New York City

New York, NY
  • First and Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
  • JIMMY'S 43, 43 E 7th St (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
  • Katie Halper | Justin Krebs | Julianna Forlano
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  • The Laughing Liberally Lab - Fall 2014 Season: September 12th, September 26th, October 10th, October 31st, November 14th, November 28th, December 5th, December 26th. All shows are Friday at 7:30pm. All shows are free.

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Standup for Planned Parenthood: A Comedy Fundraiser. May 1 at 7:30 pm.

Standup for Planned Parenthood: A Comedy Fundraiser.
Monday, May 1 at 7:30 pm.
The Physics Theater. 300 West 43 Street. Fifth Floor.

Laughing Liberally presents New York's top progressive political comedians in a May Day comedy benefit show for Planned Parenthood Action hosted by Scott Blakeman, who was the resident comedian on MSNBC's live coverage of the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Featuring, John Fugelsang, the host of John Fugelsang's 'Tell Me Everything' on SiriusXM Insight, Leighann Lord, who is a co-host of StarTalk Radio with astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson, Simon Cadel, the 17 year old comedian who starred in the sitcom "Raising Expectations", and a Donald Trump/Rachel Maddow town hall segment with Ken Perlstein and Stephanie Weppler, stars of the film "Drumpf".

100% of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, which needs our help now more than ever, with budget cuts looming in Trump's budget.

Tickets are $20, and are available online at And at the door(cash only) 30 minutes before showtime.

CHUMP: The Musical. This Thursday in NYC!

If you were wondering when someone would make a musical about the villain in this year's election, wait no longer...

Good friends of LAUGHING LIBERALLY are producing CHUMP, a song-filled, soulful, satiric send-up of a certain presidential candidate.

You can see the cabaret version live, ONE NIGHT ONLY, this Thursday in NYC.

CHUMP: The Musical
Thursday, Sep 29, 6pm
Duplex Theater, 61 Christopher St
Get your tickets here:

More about this event!

CHUMP is an original musical ​comedy ​inspired by Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator​. It tells the story of the rise of a Trump-like character - Chump - and the three people who overcome fear, conflict, and culture to stop him. Rosie, a Latina immigrant who cleans the Chump Hotel. Malik, a Muslim second generation American and ex-Marine. And Estelle, Chump's son's Jewish fiancé. Chump is a charmer and a bully in public; behind closed doors he is a failed businessman, a figurehead often paralyzed by his insecurity.

Chump 2016 supports critical campus outreach and millennial engagement efforts. We are distributing CHUMP for free to encourage independent productions across the country -- but particularly in electorally critical states -- on college campuses and in regional theaters. At every performance, audience members will be able to register to vote and sign up to volunteer.

More reasons to go?

1. It's a good show. As Seth Rudetsky said this: "Holy cow! These songs are good! Who knew you could write super melodic songs with amazing lyrics about a complete nightmare trying to destroy America?"

2. The heroes in CHUMP are the people Trump and co have been hammering away on for the past year: Muslims and Jews, African Americans and Latinxs, and of course, women.

3. For an hour you can take a break from crying about Trump, and laugh instead! Because CHUMP is funny in the way that the best kind of political humor is funny. This isn't about his fashion; it's about his fascism.

4. Only $20 gets you two drinks AND a great show.

5. CHUMP will inspire you to do more than you're already doing. It will remind you of what is possible when people come together, lock arms, and take a stand. Because we all need some inspiration.

Executive Producer: Schlep Labs
Script: Adam Mansbach and Mik Moore
Songwriters: Keith Harrison, Laura Harrison, Alan Schmuckler, Matt Buechele, Jean Grae, Mira Stroika, Halley Bondy, and Lance Horne

Tonight: Free political comedy in Manhattan


Tight polls.
First debate coming soon.
And Trump occupying our screens, feeds, and brains.

You deserve a laugh.

A great night of political comedy.
No ... the best night of political comedy.

Tonight - Wed, Sep 21 - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE. Free. free.
Food and drink available.

Scott Blakeman
Frank Conniff
Andrea Ilene Shapiro
Jeff Kreisler
Jane Condon
William Hartung

Free, Fierce and Funny Political Laughs this Wednesday

In the heat of the summer and the heat of the elections, you deserve a night of cool politics, and cold-hard comedy.

Join the monthly LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB — a free showcase of some of the best political comics in New York City.

This Wednesday, August 17
7:30 @ Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
More details or RSVP at:

Frank Conniff, Dean Obeidallah, David Feldman
Ken Schultz, Julianna Forlano, Simon Cadel,
Michael Hayne & hosted by Scott Blakeman.

FREE Admission.
Drinks and food available.
The best night of left-leaning laughter in town.

Tonight: the Laughing Liberally Lab

Dear fellow liberals,

Tonight is a free performance of Laughing Liberally. While these may not feel like funny times, these are certainly days when you may wish to share a night in the company of folks who share your values -- as you share a catharsis together.

Whether you're looking to escape, to organize, or to emote, join us this evening.

Tonight - Wed June 15 - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE show; full bar and menu available.

Hosted by Scott Blakeman (2016 MSNBC White House Correspondents Dinner), with John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything Sirius XM Radio), Frank Conniff( Mystery Science Theater 3000), Susan Maura Burns, Anthony Mustacchio and Simon Cadel.

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