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Suzanne Westenhoefer

No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences.  Subtle, she is not.

After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she's not about to start pulling punches now.

The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.

Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it's fermented in Suzanne's mind. That's why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on "Late Night with David Letterman."

Heck, she was on Sally Jesse Raphael in 1991 on a show called "Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don't Look Like Lesbians." From "OMG, a lesbian has long hair and wears make up" to "I went to Helen and Jane's wedding last weekend," that's how far we've come in the 25 years Suzanne has been telling her truth to audiences all over the world. Some of that is certainly thanks to her candor, courage and charisma.

Suzanne never does the same show twice. She can't. She doesn't write anything down. She charges boldly onto the stage and what happens is always a mystery and a delight. Enjoy a wild night of comedy in a city near you.

Julie Goldman

Julie is currently a series regular on the runaway hit BRAVO show THE PEOPLE’S COUCH and co-host of BRAVO’s VANDERPUMP RULES AFTERSHOW with her creative partner Brandy Howard. Together Julie and Brandy are pushing to write scripts and create projects that center on LGBT and female characters in comedy. You can also see Julie on various shows including MTV’s FAKING IT and the LOGO sketch comedy specials GAY SKIT HAPPENS. Julie performs regularly all over the country and has been called "A must see," a "Crackerjack Comedian," "Fearless," "Outrageously Hilarious" and "The Peoples Butch." (And also her mom calls her a "HUGE Pain in the ass.")

Karen Williams

Curve Magazine calls Karen Williams "...a laugh riot!" The Sydney Morning Herald proclaims that Karen Williams is "ferociously funny, with perfect pace, timing and structure."

​Karen Williams is one of today's hottest comedy stars–with an awesome personality, stunning good looks, and a sterling reputation for delivering laughs each and every time!

I NEED A SNACK – filmed live at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood and produced by Andrea Meyerson of AllOut Films – is a hilarious one hour solo comedy special aired regularly on LOGO TV and available on DVD.

LAUGHING MATTERS, the award-winning feature film featuring Karen Williams, made Blockbuster Video's New Releases list a few summers ago. An audience favorite at film fests, this popular comedy-documentary showcases Karen's star quality while intriguing interviews highlight her social activism.

​Karen is known for her quick repartee, insightful commentary, audience rapport, and sheer likability! She is a comic craft-master, a gifted actor, a multitalented writer, and an inspirational lecturer, whose HaHA Institute attracts clients from the public and private sectors. Armed with her "healing with humor" philosophy, Karen is a modern-day alchemist and motivational humorist, whose audiences revel in her cathartic laughter and whose peers consider her a comic's comic.

As a solo entertainer, Karen Williams delights fan-filled audiences from San Francisco to South Beach to Sydney. She has garnered some 150 laugh-filled trips around the globe with Olivia Travel!

Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She's unlike any comedian you've ever seen. She was awarded "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City, and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for "Best Stand-Up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her videos online have over 30 million views.

She has been featured on Comedy Central, Bravo, NBC's Last Comic Standing (Seasons 2 and 3), two appearances on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC’s The View, Showtime, NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, CNN, The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land and, Kevin Can Wait on CBS.

Jessica appeared in the movie School Dance, written and directed by Nick Cannon, starring Jim Breuer and George Lopez. She has been working with Howard Stern, writing and producing prank calls that are on Sirius/XM radio. Jessica is a cast member in Robert Deniro's new movie The Comedian. She is also a consultant, producer, and writer for the film.

Cameron Esposito

In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada. Cameron has appeared in films featured at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals.

Named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cameron hosts her own standup show, Put Your Hands Together, every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cameron’s sophomore album, SAME SEX SYMBOL debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button and Paste Magazine. Cameron’s debut standup special MARRIAGE MATERIAL was released in 2016 and her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing. Cameron is co-creator and co-star of GLAAD award-nominated TAKE MY WIFE, a television series which has gotten rave reviews from The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Indiewire.

Cameron hosted the GLAAD Awards in early 2017 and will be touring the country in the Fall, with her wife Rhea Butcher, as part of their 21-city “Back to Back” tour for AEG. In addition, Cameron’s podcast QUEERY is currently available on Feral Audio.

Rhea Butcher

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue-collar brand of cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, as she appears on shows such as @Midnight, Conan, and Adam Ruins Everything. Her GLAAD Award Nominated, New York Times/Vanity Fair/Esquire/Vulture Critics' Pick show, “Take My Wife,” which she co-created and co-stars in with her wife, Cameron Esposito, premiered on NBC’s Seeso in 2016. Currently in post on the second season, in which Rhea added the role of director to her resume, they will be hitting the road together for a theater tour this fall to be announced soon.

Rhea's debut standup album, “Butcher” was released earlier this year at #1 through Kill Rock Stars Records and you can experience her weekly; co-hosting the long-running live show and podcast, Put Your Hands Together.

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DJ Rockaway

Born and raised in Queens, NY, DJ Rockaway has been bringing her passion and love for music to dance floors for over a decade performing for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From nightclubs on both the east and west coasts, to private weddings and events, she is a regular DJ on Olivia cruise and resort vacations and DJ’s for national non-profit events such as NCLR, HRC and Equality California, to name a few. She is the founder of PLAY San Francisco and PLAY San Jose, which are monthly events for women who love to dance. A true New Yorker (just listen to her talk), DJ Rockaway’s unique mix of music styles – dance, hip-hop, R&B, house, club, retro – allows her to play to all who love to dance and feel the music. For DJ Rockaway, music is more than a blend of sounds, music is an experience – she wants you to feel it, live it, escape into it.

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DJ Asha

ASHA is respected globally as a sexy, crowd pleasing and ultimately entertaining DJ. She can be found rockin’ crowds in the world’s biggest clubs. Regularly spinning in London (her hometown), Athens, Croatia, Dubai, Estonia, Greece, Ibiza (for P.Diddy), Italy, Miami, Milan, Russia; plus most recently San Francisco and Hollywood. She has rocked parties from coast to coast and overseas.

ASHA is one the most versatile DJs on the scene. She is comfortable spinning a selection of: Party Anthems, Electro, HipHop, House, Old School, RnB, Reggae, and Top 40. Her versatility showcases her ability to read and satisfy the crowd.

She is frequently called upon for her music expertise and event marketing skills. She has promoted several successful nights, including KYSS (500-700 weekly party goers), Carefree, Lemmonade, and Liberté. Beyond the decks, ASHA’s incredible energy and personality has been heard across the airwaves of England’s hottest radio stations. She is prized as leading DJ and radio broadcaster, having hosted shows for the BBC, Galaxy Network and Choice FM. At Choice FM she co-hosted the breakfast show, adding more than half a million new weekly listeners in less than one year with no public advertisement. Her style of radio presentation has received critical acclaim, and she’s interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars including Will Smith, Samuel L Jackson, Juliette Lewis, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse.

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Richelle Donigan

Richelle Evelyn Donigan is a masterful Yogini, Life Coach, Writer, Author, Teacher, and Speaker. She has been in the work and study of transformation for more than 40 years. Richelle began teaching Yoga in 2002, and has created and led numerous retreats and workshops focusing on LGBTQ Communities. Her Butch Yoga workshop series is a particular favorite in the Bay Area, and her Yoga retreats are always life changing and enriching. A consummate teacher, Richelle embodies wellness and is dedicated to uplifting community with the profound healing practices of Yoga.

Kathy Toon

Kathy Toon is the "guru" of mental focus and shot intention! She is the founder of GlamSlam Tennis and the GameFace System, a 4-step program that focuses on mental performance for athletes. Kathy is a professional sports trainer and has worked with hundreds of tennis players as well as other athletes to help them be the best they can be. Besides her blog and newsletter, Kathy’s articles on tennis team success are featured online in the Norcal USTA’s Competitive Edge Series.

Additionally, she is a senior trainer for the internationally recognized Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), having conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of coaches, athletes, and parents across the country. She worked for over 14 years for the University of California-Berkeley women’s tennis team (Division 1) and helped them achieve three NCAA championships. It was here where she helped create the GameFace System. Kathy is primary author of Get Your Game Face On! and Get Your Game Face On! Doubles.

Kathy played Division 1 tennis at Pepperdine University and received a BA in Sports Psychology at San Diego State University.

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Nicole Havlicek

Nicole Havlicek, originally from Ontario, Canada, moved to the United States on a full athletic scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. She excelled both academically and athletically, majoring in Economics and earning the titles of Co-Captain and MVP of the Women’s Tennis Varsity Team.

As a junior, Nicole was ranked #1 provincially in both singles and doubles. In the U18 Canadian National Rankings she finished ranked #8 in both 1998 and 1999. She was a Doubles Finalist at the Canadian National Junior Championships. As a Golden Bear, Nicole represented the team in both singles and doubles on a team ranked #2 in the nation. Individually she was nationally ranked #90 in singles and #17 in doubles in the ITA Division I Women’s Collegiate Tennis Rankings. She was regionally (Northwest Region) ranked #22 in singles and #10 in doubles. In her final season as a member of the Cal Women’s Tennis varsity squad, Nicole was team Co-Captain, led the team in wins and was named Team MVP. She held a 28-10 overall record in singles including an outstanding 19-5 mark in dual match competition. In doubles, her record was 22-6 alongside partner Jody Scheldt.

Nicole is the Owner/General Manger of the Redondo Havlicek Tennis Academy at Ocean View Park in Albany, CA where, alongside legendary coach Skip Redondo, they train elite junior tennis players in Northern California who have aspirations of playing college or professional tennis. Nicole also works extensively with adult league teams and privately with juniors and adults of all levels.

Alyssa Berry

Alyssa is a fire cracker and will give you a run for your money... or should we say a jab–cross–elbow–elbow–roundhouse? Alyssa's fitness is rooted in Marathon Training, Muay Thai, and Basketball. This wide variety of athleticism gives her a unique perspective in helping members "Finish the Race" (60 minute Class) while maintaining proper form and technique. Alyssa has coached youth basketball programs, as well as adult fitness classes at local recreation centers. Fitness is her passion and once introduced to CKO she couldn't get enough, and drove all over SoCal to get her CKO fix. Music is ingrained in her core and is an important part of her class structure. Her classes are fast, fun and upbeat. They are whole body workouts and she does not disappoint. Alyssa makes sure all of the needs of members are met by varying the combinations to cater to those just starting out and those who are 100 classes in.

Alyssa Says... "CKO has helped me to get in amazing shape and it pushes me to the best version of me. I love it so much that when I was asked to be a trainer I could hardly wait for the day to come to teach."

Chanelle Smith

Chanelle Smith is an IFBB pro bodybuilding athlete and a fitness, wellness, and travel blogger at Eat Move Make. In 2013, when she found herself feeling depressed and stuck, weightlifting gave her a new purpose in life. Today, having found success as bodybuilder and writer, Chanelle is passionate about using her platform to spread mental health awareness and help others find their way in the fitness world.

Amy Jo Goddard

Amy Jo Goddard is author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and co-author of the best-selling classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men, recently published in second edition. She earned her Master's degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and has been teaching and speaking about feminism and sexuality for over 20 years.

As a thought leader about sexuality, she has been featured on Fox News, The Maury Povich Show, Playboy Channel, The Learning Channel, Sirius XM, and several documentaries, among countless other podcasts and print publications like Cosmopolitan, Shape, BUST, and Men’s Health. A California-New York hybrid, she was named one of Go Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” and Kinkly’s “100 Sex Blogging Superheroes”. Amy Jo delivered her popular TEDx talk "Owning Your Sexual Power" in sexy Napa Valley and she teaches women’s sexual empowerment programs, couples programs and maintains a private coaching practice. She is also a corporate and media consultant, helping companies, media outlets, health care institutions and universities elevate media representations of women and LGBTQ people and improve the lives of women.

Amy Jo's forthcoming documentary film, At Your Cervix, aims to improve pelvic exams for all patients and to end unethical medical practices that harm women's and transgender people’s sexual bodies. Currently based in Los Angeles, she is a fierce lover of felines, who, she claims are evolved teachers about empowered sexuality and healthy boundaries.

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