Featuring comedy of substance performed in front of a live audience, with a special emphasis on emerging female voices.
We will be commissioning women to write comedy based on the topic of that week’s show. The topic will be based on the organization featured in Act Two.
Stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, or perhaps more precisely, stories of ordinary women doing ordinary things that have an extraordinary impact. This segment will feature a woman using the skills and resources immediately available to her to make a difference in the world, with the emphasis being how each of us has it within us to do something, even something small, that can mean something very big.
The focus of the organization featured establishes the theme of that week’s show.
For women unlucky enough to be born poor and female in the wrong country, it can seem like the game is rigged – because it is. As Nicholas Kristof, co-author of “Half the Sky” notes, “Talent is not limited, but opportunity is.” Our goal with this segment is to change the game for those women who refuse to play by the rules.
Act Three involves inviting a guest onto the show to play a word game, trivia game, or a game of wits. Most of the game will be normal questions that listeners can play along with. However, at least one question will be impossible to answer, and through a manipulated points system, we will ensure that the guest loses. However, before we begin, we will ask the guest to wager a minimum of $50 based on his confidence in the topic. (He will know that he is going to lose, and that the money will go to the charity featured in that week’s show.)