Comedian Sued for Banning Men from Her Comedy Show

Former Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger is reportedly getting sued after hosting a comedy show in Los Angeles that did not allow for men to attend.

The Hollywood Reporter reports a man named George St. George alleges he purchased two tickets to the comedian's November 13th show called Girls Night In With Iliza -- No Boys Allowed. When he arrived to pick up his tickets, he was told that he would have to sit in the back of the theater because of his gender. He and a friend ordered food and, when they returned, they were told that Schlesinger and the theater have decided to not allow men from being admitted to the show, and they were offered a refund for their ticket. “Girls' Night In is a hybrid stand up show and interactive discussion between Iliza and the women in the audience aimed at giving women a place to vent in a supportive, fun and inclusive environment,” the . “She invites women of all walks of life to come, laugh with her and at her and be ready to share and feel safe for an awesome night of comedy and love.” St. George, 21, reportedly called the situation "repugnant" and went on to claim that the show, “repudiated hundreds of years of women's struggles to be viewed as being equal to men and is typical of old-fashioned sexism that might also advise a young woman that her best chance for a happy life is to ace her home economics class and learn how to make a queso dip from Velveeta to catch a good man." TMZ points out, St. George allegedly also compared his experience to the civil rights movement. He also asked the question how is a Girls Night different from a “Caucasian Night” or “Heterosexual Night.” What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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