Welcome to our Fringe Debuts series, where comedians taking their first show to Edinburgh Fringe will give you a little taster of what to expect, an insight into their world, or really super weird musings on something equally bizarre — to be honest, we just let them run with it. If you’re readying yourself for a giant lol injection in August, now’s your chance to find something NEW to add to your list.
Erika Ehler is performing Femcel, a show exploring the overlooked female equivalent of the incel — except that the femcel is everything the incel is not (she fucks). You may not be aware if you’ve come across the femcel before, but Erika is here to give you the introduction she deserves.
A Femcel, in her current form, aims to be everything that incels aren't. Femcels aren’t angry virgin nerds who can’t fuck. The femcel is an angry woman who fucks virgin nerds. And we love that! Her pussy alone has probably saved the world from at least 3 school shootings. Not to say the femcel is pro life — the amount of morning after pills she's consumed has evened out the playing field.
For the femcel sex is not an issue. The femcel can find the nookie ™ Limp Bizkit in any corner of the world; what the femcel craves is a relationship but they ultimately remember that men are cringe. Academics debate whether or not the term should be updated to the more accurate “cringe-cel”.
The femcel keeps a roster of simps at her beck and call. Even if on their surface they seem normal, rest assured the femcel has done her due diligence - the men are never normal. The femcel is perplexed when one of her simps find themselves finally over her. Even though she finds them pining over her extremely annoying… She thinks that it’s actually extremely rude for these losers to not be obsessed. The femcel knows this logic is insane and unhealthy though her desire to collect simps’ souls can't trump this.
The femcel wants to be seen as the most beautiful woman in the world but also never wants to be perceived. DO NOT MAKE DIRECT EYE CONTACT WITH THE FEMCEL OR SHE WILL CHARGE.
The femcel is known for wearing post-ironic t-shirts often paired with mini skirts. A perfect combo to lure in a new crop of simps. There is always room on the roster. Always.
The femcel started her craving for freaks at a young age. The inception of the femcel started when they replaced John Ritter after his death on 8 Simples Rules with David Spade. Some might say an insult to the comedy legend that was John Ritter, for the femcel this was her sexual awakening. An untalented scrawny greasy man became her tastes and old habits die hard.
The Femcel is often called a sociopath because she likes watching people squirm. The femcel prefers Girl Boss to Sociopath but knows she can't control what people say about her.
The femcel’s friends worry about her but also know there is nothing getting in the way of a femcel when she sets her mind on something. No matter how bad of an idea it is. That emaciated guy with an anime shirt doing the doogie to every song is about to be added to the roster.
There is no stopping the femcel.
Erika Ehler: Femcel runs from Aug 1st-28th, 9:40pm, at Monkey Barrell. Tickets here
Erika is on Twitter at @erikaehler and Instagram at @erikaehler
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