Female comedians take the spotlight at Behind Every Good Mic

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Anyone remotely connected with the scene can tell you that sexism is alive and well in comedy. Whether it’s dealing with the pervasive myth that women are incapable of being funny, or the tendency of promoters to either only book one female comic on a show at a time or market all-female lineups specifically to female audiences, women have to work twice as hard for half the respect that male comics get. But this showcase at Stardust is a little different. Featuring 10 female comics, the show is one of the first productions by Female Writers & Comedians of Central Florida, a loose-knit group looking to get more representation for female perspectives in front of audiences. And at the bargain price of free, it’s not hard to support their mission.

8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 | Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road | stardustie.com | free

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