Last year, Vanity Fair caught heat for the article "Why Women Aren't Funny," an investigation of the "humor gap" between the sexes. In April, the magazine made amends with a cover story about the women of comedy. Still, the gripe remains: Comedy is a sausage fest. Too few girls are encouraged to pursue careers in self-deprecation, even though so many deserve the spotlight. Think Lucille Ball, Lily Tomlin, Tracey Ullman and too many others to list. The tables get turned tonight when the all-female variety show Pretty, Funny performs at the Westport Coffee House (4010 Pennsylvania, 816-756-3222). The six-strong troupe uses wigs, props, song and dance to lampoon sex and society. In the tradition of Bridget Jones, Pretty, Funny is a farce with heart. Expect fewer dick jokes than Bob Saget, more dignity than Dustin Diamond and not as many pervs as Stanford's Comedy Club. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $10.
Fri., July 11, 7:30 p.m., 2008