Laughter and a good cause go together like that one really helpful older camper and a gentle explanation of tampons in the bathroom near the lake at summer camp aged 13, are we right? We ARE, and that’s why we’re excited about the upcoming Red Panty Diaries, a comedy show to benefit Femme International‘s work advancing women’s health causes in developing nations.

Femme International’s initiatives are much-needed and extremely important. Remember how horrible it was getting your period in middle school? Imagine trying to get through a day of school without proper sanitary supplies or without an understanding of exactly what was happening to you. Studies have shown that educating girls elevates the quality of life for their entire community. Something as universal and simple as a monthly period shouldn’t get in the way of girls getting to school.

Some of the city’s funniest ladies—Jess Beaulieu, Natalie Norman, Kate Davis, Sara Hennessey, Laura di Labio and Sarah Bruckschwaiger, to be specific—will be cracking wise with a feminist slant, and every cent of the $15 door price goes directly to helping Femme International’s menstrual health education programs in Kenya.

The Red Panty Diaries is happening Wednesday, March 12th at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.