AN EVENING WITH THE COMEDY RESISTANCE FEATURING MIKE BIRBIGLIA, HARI KONDABOLU, JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, JANEANE GAROFALO, SASHEER ZAMATA, ACTIVIST ORGS & MORE

AN EVENING WITH THE COMEDY RESISTANCE FEATURING MIKE BIRBIGLIA, HARI KONDABOLU, JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, JANEANE GAROFALO, SASHEER ZAMATA, ACTIVIST ORGS & MORE

Tuesday · March 27, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$35 adv / $40 dos

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Comedy Resistance is a nonprofit headlined by comedians, run by professionals with decades of experience in talent and campaign management, and fueled by anyone who wants to make an impact in our country by getting out the vote and boosting activism.

Engage and celebrate with us at this one-time-only event full of comedians, special guests, and activists hoping to make a change in their communities. Laugh, Learn & Resist!

Special guests from NRDC Action Fund, Swing Left, Flippable, and Run For Something will present their orgs and provide additional materials and opportunities. Headcount will be there to update your voter registration!

* This event is all ages, parental guidance is advised

** Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.

 

The Comedy Resistance
The Comedy Resistance
The Comedy Resistance is a nonprofit headlined by comedians, run by professionals with decades of experience in talent and campaign management, and fueled by anyone who wants to make an impact in our country by getting out the vote and boosting activism.

Engage and celebrate with us at this one-time-only event full of comedians, special guests, and activists hoping to make a change in their communities. Laugh, Learn & Resist!

Special guests from NRDC Action Fund, Swing Left, Flippable, and Run For Something will present their orgs and provide additional materials and opportunities. Headcount will be there to update your voter registration!
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, actor, and director known for his highly personal approach to comedy. Birbiglia burst onto the scene in 2006 with his critically acclaimed debut, “Two Drink Mike” on Comedy Central Records, and followed that with “My Secret Public Journal Live,” “Sleepwalk With Me Live” and “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.” He toured his most recent show,
“Thank God for Jokes,” to more than 100 cities, and filmed it for Netflix, where it will premiere in 2017. Birbiglia can also be seen as Danny Pearson in Orange is the New Black, as well as in
Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and in his own films, Sleepwalk With Me and Don’t Think Twice. See Birbiglia online at www.birbigs.com and at twitter.com/Birbigs

photo credit: Evan Sung
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” He has performed on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN, John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, and has his own Comedy Central Presents special. A regular on the NPR circuit, he has appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Morning Edition, The Moth...among many other programs. Hari was a writer and regular on-camera contributor on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In 2014, he released his debut standup album "Waiting for 2042" on indie-label Kill Rock Stars and recorded his sophomore album "Mainstream American Comic" in Portland, Oregon at Mississippi Studios was released July 22nd, 2016.
Eudora Peterson
Eudora Peterson
Eudora Peterson is a New York based comedian and writer, whose work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Splitsider, Jezebel, & HBO. Eudora currently performs stand-up at various clubs & festivals throughout the country.
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
Stand-up comedy has been Judah's main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah's act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world - who stands up for earth's rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.

Author of books:
If the Raindrops United (2015)
How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)

Notable movies:
American Splendor
The Wrestler
Meet the Parents
Feast
Zoolander
Wet Hot American Summer

Notable television:
30 Rock
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
Sesame Street
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell

Photo: Phil Provencio
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer based in NYC. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons and has appeared on This American Life, Transparent, People of Earth, Bojack Horseman, At Home with Amy Sedaris and Inside Amy Schumer. She's in the films I Feel Pretty, The Outdoorsman, Yoga Hosers, Sleight, and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. She serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights, and you can watch her standup special Pizza Mind on Amazon and listen to it on iTunes and Spotify.
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
(Wet Hot American Summer, Broad City)
Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world. As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between. She is a noted peace activist.

Janeane lives in New York and Los Angeles.

More about her film and TV appearances on her IMDB page.
NRDC Action Fund
NRDC Action Fund
Rhea Suh, President of NRDC Action Fund, will speak with Mike Birbiglia after his set.
The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support in the United States for protecting the planet and its people. We mobilize influential constituencies, experts, community leaders and others to directly advocate for clean air and water, public health, biodiversity, and a stable climate. We support candidates who stand up for environmental protection, and we expose those who side with polluters rather than the public good.
Swing Left
Swing Left
Swing Left is a national grassroots organization of hundreds of thousands of volunteers working together with one goal: to take back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.

Swing Left is building the 2018 Democratic campaigns-in-waiting in two ways: by recruiting and training an army of volunteers and by raising a pot of money, so the Democratic nominee in each Swing District can hit the ground running on day one of the general election.

Swing Left has grown to over 3 00,000 volunteers supporting 70 Swing Districts across the United States. Go to swingleft.org and enter your zip code to find the Swing District nearest you. Once you sign up, we’ll follow up with actionable, impactful things you can do to help take back the House.
Flippable
Flippable
FLIP STATES. RESTORE DEMOCRACY. A data-driven, people-powered movement.
Run for Something
Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for local office across the country. Nearly 17,000 people have signed up to run for office since they launched on Inauguration Day last year.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/