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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts celebrates Santa Rosa as birthplace of Women’s History Month with line-up of women comedians at city’s world-class performance center 

Announces spring and summer dates for Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro,
Iliza Schlesinger, and #IMOMSOHARD

Santa Rosa, Calif. (February 28, 2022) – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) kicks off Women’s History Month in March by announcing a line-up of women comedians to perform on its stage in Santa Rosa, the city where the international tribute honoring women’s contributions in American history began in 1978.

“As Santa Rosa’s gathering place for the arts, we are thrilled to be part of the history of this inspiring tribute to women’s contributions to our country’s progress,” said Anita Wiglesworth, LBC’s Vice President of Programming and Marketing. “The fearless views and voices of the women bringing their comedy to our stages is a fitting way to reflect on the fierce role women have played in our nation’s history.”

Comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate Chelsea Handler will perform two live performances of her Vaccinated and Horny Tour at LBC on April 27 and 28. Her humor and candor have established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture.
Named by Rolling Stone as one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time,” Tig Notaro will disarm her fans on April 29 with stories of vulnerability and wit told in her signature stoic style, while Iliza Schlesinger brings her bold humor to her notoriously devoted fanbase in her Back in Action Tour on June 16. Comedy duo Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley share their side-splitting unapologetic candor about the fears and failures of motherhood in their #IMOMSOHARD The Getaway Tour on July 16.

To purchase tickets to one of LBC’s women in comedy events, visit or call 707.546.3600.

LBC pays tribute to women in comedy for Women in History Month Santa Rosa’s Ties to Women’s History Month Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day, and the movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition of Women’s History Month.

About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.


Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny
Wednesday, April 27, 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 28, 8:00 pm
$49.50 – $69.50, with VIP tickets starting at $169.50

Tig Notaro
Friday, April 29, 8:00 pm
$35.00 – $55.00

Iliza Shlesinger: Back in Action
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 pm
$49.50 – $79.50, with VIP tickets starting at $189.50

Wednesday, July 16, 8:00 pm
$49.00 – $65.00
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