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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:02pm.
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
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
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:18pm.
You deserve a laugh.
A great night of political comedy.
THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:46pm.
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
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 6:48am.
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.
THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
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.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:36pm.
Tonight: THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Scott Blakeman (2016 White House Correspondents Dinner MSNBC) hosts Nancy Giles from CBS Sunday Morning, David Feldman(The David Feldman Show), Leighann Lord (Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson) and MAD magazine editor Joe Raiola.
And tomorrow - Thursday, May 19th, join us at
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