The Secret Society of The Sisterhood

The Secret Society of The Sisterhood

Patty Schemel, Sasheer Zamata, Pleasant Gehman, Sara Benincasa, Reggie Watts, Trish Nelson

Mon, September 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$20.00 - $25.00

Telling stories inspired by the statement: “What in the HELL am I gonna do now?!”


Legendary drummer of HOLE and author of Hits So Hard PATTY SCHEMEL

Beloved comedian and former SNL cast member SASHEER ZAMATA

Renaissance woman and punk rock historian PLEASANT GEHMAN

Award-winning author of Real Artists Have Day Jobs SARA BENINCASA

With music from our first male ally inductee, music director of The Late Late Show with James Corden REGGIE WATTS


Featured Artists:


Grace Danico -

Stevie Wilson -

Bookstall by Skylight Bookstore



The Secret Society of The Sisterhood
The Secret Society of The Sisterhood
Iconic women coming together for an incredible night of storytelling! Welcome to The Secret Society of The Sisterhood!
Patty Schemel
Patty Schemel
Patty Schemel is an American drummer, songwriter, and comedian best known for her work with the band Hole. She is on the board of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in California, a non-profit organization that teaches girls all over the world that it's okay to be loud. She continues to perform, teach, and tour, currently with the band Upset, and lives in Los Angeles with her wife and daughter. Here she discusses the process of writing her memoir, Hit So Hard, and the ways that making music has been a source of healing in her life.
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons and has appeared on This American Life, Transparent, People of Earth, At Home with Amy Sedaris and Inside Amy Schumer. She’s in the films I Feel Pretty, The Outdoorsman, Yoga Hosers, Sleight, and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, and has done voice over for Bojack Horseman, Call of Duty, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and Albert (Nickelodeon).

She’s been listed in Time Out New York’s Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine’s Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now.

She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour’s 7 Web Series We Can’t Stop Watching in 2015.

She’s performed at Clusterfest, Just for Laughs (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, Outside Lands, SF Sketchfest, Vodafone Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.

She serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights. She hosts a variety show called Sasheer Zamata Party Time, and you can watch her standup special Pizza Mind on Amazon Prime and Starz, and listen to it on iTunes and Spotify.
Pleasant Gehman
Pleasant Gehman
Pleasant Gehman is a true renaissance woman: writer, dancer, actor, musician and painter. A Hollywood icon, during the 1970’s, she was one of the first punks in Los Angeles, documenting the music scene she helped create in her fanzine “Lobotomy”, which lead to her writing for mainstream music and entertainment publications.

From the age of sixteen onwards, Pleasant worked as a journalist and cultural commentator with literally thousands of articles published nationally and internationally (both in hard copy publications and on the web) on everything from the arts and entertainment to Hollywood stunt woman, sex workers and homeless teenage runaways.
She has worked as a staff writer for LA Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Variety, And The Hollywood Reporter and often freelanced for Billboard, Spin and Rolling Stone. She has also written liner notes for numerous recording artists and compilations, and worked for several entertainment companies writing artist biographies, press releases, film synopsis, advertising and poster copy.

In the late 1980’s, Pleasant collaborated with producer/director Max Tash on a script based on her all-girl band The Screaming Sirens, called The Runnin’ Kind ( which she also starred in) released theatrically by MGM in 1989. Since then, she has been the literary editor on the film Firecracker (1999) and co-written a forthcoming film, The Pyrex Glitch.

In 1999, her alternative city guide book The Underground Guide To Los Angeles spent nine weeks on The Los Angeles Times Best Sellers List.

Her memoirs, short stories and poetry have been widely anthologized and many works were recorded on her spoken word CD Ruined. Additionally, she has written and recorded many music CDs and spoken word tracks, including Blacklite Sleaze, 2006 collaboration with noted house music producers Peace Division, which became a hit in Europe and The United Kingdom, entering the British Charts above Madonna.

In 2014, Pleasant finally broke down due to popular demand and has started teaching creative non-fiction and memoir workshops in Los Angeles, and will be visiting different cities to teach writing intensives.

Pleasant lives in Hollywood, California.
Sara Benincasa
Sara Benincasa
Sara Benincasa is a stand-up comedian, actress, and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016); "DC Trip" (Adaptive 2015); "Great" (HarperTeen 2014); and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly joke book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad." In 2017, she adapted "DC Trip" as a screenplay with Bona Fide, Gunpowder & Sky, and Adaptive Studios. She also adapted "Agorafabulous" as a pilot for TV with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.

Recent roles include "Corporate" on Comedy Central (2018), "Bill Nye Saves The World"" on Netflix (2017), "The Jim Gaffigan Show" on TVLand (2016) and the critically acclaimed short film "The Focus Group" (2016), which she also wrote.

A former Sirius XM host and producer, she’s been heard on various programs on BBC World Service and NPR. She’s also been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Pop Rocket, International Waters, Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Love, Alexi, Jordan Jesse Go! and many more. As an opinion and features writer, she’s contributed to Buzzfeed, Bust magazine, the Guardian, Wonkette, Eater,, and other venues. She serves on the Creative Council for Emily’s List, a political action committee that has grown to be one of the largest financial resources for minority women seeking federal office.

Sara attended Emerson College and has a degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a freelance writer, with five cover stories for BUST magazine under her belt. She’s spoken to dozens of colleges, universities, comedy festivals, writers’ conferences and nonprofit groups about creative writing, storytelling, comedy and mental health awareness.
Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, “genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him “the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone featured him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie is “a superstar.”

As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s sold out North American Prohibited From Being Funny on Television tour. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd Why $#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records in May 2010 and it was made available on Netflix June 2013. At the invitation of Jack White, Reggie recorded Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records, now available in limited edition vinyl. Reggie has performed sold out headlining tours in the US and Europe, performed sets at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Bumbershoot and more. At the prestigious TED Conference he received a standing ovation. He recorded his fascinatingly sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film Legend to a sold out house at SF Sketchfest and made the soundtrack available for free download online. Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park is out on cd/dvd via Comedy Central Records. He is a founding member of which launched Spring 2013 with fellow founders Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Tim and Eric. Many of his original videos have gone viral.

As a musician, Reggie can be seen as musical co-hort in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! and in his many Reggie Makes Music videos. He joined LCD Soundsystem as guest onstage at the final NY shows and he appears in the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. Reggie also sang on Regina Spektor’s Dance Anthem of the 80s and toured Europe with her, toured the US with DEVO, was featured in Hot Chip’s Night and Day video and recorded an original session for the Daytrotter series. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie composed original music for Louie on FX and performed the theme song for Comedy Bang! Bang!

On screen, Reggie can currently been seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! His special Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park aired on Comedy Central in May 2012. He also has appeared multiple times on Conan, and onLate Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s Funny Or Die, and PBS’ Electric Company.
Trish Nelson
Trish Nelson
Trish Nelson is a producer, performer, writer, and (according to her taxes) a waitress living in NYC and LA. She’s the founder of BanterGirl LLC, a website, podcast, and production house that helps female comedians and creators launch their work. Outside of The Secret Society of The Sisterhood, she’s produced weekly and monthly shows throughout NYC, LA, and beyond working with many performers including Women of Letters, This Alien Nation, and Dave Hill, to name a few. She has also helped to put together live shows and tours across the country for John Hodgman, Broad City, Impractical Jokers, Jim Jefferies, Key & Peele, Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, and Amy Schumer, as well as many others. As a career waitress, Trish has used her tip money over the years to invest in women and the projects that she believes in. Through the work that she makes, her hope is that other women across the land will be able to see that no matter where you come from, or where you currently are in life, you do not have to wait around for someone else to give you permission to execute your dreams. Trish is committed to providing platforms and creating cultural experiences that focus on the talents of women, while launching diverse female talent through projects that help shed light on women and amplify the female voice.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038