The autumnal extravaganza Festival Supreme — curated by Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass and held Saturday, October 10th at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds — has a lot more going for it than (hopefully) cooler temperatures. As anyone who’s stepped within shouting distance of a Tenacious D tune can attest, Black and Gass like to explore the places where music and comedy intersect, and their festival follows suit. Returning to L.A. for its third year, Festival Supreme has morphed from a pretty cool idea into a muscular, remarkably diverse celebration of music and comedy, with a special emphasis on the comedy.
Consequence of Sound will be on the scene at Festival Supreme this Saturday, and most of the acts we’re excited to see involve women who are rising stars in the comedy world. The dudes have had their day for a few too many days, but the proverbial boys’ club has given way to a host of female comics ranging from TV powerhouses (Amy Poehler comes to mind) to up-and-comers like Morgan Murphy and Poehler’s Parks and Recreation co-star, Aubrey Plaza. All of the above will take the stage at some point on Saturday, as will a few other women who are guaranteed to crack you up. Here are five of our favorites.