Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Hey There!

The ladies or ColorStruck are back and better than ever! There's been some exciting developments in the past year, some :-( , some AWESOME!

:-( first:
Our beloved home, The Jimmy Tingle Off Broadway Theatre, closed it's doors last October. We are all so sad to see it go, but glad to see Jimmy doing what he loves best; comedy!

We've had to find a new home, so this year we are pleased to announce that we will bring our show to the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain! The Midway has been host and friend to comedy shows for many years, we are happy to add our name to the roster. It's a funky place, with cool patrons from all walks of life, so we think we, and YOU, will feel right at home there. Thanks, Dave for having us, and we hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship!


We have some of your favorites returning to bust yer gut:
Coleen Galvin, Deb Farrar-Parkman, Janet Cormier, Sandy Asai, Sheila Jackson, and Bethany Van Delft.

And, in case you didn't hear, our dear friend and hilarious comic, Esther Ku made it into the house this year on Last Comic Standing! We've all known big things were coming her way, glad to see it happening NOW! And guess what? She's coming back for the show this year! Yay!

The ladies of WOC have always talked about trying to showcase a new lovely comedienne of color or 2 each show, but for a little while there, easier said than done. Then BOOYAH! Here comes newcomer Shereen Kassam, of course we asked her to come play with us!

AND, last but not least, we've got the
fabulous Michelle Buteau joining us this year! You've seen her on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", VH1, Oxygen, Lifetime, who said it, she said it, whaaat?! We are so pleased to have her!

So, PEN it, don't pencil it, into your calendar, this show is going to be the best yet! We really hope to see you at The Midway Cafe. Buy your tickets early, we are going to sell the @&%# out!

Thank you for all your love and support over the years!

Saturday August 2, 2008
8:00pm & 10:00pm
Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617 524-9038

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


TUES. OCT 9th 8:30pm

Friday, August 03, 2007

It's that time again!!

WHAT: “ColorStruck: Boston’s 8th Annual Women of Color in
Comedy” Returns for Another Encore Year of Hilarious Shows at JTOB!

WHO: A cavalcade of comediennes including:

Sandy Asai, Janet Cormier, Deb Farrar-Parkman, Karith Foster, Coleen Galvin, Sheila Jackson, Esther Ku, Jenn Ruelas and Bethany Van Delft

WHERE: Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater
255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA (Davis Square)

WHEN: 3 Shows Only!
Friday, August 17th at 8pm
Saturday, August 18th at 8pm
Sunday, August 19th at 7pm

WHY: Because humor comes in all colors!

The ladies of ColorStruck are back and are funnier and stronger than ever! Anointed by the Boston Globe as “Frank, Funny and Fabulous,” the ColorStruck comics return to Davis Square for their annual three-night run at Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater. Join these sizzling, sassy comediennes from Boston and beyond for stand-up, sketch, and side-splitting humor as their content gets bolder and sketch characters even wilder. Back by popular demand and representing a multitude of ethnicities and a variety of viewpoints, this year’s ColorStruck roster includes:

Friday, August 17th, 8PM
Sandy Asai (Boston)
Janet Cormier (Boston/Jamaica Plain)
Deb Farrar-Parkman (Boston/Dorchester)
Coleen Galvin (Providence, RI)
Sheila Jackson (Portland, ME)
Esther Ku (New York, NY)
Jenn Ruelas (Salem)
Bethany Van Delft (Boston/South End)

Saturday, August 18th, 8PM
Sandy Asai (Boston)
Janet Cormier (Boston/Jamaica Plain)
Deb Farrar-Parkman (Boston/Dorchester)
Coleen Galvin (Providence, RI)
Sheila Jackson (Portland, ME)
Jen Ruelas (Salem)
Bethany Van Delft (Boston/South End)
***Special Guest from New York:
Karith Foster

Sunday, August 19th, 7PM** (note time difference)
Sandy Asai (Boston)
Janet Cormier (Boston/Jamaica Plain)
Deb Farrar-Parkman (Boston/Dorchester)
Coleen Galvin (Providence, RI)
Sheila Jackson (Portland, ME)
Jen Ruelas (Salem)
Bethany Van Delft (Boston/South End)
***Special Guest from New York:
Karith Foster

***Additional special guests may be added. Check the JTOB website for the most up to date roster information.

The serious side of funny for the women of ColorStruck has meant more exposure and invitations to perform throughout the region. Last year, ColorStruck was a featured theme show attraction at the Boston Comedy Festival, performing two shows, one at Nick’s Comedy Stop and the other, a sold-out encore performance at Steve Sweeney’s Comedy CafĂ© at Jae’s on Boylston Street.

Tickets for ColorStruck: Boston’s 8th Annual Women of Color in Comedy are $18 (Friday and Sunday) and $20 (Saturday). Cabaret-style reserved seating is also available each night ($23 for Friday and Sunday, and $25 for Saturday). Cabaret style seating is subject to availability.

Tickets sell out fast!! To purchase tickets, call toll free 1-866-811-4111 or visit where tickets can be purchased online 24 hours a day. Discounts available for students (20% off), groups of 10 or more (10% to 20% off), and seniors (10% off). Dinner/theater discounts are also available with several Davis Square restaurants. For theater information and group sales: Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY box office at 617- 591-1616 or visit

For more info:

Deb Farrar-Parkman or Bethany Van Delft at:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hey ladies! I'm excited to hear about this summer's shows but totally bummed that I'll miss them. I know you'll do a fantastic job, as always.

Things are pretty good here in San Francisco. So my very first day here, I'm walking down the street and who do I run into but fellow ColorStruck-er Alana Devich. I mean I had literally stepped off the plane just two hours before. Coincidence? A sign? The Devil? You be the judge.

Monday, August 28, 2006

We're here!

The Women of Color in Comedy are finally online! Okay, so no website yet, but at least now you can see where we are, what we're doing and who is pissing us off today.

Check back often, we will all be posting. And we'll have listings of upcoming Colorstruck shows, so you can come tell us how awesome we are.