THE COUGAR COMEDY COLLECTIVE FEATURES COMEDIANS OF A CERTAIN AGE WHO SEEK TO ENTERTAIN, EDUCATE AND INSPIRE AUDIENCES TO EMBRACE AGE THROUGH COMEDY. THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE HUMOROUS. WE ARE A 501C3 NONPROFIT AND WE ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE THROUGH HUMOR, CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MATURE COMEDIANS AND NON-COMEDIANS ALIKE TO DEVELOP THEIR COMEDIC TALENTS, AND HELP STIMULATE LOCAL ECONOMIES THROUGH THE PRODUCTION OF LIVELY COMEDY SHOWS THAT ARE INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE AND FUNNY. WITH MULTIPLE SOLD OUT SHOWS, IT’S STARTING TO BE CLEAR THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR THIS UNION OF HUMORISTS. THERE IS BEAUTY AND STRENGTH IN WOMEN UNIFYING, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S MONTHLY IN COMEDY CLUBS, THEATERS, AND COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU.

SOME OF US WILL NEVER SEE THE WORLD THE SAME AFTER CORONAVIRUS. ONE WOMAN HAS BEEN MOTIVATED TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW SHE AND OTHERS LIKE HER VIEW IT. PRIYA GUYADEEN COPED WITH THE ISOLATION FROM THE PANDEMIC BY VENTURING INTO STAND-UP COMEDY AND CREATING THE “COUGAR COMEDY COLLECTIVE”. AFTER ALWAYS BEING TOLD TO TRY TO STAND UP, PRIYA ATTENDED A VIRTUAL OPEN MIC NIGHT AND WAS FUNNIER THAN SHE PLANNED TO BE. ALTHOUGH SHE STARTED COMEDY IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE STILL FELT A DISCONNECT FROM THE CURRENT COMEDIANS AND THEIR SUBJECT MATTER. WITH THE UNLIKELIHOOD OF RUNNING INTO COMEDIANS HER AGE RANGE AT EVERY SHOWCASE, SHE DECIDED TO DEVELOP HER OWN HIGHLIGHTING THAT VERY WALK OF LIFE.

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