Tony Tripoli To Headline Alphabet Soup’s December Fundraiser

Wisconsin’s longest running LGBTQ stand-up comedy show Alphabet Soup welcomes Tony Tripoli. Tripoli is best known for being the opener for Joan River and head writer on E!’s Fashion Police. December’s Show, called Holiday Soup will also be a fundraiser for an LGBTQ charity.  Although the show is free, this month will have a suggested $10.00 donation that will benefit the charity.  “We (comedians) work so hard to make people feel better.” said Dina Nina Martinez, host and producer of the show “I want to make sure that we do it in real and tangible way, especially during the holidays.

holidaysoup2015-85x11The show runs the third Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at Plan B, 924 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53704

The next show is December 18th at 7:30 pm with Headliner Tony Tripoli and hosted by Dina Nina Martinez and Kimberly Marion, Ken Barns & Christine Hect. Find out more on

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More about the producer: Dina Nina Martinez. Martinez is a transgender standup comedian and actor from LA who currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Her signature blend of disarming sass and charm has been featured in comedy festivals and multiple world-class comedy venues including LA Pride, The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, LA’s The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and Chicago’s Zanies Comedy Club. She is the creator and host of Madison’s first and only queer comedy show Alphabet Soup and the forthcoming webseries The Misadventures of Delilah James. She is one of the “40 Hot Queer Women In Comedy” by and Isthmus MAD FAVES winner for Local Comedian. Though LA was cute and she’s certainly got fabulousness to spare, Martinez’s long term goals are to settle down and be a soccer mom.