Safe Words Queer Comedy Showcase!

  • May 11, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

    209 North Cloverdale Boulevard
    Cloverdale, California 95425
Ticket Price $40.00 This event is now over

Safe Words Queer Comedy Showcase at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

Celebrate Pride month with San Francisco's favorite LGBTQ+ comedy showcase, Safe Words, as we bring an evening of laughter and inclusivity to Cloverdale this May at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. Safe Words Queer Comedy Showcase is on a mission to create laugh-out-loud safe spaces for queer audiences while propelling the careers of extraordinarily funny queer comedians. Experience the magic of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer comedians from the Bay Area's vibrant comedy scene, right in the heart of Sonoma County's wine country. 

Founded by Wonder Dave and Jonah Price, Safe Words is a testament to the power of diverse voices and queer storytelling. This special event not only showcases the talent visiting from San Francisco but also celebrates the local Cloverdale community's spirit. Mark your calendars and join us for a night where comedy acts as a bridge between communities. Follow us on Instagram @SafeWordsComedy for sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes fun. Let's make this Pride celebration in Cloverdale one to remember!

DeAnne Smith (they/them) | Queer, Nonbinary

DeAnne Smith is a distinguished comedian with a global presence, having performed at prestigious festivals such as Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival,  and the Iceland Comedy Festival. They boast television appearances on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show as well as having been featured on HBO, CBC, ABC, and the BBC. Their video "Straight Men, Step Your Game Up" has amassed over 48 million views. Smith's half-hour comedy special, "Gentleman Elf," is available on Netflix under "Comedians of the World" in the Canada(EN) section. Recently they were featured on Netflix again this time in “Hannah Gadsby’s Gender Agenda” a showcase of trans and gender non-conforming comedians.

The UK Telegraph called DeAnne “[Smart], very funny [with an] effortless charm that lets them get away with murder.” The Philadelphia Weekly called their monthly stand up show "DeAnarchy" in New York City one of the best comedy shows in the country

Onstage, Smith is candid about their personal experience, endearing, and hilarious. Smith would also like you to know when you meet them that they’ve likely had so much caffeine their eyes are vibrating and man do they have ADHD pretty hard. 

Rea Kapur (she/her) | Lesbian

Rea Kapur is an almost professional filmmaker, occasional comedian, and devout lesbian! She loves MILFS, movies, and amassing new followers on Instagram.

She’s performed at shows like Mental Health Comedy Hour, Crazy Funny Asians, and Comedy Oakland, as well as winning top three at the San Jose Improv January 2024 open mic! Other credits include; Safe Words, Smokin Hot Showcase, Rebel Kings of Oakland, Silhouette, and Circus of Sin. She’s also performed at comedy clubs around the Bay Area, like Tommy T’s and Alameda Comedy Club. 

Rea is also a co-writer on season 2 of a Bay Area queer comedy web series starring two drag kings trying to make rent in San Francisco, City Folx.

Wonder Dave (he/they) | Queer, Gay

Your magnanimous host, Wonder Dave, is a comedian, writer and performer from Minneapolis, MN, living in California. He has toured the country performing at comedy clubs, colleges, cabarets, comic and science fiction conventions, burlesque shows, theaters, strip clubs, and bowling alleys.

Wonder Dave hosts and produces Safe Words Showcase - Queer Sex Positive Comedy and SMILF - Straight Men I’d Like to Friend with producer Jonah Price, hosts Hysteria: Open Mic for Women and Queers, hosts and produces Mental Health Comedy Hour with comedian Kristee Ono, and Co-Hosts Ruckus Revival with Jamie DeWolf. He is a frequent commentator for acclaimed independent wrestling show Hoodslam, has been a featured storyteller on the Risk podcast, and was a producer for the podcast Nerd Rage The Great Debates.


Date & Time

Sat, May 11, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

209 North Cloverdale Boulevard
Cloverdale, California 95425 Cloverdale Performing Arts Center