Mira Eskelinen, Juuso Kekkonen and James Lórien MacDonald
udiences at Feminist Comedy Night kept pestering James Lórien MacDonald to "do a workshop or a course or something" for beginners in stand-up comedy, and Feminist Comedy Academy is the result.
FCA is a short course led by James Lórien MacDonald, wherein about 10 new comedians learn about the art of stand-up comedy and develop their own 5-minute set, which is then performed at a special club night for members of the public. It has been run 4 times in Helsinki.
Past FCA alumni include Newcomer of The Year (Vuoden Tulokas) 2018 Illusia Sarvas, Aurora Vasama, Anna Ruohonen and Maria Oiva.