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'Perempuan Berhak': Platform for female comedians continues to grow

Anselmo Jason

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, December 20, 2019  /  02:41 pm
'Perempuan Berhak': Platform for female comedians continues to grow

Unfiltered: Ligwina Hananto during her segment at the third edition of (JP/Dionnasius Aditya)

The all-female stand-up comedy show Perempuan Berhak (Women Have Rights) returned for its third iteration with new faces and new unadulterated jokes about womanhood. Founded in 2014 by stand-up comedian Jessica Farolan, the goal of the show has always been to give female stand-up comedians the opportunity to perform in a pure, uncensored environment. Taking place at CGV Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta on Dec. 14, the latest show featured a lineup consisting of Gamila Arief, Jessica Farolan, Priska Baru Segu, Musdalifah Basri and Ligwina “Wina” Hananto. Each comedienne touched on issues related to womanhood from different perspectives. The first performance of the night came from Priska, who calls herself a “hard-line Catholic”. Priska’s main topic of discussion revolved around her experience working at a hijab store and the hardships of being a Cat...