Kelly Anneken and Isa Hopkins, founders of Oakland sketch comedy troupe Femikaze, make advocating for equal representation — of women, queers, people of color, and people of all body types in comedy — well, a hilariously good time. When they’re not relaying true stories about slipping in human feces on BART, retelling fairytales with a queer twist, or lovingly ripping on NPR, Hopkins and Anneken are running the online humor journal Hobo Pancakes and hosting readings of their gender-bending screenplay about FBI agents scouting out a white supremacist cult in rural Idaho.
Femikaze co-founders Kelly and Isa, makin’ waves in the East Bay Express!
Thanks for the love, East Bay!
Why Dana Scully and Veronica Mars don’t get enough credit, and we need to get over “Buffy” already.
Cersei Lannister: anti-feminist. Sansa Stark: feminist hero? Be sure to catch part two as well.
Feminist analysis of pop culture proceeds apace here at Femikaze…
Being a lady-comic is tough. Being a lady-comic who also cares about serious things and attempts to use her position and voice for positive change? As we at Femikaze know all too well, that’s even tougher.
One of the Femikaze co-founders weighs in.