Women Aren’t Funny Featuring Erin Harkes
Women Aren’t Funny Comedy Series at UPH! Join us for the first-ever comedy series at UPH featuring all-female comics once a month – only at Universal Preservation Hall!
An all-female comedy series brought to you by local favorite, Erin Harkes! Erin has performed in nearly every major club in NYC, Toronto and Montreal. She has won Best Comedian in the Capital Region multiple times over the last decade, most recently by the Times Union 2023 Reader’s Poll.
After years of being told she was funny, on and off stage, in 2012 Erin decided to try her hand at standup comedy. Having found great comfort in front of an audience she was able to make this transition smoothly. In a very short amount of time she achieved much local success and has since performed nearly every major club in NYC and in Toronto and Montreal. She is also a regular feature at Funny Bone Comedy Clubs across the country.
Erin is regularly voted Best Singer/Songwriter, Solo Musician and Comedian in the Capital Region by the Times Union Reader’s Poll, The Alt and the (sadly now defunct) Metroland. She has been the subject of several cover stories by both of those newspapers. She is definitely a local favorite. Erin has had the privilege to have shared the stage with national acts such as David Allen Coe, Leon Russell, Melissa Ferrick, Eric Burden and recently opened for one of her musical idols, Beth Hart. In comedy she has worked with Jeff Dye, Demetri Martin and In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson.
Erin likes to say that music is her spouse and comedy is her mistress. She tries to give them equal amounts of love and attention. Whether singing songs or telling jokes, Erin commands attention every time she steps foot on stage.