Yellow Rose Comedy Festival
. “The name is definitely an ode to Yellow Rose of Texas, who helped beat Santa Anna and now is more of a legend who [represents] the women of the Texas Revolution,” Liz explains. “I wanted the image of the tenacity of women to resonate in the name.” Local favorites Maggie Maye, Olivia Arrington, Kathryn Way and more will perform alongside former MTV star Sara Schaefer.
7 p.m. Saturday. Also May 12. 813 Emanuel. For information, call 801-706-8634 or visit yellowrosecomedyfestival.com
. $20 to $55.
The Yellow Rose Comedy Festival is Houston's first ever all-female comedy festival! The festival will showcase and celebrate all the amazing female comedians we have here in Houston.
“I came home crying because I hadn’t gotten in something,” recalls stand-up Liz Padjen. “And my sister was looking at me and said, ‘Your crying’s not doing anything to help. Do your own show if you’re dissatisfied with the festivals you’re getting in. Get off your ass and do something about it.’” And so she did. For one weekend in May, Liz and her sister, Emily “Padj” Padjen, will be producing Houston’s first all-female comedy event, the