Abortion Access Front Presents: Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy

Abortion Access Front Presents: Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy

Lizz Winstead, Jaye McBride, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, ​Joyelle Johnson

Tue · August 20, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice. 

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Abortion Access Front Presents: Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy
Abortion Access Front Presents: Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy
Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League) presents a comedy show full of people that have never sexually harassed anyone. Hosted by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show, and founder of Abortion Access Front. Afterwards, we'll have a talk-back where you can learn more about our work and the status of reproductive rights in today's climate! We are Abortion AF.
Lizz Winstead
Lizz Winstead
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, LIZZ WINSTEAD is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, LIZZ brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a Correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio's mid morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend CHUCK D and political big brain RACHEL MADDOW. LIZZ'S talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly's 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC's "The Ed Show" and "The Joy Behar Show." Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, "WAKE UP WORLD, a show Rachel Maddow called, "The funniest thing I have seen in years."
Jaye McBride
Jaye McBride
Jaye McBride is funny, smart and proudly transgender. Jaye has traveled the world performing stand-up comedy both as a headliner and sharing the stage with comedy greats like Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton & Bobcat Goldthwait. Jaye has also been a part of The Boston Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival and the She Devil Comedy Festival.

In addition to stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye writes "The Comedy Blog" for the Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her lecture about being transgender. Having transitioned in 2007, Jaye is uniquely qualified to talk about awkward first dates, strained family relationships and self-acceptance.

Jaye is originally from Upstate NY but now calls Brooklyn her home.
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042” on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.​ ​Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman , Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.His documentary “The Problem With Apu” is now available on the truTV website & app, iTunes, Roku, and Amazon Fire.
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”
​Joyelle Johnson
​Joyelle Johnson
Joyelle Nicole Johnson brings joy to the stage. She regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for other legends like Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters and Maria Bamford.
She is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s talk show Patriot Act on Netflix. Joyelle made her network TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers and most recently she wrote for Broad City.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/