Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead and Lady Parts Justice League bring The Vagical Mystery Tour 2018 to The Cedar Cultural Center on July 26, 2018. This special night of comedy and music presented by The Cedar and First Avenue features some hilarious comedians and a musical extravaganza from many of your favorite feminist badass musicians performing some of the most sexist songs ever written.
The power line-up of women and non-binary musicians for the Minneapolis stop of the tour include Jill Sobule, Chastity Brown, Tina Schlieske (Tina and The B Sides), Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland), Janey Winterbauer (The Suburbs, Wits, Sevateem), Laurie Lindeen (Zu Zu’s Petals), Danielle Cusack and Emily Schoonover (Bruise Violet). What better way to remind folks all the ways popular songs have so horribly demeaned women than by listening to badass performers belt them out, dripping with the irony they so richly deserve.
Interspersed between the musical performances will be comedians Jenn Schaal (City Pages Reader's Choice Best Local Comic 2015, 2017, and 2018) and Lizz Winstead (co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, co founder of Air America Radio, and founder of Lady Parts Justice League).
But The Vagical Mystery Tour is not just about performances. The show includes an informal post-show talkback with abortion providers and activists, who will inform the audience about what is at stake for abortion rights in Minnesota, and offer tangible ways the audiences can roll up their sleeves to fight back. Lady Parts Justice League is also partnering with local non-partisan grassroots organizers Women Organizing Women in Minneapolis to help get out the vote.
"Now more than ever, relentless humor is needed to raise awareness about this assault on abortion access and to raise the spirits of the amazing providers who show up everyday, making lives better for us all," states Winstead.
These performers are doing it all to help make change this fall!