Top Comedians “STAND UP” For Human Needs Over Corporate Greed
On Wednesday, September 21st, at special start time of 6PM- Janine Brito, Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, John Fugelsang and Jamie Kilstein join host Dennis Trainor Jr at The Bowery Poetry Club for a night of Political Comedy to benefit the October 2011 Coalition.
About the Performers
Janine Brito started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. Now a rising star on the San Francisco scene, she is a regular at the Punchline, winner of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition, recipient of Rooftop Comedy’s 2010 Silver Nail Award, and host of the Laughter Against The Machine Comedy Tour.
Lee Camp Janeane Garofalo says of Camp: “He is an amazing writer and a great political thinker. He’s the change you and I want to see.” … And Paul Provenza shares this praise: “Lee Camp is the Che Guevara of comedy. Congrats to him on his balls and integrity. Everything he does is SO good. We need more comedians with his kind of fearlessness.”
Negin Farsad recently named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, which wrote “Negin Farsad is a one-woman force: comedian, writer, actor, director, and producer.” Farsad also produced, directed, wrote, and performed in the Comedy Central series, The Watch List. As a standup comedian she has opened for the likes of Al Franken & Bobby Lee (Mad TV) in venues ranging from the Laugh Factory in NYC, the Comedy Store in L.A., and Town Hall on Broadway.
John Fugelsang has been featured on CNN, Fox News, Dennis Miller, Air America, CNBC and has appeared on “Politically Incorrect” more than 20 times (Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians’, He’s recently performed for US Troops in El Salvador, Honduras, and on their humanitarian mission to Haiti & was once co-host “America’s Funniest Videos.” John is Irish, Danish and German; which means he gets drunk, hides the Jews, and looks for them.
Jamie Kilstein has been seen on The Conan O’Brien show, Showtime’s The Green Room, CNN’s The Joy Behar Show, The Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, The BBC, The Comedy Channel in Australia, HBO Canada, and Showtime Comedy in the Middle East. He Co-Hosts Citizen Radio that has been praised by Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, Robin Williams and Jamie and his co-host were named by The Nation Magazine as top “media heroes.”
Dennis Trainor, Jr. (website) will serve as host. Dennis is a writer, performer, filmmaker and the host of the video series Acronym. Previously, he served as a media consultant for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign and has been a featured video editorial commentator for The Uptake. His documentary on U.S. foreign policy, MANIFEST DESTINY’S CHILD, was released in January 2011.
Show starts promptly at 6PM
Tickets are $15 CASH ONLY at the door or can be reserved via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or RSVP via the Facebook Page.
100% of the evenings proceeds benefit the October 2011 Coalition.
About the October 2011 Coalition
The October2011 Coalition is a group of activists and organizations that support peace and social, economic, and environmental justice. Thousands of people from all over the country will join us on October 6, 2011, to begin a non-violent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to demand that our voices be heard.
October 6th marks ten years that we have been in Afghanistan. It marks the beginning of the 2012 so-called austerity budget that will bring pain and suffering to the middle-class and poor, and further enrichment to the already wealthy.
We demand that our leaders represent us, not just the top 2%. We demand that they tax the rich, bring our troops home, and end corporate personhood.
We will arrive at Freedom Square on October 6th, but we will not pack up and leave at the end of the day. We will stay. We are willing to risk arrest. Americans have asked, “Where is our Tahrir Square? When are we going to do what our brothers in sisters in Spain, in Greece, have done?” This is our answer. We are committed to non-violent resistance. We will stay as long as we have to.
Here is our Mission Statement. Here is our FAQ page. And here is our Pledge, a pledge that thousands of people have already taken — people such as Ann Wright, Baldemar Velasquez, Chris Hedges, Coleen Rowley, Cornel West, Cynthia McKinney, Ray McGovern, Sibel Edmonds, Medea Benjamin, Ted Rall, and many more.
It’s time to Stop the Machine, Create a New World. We will begin on October 6th.