After successful iterations of her "Don’t Grab My Pussy" showcase in Rochester and Buffalo, Carnegie Mellon University alum, Kelsey Claire Hagen brings together comedians, poets, models, visual artists, business owners, and musicians this Sunday 7:00 PM at Steel City Improv Theater. Proceeds to benefit PAAR (Pittsburgh Action Against Rape).
I met Kelsey during the Burning Bridges Festival this spring and then again at Kelly O’s when she came through town this summer. I sold her an air conditioner.
For our third meeting, I was lucky enough to get to chat with her on the show. We talk about her recent host sets for Maria Bamford and Nikki Glaser, then delve into the uniqueness of upstate New York’s comedy scene, then she enlightens me on what the hell dramaturgy is and why she studied it.
Kelsey is energetic, honest, and passionate about the subjects she brings to stage. If you're in Pittsburgh this weekend, you should absolutely make an effort to get to Shadyside for a show that’s really "neat" --episode inside joke.