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Laughter Against the Machine

Saturday, January 09, 2010
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
W. Kamau Bell
Location Details:
The New Parish
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA

W. Kamau Bell (SF Weekly’s Best Comedian 2008 & Comedy Central’s first comic to tell a Barack Obama joke), Nato Green (of 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.


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.

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.

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.”
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jan 1, 2010 11:30PM
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