Laughing Liberally New York City Chapter Blog

Laughing Liberally and Stand Up for Charlie Hebdo

Hi Friends -

Two chances to enjoy liberal laughter -- and one of them to support an important cause.

This Friday, January 16th - 7:30pm
THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
Featuring: Scott Blakeman, Negin Farsad,
Julianna Forlano, John Fugelsang, Frank Conniff,
Jeff Kreisler and John Marshall
FREE admission
https://www.facebook.com/events/1544431102503745/

and

STAND UP FOR CHARLIE HEBDO
Thursday, Jan 22nd - 7:30
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
Tix here:
http://bit.ly/standupforcharlie

Laughing Liberally presents an evening of standup comedy and conversation in support of Charlie Hebdo and freedom of comedic expression. 100% of the net proceeds will go to Charlie Hebdo, and to the families of the victims of the attack.

Hosted by political comedian Scott Blakeman (MSNBC), the show will feature performances by John Fugelsang, the host of Tell Me Everything on Sirius XM Radio 121, Frank Conniff, TV's Frank from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Dean Obeidallah, co-director of The Muslims Are Coming and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on Sirius XM 121, Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, Katie Halper, co-founder of Laughing Liberally and co-host of Morning Jew, Julianna Forlano, host of The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI, John Marshall, The Chris Rock Show, Jeff Kreisler, The Final Edition, Leighann Lord, co-host of StarTalk Radio, Ken Schultz, and Jim David(Comedy Central special)

The panel discussion following the comedy performances will feature MAD Magazine Senior Editor Joe Raiola, National Lampoon editor and star of This Is Spinal Tap Tony Hendra, and The New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.

Standup for Charlie Hebdo

Laughing Liberally presents an evening of standup comedy and conversation in support of Charlie Hebdo and freedom of comedic expression. 100% of the net proceeds will go to ensure the existence of Charlie Hebdo, and to the families of the victims.

Hosted by political comedian Scott Blakeman, the show will feature performances by John Fugelsang, the host of Tell Me Everything on Sirius XM Radio 121, Frank Conniff, TV's Frank from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Dean Obeidallah, co-director of The Muslims Are Coming and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on Sirius XM 121, Katie Halper, co-founder of Laughing Liberally and co-host of Morning Jew, Julianna Forlano, host of The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI, Leighann Lord, Ken Schultz, and special guest comedians and cartoonists to be announced.

Get your tickets by following this link now.

The First Laughs of 2015 - Tonight

Politics.
Liberals.
Comedy.
2015.
...oh, and free.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Tonight - Friday, January 2 - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE admission. Food and drink available.
Featuring: Julianna Forlano, Dean Obeidallah,
Frank Conniff, John Marshall and Scott Blakeman
RSVP and details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1401461440146688/

Laughing Liberally - 2015 Kick-Off This Friday

Tonight, we mark the end of 2014.
Tomorrow, we toast the start of 2015.
And on Friday -- we jumpstart the new year with laughter.

Join the roster of progressive performers and pundits for lefty comedy and commentary as we embark on a new year of liberal laughter.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Friday, January 2 - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE admission. Food and drink available.
Featuring: Julianna Forlano, Dean Obeidallah,
Frank Conniff, John Marshall and Scott Blakeman
RSVP and details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1401461440146688/

Last Laughs - Political Comedy to End the Year. Tonight.

Hi Folks -

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2014, let's send it off with a laugh. A free night of political comedy, delivering smart and savvy laughter from the left.

Join us for a night of last laughs
THE FINAL LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB of 2014
TONIGHT - Fri, December 26th @ 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th Street
FREE admission.
RSVP and details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/406523662828276/

Featuring:
Scott Blakeman, John Fugelsang, Leighann Lord,
John Marshall, Dean Obeidallah and Michael Hayne.

Christmas Eve Comedy - Tonight! Free!

LAUGHING LIBERALLY invites you out tonight -- a free evening of political comedy.

We know you don't have work tomorrow. So why not have tonight?

Whether you're looking for a festive night before you join your family tomorrow, an escape from your in-laws or just a way to celebrate a day off, this is your chance.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Tonight - Wednesday, December 24th
7:30pm. Free. Bar and menu available.
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th Street.
With Scott Blakeman, Frank Conniff and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1580137118875629/

PLUS: The Laughing Liberally Lab
will be back on Friday night
December 26th -- 7:30pm
for another free show at Jimmy's.

Merry Christmas!

Political Comedy - Pre-Christmas and Post-Christmas

The holiday week won't mean a break for the comedians of Laughing Liberally. Instead, they'll be working double-time.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Wed, Dec 24th AND Fri, Dec 26th
7:30 showtimes. FREE admission.
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St

Celebrate Christmas, or avoid it completely, by enjoying a night of free, fierce, smart, savvy, progressive, political comedy.

Wednesday Night, December 24th,
the perfect Christmas Eve night out.
With Scott Blakeman, Frank Conniff and more
RSVP and details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1580137118875629/

Friday Night, December 26th
to recover from the holiday and kick off the weekend
with Leighann Lord, John Marshall, Scott Blakeman,
Dean Obeidallah and John Fugelsang
RSVP and details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/406523662828276/

Tonight: A Little Furious Comedy

It hasn't been a funny week. It's been a week of outrage, protest and anger.

All the more reason to enjoy an hour of comedy tonight -- as the performers and pundits of Laughing Liberally funnel that fury into something funny. Join us for a night of thoughtful, provocative and timely entertainment -- so we can all laugh to keep from crying and so we can spend time with good company and good politics.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Tonight - December 5th - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/639170886195357/

Featuring:
Negin Farsad, Julianna Forlano, John Fugelsang,
Katie Halper, Ken Schultz and host Scott Blakeman

Friday Night Invite - Live Political Comedy

Dear Liberals -

Whether you're marking the Dutch holiday Sinterklaas, or the American tradition of Repeal Day (anniversary of the end of Prohibition), come share December 5th with the Laughing Liberally gang!

High-level humor! Laugh-out-loud lefty liberals! Free funnies for your heart and soul!

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Friday, Dec 5th - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE
RSVP and more details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/639170886195357/

Featuring:
Katie Halper, John Fugelsang, Julianna Forlano
Ken Schultz, host Scott Blakeman and more!

Escape Black Friday - Free Political Comedy Tonight

Feeling thankful or rageful about the state of politics?

Full of the spirit of hope or the dread of "nope" for the next few years?

Working off a Thanksgiving hangover or Black Friday headache?

Come out to a night of FREE political comedy -- with top performers, lefty politics and an evening of big laughs.

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Tonight - Friday Nov 28th - 7:30pm
FREE - come as you are.
RSVP if you wish, or more details at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495622357393373/

What a line-up!
Frank Conniff, Negin Farsad, Andy Farnsworth
Julianna Forlano, John Fugelsang, John Marshall
Dean Obeidallah, Laura Swisher
and host Scott Blakeman