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Laughter Against the Machine
Date Thursday January 07
Time 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details
The New Parish
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorW. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell (SF Weekly’s Best Comedian 2008 & Comedy Central’s first comic to tell a Barack Obama joke), Nato Green (of Huffington Post, Iron Comic, Laughing Liberally Local 415, & The New Jew Revue ) and Hari Kondabolu (Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham) — an amazing crew of deeply underground and thought-provoking comedians — band together once again for their comedy summit: Laughter Against The Machine. LATM is a stand-up comedy show which promises an evening filled with biting political & social commentary, that will attack all points along the spectrum from the rightest right to the leftest left. This is an evening of the comedians doing what they do best and are supposed to do, expressing their pointed opinions in hilariously awesome ways.

Come. Sit down. Drink twice. Laugh. Go home.

ABOUT THE COMEDIANS

W. Kamau Bell has been called by The SF Weekly “very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle and Margaret Cho.” Kamau 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. He was recently named number 77 on Comedy Central’s 100 Obama Moments. http://www.wkamaubell.com/

Nato Green is in the tradition of great Jewish comedians like Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Joe Leiberman. Nato is the mastermind of Iron Comic, Laugh Out the Vote, Laughing Liberally Local 415, and the New Jew Revue. He’s appeared in the Progressive Reading Series and SF Sketchfest 2008 and 2009. http://www.natogreen.com/

Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and was featured in the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His short film MANOJ, which he wrote, starred in, and co-produced was selected to play at the 2008 Just for Laughs Festival. The Seattle Times called him “a young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor.” http://www.harithecomic.com/
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Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 1st, 2010 11:26 PM

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