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Our Story

We believe parenting is messy and hilarious. We believe in telling moms that they’re awesome. We believe there’s power in laughter, and that parenting is better when you have a #BandOfMothers. The Pump and Dump Show is a “night out” for parents where every kind of mom can be in the same room – whether they've never attempted to use a cloth diaper or they ate their own placenta – and they can laugh together at the many things we have in common. The Pump and Dump Show is the great mommy pressure gauge that equalizes parenting.  


In 2012, while in the storm of new motherhood, Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee had the idea to produce a night out/comedy show for moms. They started a monthly show in a local bar in their hometown, Denver, and were astounded at the turnout. In six months, they had outgrown the bar and moved to a 140-seat cabaret space in downtown Denver.  Ferm and Tee sold out every show there for a year and a half and took their first foray outside of Denver to San Francisco, where they pumped and dumped for 2 sold out crowds. In 2013, due to high demand, they added a second show in south Denver at a venue twice the size. In 2015 they performed twice monthly at home and went on their first national tour, and continued to tour for the next five years. 


The show's popularity and awesome mom following led Shayna and Tracey to create a brand bigger than just the live show. They expanded their offerings to include gifts and merchandise, a book (released March 6, 2018), and multiple digital projects. In August of 2019, Ferm and Tee announced their next big growth spurt of their "baby" - two brand new casts of amazing moms who will carry the torch and bring more shows to more cities across the US.



Heralded as "the original mom's night out" The Pump and Dump Show is a raucous evening of original music, comedy, games, commiseration and validation. 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 "Cervix Says" and "The Most F-ed Up Thing Your Kid Did This Week."  The show typically runs an hour and a half, so you'll likely be home by 10pm. We get it. You're tired. While the show is mainly geared towards moms, dads LOVE it too. Rather than man-bashing, or even kid-bashing, this hilarious evening is a celebration and commiseration of what it's like to be a parent -- because we're all just doing the best we can.

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