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GIRLish (FringeNYC)

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Original

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: A sketch tale of two young women who grew up to be "Girl-ish". This comedy revue is grounded in Steph and Alex's true life experiences and woven with music, movement, a little absurdity and a lot of fun! More…

Categories: Improv/Sketch/Stand-up, Comedy, National. Written by Stephanie Anderson and Alex Bellisle. Directed by Tiffani Swalley.

A smart sketch tale of two young women who grew up to be more or less "girl-ish." This buzzworthy revue is grounded in the true life experiences of stars Stephanie Anderson and Alex Bellisle, and weaves heart and humor with music, movement, a little absurdity, and a lot of fun! 

Chicago natives Alex Bellisle and Stephanie Anderson have penned a poetic (and hilarious) portrayal of feminism in the 21st century. Their 2 woman sketch revue, Girlish - takes you on comedic journey from gender norms of childhood to career womanhood and everything in between. You will even get to see them bring back hoop skirt fashion…and who wouldn’t want to see that? For an hour filled with over the top laughter that leaves you with a thought-provoking aftertaste- be sure to get tickets to Girlish!

After a very successful show run at MCL Chicago, and The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival- Girlish heads to NYC for Fringe! These women have honed their craft in the Chicago comedy scene, appearing at The Second City, The iO Theater, and beyond. Laugh along as they reminisce about the life experiences and social perspectives that have made them the comedians they are today.

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Member Reviews (16)


Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Original
Avg Score

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy improv and sketch comedy, if you consider yourself a feminist, and if you want to watch something fun and relevant.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy this type of comedy or if you are uncomfortable with even light audience participation.

Banal, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent, Original

See it if you enjoy sketch comedy for the moments that drift into improv; you like stories about unconventional girls and women; you embrace awkward

Don't see it if you're looking for genderqueer or trans content; you like your women of a certain daintiness; you hate it when actors break on stage

Funny, Original, Resonant, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy sketch-based comedy, you enjoy feminist themes, you like music-hall style theatre

Don't see it if You don't enjoy feminism-based sketches, or if you want a big traditional musical number.

Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if YOU LIKE COMEDY. You're a tomboy, like women, want to have fun.

Don't see it if You don't like improv or audience interaction.

Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to fall in love with two talented women having a blast and if you like to laugh. If you've ever felt like an outcast.

Don't see it if If you don't like to laugh.

Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you are very interested in improvisational comedy and do not mind if it turns out not to be funny.

Don't see it if you are not interested in improvisational vignettes about the actors life experiences.

Original, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of strong, hilarious women who are fearless performers. This show was so original and fun! I laughed out loud the whole time.

Don't see it if Improv/Sketch is not your thing. Though even if its not, you should try something new. These women rock it!

Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy sketch comedy and short character studies.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with a high polish. This is more improvisational, and that's a risk you have to be willing to take.

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You enjoy clever comedy that looks at gender construction in new ways.

Don't see it if You don't like audience interactions.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy comedy and funny people, imaginative storytelling and interesting characters.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh, or don't like women.

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Original, Relevant

See it if You're a fan of funny women with original ideas.

Don't see it if You're not interested in exploring sex and gender expectations.

Clever, Quirky, Intelligent, Must see, Funny

See it if You think pairing scissoring-yep, the lady kind-with hoop skirts-also the lady kind--sounds like an afternoon of laughs.

Don't see it if Quick wit and fast pace aren't your thing.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy clever and hilarious sketches that illustrate the hurdles women are expected to jump through in our society.

Don't see it if You are offended by strong, independent women who talk freely about sex and have strong opinions about societal expectations for womanhood.

Delightful, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you appreciate comedy that doesn't assume everyone is straight, and you enjoy seeing two friends making sweet, fun comedy together

Don't see it if you don't enjoy the genre of sketch comedy, or if you only like extremely subversive humor

Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you love hilarious women who call out most of the dichotomies that are prevalent in our society, or if you just enjoy your sides splitting.

Don't see it if you think women can't be funny - this would be too much for you to handle!!

Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to watch two hilarious women entertain you and make you think.

Don't see it if You are looking for man bashing feminism.

August 15th, 2016
"'The sketch style and quick pacing shows off the team’s Second City writing chops, and the cast demonstrates their performance range…'GIRLish' is short, and because there is so much packed in, it can feel scattered at times...But the jokes are sharp and the energy never drops. Overall, the since...
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