Women Aren’t Funny – Erin Harkes Comedy Special

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Erin Harkes celebrates the release of her first video special (and second album) on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at a special comedy concert event at Universal Preservation Hall’s Great Hall!

Oft voted “Best Local Comedian”, Harkes celebrates the release of the new album as a part of her monthly series: “Women Aren’t Funny at UPH!” Join us as Erin shows clips from the special and then performs an entirely new set of material.

Harkes is the first comedian in our area to create a special or release a comedy album so this is truly something to celebrate! After years of being told she was funny, on and off stage, Erin decided to try her hand at standup comedy IN 2012. 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 those newspapers. 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. 

Join Erin as we celebrate this exciting moment in her comedy career!