What A Joke Comedy Fest to Raise Money for ACLU During Trump Inauguration

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What A Joke Comedy Fest to Raise Money for ACLU During Trump Inauguration

Comedians are striking back. In response to the threats against human rights by President-Elect Donald Trump, comedians in more than 20 cities across the country are coordinating shows to raise money for the ACLU. The What A Joke Comedy Fest will take place on Inauguration Day weekend, Jan. 19-21, and was organized by New York comedians Jenn Welch and Emily Winter.

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The shows are set to start in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 19, and continue throughout the weekend. The Thursday show will be at The Stand, the Friday show will be at The Annoyance Theater, and the Saturday show will be at Rough Trade.

Watch a promo video for the fest and check out the lineup of participating New York comedians below, and for a full list of participating cities and shows, head to the What A Joke website here.

Jan. 19 at The Stand:
Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, 24)
Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central)
Kerry Coddett (MTV2’s Joking Off)
Martin Urbano (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival)
Emily Winter (Writer at TV Land, Fusion TV)
Petey DeAbreu (New York Comedy Festival)

Jan. 20 at The Annoyance Theater:
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, Conan)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer) and Brett Davis (The Special Without Brett Davis)
Langston Kerman (Comedy Central, Insecure)
Mike Recine (Conan)
Rob Haze (Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central)
Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso’s Schtick or Treat)
Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Hosted by Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival) and Emily Winter (Writer at TV Land, Fusion TV)

Jan. 21 at Rough Trade:
Laurie Kilmartin (Last Comic Standing, Conan, Best-Selling Author of Shitty Mom)
Dave Hill (@midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)
Jordan Temple (MTV’s Decoded, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest)
Rae Sanni (Comedy Central)
Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival)
Emily Winter (Writer for TV Land, Fusion TV)
Hosted by Fusion TV’s Chris Calogero

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