Posts Tagged ‘Laughter Against The Machine’
Sept 6 San Francisco, CA Stage Werx Theatre – Me & Boots Riley in Conversation – A Benefit for Laughter Against The Machine
Laughter Against The Machine’s Tour & Documentary
Sept 10 Phoenix, AZ Space 55 BUY TICKETS
Sept 14 Chicago, IL Greenhouse Theater BUY TICKETS
Sept 16 Dearborn, MI Henry Ford / Adray Auditorium BUY TICKETS
Sept 17 Madison, WI Bartell Theatre BUY TICKETS
Nov 9-10 Washington, DC DC Arts Center BUY TICKETS
Nov 11-12 New Orleans, LA La Nuit Comedy Theater BUY TICKETS
Nov 14-15 Oakland, CA New Parish Theater BUY TICKETS
And we only have days left to raise the money we need to make the documentary about all this nuttiness! Can we borrow 5 bucks to make it happen? Thanks!
While I was in Edinburgh I got my friends Margaret Cho (1st video) & Hal Sparks (2nd video) to make appeals to their peoples and beyond about Laughter Against The Machine’s Kickstarter campaign. Watch ‘em. Enjoy ‘em. Spread ‘em around ‘em!
Comedy: W. Kamau Bell & Friends To Launch ‘Laughter Against the Machine’ Tour
Do you like your comedy seasoned with spicy social and political commentary? AP friend W. Kamau Bell is a part of the ‘Laughter Against the Machine’ (LATM) tour and documentary film project. Also on the bill: comedians Nato Green and Janine Brito. The tour starts Sept. 10 in Phoenix (see schedule below) and will be filmed for a documentary (click HERE if you’d like to help fund the production). To give you an idea of the madness they have in store for you, here’s the promo trailer. Racism, gay rights, feminism, you name it! Check it. – L C-D
If you can’t get to one of my San Francisco New Year’s Eve (and Eve Eve and New Year’s Day) Shows, puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeease check me and my band of comedians, Laughter Against The Machine in OAKLAND(!!!) at The New Parish on February 8 & 9. Get YOUR tickets HERE
Or maybe in Sacramento on February 11th at The Sacramento Comedy Spot. (not on the 12th despite what the super cool poster says). Get YOUR tickets HERE
Umm… It was ME!
The best part is that it was the READER’S CHOICE! Right between BEST BURLESQUE & BEST MAGICIAN! (Which is kinda what a comedian is. We strip naked and try to make magic happen while people laugh.)
So I that means I owe thanks all to YOU! Or people very much like you…if you, yourself didn’t vote.
I assume that some of you coming to my page are trying to get acquainted with whoever this “W. Kamau Bell” person is, so here’s quick primer…
Margaret Cho said about me…
“W. Kamau Bell is the most important guy doing comedy right now. Do yourself a favor and go see him. He’s got the most astute, hilarious and completely righteous material going and he’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce. Think Bill Hicks but slightly taller.”
I’m on Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube. Look to the right side of this page —>
Here’s a link to buy my NEW critically acclaimed comedy CD and a clip of my stand-up, followed by a list of upcoming shows!
And here is a list of upcoming shows…
August 13 – The W. Kamau Bell Curve @ UCB in LOS ANGELES
August 20 – The W. Kamau Bell Curve @ The Comedy Spot in SACRAMENTO
BRING A FRIEND OF A DIFFERENT RACE & GET IN 2for1! (Seriously!)
2 shows 8 & 10pm
August 28 – W. Kamau Bell @ Stage Werx in SAN FRANCISCO
Hope to see you out there soon!
This is footage from one of Laughter Against The Machine’s sold out shows in Seattle. Here I compare Barack Obama’s handling of the oil spill to a commercial for Rice Krispie Treats. Also I tell Barack to be more like George W. Bush.
Just watch it. Comedy sucks when you have to explain it.
That’s Laughter Against The Machine for you who are uninitiated. We wrecked maximum shop in Portland & Seattle this past week. Don’t believe me? Look below at these pictures by Saman Maydani.
This is 3 years in a row that The SF Weekly has gotten it right!. Nato this year, Ali Wong last year, and some black dude the year before that. Extreme congratulations to Nato! Of course I have a steak in this one. Nato is the co-founder of Laughter Against The Machine. We’ll be kicking out the comedic jams this summer in Seattle and Portland. You’ve been warned.
Nato Green is a hard-working man in show business. (We can’t really say the hardest-working man in show business, in a town so packed with hard-working men in show business.) His Iron Comic series blends improv-style audience participation with traditional stand-up, his work at the Progressive Reading Series kept the writers doubled over, and his Laughing Liberally Local 415 and the New Jew Revue are legendary. He’s also a blogger for the Huffington Post, where he recently contributed an Onion-style fiction about a group calling the Tea Party “not conservative enough.” The takeaway quote comes from a woman too afraid of Jews to give her name: “I voted for Sarah Palin, but I don’t believe a woman’s place is to kill a moose. We should leave that to the menfolk.” But it is for a single night’s work that we honor Green at the moment: Laughter Against the Machine. The show returns this summer, with Green’s cohort of W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and, hopefully, Janine Brito, too, reprising the funniest comedy show we’ve ever seen. The funniest. In a town packed with funny shows.