up, burlesque, music, dance, short sketches, and more! 

Raw Sugar’s The Funny 2017 is the fourth annual curated feminist comedy festival of original works created by self-identified feminist artists. 

The Funny 2017 once again engaged local female, trans, genderqueer, agender, queer, and feminist performers to create new works that challenge audiences to rethink their own perspectives on gender, sexuality, privilege, and community. Comprised of new, high-quality, humorous works, The Funny brings together artists and audiences in a celebratory, community-building event, while exposing the larger community to new artists and perspectives. 

Raw Sugar artists represent a diversity of artistic disciplines, ages, sexual identities, gender identities, races/ethnicities, and performance experience level. They include musicians, writers, stand-up comics, puppeteers, and movement artists. Seven new performers and three performers from previous productions are eager to make The Funny 2017 the best one yet. 

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$18 — General Admission (door)
$15 — General Admission (pre-sale)
$12 — Students

Performance Schedule
Thursday, June 15, 7:30pm
Friday, June 16, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 17, 7:30pm
Thursday, June 22, 7:30pm
Friday, June 23, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 24, 7:30pm

Run time: Approximately 90 minutes with an intermission.

Recommended for adult audiences. Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.

ASL interpretation and audio description is available. Contact Andi Cheney at or 612-405-4738 for accessibility information.

The Funny contains peanuts. We don't have any smoke, haze, cigarettes, strong smells, strobes, or gunshots, but we do have peanut butter.