Who run the (comedy) world? GIRLS!!

Join Tucson Improv Movement for storytelling, improv, and standup comedy featuring some of the funniest local & out-of-town comedians and storytellers at the Cactus Flower Comedy Festival.  Our goal is to feature diverse women performers and bring together individuals from all walks of comedy. In addition to hilarious shows, we will hosting workshops to increase dialogue among comedians and provide vital information about women’s role in the world of comedy. 

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WORKSHOPS

 

PERFORMERS

  Kristine Levine   is a stand-up comedian and Radio Personality originally from Portland, Oregon and newly transplanted to Tucson, Arizona.  As a comedian, her refreshing candor and unflinching, twisted perspectives on life, love and dysfunction have earned her a reputation as a biting, brutal cross between Lenny Bruce and Roseanne Barr. Yet underneath her "shocking" exterior, Kristine is as genuine and disarming in real life as she is for a rollicking hour onstage. Simultaneously empowering and endearing, she gleefully plunders uncharted stand-up territory as a sweetly ambivalent Everygal who women fear yet are inexplicably drawn toand who men fear yet are inexplicably drawn to.  In addition to regularly touring both stateside and abroad, Kristine has lived in Egypt, served as a radio DJ, Air Talent and Producer, boasts numerous commercials and voiceovers to her name, was seen in feature stand-up documentary The Unbookables and has appeared in multiple sketches throughout each season of IFC's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Portlandia. Following the 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition, 2012 saw her perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival, throughout the month of August at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and achieve a Guinness World Record as the first female to play 50 states in 50 days on The Biggest Tour Ever.

Kristine Levine  is a stand-up comedian and Radio Personality originally from Portland, Oregon and newly transplanted to Tucson, Arizona.  As a comedian, her refreshing candor and unflinching, twisted perspectives on life, love and dysfunction have earned her a reputation as a biting, brutal cross between Lenny Bruce and Roseanne Barr. Yet underneath her "shocking" exterior, Kristine is as genuine and disarming in real life as she is for a rollicking hour onstage. Simultaneously empowering and endearing, she gleefully plunders uncharted stand-up territory as a sweetly ambivalent Everygal who women fear yet are inexplicably drawn toand who men fear yet are inexplicably drawn to.

In addition to regularly touring both stateside and abroad, Kristine has lived in Egypt, served as a radio DJ, Air Talent and Producer, boasts numerous commercials and voiceovers to her name, was seen in feature stand-up documentary The Unbookables and has appeared in multiple sketches throughout each season of IFC's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Portlandia. Following the 2011 Seattle International Comedy Competition, 2012 saw her perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival, throughout the month of August at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and achieve a Guinness World Record as the first female to play 50 states in 50 days on The Biggest Tour Ever.

  ANIMÁL  is a comedy duo made up of twin sisters Babbs & Maria Lopez.  They were born and raised in/on (We don't know because ESL) the mean sunny streets of Los Angeles CA. Their show is a mixture of in your face physical comedy, bold insecurities, bolder confidence, dysfunction, and monotonous speech all lathered in their Mexican & punk rock roots.

ANIMÁL is a comedy duo made up of twin sisters Babbs & Maria Lopez.  They were born and raised in/on (We don't know because ESL) the mean sunny streets of Los Angeles CA. Their show is a mixture of in your face physical comedy, bold insecurities, bolder confidence, dysfunction, and monotonous speech all lathered in their Mexican & punk rock roots.

  DANIELLE WILLIAMS  is The Comedy DIVA and our standup headliner.  Audiences have embraced Danielle through her unique take on wearing wigs, her perspective on pop culture and lust for love.  Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest with performances at Tempe Improv, Stand up Live, The Comedy Spot, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy and Stir Crazy Comedy club. Danielle's stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy have made her one of the most sought after comics on the scene. Danielle has opened for NBC's Last Comic Standing finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the Chappelle show and Godfrey. Danielle is a television host who jump starts your day every morning on Arizona Daily Mix on Channel 7, she is a radio personality at I Heart Radio and Danielle developed her own educational workshop for kids called “The Junior Public Speaking League” which she teaches at Peoria elementary school.   

DANIELLE WILLIAMS is The Comedy DIVA and our standup headliner.  Audiences have embraced Danielle through her unique take on wearing wigs, her perspective on pop culture and lust for love.  Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest with performances at Tempe Improv, Stand up Live, The Comedy Spot, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy and Stir Crazy Comedy club. Danielle's stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy have made her one of the most sought after comics on the scene. Danielle has opened for NBC's Last Comic Standing finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the Chappelle show and Godfrey. Danielle is a television host who jump starts your day every morning on Arizona Daily Mix on Channel 7, she is a radio personality at I Heart Radio and Danielle developed her own educational workshop for kids called “The Junior Public Speaking League” which she teaches at Peoria elementary school.

 

   THE RIVETERS  is TIM's OG all-female team! They will take your suggestions, open up their lives to you, then perform long form improv for your amusement and delight!  The Riveters is comprised of Catherine Bartlett, Jessica Peck, Jessica Hill, Clare Shelley, Jessica Gregg, and Esther Brilliant. 

 THE RIVETERS is TIM's OG all-female team! They will take your suggestions, open up their lives to you, then perform long form improv for your amusement and delight!  The Riveters is comprised of Catherine Bartlett, Jessica Peck, Jessica Hill, Clare Shelley, Jessica Gregg, and Esther Brilliant. 

  BIRDS & BROADS  is Jacque Arend & Liz Hutchman,  a longform improvisational duo from the Torch Theater in Phoenix.  Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005 and co-founded The Torch Theatre in 2007. Liz Huchman has been performing and coaching in the Phoenix area for 17 years.   

BIRDS & BROADS is Jacque Arend & Liz Hutchman,  a longform improvisational duo from the Torch Theater in Phoenix.  Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005 and co-founded The Torch Theatre in 2007. Liz Huchman has been performing and coaching in the Phoenix area for 17 years.   

  Mo Urban  is a Tucson comedian who runs a weekly open mic comedy show at Café Passe every Wednesday and also produced and co-hosted and co-produced the Comedy at The Wench showcase with Roxy Merrari.  She also cohosts and co-produces The Dating Game at The Flycatcher with Bethany Evans and the comedy variety show “What Now” with Amber Frame at Tucson Improv Movement.  She has performed all over Arizona and has hosted at Laffs Comedy Club for Laurie Kilmartin, Steve Gillespie, Brian Scolardo and is hosted for Kevin McDonald for Tucson Improv Movement's Comedy Festival.

Mo Urban is a Tucson comedian who runs a weekly open mic comedy show at Café Passe every Wednesday and also produced and co-hosted and co-produced the Comedy at The Wench showcase with Roxy Merrari.  She also cohosts and co-produces The Dating Game at The Flycatcher with Bethany Evans and the comedy variety show “What Now” with Amber Frame at Tucson Improv Movement.  She has performed all over Arizona and has hosted at Laffs Comedy Club for Laurie Kilmartin, Steve Gillespie, Brian Scolardo and is hosted for Kevin McDonald for Tucson Improv Movement's Comedy Festival.

  Cindell Hanson  is a former elementary school teacher, but don’t worry, she’s no square! At age 13, Cindell was up to no good and moved from a dysfunctional family in Spokane, to a overly functioning family in Tucson.  Cindell's creative, awkward and sarcastic sense of humor allows her to make light of everyday situations.

Cindell Hanson is a former elementary school teacher, but don’t worry, she’s no square! At age 13, Cindell was up to no good and moved from a dysfunctional family in Spokane, to a overly functioning family in Tucson.  Cindell's creative, awkward and sarcastic sense of humor allows her to make light of everyday situations.

  Iesha Renee'  captivates audiences with her comedic sense of humor and confidence. Prepare to be buckled over in laughter as she gives a Raw, Energetic, and Hilarious Stand Up performance. Her range is limitless from Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Commercials, Radio, Motivational Speaking & more. Iesha Renee' is the Queen of the Mic!

Iesha Renee' captivates audiences with her comedic sense of humor and confidence. Prepare to be buckled over in laughter as she gives a Raw, Energetic, and Hilarious Stand Up performance. Her range is limitless from Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Commercials, Radio, Motivational Speaking & more. Iesha Renee' is the Queen of the Mic!

  Steena Salido  has been performing across Tucson and sometimes Phoenix (when she catches the bus on time) since 2016. Steena's effervescent, quirky stage presence draws audiences in as she dances around her most familiar subjects: shame and self-sabotage.  This year marks her 10 year high school reunion and she's most excited about of possibly getting booked on her high school reunion show. She can't wait to brag about being back to her high school height. Yeah, that'll show em!

Steena Salido has been performing across Tucson and sometimes Phoenix (when she catches the bus on time) since 2016. Steena's effervescent, quirky stage presence draws audiences in as she dances around her most familiar subjects: shame and self-sabotage.  This year marks her 10 year high school reunion and she's most excited about of possibly getting booked on her high school reunion show. She can't wait to brag about being back to her high school height. Yeah, that'll show em!