New York City

The Laughing Liberally Comedians Are Everywhere

When you need to pick yourself up out of the Blue State Blues, you'll often come to a Laughing Liberally show -- like next Tuesday's Laughing Liberally Lab (March 17th, 8:30pm).

Many of our Laughing Liberally comedians also bring their political punchlines out into the wider world...and even occasionally stretch their less political funny bones.

Over the next 2 weeks, we have a round-up of great events -- come laugh loudly, laugh lovingly and laugh liberally.

1. The Laughing Liberally Lab - Tues 3/17 @ 8:30
2. St. Purim's Day - Tonight 3/14 @ 9:30
3. Lee Camp performs with Dick Gregory - 3/13-3/15
4. Jim David's one-man show: "South Pathetic" - 3/25

1. The Laughing Liberally Lab
A St. Pat's Marriage Equality Special
Tues March 17th - 8:30
The Tank - 354 West 45th Street
http://livingliberally.org/laughing/chapters/NY/nyc

Joining with other comedy shows around the country, Laughing Liberally dedicates a show to Marriage Equality -- it just so happens we're doing it on St. Patrick's Day. So mix a few drinks and a few laughs in with a good cause and Laugh Liberally!

This performance is in conjunction with Create Equality and proceeds will support marriage equality efforts in New York.

This workshop of new political material features comedians from Comedy Central, The Onion, CNN, C-SPAN, MTV and the Laughing Liberally National Tour.

Lineup: Jamie Kilstein, John Knefel, Myq Kaplan, Lee Camp, Harry Terjanian, Mike Drucker & Katie Halper

Price: $10

2. St. Purim's Day - Tonight 3/14 @ 9:30
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
http://thetanknyc.org

Katie Halper of Laughing Liberally brings the whole Megillah to this 4th annual combo celebration of St. Patrick's Day and Purim...two holidays united in inebriation.

After she tells the tale, there'll be bands, a DJ...and plenty of grog.

Tix: $10

3. Lee Camp performs with Dick Gregory!
Caroline's Comedy Club - 1626 Broadway
March 13th @ 12:30; March 14th @ 12:30; March 15th @ 10
Our own political comedy sensation plays with a legend
Print out this email for $15 tickets
(show the print out at the front desk)
https://www.carolines.com/#/page/play-video/136/131/dick-gregory/

4. Jim David's One-Man "South Pathetic"
Wed, March 25th - 7:30pm
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
FREE Admission

A comic chronicle of standup comedian Jim David's (Laughing Liberally, HBO) misadventures in directing A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE for a community theatre in a small southern town, this one man show is a testament to the face that every person in the world has his own unique story - and a fabulous one at that! Mixing the sharp satire of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN with a bit of tenderness for people who love the theatre, SOUTH PATHETIC spins laughs, warmth, and humanity into an evening of hysterical fun. Originally developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Revelation Theatre, SOUTH PATHETIC is gearing up for its first national tour.

Laughing Liberally - Updates & Upcoming Events

If you're looking for comedy this week and next, there are a few shows Laughing Liberally wants to bring to your attention.

1. The ECNY Awards Tonight
2. St. Purim's Day - Friday
3. St. Patrick's Day Comedy - Tues 3/17
4. Will Ferrell on HBO
5. The Living Liberally Celebration - 5/30

1. The ECNY Awards Tonight
The ECNY Awards, a glitzy awards show highlighting the best and brightest comedic performing artists in NYC, are this Monday night at Comix @ 8PM. Come on down! The red carpet area is open from 7-8. Come party with the funniest people around. - www.ecnyawards.com

Presenters include: Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), Eugene Mirman, Nick Kroll (Cavemen, via video), Sara Schaefer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon blog), Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show), Lindsay Robertson (Videogum), Greg Johnson, Larry Murphy (Adult Swim), Andrew WK (Rocker), Stuckey & Murray, John Mulaney (SNL)

Musical Performances By: Reggie Watts, I Eat Pandas, Baby Wants Candy, Shayna Ferm, Adira Amram

A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to:
The writing staff of Late Night with Conan O'Brien

2. St. Purim's Day - Friday
St. Patrick's Day and Purim: Two great traditions united in inebriation. For one night, everyone's JewIrish.

This year, St. Purim's Day falls on Friday the 13th, so we've invited Tank favorites Death Mask to perform for the last time under their old name-- they'll announce their new name during their performance! Joining them will be HRNY WRMS, illusionist Nelson Lugo, and resident DJ choyce hacks!, as well as comedian Katie Halper's hilarious version of the Purim story, which only gets funnier the more you drink.

3. St. Patrick's Day Comedy - Tues 3/17
A St. Patrick's Laughing Liberally Lab Celebrating Marriage Equality: Joining with other comedy shows around the country, Laughing Liberally dedicates a show to Marriage Equality -- it just so happens we're doing it on St. Patrick's Day. So mix a few drinks and a few laughs in with a good cause and Laugh Liberally!

This performance is in conjunction with Create Equality and proceeds will support marriage equality efforts in New York.

This workshop of new political material features comedians from Comedy Central, The Onion, CNN, C-SPAN, MTV and the Laughing Liberally National Tour.

Lineup: Jamie Kilstein, John Knefel, Myq Kaplan, Lee Camp, Harry Terjanian, Mike Drucker & Katie Halper

Price: $10

4. Will Ferrell on HBO
Will Ferrel's "Your Welcome America" will be airing on HBO this Saturday, March 14th at 9pm, and Screening Liberally is planning to watch it together. If you wish to attend, email [email protected] for details and to RSVP.

5. The Living Liberally Celebration - 5/30
Save the Date! Our annual celebration and fundraiser is coming up -- with honorees, special guests, food and drink and a chance to support our national growth.
Details at: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09

Comedy Central, The Onion & You - Tomorrow Night, March 3rd

Bobby Jindal...Rush Limabaugh...Michael Steele...
See, even after Bush, there are reasons to laugh.

Come check out a workshop of new political comedy
as comics from Comedy Central, the Onion & CNN
rip from the headlines to deliver the punchlines...

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB.
Tuesday, March 3rd - 7:30pm

This week's lineup:
Baratunde Thurston
Scott Blakeman
Negin Farsad
Costaki Economopoulos
Hari Konabolu
& Katie Halper

The Tank - 354 West 45th St
www.thetanknyc.org
Tix: $10 / $5 if you receive this email.