Broad Comedy brings liberal laughs

After spending two months performing in West Hollywood and a month in Scotland, where they were voted a “Top-Ten Sketch” in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Broad Comedy group is returning to Bozeman.

In 2000 Katie Goodman, with help from her husband Soren Kisiel, started work on a combined effort comedy show. Their hard work and determination led to the creation of what is now the world-traveled Broad Comedy.

Goodman, a Boston native, has been a comedian for 25 years. In the past she has done normal stand-up, but is best known for her comedic songs. Her “I Didn’t F*ck it Up” song is a huge YouTube hit and the basis behind the website that supports upcoming activists, unfuckitup.com.

The show features a witty, all-female cast that combines talents to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to their audience, using individual stand-up, original music and group sketches to entertain a wide variety of people.

The feminist-based show gives Goodman and her companions a chance to discuss important real-life issues in a comedic and informative way. “What I love is being able to talk about feminism in a positive way that excites college-age students to get involved,” Goodman said.

Goodman and her husband have long been involved in politics and the activities that took place during the George Bush era inspired them to create Broad Comedy. “It’s a very liberal show,” Goodman said, adding, “I want to make sure people know that.”

The usual cast of Bozemanites — Maggie Garver, Erin Roberg and Cara Wilder — will join Goodman on stage. In addition, this year Missy O’Malley will bring her own sense of humor into the fray.

Goodman makes sure that every year’s show differs from the past years as much as possible, so anyone who has seen the show before will enjoy an entirely new experience. Adding to the originality this year will be a group of special guests from Bozeman’s roller derby team, the Gallatin Roller Girlz.

Broad Comedy will perform three nights at The Emerson, Thursday, Nov. 15, to Saturday, Nov. 17. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $21 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information visit www.broadcomedy.com.