America’s most wanted Latina Lesbian, Marga Gomez, returns to NQAF for her fifth year as co- headliner and procurer of fast rising queer comedy talent. “Marga & The Tomboys” stars Marga Gomez (triple winner – SF Bay Guardian Best of The Bay Comedian) and Janine Brito, known for her screamingly funny mind and schoolboy wardrobe (2010 Rooftop Comedy Awad Winner.) The East Bay Express raves that Janine is the “first lesbian comic to really win over a young and extremely jaded hipster audience.”
Special guests Karina Dobbins (Five Funny Females Tour) and Morgan (former New Jersey iron worker turned truth telling transgendered funnywoman) round out the night of rowdy laughs. Demonstrating NQAF’s 2011 theme of “A Sustainable Queer Planet,” “Marga & The Tomboys” forge their own tools for Queer survival with humor, making Earth the queerest planet in the universe, one joke at a time.
Marga Gomez is a 3 time winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best Of The Bay Comedian” Award. Her solo comedy “Marga Gomez is Proud and Bothered was nominated for the 2011 Bay Area Theatre Critics Award. Marga also produces “Marga’s Funny Mondays” a popular comedy showcase in Berkeley every Monday in 2011. Her credits include; Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, HBO’s Comic Relief, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival, LOGO’s Wisecracks. She’s a proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, tragically sexy, laugh getter. Visit www.margagomez.com
Janine Brito is a sarcastic, snarky smart bomb of comedy funk. She’s been told, on occasion, that she is relentlessly intelligent, cute, and above all screamingly funny. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. Now a rising star on the San Francisco scene, she is the winner of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and recipient of Rooftop Comedy’s 2010 Silver Nail Award. The East Bay Express proclaims that Janine is the first lesbian comic “to really win over a young and extremely jaded hipster audience.” Visit www.janinebrito.com
Karina Dobbins (Five Funny Females Tour ) brings her star power from Detroit and Morgan (Former New Jersey iron worker turned truth telling transgender funny woman and favorite at Bay Area comedy clubs. Visit www.morgansfunny.com)