12/13/16 11:30am
Here's the full lineup for next month's 31-hour F*ck Trump comedy marathon

Trump will definitely tweet about this. Poster via Experiment Comedy Gallery.

(Update 12/16: The FDNY shut down The Experiment Comedy Gallery, so the future of this event is in the air. We’ll update when we have more info). We hope you’re enjoying your holiday season, frolicking around in the early season snow while perusing adorable craft markets or slipping into a warm bar to order a hot cider and listen to “All I Want for Christmas is You” in an infinite loop. Because you know that as soon as the holidays are over, we enter the longest, coldest, darkest winter of our lives. Oh joy!

There might not be many pockets of sunshine as the coming Putin Trump administration gets ready to take power in January. But one of the things to look forward to is the comedy it will inspire, starting with this epic 31-hour Fuck Trump comedy marathon coming to Williamsburg’s Experiment Comedy Gallery, which we told you about a few weeks ago.

The full lineup just got released this week, and it features plenty of reasons to stay up all night (and the next day), from 6pm Jan. 13 to 1:30am Jan. 15, a week before the inauguration. Passes for the whole marathon cost $40; individual shows will be $10 at the door. The money raised will go to the Center for Reproductive Rights, the International Refugee Assistance Project and The Trevor Project. Get your party pajamas ready.  (more…)

11/16/16 8:38am
A 31-hour anti-Donald Trump comedy marathon is coming to Williamsburg in January

Come for the comedy, stay for the literal underground bunker. Via Facebook.

Among the many tragic things to consider about a Donald Trump presidency is just how humorless and dour it’s going to be. After eight years of Obama earning the title as the first alt-comedy president with appearances on Between Two Ferns, a bunch of viral videos and a literal mic-dropping White House Correspondents Dinner, the thought of a guy who’s hiring white supremacists to help run the country trying to crack a joke just adds a whole new level of depression to an already droopy outlook. It’s enough to make you want to lock yourself in an underground comedy bunker for the duration of the presidency.

That’s the idea (sort of) behind the Fuck Donald Trump comedy marathon coming to the Experiment Comedy Gallery in Williamsburg a week before the inauguration. It’s a 31.5 hour all-night-all-day event meant to entertain, provide some relief and group therapy, and to help raise money for groups that will be crucial fighting for justice in the coming years. And to needle the future president a little.

“To me, Donald Trump has no sense of humor,” organizer Mo Fathelbab told us. “The guy has thin skin. This is aimed solely at just mocking him. [It] gives me great pleasure as a Muslim-American to stick it to this dude that hates us.”  (more…)