Laughing Liberally New York City Chapter Blog

FREE NYC LAUGHING LIBERALLY SHOW! Cabaret Style

Laughing Liberally IS BACK and FREE.
Enjoy a night of cutting edge comedy and satire, now in an intimate cabaret setting, with everything you've come to love about Laughing Liberally, and MORE!

We have New York's Top Political Comics doing material you won't see just anywhere. You'll see all your Laughing Liberally favorites and their latest material before anyone else. We have NEW comics with fresh takes, and many, many special guests including performers from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Mystery Science Theater 3000, CURRENT TV, Absurdity Today, The Young Turks Network, and more!

Plus, the venue is fabulous! Jimmy's 43 in the East Village has all kinds of micro-brews at the bar and was given an award for BEST FOOD by New York Magazine. Yum. The menu at this restaurant/pub is light years beyond bar food: Mussels. Spare Ribs. Seasonal. Local. Delicious. And it is all available in the cabaret space during the show if you like, with no minimum purchase necessary.

THE FIRST SHOW IS THIS COMING FRIDAY, June 7th at 7:30 p.m.

Please, invite your friends, and come out to enjoy and support cutting edge work!

AND SAVE THESE DATES:

7:30 P.M.
Friday June 7
Monday June 17
Friday July 12
Monday July 22
Friday August 30

PLACE:

Jimmy's 43
43 E 7th St New York, NY 10003
E. 7th Street between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave
(212) 982-3006

http://jimmysno43.com/

By Subway: Take the 6 to Astor Place or R/W to 8th St. or F to 2nd Ave.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Free Laughing Liberally Show - Friday Night

This weekend is the celebration for the 10th Anniversary of Drinking Liberally. We'll be hosting a big fundraiser and party on Saturday, and we'll be joined by chapter leaders from around the country.

To join in the celebration and to give our visitors a taste of political comedy, Laughing Liberally is hosting a free performance this Friday at 7:30.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Friday, May 3rd
7:30-9pm
Jimmy's No. 43 - 43 East 7th
https://www.facebook.com/events/607694639241529/
Featuring John Fugelsang, Scott Blakeman,
Negin Farsad, Matthew Filipowicz,
Jamie Kilstein and more!

And come join us throughout the weekend at events to show off New York to our visitors who are coming from as far as South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Kentucky and beyond.

Thursday, May 2nd

6:30pm Welcome dinner
Miss Korea - 10 West 32nd
RSVP to [email protected]
(People pay for their own meals)

7:30pm-10:30pm - The Original Drinking Liberally
Rudy's - 9th Avenue btw 44th & 45th
Cheap beer, free hot dogs, in the backyard
No need to RSVP
Questions: [email protected]

Friday, May 3rd

Queens Drinking Liberally welcomes
our guests to a day in Queens
1pm Lunch - Cafe Bar 3290 36th St Astoria
4pm - Museum of the Moving Image
5:30pm - Studio City Beer Garden
https://www.facebook.com/events/129744177214321/
RSVP: [email protected]

Laughing Liberally Show
7:30-9pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th Street
RSVP: [email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/events/607694639241529/

Saturday, May 4th
The Living Liberally Annual Celebration /
DRINKING LIBERALLY 10th ANNIVERSARY TOAST
Honoring ACTBLUE and JOSEPH STIGLITZ
6:30-9:30pm
DCTV - 87 Lafayette btw Walker and White
Tix required:
http://livingliberally.org/celebration2013

Sunday May 5th
Brunch with Brooklyn Drinking Liberally
11am Meet by City Hall in Lower Manhattan
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Brunch at Smorgasburg in DUMBO
RSVP: [email protected]

Last Laughs - One More Laughing Liberally Before the Election

Tomorrow, the candidates will offer their perspectives. Tonight, the comedians of Laughing Liberally will deliver theirs.

We'll let you decide whose is more entertaining.

Join us for the last scheduled Laughing Liberally NYC performance before the election.

Featuring:
Jim David - Dean Obeidallah - Negin Farsad - Jamie Jackson

Raise your spirits tonight before you raise your blood pressure tomorrow...and remember to raise your voice and vote on Election Day.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Tonight - Monday, October 15th @ 8pm
The Playroom - 151 West 46th St
Tix: www.LaughingLiberallyNYC.com

And remember to join Drinking Liberally to watch the final debates.

Tomorrow: Pacific Standard
4th Avenue and Bergen, Brooklyn

Monday, Oct 22nd: Building On Bond
Bond and Pacific, Brooklyn

And many allies will be watching at bars in New York City.
- Smithfield's 27th & 7th
- Village Pourhouse 11th & 3rd
- Irish Rogue 44th & 9th

Stop Debating, Start Laughing

Laughing Liberally has two shows left before the election -- the same number of Presidential debates.

Which will leave you in a better mood?

Join us on Monday, October 8th and October 15th for:

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Monday Oct 8 & 15 at 8pm
The Playroom - 151 West 46th St
Tix: www.LaughingLiberallyNYC.com

This Monday's line-up includes:
- John Fugelsang
- Nato Green
- Scott Blakeman
- Jamie Jackson

Come and laugh away any election frowns.

And then join our sibling organization DRINKING LIBERALLY for debate watch parties and Election Night:

Thursday, Oct 11th - 7:30pm
Drinking Liberally Vice Presidential Debate Watch
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Rudy's - 9th Ave at 44th Street

home of the Original Drinking Liberally

http://www.facebook.com/events/103444026476205/

Tuesday, October 16th - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate Watch #2
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Pacific Standard - 82 4th Ave @ Bergen, Brooklyn

with Downtown Brooklyn Drinking Liberally

Stop by DL's regular home next door

at the 4th Avenue Pub starting at 7pm

for a pre-debate liberal drink.

http://www.facebook.com/events/478833842135736/

Monday, October 22nd - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate Watch #3
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Building On Bond - 112 Bond @ Pacific, Brooklyn

http://www.facebook.com/events/113891152095228/

Tuesday, November 6th - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Election Night Party

with co-hosts Planned Parenthood NYC Action Fund
and the Manhattan Young Democrats

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)

87 Lafayette Street

http://www.facebook.com/events/322341927861338/

Laugh Tonight; Debate Wednesday

With plenty to make you moan, groan and grimace this election, isn't it time you laugh?

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
The Final Election Season Shows
Tonight - Monday, October 1 @ 8pm
(and Oct 8 and Oct 15)
The Playroom Theater
151 West 46th btw 6th & 7th
www.LaughingLiberallyNYC.com
Featuring: Dean Obeidallah, Lee Camp,
Katie Goodman & Scott Blakeman

And once you're in a good mood, it's time for the debates!

DRINKING LIBERALLY DEBATE WATCH
with Democracy for NYC, ACT NOW
& Greater NYC For Change
The Village Pourhouse -- 11th St @ 3rd Ave
Wednesday - 8pm doors, 9pm debate
http://www.facebook.com/events/438468046204229/

For information on events throughout the election system, check out our complete schedule:
http://livingliberally.org/election2012nyc

Laughing Our Way Toward the Debates

We're looking forward to three Presidential debates kicking off next week...and we have three more nights of political comedy before the election to keep our spirits high.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Mondays October 1, 8 and 15 @ 8pm
The Playroom Theater - 151 West 46th
Tix: laughingliberallynyc.com

Three more chances to enjoy an evening of smart, progressive, political comedy and commentary from top-line performers.

This week's line-up: John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, Katie Goodman and Lee Camp.

Join the fun.
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Plus - an endless array of cultural events -- film, theater, music and more -- to fill out your political calendar.

Fri, Sep 28th - US: A Progressive Love Story (Free)
Sat, Sep 29th - US: A Progressive Love Story (Free)
Sun, Sep 30th - BARCODE: A Rock Opera
Mon, Oct 1st - LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Mon, Oct 1st - BARCODE: A Rock Opera
Tues, Oct 2nd - American Autumn: An OWS Documentary
Tues, Oct 2nd - BARCODE: A Rock Opera
Wed, Oct 3rd - PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WATCH #1 (Free)
Thurs, Oct 4th: Witnesses to the 20th Century (Free Film)
Mon, Oct 8th - LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Thurs, Oct 11th: Vice Presidential Debate Watch (Free)
Thurs, Oct 11th: DCTV 40th Anniversary
Mon, Oct 15th - LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Tues, Oct 16th - Presidential Debate Watch #2 (Free)
Fri, Oct 19th - White Roof Project Party
Wed, Oct 22nd - Final Presidential Debate Watch (Free)
Tues, Nov 6th - Election Nigh Party (Free)

And of course our regular Drinking Liberally happy hours keep meeting: at Rudy's in Hell's Kitchen every Thursday, at the 4th Avenue Pub in Downtown Brooklyn 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, at the Commodore in Williamsburg last Tuesday and at the Beer Garden in Astoria 2nd and 4th Fridays.

More details:

US: A PROGRESSIVE LOVE STORY
Fri @ 8, Sat @ 2 & 8
Theater Row - 410 West 42nd St
Drinking Liberally members may attend for FREE
this week thanks to a kind offer.
Email [email protected] to reserve.

Set against the backdrop of the year
we elected Barack Obama, US involves
a man and a woman madly in live with one another,
the progressive movement and America.
www.ustheplay.com

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BARCODE
A ROCK OPERA FROM THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE,
a tale of Flag Fests, Mandatory Debt,
Freedom Viruses, Prozac pops...and True Love
@ BOWERY ELECTRIC - 327 Bowery
September 30, October 1 & October 2 at 7pm
Tickets are $12 - http://tinyurl.com/9alouqh

New York rock quartet Gladshot will partner with director Johanna McKeon and creative consultant James Rado for a futuristic rock-n-roll musical: “BARCODE"

“BARCODE” tells the story of a dystopian future where one corporation, Earth Corp, dominates society. Wielding control over the populous by imprinting barcodes on the wrists of every citizen, Earth Corp monitors all activity and privacy is virtually extinct. A star-crossed romance develops between Dorna, a member of the resistance, and Nest, the son of an Earth Corp News Anchor. Together, the young couple may just spark a revolution.

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AMERICAN AUTUMN
A Film about Occupy Wall Street
Quad Cinema - 34 West 13th
Tues Oct 2nd - 7:45 and 9:30
http://www.quadcinema.com/coming-soon/

The first feature length documentary on the Occupy movement not only offers answers for those who continue to ask: "Whad does the Occupy movement stand for? What are our demands?" - it offers a challenge and an invitation to engage with the movement.

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WITNESSES TO THE 20TH CENTURY
Thurs Oct 4th @ 6pm
The Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington at 25th Street
FREE Admission.
RSVP name & date to: [email protected]

Julian Schlossberg, veteran film and Broadway theater producer had an idea. He would videotape all the influential figures who had shaped the Twentieth Century and weave these accounts into a decade by decade chronology as told by the history makers themselves.
It was a race against time. These legends were, for the most part, well past 75. Julian wanted to convince 150 of them to share their unique points of view. For several, this would turn out to be their last interview.

Amazingly, Presidents, Generals, newscasters, ambassadors archbishops, Governors, Senators, Congressmen, journalists, authors, playwrights, cabinet members, actors, singers, architects and titans of industry all said yes..... Some agreed to 30 minutes and stayed for hours.

Among the completed interviews are: Sec. Madeline Albright, Buzz Aldrin, Robert Altman, Sec. General Kofi Annan, Lauren Bacall, Joan Baez, F. Lee Bailey, Sec. James Baker, Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Helen Gurley Brown, Pat Buchanan, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Jr., Pres. George H.W Bush....


Showings will each consist of two completed 45 minute programs followed by a talk-back with the film maker. You are welcome to come free to one or both programs. You must RSVP. You will receive a confirmation. Reservations are strictly first come first served. Remaining seats will be available on a first come, first served basis on the evenings of the showings.

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Downtown Community Television Center
40th Anniversary Celebration
Come support this important independent media center that has been such an ally to Living Liberally.
Thursday, Oct 11th
Details: dctvny.org

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White Roof Project Celebration
PAINT THE TOWN WHITE
Friday, October 19th - 7pm
14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street
Details & tickets at:
http://whiteroofproject.org/paintthetownwhite/

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DEBATE WATCH PARTIES

Wednesday, Oct 3rd - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate #1
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.
with co-hosts Democracy for NYC
& Greater NYC for Change
, DFNYC, ACT Now
Village Pourhouse - 3rd Ave and 11th Street
http://www.facebook.com/events/438468046204229/

Thursday, Oct 11th - 7:30pm
Drinking Liberally Vice Presidential Debate Watch
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Rudy's - 9th Ave at 44th Street

home of the Original Drinking Liberally

http://www.facebook.com/events/103444026476205/

Tuesday, October 16th - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate Watch #2
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Pacific Standard - 82 4th Ave @ Bergen, Brooklyn

with Downtown Brooklyn Drinking Liberally

Stop by DL's regular home next door

at the 4th Avenue Pub starting at 7pm

for a pre-debate liberal drink.

http://www.facebook.com/events/478833842135736/

Monday, October 22nd - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate Watch #3
Join fellow liberals as we watch the debates,
sharing politics, ideas and a liberal libation.

Building On Bond - 112 Bond @ Pacific, Brooklyn

http://www.facebook.com/events/113891152095228/

Tuesday, November 6th - 8pm
Drinking Liberally Election Night Party

with co-hosts Planned Parenthood NYC Action Fund
and the Manhattan Young Democrats

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV)

87 Lafayette Street

http://www.facebook.com/events/322341927861338/

Tonight - Laughing Liberally Comes to Brooklyn

Hi Comedy Connoisseurs and Lovable Liberals -

Laughing Liberally comes to Brooklyn tonight for a very special event: STAND UP FOR FREEDOM (get your tix now: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=15525)

It's a collaboration with the PEN American Center, the national arm of the oldest international literary and human rights organization.

It's part of the exciting Brooklyn Book Festival.

It's a celebration of free speech, free thinking and free expression.

And it's a kick-ass line-up:
- KATIE HALPER (The Nation, Feministing)
- John Fugelsang (Current TV, CNN)
- Baratunde Thurston (Author, "How to Be Black")
- Negin Farsad (Director, "The Muslims Are Coming")

If you want to celebrate freedom...
If you want to laugh away Romney's comments on the 47%...
If you are just happy that our comedians have made it across the river...

...JOIN US TONIGHT.

STAND UP FOR FREEDOM
TONIGHT - Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00PM
Galapagos Art Space - 16 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn - F to York; A/C to High Street

Get your tix now: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=15525
And Laughing Liberally fans can get
$5 off the ticket price --
just choose "Member" when your order on the site.

Who says freedom of expression has to be serious?

Enjoy an evening of political comedy and commentary, as New York's top progressive performers joke, jab, rant, vent, prod, provoke and revel in their right to express themselves at a one-night comedy event celebrating freedom of expression.

No topic is off-limits, no politician safe, and no time can be better than this election season to laugh loudly and laugh liberally.

Get your tix now: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=15525
And Laughing Liberally fans can get
$5 off the ticket price --
just choose "Member" when your order on the site.

Stand Up for Freedom with Stand-Up Comedy

Dear Laughing Liberally Fans -

We wish to invite you to a special event next week in Brooklyn hosted by the great organization PEN as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.

STAND UP FOR FREEDOM
Featuring the comedians of LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Presented by the PEN AMERICAN CENTER
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00PM
Galapagos Art Space - 16 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn - F to York; A/C to High Street

Get your tix now: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=15525
And Laughing Liberally fans can get
$5 off the ticket price --
just choose "Member" when your order on the site.

If you don't know, PEN is the world's oldest international literary and human rights organization. We're proud to partner with them for this special event.

Enjoy an evening of political comedy and commentary, as New York's top progressive performers joke, jab, rant, vent, prod, provoke and revel in their right to express themselves at a one-night comedy event celebrating freedom of expression.

Who says freedom of expression has to be serious? For the first time ever, PEN American Center will partner Laughing Liberally, whose performers have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, MSNBC, a national tour and in the pages of The Onion, The Nation and The Huffington Post.

No topic is off-limits, no politician safe, and no time can be better than this election season to laugh loudly and laugh liberally.

Get your tix now: http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=15525
And Laughing Liberally fans can get
$5 off the ticket price --
just choose "Member" when your order on the site.

UnConventonal Laughter - Tonight

Whether we're laughing with them or at them, the Republican and Democratic Conventions are fodder for comedy.

Come hear what the top talent of Laughing Liberally has to say, and get the perspective from today's progressive punchliners.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Tonight @ 8pm
Featuring JIM DAVID, LEE CAMP,
SCOTT BLAKEMAN and JAMIE JACKSON
The Playroom - 151 West 46th St
Tix: www.LaughingLiberallyNYC.com

Laughing Liberally - All-Star Cast - Tonight

The campaign season may not inspire you...

The violence from around the world and across our own country may sadden you...

The economy may depress you...

But there's value to lifting your spirits, sharing an evening with people who share your values, getting out of the house, braving the heat and even letting out a laugh.

So come join us at LAUGHING LIBERALLY tonight -- for thoughtful, smart and entertaining comedy and commentary on politics, culture and more.

LAUGHING LIBERALLY
Tonight - 8pm
The Playroom - 151 West 46th St
Featuring BARATUNDE THURSTON, LEE CAMP,
NEGIN FARSAD & JAMIE JACKSON
http://www.laughingliberallynyc.com
Tix only $10 at the door (space permitting)
if you say: "I Always Laugh Liberally?"