Karen Ripley

Poster Art by Tiadee_Too
Poster Art by Tiadee_Too


Written & Performed by Karen Ripley

August 15- October 3, 2015 | Berkeley
Saturdays at 5pm
Saturday, September 19 at 6pm


My generation starting kicking butt in so many social, political and sexual ways. I caught the train and hung on!!  Oh ya the train car was full of Lesbians. So why did I agree to play drums in a leopard skin dress slit up one side with no underwear?  Was it because of Jane Dornacker? Why did I yell at Bill Graham? Why did I think hard core lesbian separatists would like my dick jokes? Wasn’t I cute? But it was Berkeley.  What is a collective anyway?

Artist Biography

Karen Ripley has been performing for over 35 years as a comic and improviser. She came on to the gay comedy scene in 1977 in San Francisco. From the cover of the East Bay Express (Berkeley, Ca) with Whoopi Goldberg to Ms. Magazines top 100 Lesbian Comic 2009. 2005 SF Fringe Best Musical Comedy with Annie Larson in the original play “Show Me where it Hurts,” and 2006 Diva Fest. with “waiting for FEMA.” Ripley has traveled all over the USA and the Caribbean. Featured in Logo’s Wisecracks episode 2. And from coast to coast making the LGBT community laugh.

Press & Media

“Ripley’s stories are full of incredible characters right out of the best of yellowed, much-read paperbacks.” (Top Rating) — Theater Eddys Blog Review

“Hilarious! Amusing and nostalgic monologue.” —SF Examiner

Photo Gallery | Press Release

Show Info

Tickets: $15-$35 sliding scale | Reserved Seats: $55 and $100
August 15 – October 3, 2015 | Berkeley
Saturdays at 5pm 70 minutes | No Intermission | 14 +
*Saturday, September 19 at 6pm