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Trans comedy duo Lady God commits to the bit at Bottlerocket Social Corridor

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Interview questions are nugatory when talking with the sketch comedy duo Lady God. Asking if they’ve ever carried out in Pittsburgh earlier than, members Grace Freud and April Clark, who’re each based mostly on the West Coast, instantly launch right into a bit about proudly owning a manufacturing unit within the space.

When Clark first brings it up, Freud declares  “I have been to the manufacturing unit!” in a really “sure, and” second, solely to later add that she can be CFO of the operation, and earns a cool $1.3 million for the function.

It is all very foolish, nevertheless it belies their fame as an irreverent comedy act that, over the course of their present tour, has been tackling the punch-down antics of comedians like Dave Chappelle, who acquired backlash for making transphobic feedback in one among his Netflix stand-up specials. It is becoming for Lady God, as soon as dubbed by Clark as “essentially the most well-known trans comedy duo of all time.”

That tour will proceed in Pittsburgh on Sat., Nov. 12 when Lady God takes the stage at Bottlerocket Social Corridor throughout a sold-out occasion that guarantees to showcase two rising skills. Freud has written for ClickHole, The Onion, and Humorous or Die, and was employed as a employees author for the hit grownup animated collection Rick and Morty. Clark, a comic with an energetic social media presence, related with Freud by means of Twitter. At the least, that is in response to numerous tales revealed concerning the two.

Whereas the present is bought out, Bottlerocket co-owner Chris Copen says “the waitlist must be open,” and that, odds are, they need to have the ability to launch a couple of tickets on the day of the present.

However again to the bit. Over the course of the interview, Freud and Clark weave a seemingly improvised narrative of residing collectively in a “one-bedroom bunker” behind the Hollywood signal, that Freud was created Frankenstein-style with a few of Clark’s personal genetics, in addition to the DNA of late comic Robin Williams and a “portly ape,” and that they’re deeply indebted to “numerous shadowy authorities organizations.”

To cowl the money owed, Clark says she acquired an electronic mail from a Nigerian prince who will ship her “some huge cash actually quickly.”

“April, can I inform you one thing? You are a fucking fool,” Freud replies, earlier than explaining how Clark has been scammed by princes from international locations everywhere in the world.

As for what Bottlerocket audiences can count on, the venue’s web site guarantees, “Surreal, interactive performances with jokes from a trans and queer perspective which might be truly humorous and never simply in search of applause.” Freud, however, says, “We’re enjoying a sport of chess for an hour.” So, actually, who is aware of how the night will unfold.

“Count on to be turned on, however perhaps not for the explanations that you simply assume,” says Clark.

Bottlerocket presents Lady God. 9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 12. Bottlerocket Social Corridor. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. Bought out, please see waitlist for tickets as they turn out to be avaialble.

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