Britt Meyer (they/them) is a FORCE. With five years in the Chicago comedy scene, they’ve become a powerful voice for the LGBTQAI+ community. Their work features biting wit and a true underlying sweetness that pulls you in and draws the laughter out. It’s truly a case study in how to perfectly punch up. If you don’t relate to them, you’re dead inside.
Britt has established their niche in the comedy community as a performer and a producer who shines a light on voices that need elevating. Their body-positive showcase Strip Joker is a must-see if you can snag tickets. Strip Joker partners with “You are Beautiful” to showcase diverse voices, comedic styles, and bodies in various states of undress. The resulting blend is delicious like a hot-fudge sundae, and the show has been featured in the Memphis Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, Midwest Queer Comedy Fest, Cream City Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and Lady Laughs Comedy Festival.
When they’re not producing their own shows, they’re performing all over the city at venues and shows like Laugh Factory, Zanies, Chicago Underground Comedy, We Still Like You, Funny Grabs Back, and HER, a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign. They’ve also traveled with their jokes to cities far and wide, including Austin, NYC, Portland, Denver, Detroit, and Tallahassee.
In addition to telling jokes into a microphone, Britt also contributes their comedic writing skills to Cards Against Humanity, and to the many Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for their workplace to create a more informed and kind environment with comedy. Read about them in Ad Age, and see their panel on Gendered Comedy in Adland from the 3% Conference here!
As if this schedule wasn’t packed enough, they’re also part of the Chicago League of Lady Wrestlers as “Stone Cold Jane Austen.” The wrath from Bath shows no mercy as she fiercely dominates arm wrestling matches like they’re Mr. Darcy. CLLAW partners with Side Show Theater to put on three annual shows, with profits going to the arts. The Jane of Pain is a crowd favorite who shows no prejudice in stripping opponents of their pride.
Britt’s creativity extends beyond the stage. Click here to see Britt's portfolio of design work, which has featured on Apartment Therapy.
This original TEDtalk humorously tackles the absurdity of the illegality of the profession sex work, with pointed jabs at the prison-industrial complex, anti-feminists, and mediocre men.
Comedy & Nudity
Partnered with the 'You are Beautiful' campaign, Strip Joker combines body positivity and stand-up comedy into one hilarious show.
Comics will be taking off clothes and doing their best body positive material! Our comics remove clothing in ways that make them feel empowered and comfortable in our space. Read about us in the Chicago Reader or this great feature in the Chicago Tribune!
Strip Joker has been featured in The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Cream City Comedy Festival, Memphis Comedy Festival, Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges Comedy Fest, Midwest Queer Comedy Fest, and seen on The Drop Comedy Club, and The Steppenwolf stage.
Making it's new home in Mary's Attic, this once a month showcase features the best comics in Chicago for a fantastic, hour and a half, mostly nude, totally funny, showcase. 2nd Saturdays of every month.
Check out our website here!
*Every ticket purchased will also get you a complimentary ticket for a show at the world famous Laugh Factory, Chicago. ($20 value)
Produced by Brittany Meyer, Spencer Blair, and Scott Duff.
If you still don't get it, here's a clip of Marilee performing on Strip Joker
Strip Joker on Instagram
See our performers and future show dates here!
The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers
Stone Cold Jane Austen
The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers is an organization partnered with Side Show Theatre to provide quality entertainment in a progressive, safe space with all proceeds going to organizations promoting the arts. With three annual shows and audiences grossing 500-800 attendees, CLLAW is a highly anticipated event for the arts, queer, wrestling, and Logan Square community.