Saturday, June 8: Subjective: A Comedic Showing

kjwhitehead_pridefest_milwaukeeSee “Subjective: A Comedic Showing” on the Rainbow Stage on Saturday, June 8 at 5:00 p.m.

The comedy line-up includes:

KJ Whitehead
KJ Whitehead (she/they pronouns) is an openly fabulous transgender comedian from Chicago.

As featured in the Chicago Reader, Windy City Times and mentioned in the Chicago Tribune, she’s the Production Scout of The Playground Theater, host and producer of the feminist comedy show: Outside Amy Schumer and self-proclaimed Queen of Radical Comedy.

They’ve performed at Chicago Fringe Festival (2017,) Yippiefest (Chicago, IL 2017,) International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival (Madison, WI 2017 & 2018) and Charm City Comedy Festival (Baltimore, MD 2018 & 2019.) 

You can see KJ again in the upcoming Madison Comedy Week, June 16 – June 23. KJ promises you that the patriarchy won’t just be smashed, it will be decimated with glitter and unapologetic melanin magic! Because, representation matters!

Connect with KJ on Twitter.  


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

Involved with theatre and the stage since the age of 5, Vanessa has just begun the practice of stand-up comedy in the last few years.

“Vanessa is a stunningly talented and exceedingly functional yet bizarre” grown adult. She has also been a regular performer with Madison’s Monkey Business Institute since 2011. As well as a regular touring performer with Lady Laughs Comedy.

Vanessa is a feisty mother of 4 teenagers and one of the co-founding owners of NessAlla Kombucha.


Kaitlin McCarthy
kaitlin_mccarthy_pridefest_milwaukeeMilwaukee comedian and producer, Kaitlin McCarthy tells jokes about her dead dad and her affinity for pie.

She also named her cat, Freddie Purrcury. So yeah, her sense of humor is on effing point.

She’s opened for Matt Braunger and Nate Craig and hosts and produces Milwaukee’s longest-running monthly stand-up showcase, Subjective: A Comedic Showing at Var Gallery in Walker’s Point.

Kaitlin is also Marketing Director and Co-Producer for Milwaukee Comedy, producing 8-10 shows every month, in addition to the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest multi-day comedy event.


Cameron Little

cameronlittle_pridefest_milwaukeeA recovering alcoholic and queer comedian, Cameron is a loud, abrasive, and absurdly honest person.

Hailing from Chicago, they have been performing all over the country in various clubs, punk house basements, bars, living rooms, and pretty much anywhere that will let them (Laugh Factory, Chicago Underground Comedy, Still Not Friday.)

For the last 5 years, Cameron has yelled about a lot of weird things. It will be loud. It will be weird.