Welcome to the official Lady Laughs Comedy Festival website. The festival was created by Dina Nina Martinez a transgender stand up comic based in Wisconsin. Her desire to create spaces for amazing women to be funny and perform was a driving factory behind the creation.

“I love performing in all-female performance spaces. I find the comradery and support to be so inspiring that I wanted to bring that to a festival in Wisconsin.” said Dina Nina Martinez.

The inaugural festival will take place in Madison, WI and will bring together female stand up comics, sketch & improv artists and storytellers for a very unique group of performances.

Our mission:

To foster women in the comedic arts by creating opportunities to showcase talented women with a dedication to LGBTQ+ and inter-sectional inclusivity. To normalize safe spaces for women to perform and the audience to be entertained through a shared experience. To establish the truth about women in comedy: that women ARE talented, brilliant and most importantly, FUNNY.


Our Purpose:

We exist to impact the state and region’s comedy landscape by showcasing amazing women. We desire to create a safe performing, and viewing space whereby we change people’s lives with humor and touching stories that only women can tell. We endeavor to create a sustainable community of funny women by fostering, educating and showcasing their talents throughout the year.