Vermont Comedy Divas return for Stroll event at the River Garden

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BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Comedy Divas — the nation's only all-female, touring stand-up comedy troupe — return to the River Garden in Brattleboro on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., in a fund-raising event for Strolling of the Heifers.

Founded in 2006, this all-female touring group is a staple of the Vermont comedy scene. They have partnered with non-profits on fund-raising efforts across New England under their charity wing, "Divas Do Good".

All tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.divasvt@brownpapertickets.com or in person at the River Garden, 157 Main Street in Brattleboro (cash only, Monday through Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested age to attend is 16 and up.

The featured Divas (possibly subject to change...) are:

Hillary Boone: Hillary started in a log cabin in the North East Kingdom of Vermont where she spent a childhood waiting to escape. After traveling the country and some of the world, Hillary is back in her home state, making people laugh. She's opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Al Yountz.

Josie Leavitt: The founder of the Vermont Comedy Divas, Josie got her start in New York City, playing clubs like Caroline's and Stand-Up New York. Her comedic stories treat very personal, adult themes in an accessible, universal way. She has performed benefits for the Humane Society, Partners in Adventure, RU12, WBON, and more.

Sue Schmidt: After an extensive career as a mental health counselor and a government manager, Sue decided that her experiences working with humans was too good not to share. Sue started her career as a comedian in the Fall of 2012 and by the end of 2013, had performed shows in venues across the country from Maine to Florida to Anchorage, Alaska. Sue is a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and the co-founder of the "Divas Do Good" initiative that connects women comedians with nonprofit organizations to help raise funds.

Tracie Spencer: Tracie performs throughout New England, in numerous comedy venues and benefit shows. Her style combines an easy, measured delivery with a subtly dry wit. She was selected to perform in Boston for the Women in Comedy Festival, was a four-year Higher Ground Comedy Battle finalist, a Funniest Comic in Vermont finalist and was the only female comic selected to compete in the Funniest Comic in New England Semi-Finals.

Autumn Engroff Spencer: Autumn wanted to be a comic all her life. Four years ago, she finally took the plunge and signed up for comedy-writing class. Since then, she has been performing comedy in Vermont & NY both on her own and as part of the all-female comedy troupe, The Vermont Comedy Divas. She particularly enjoys telling jokes for a good cause. Autumn lives in Burlington with her 2 hilarious children & their handsome dad.


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