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Monday, March 7, 2011

Girl Talk: Janine Brito and Emily Heller Front a Comedy Lineup of Unladylike Women

Posted on Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM


Emily Heller and Janine Brito are the same, but different. They're both girls. (Bear with us for minute.) They both do stand-up comedy. But there they diverge. Heller's acts include stories about crazy Santa Cruz bus people named "Glacier" (as you'll see in the video clip above) and being part of musical group Rainbow Chair, in which she and her twin brother sing lovey-dovey, touchy-feely, tie-dyed, macrame songs about getting to know one another in the womb. And then there's Brito, who takes a darker route to laughs by recalling the fierce (and very short) bedtime stories told by her schizophrenic nanny (who, we think, was from Hungary or something, based on her accent). We once called Brito a mean lesbian, but we think she knows we meant it in a good way.

Janine and Emily, the uladylike women of Girl Talk.
  • Janine and Emily, the uladylike women of Girl Talk.
Tuesday night the two host Janine + Emily's Girl Talk, which they describe as "a night of unladylike comedy." Included are local laugh-generators Caitlin Gill, Marcella Arguello, and Chris Burns, as well as Chicagoan Beth Stelling and Angelina Aparna Nancherla. Brito and Heller remind us that March is Women's History Month and Tuesday is International Women's Day, so you have absolutely no excuse to miss this. "Unless, of course, you hate women." You've been warned.

Janine + Emily's Girl Talk starts at 8 p.m. at the Punch Line. Admission is $15.

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