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Laughter Against the Machine: Guerrilla Stand-up Comedy

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Date:
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Nato Green
Email:
Location Details:
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, Ca, CA 95060

East Bay Express: "the brainiest, most literate comedy tour it's smart, it's heady, it gets to the very edge of what's tolerable." SF Weekly: "the funniest comedy show we've ever seen." SF Chronicle: "definitely not the same old stand-up. It touched a nerve." Portland Mercury: "These laughs kill fascists."

Nato and Kamau launched Laughter Against The Machine in 2008 as an issue-oriented comedy show where the comedians and the audience to expect to be challenged to laugh and think at the same time. Nato and Kamau wanted a comedy show with no preconceived expectations, no party lines, and certainly no cheerleading, because they have beef with everybody, including themselves.

ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
W. KAMAU BELL Praised by Punchline Magazine as "one of our country's most adept racial commentators with a blistering wit," and by Robin Williams as "Ferociously Funny!," His new stand up album, "Face Full of Flour," was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010 by both iTunes and Punchline Magazine.

NATO GREEN, San Francisco native was named SF Weekly's Best Comedian of 2010 for getting "smarter and faster" and putting on "legendary" shows that keep audiences "doubled over." Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, said Nato is, "Righteous and hilarious, bracing and a hoot, Nato Green is like finding a shot of bourbon at your co-worker's stupid vegan potluck."

JANINE BRITO is the winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy competition, and recipient of Rooftop Comedy's 2010 Silver Nail Award. Janine has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and The SF Weekly called her "a mean lesbian". But she's pretty sure that they meant it in a good way.
Added to the calendar on Fri, May 20, 2011 12:15AM
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