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#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye
Mar 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
Liza Dye is a New York City comedian who was struck by a subway train on February 13th. She survived and is in good spirits but her left leg was fairly badly injured and she is expected to have to stay in the hospital until doctors see fit to release her. Because she has no health insurance, we’re putting together a benefit to help her out with medical expenses.
100% of proceeds from the show will go directly to pay for Liza Dye’s hospital bills.
You can also donate directly here:
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comic’s to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” , and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” and was a series regular on NBC’s “Are You There Chelsea”. In 2012, she hosted the Golden Globes live coverage on E! You can catch her on the reboot of VH1′s “Best Week Ever”, MTV’s new show “Hey Girl”, the new season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” and Chris Hardwick’s late-night game show @Midnight.
On his 20th birthday, Jermaine Fowler, moved to New York City from Washington D.C. with a small suitcase and big dreams. Soon after, he was being acknowledged in the New York Post’s 50 Funniest Jokes alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno. He’s performed in festivals across the country like the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival where he won the Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award. He’s also performed as a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity and is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is regularly featured on CollegeHumor.com and you may recognize him in commercials for SoBe Lifewater, Bud Light, Scion (Comedy Central), and Microsoft Bing. Jermaine was recently chosen by ABC to act in their 10th Annual Diversity Showcase. Now 24, you can catch Jermaine on SyFy’s brand new series “Insane or Inspired”, Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, and the reboot of In Living Color coming this June.
Murderfist is the premier light-flavored, full-bodied, underground comedy group for the upper crust comedy bigwigs of New York City. Murderfist has showcased it’s biscuits at Caroline’s on Broadway, The Laugh Factory, The PIT, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and featured at the FringeNYC 2008 with “All Hail The Great Serpent!” Most recently they were awarded the 2009 ECNY award for Best Sketch Comedy Group and appeared as an official selection of SketchFest NYC 2010.
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently made her television debut on TV Guide’s “100 Shows to See Before You Die.” She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Show, in The Daily News, the NY Post as well as on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post. Currently, she hosts a weekly comedy show at Manchester Pub called Case of the Mondays and performs at venues all over NYC. And every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, you can read her blog Blaria at http://blaria.com.
Michelle Wolf is a writer and producer on MTV’s Girl Code and was head writer for the 2013 Style Awards on CNN. Michelle was recently named to Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter with the likes of Steve Martin, Ricky Gervais, and Chris Rock. She is also a writer for Someecards.com. Check Michelle out on twitter @michelleisawolf. She is literally always on it.
Sue Smith is a comedic actor, writer, and standup who has appeared on all those clip shows on VH1: Best Week Ever, I Love the 2000s, and 40 Greatest Viral Videos.
Sue has studied at the UCB since 2007. Her solo character show, Minimum Rage, ran at the UCB on both coasts and people seemed to like it. (It was a Time Out Critic’s Pick and profiled in the New York Daily News.)
Her writing has appeared in xoJane, Brokelyn, VICE and other places that aren’t as trendy. She has a cool web series called Brokelandia, a cool improv team called HMS Quarterly, and a cool podcast called Tits & Giggles. She’s pretty cool. (But not aloof. Honestly, she’s very nice. Too nice.)
Queen of that slightly cynical but innocent humor, Aparna Nancherla has been winning audiences everywhere she goes. You may have caught her on “Last Comic Standing”, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop or WTF podcast. Writer and player on W. Kamau Bell’s “Totally Biased” Aparna is sure to be soaking up the laughs. Look out for her on SF Sketchfest’s comedy lineup this year.
Hosted by Charla Lauriston & Justin Perez
Charla Lauriston is a girl and a comedian based in New York. She’s the writer, creator, and star of the web series ‘Clench & Release’ and the host of School Night, a weekly variety show at UCB. She’s been featured on MTV (Other)’s Truth or Dare, has performed stand-up and/or improv at the Charleston Comedy Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the She-Devil Festival, and was a featured headliner at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. In 2013, Charla was listed as one of 8 Black Women Ready for SNL by Essence Magazine and one time she was briefly mentioned in TimeOut Chicago as being “real good”.
Justin Perez is a writer and comedian from Brooklyn, NY. He is the writer and star of the upcoming web series, ‘The Moving’ , and hosts like fifty shows such as ‘The Birthday Show Show’, ‘Gettin It’ podcast and ‘Totally Requesty’, a comedic TRL at The PIT. You can follow him on twitter @thefartbox