Saturday, June 10: Comedy Showcase

dinaninamartinez_pridefestmilwaukeeCheck out these amazing women of comedy at the Wom!nz Spot!

Dina Nina Martinez

Dina Nina Martinez, who was called “very funny” by the Late Late Show’s James Corden, is a transgender standup comedian and actor from Los Angeles who currently resides in Wisconsin.  She’s your host for the Comedy Showcase!

Her signature blend of disarming sass and charm has been featured in comedy festivals and multiple world-class comedy venues including LA Pride, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, LA’s The Comedy Store and Chicago’s Zanies Comedy Club.

She is a Huffington Post blogger and creator and star of the forthcoming The Misadventures of Delilah James. She was named one of the “40 Hot Queer Women In Comedy” by and won Madison’s favorite Local Comedian as voted by the readers of the Isthmus.

Though Los Angeles was cute and she’s certainly got fabulousness to spare, Martinez’s long term goals are to settle down and be a soccer mom.

Connect with Dina Nina on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Carly Malison

carlymalison_pridefestmilwaukeeCarly Malison is a comedian based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she tackles the tough issues like her mother and dating in the drunkest city in the world.

With just over two years into comedy, Carly is the reigning champion of Caste of Killers Snark Madness competition, has opened for Steve-O of MTV’s Jackass, and has performed at the Gilda Radner Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Carly is thrilled to be performing at PrideFest for her second year in a row!

Connect with Carly Malison on Twitter.


vickielynn_pridefestmilwaukeeVickie Lynn

Vickie Lynn
is a comedian from Beloit, Wisconsin.

Her boisterous, brash, brave and boobylicious humor has made her a fan favorite wherever she roams. Her laughter is contagious:  catch it!

Connect with Vickie Lynn on Twitter.


Vanessa Tortolano

Vanessa (Pants) Tortolano has been slinging funnies since she was old enough to talk back.

Involved with theatre and stage since the age of 5, Vanessa has recently begun the practice of stand-up comedy.

vanessatortolano_pridefestmilwaukeeShe’s been a regular performer with Madison’s Monkey Business Institute Improv since 2011 and Les Cougars variety troupe since 2014.  Vanessa is a feisty mother of 4 teenagers and one of the co-founders of NessAlla Kombucha.

Connect with Vanessa Tortolano on Twitter.



Mama Disco

Nobody loves you like your mama, and Mama Disco shows her affection with saucy solos, brassy belting, and sprinkled liberally with a hefty dose of sarcasm!

mamadisco_pridefestmilwaukeeA Chicago native, Mama is a formally trained actress and singer who dabbles in costuming and can be seen strutting her stuff with Vaudezilla! Burlesque every Saturday night, as well as this coming August at the Ohio Burlesque Fest .

She’s seen it all, done it all, and knows it all…The Biggest Mother in Burlesque is Mama Disco.

Connect with Mama Disco on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Brenna Haddock

Brenna Haddock is a stand up comedian currently residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Self-proclaimed vodka aficionado, moon child, student debt dweller, and above all, a mother.

Her sass and lack of class have graced stages across the country from Seattle, Washington venues to local open mics throughout Milwaukee, and benefit fundraisers for organizations like the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

brenna_haddock_pridefest_milwaukeeShe is a soon to be graduate of Alverno College with a passion for community and an advocate for LGBTQ rights, diversity and inclusion.


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