The Oy of Sex

comedy · alicia dattner · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show

Directed by Tom Bentley-Fisher, this fast-paced, laugh-out loud comedy about love and relationships has has won awards all over the West Coast and has been a sell-out in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival & The Marsh Theater.

Dattner shares a recipe for disaster: take one virgin, two boyfriends, several dozen lovers, half a dysfunctional family, and one comedian. Bake 15 years, sprinkle a pinch of playfulness, serve hot, and voila! The result is this raw, breathtakingly funny show about love addiction.

Voted “Best Comedian," SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian, “Best of the Fringe," Hollywood Fringe Festival/Cafe Arts Award, “Best Storyteller," New York United Solo Festival, “Goofy, messy, and fun!” Pick of the Week -SF Weekly, “Best of the Fringe” & “Best Female Solo Act” -San Francisco Fringe Festival, “Pick of the Week” -SF Chronicle “What’s Hot Pick of the Week” feature -ABC 7.


Alicia started dreaming of being a comedian at the age of 8, and started performing at 18. She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in standup comedy, and has been mentored by several talented comedians over the years: W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX), Eugene Mirman (Flight of the Conchords), and Bill Santiago (Huffington Post, CNN, Comedy Central).

After a dozen years of doing standup, she’s been racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows. She’s creator of The Spiritual Comedy Festival and author of number-one best-selling book on Amazon, Getting Shit Done. Alicia has appeared on NPR, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Express, The Lady Brain Show, J Magazine, Elephant Journal, Elevate, Inspyr, Integral Yoga Magazine, The Mindful Word, and more.


Tom is an award-winning theatre director, teacher, and writer and founder/producer of Saskatoon International Fringe Festival. //


“Alicia Dattner doesn’t hold back in The Oy of Sex”
by Leslie Katz in the San Francisco Examiner:

“The Oy of Sex: Exploring the Search for Love”
by Chad Jones in the SF Gate click here to read:

“Stage Review: Alicia Dattner’s The Oy of Sex”
by Woodrow Currie in SF Station click here to read

“Alicia poured herself and her comic soul into a very tight pair of jeans. She was as charming as she was alarming. I left feeling shocked, entertained, thoughtful and happy that I have had none of these problems – NOT!” — Diana Prince, Stewart Lane Productions, NYC

“Ultimately, laughter culminates in compassion rather than a mindless hangover. Dattner’s act is thoughtful, hilarious, and very brave. She offers up intimate detail from her sexual resume, and reveals secrets of her desires, flaws and insecurities. That takes guts, and I admire Dattner her courage.

Her act drives home a touching and beautiful message: to love and appreciate people because of their fears and insecurities. Amen! — Ken Kaisser, Theater is Easy

“Alicia’s honesty, charm, good writing and high energy make this one a winner.” — Leslie DiLeo, Off Off Online

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Production Team

* Fringe Veteran