The Pump and Dump Show is a live comedy show and growing parenting brand offering commiseration and validation to beleaguered moms everywhere.
We believe parenting is fucked up and hilarious. We believe in telling moms that they’re awesome. We believe there’s power in laughter. We’ve created a growing, national, “night out” for parents where every kind of mom can be in the same room – no matter what type of diaper they use or if they ate their own placenta – and together they can laugh their c-section scars open. The Pump and Dump Show is the great mommy pressure gauge that equalizes parenting.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In 2012, while in the shit-storm of new motherhood, we had the idea to produce a night out/comedy show for moms. We started in a local bar and our first show had around 70 people. The next had filled up with groups of 10 or more moms. In six months, we had outgrown the place and were asked to perform the show monthly at a 140-seat cabaret space in downtown Denver. We sold out every show there for a year and a half and took our first foray outside of Denver to San Francisco, where we pumped and dumped for 2 sold out crowds. In 2013, due to high demand, we added a second show in south Denver at a venue twice the size. In 2015 we performed twice monthly at home and went on our first national tour to over a dozen cities, and we continue to tour today. Our show's popularity has led us to create other branches of The Pump and Dump Show, including gifts and merchandise, a book in the works, and digital projects. The Pump and Dump has become our full time passion and job.
ABOUT THE SHOW
"The Pump and Dump Show" is a raucous evening of comedy, music, prizes, games, swearing, and commiseration, designed for parents to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children. Original, live musical performances are spread throughout the evening with songs like “Eat Your F-ing Food,” and “When I Die, I Want to Come Back as a Dad.” Audience participation includes "Stump the Breeder" and "The Most F-ed Up Thing Your Kid Did This Week."
“A giggle goddess to beleaguered moms everywhere, Shayna Ferm has watched her unique showcase, The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out for Once, get bigger and bigger with each successive outing… More holistic in its mission than any other comedy show in town, Pump and Dump curates an entire evening of parental catharsis fueled by cocktails and laughs.”
– Denver Westword
“An evening of liberty-taking that goes far beyond the usual standup… Sweet salvation.”
– Susan Froyd
"The Pump and Dump Show is unique, entertaining & hilarious fun! Shayna Ferm is a true comedic treasure. The show is written, produced and executed with professionalism and originality. A winner, not to be missed."
– Lannie Garrett, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
“As a new Dad, I was even more excited to just leave the house for a night and I’m so glad I did! I didn’t think Moms could work any harder than they already do but then I saw what Shayna and MC Doula did to make this show such a huge success!”
– Matt Komen, Tempe Improv