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COMEDY NIGHT

MAY 2, 2024 / 6PM
BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

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featuring

KRISTIN KEY

Comedian. Musician. Host. Writer.

The Women’s Bar Foundation is THRILLED to feature comedian, musician, host & writer, KRISTIN KEY! Kristin Key grew up a minister’s daughter in a small town in West Texas. Much like Footloose, she was raised in a no-drinking, no-dancing, no instrumental music environment, so she immediately took up drinking, dancing and playing an instrument. Proving that the almighty has a strange sense of humor, Kristin came out of the closet at 15. Needless to say, it did not go well. So, Kristin decided to “take it back”, retreat back into the closet, and try a little harder to be straight. 

At 19, while in college to become a paramedic, Key signed up for an open mic at the local comedy club. As soon as she got onstage, she felt right at home. Though her observations and wit made her a local favorite, she remained in the closet, fearful of losing her local fan base. Small shows in the Texas panhandle turned into 35 states worth of comedy over the next 5 years. Audiences couldn’t help but love Kristin’s original comedy songs and rapid-fire style of comedy coming from the “Preacher’s Kid” -- and although female comics struggled to find work as she started out, she was booked not for being a woman, but for simply being funny. 

When NBC’s Last Comic Standing held their auditions in Austin, Texas, she stood in line hoping for a chance to be seen. After 7 hours of waiting, she got her chance and her ticket to Hollywood to compete with the best in the comedy world. At the end of the season, she stood among the final six and watched as her fan base exploded. With validation from millions of comedy fans, Key moved to L.A. and began preparing a new act to take on the road. 

While participating in an anti-bullying fundraiser, Kristin finally broke her silence and decided to share her hilarious story of coming out, taking it back, living in the closet, and meeting her wife. After 15 years in comedy, Kristin has found a way to perfectly blend together her thought provoking hilarious true stories and original songs with outrageous off-the-cuff improv moments, ensuring that no two shows are the same. 

Kristin is most recognized for her appearances on NBC with her TV debut on Last Comic Standing and her recent performance on Bring the Funny. Her social media videos have over 25 million views and Kristin has over 275,000 followers. She currently hosts the Kristin Knows Blank podcast. Additional credits include: Comics Unleashed, VH-1’s 100 Greatest Series, The Bob and Tom show, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Key has recorded five full-length stand-up comedy albums and one studio music comedy album. 

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What's in store for Whoop It Up for Women! 2024?

We can’t wait to see you! Our celebration will be filled with networking and lots of laughs as we raise a glass toward brighter horizons for all.

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ON MAY 2ND, WE WILL ENJOY:

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COMEDIAN. MUSICIAN. HOST. WRITER.  

KRISTIN KEY

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THE NERY ARRANO PRO BONO AWARD

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YOUR IMPACT: OUR CLIENTS

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SERVICES & LIVE AUCTION

THE NERY ARRANO PRO BONO AWARD

The Women’s Bar Foundation, through its pro-bono projects, is known throughout the Boston legal community for effective and compassionate advocacy. Our work is possible due to an incredible network of volunteer attorneys who give freely of their time to represent low-income clients who are in difficult and often life-threatening situations. Each year, we honor the dedication of a few outstanding volunteer attorneys with the Nery Arrano Pro Bono Award.

 

THIS YEAR'S HONOREES ARE:

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Laurie Burlingame, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

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YOUR IMPACT: OUR CLIENTS

The WBF provides legal assistance to low-income individuals with critical legal needs. Each day, domestic abuse survivors face an overwhelming and complex legal system.  Having an attorney at their side when facing challenging circumstances can make all the difference. Our WBF-trained volunteer attorneys ensures that these clients are not alone. One client shares the difference her WBF-trained attorney made in her life.

"I feel immensely blessed to work with my pro-bono attorney. The day she took my case, I felt I was no longer alone in the struggle...With immense gratitude, I appreciate this organization for helping me so much." 

~Laila*

 

*Name changed to protect the survivor’s identity.

SERVICES & LIVE AUCTION

Did you know that for just $500, the WBF can help two low-income elders obtain a health care proxy or a simple will? Many of our elder clients are isolated and facing challenging financial and health decisions alone. YOUR GENEROSITY MATTERS. Every donation to our services auction is critical to the WBF’s success in providing necessary assistance to our clients.
 

CHECK IT OUT! NEW THIS YEAR!!

Get ready for the NEW 50/50 RAFFLE! Calling Lady Luck! Get ready for the new 50/50 raffle where you buy tickets to be entered to win 50% of the pot. What could be better? 50% of the winnings go to support the WBF and 50% go to one lucky winner!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Don't forget our fantastic raffle and live auction packages. MORE DETAILS TO COME!

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THROUGH YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, THE WBF IS ABLE TO

ensure access to justice for low-income individuals. We create a community committed to providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals and their families through our three pro bono projects: Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors, Elder Law Project, Women’s Prison & Re-Entry Project and Clemency Project.

WE PROVIDE FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS, LOW-INCOME ELDERS, AND INCARCERATED WOMEN

We recruit volunteer lawyers, conduct intensive training led by experts, and provide mentors to ensure that volunteer attorneys receive the guidance to provide excellent legal assistance.

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