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La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94705
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Natasha Muse is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers. Natasha performs regularly all over the Bay Area, including Cobb’s Comedy, the SF Punchline, and the Actors’ Theatre, where she produces and hosts A Funny Night for Comedy on the second Sunday of every month. Natasha is the winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bay competition, Miss Toolbox 2011, and also took home the Miss Photogenic trophy in Model Search 2004.

Joey Xanders is the former artistic director of The Moth, the brainchild of novelist George Dawes Green (The Juror, The Caveman’s Valentine). Green longed to import the yarn-spinning intimacy of the barbecues he loved growing up on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, to his adopted island of Manhattan. “We used to sit around and drink bourbon and swap stories on my friend’s porch, and the porch light would draw moths,” he says. “We were a mix of artists and rednecks, a congeries of odd people. We called ourselves the Moths.” When Green chose Joey Xanders to re-create that dream, the Moth found its queen bee.

Laure McElroy is a health worker, a former sex worker (until someone makes a big enough offer), an afropunk and a welfare Queen. She loiters on the board of directors at _Poor _Magazine. She has a love/hate relationship with her own creative endeavors, and a hate/hate relationship with all forms of oppression and pedantry. She lives in San Francisco, CA with a teenager, a partner, and one tiny Chihuahua overlord who rules over everyone with a soft love.

Lineup is current as of publication, but may change without notice.

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