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Laugh Out the Vote
Date Friday October 17
Time 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorNato Green
Laugh Out the Vote
Pre-election Political Comedy Throwdown featuring Will Durst, W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, Betsy Salkind, and Nato Green

When you feel your blood pressure rise over the 2008 election season, when you’re depressed or enraged or confused or inspired by what passes for civic life in 21st Century America, Laugh Out the Vote will be there with the comedy cure to your political malaise. Laugh Out the Vote brings together five stand-up comedians over five nights in the final countdown before Election Day to satirize, skewer, mock, parody, deflate, debunk, and generally ridicule the political scene in a juggernaut of hilarious catharsis.

Performers:
• Will Durst is author of The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing, and is, according to The New York Times, “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.”

• W. Kamau Bell was named Best Comedian 2008 by The SF Weekly. Also seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and performing his critically-acclaimed solo show, The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism In About An Hour.

• Hari Kondabolu appeared in the Bumbershoot Festival 2006, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

• Betsy Salkind has appeared on Girls Night Out, Last Comic Standing, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and is author of More Than Once Upon A Time (a children's book for adults).

• Nato Green is the producer and host of Iron Comic®, Laughing Liberally Local 415, and the New Jew Revue. He’s appeared in the Progressive Reading Series and SF Sketchfest 2008.
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