Jackie Kashian, 15-year stand-up comedy vet, eschews many of the controversial issues on which some of today’s most visible female comedians harp. Instead, Kashian uses words like “jackass” and “dork” ad infinitum, focusing on absurd happenings like war reenactments and the market for stolen tape decks. She mixes deft storytelling with observations like, for monogamy to work, “you need to stop sleeping with strangers.” Kashian has been featured on NBC and Comedy Central. She released an album called It Is Never Going To Be Bread in 2010. Meanwhile, her successful podcast, The Dork Forest, features “dork-on-dork” dialogue with guests. The podcast recently entertained a live audience of “Dork Forest Rangers,” with more live tapings planned for the future.