Festrogen came about as a means to an end – needing more women and queer people to take the stage as stand up comedians. And we won.
Jess Bauldry is a British comedian who has been living and working in Luxembourg since 2010. A passionate creative writer since childhood, she started doing standup to inject more humour into her stories.
Jess performed at the Luxembourg International Comedy festival in 2018 and 2019 and performed her two-hander “50 Ways to leave your employer” to sold out crowds over 16 days at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.
Jess jokes about love, work and the meaning of cake.
Jess co-founded Festrogen in 2022 to build a more inclusive comedy scene in Luxembourg and encourage more sisters to share their stories.
She is part of the organisational committee behind the Duchesse of Comedy, a women-run comedy club established in Luxembourg in September 2022.
Erin Crouch is an American comedian who lives in southern Germany because she craves disapproval.
She has hosted, featured and performed at the Manchester Women in Comedy Festival (2021), Boom Chicago comedy festival in Amsterdam and Tallinn Fringe Festival in Estonia (2022) and Utrecht Comedy Festival (2023).
In conjunction with the US Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, she produces a monthly comedy showcase and teaches stand-up for teenagers and adults. She recently opened for Enissa Amani, the first German woman comedian to have a Netflix special.
Mari Volar is an international Estonian comedian, comedy producer and musician. Having been kicked out of her pretty, yet introverted homeland for being too opinionated, unattractive and loud, she’s been in very public hiding in Cologne, Germany since 2019 and performs internationally across Europe.
She’s a frequent feature in English comedy show line-ups across Germany (in cities like Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin to name a few) but her comedic timing and surprising amount of Eastern European charm have also received attention and praise in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Czech Republic.
Her witty remarks and tales of immigrant living will make you love, hate and pity her in perfectly equal amounts.
Mari is the founder of Clit Comedy Club, which entertained Estonian audiences at Tallinn Fringe in 2022 and is now touring internationally with their 2-woman show “The Clitoris Act”. She produces weekly comedy shows in Cologne with her second comedy collective Random Things Comedy.
Her solo show performance in Brussels, also got her into the Belgian press.
Sharon VS spent 20 years hiding her comedic talent in a corporate HR career. This is a rich source of comedy inspiration. But she cannot stress enough that any resemblance in her jokes to real people or events that actually happened is entirely coincidental. It’s not always about you, Steve. When not on stage you will find Sharon gathering more material by raising a teenager. In 2022 Jess and Sharon performed their comedy two-hander, 50 Ways To Leave Your Employer, to sold out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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Festrogen is not just about one festival, it’s about building a tight and lasting community of open, accesible and exciting comedy for people of all genders and backgrounds.
If you’re interested in participating at Festrogen as a performer, get touch with us via email – email@example.com. If you’re interested in getting started with comedy or don’t know how to up your joke game, check out our workshops under `workshops`. And see you soon!
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