Ms. Foundation for Women to Celebrate “Laughter is the Best Resistance”
Ashley Nicole Black, Jena Friedman, Judy Gold, Jen Kirkman, Dulcé Sloan, and Liza Treyger to Headline 22nd Comedy Night at Carolines on Broadway. Additional Speakers to Include Founding Mother Gloria Steinem and President and CEO Teresa C. Younger
NEW YORK, NY — On Wednesday, November 29, the Ms. Foundation for Women will celebrate “Laughter is the Best Resistance,” its 22nd Comedy Night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City. “Laughter is the Best Resistance” will feature standup from Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Jena Friedman (Adult Swim’s 2018 The Jena Friedman Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Late Show with David Letterman), award-winning writer and producer Judy Gold (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, host of Kill Me Now with Judy Gold podcast), Jen Kirkman (Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin?, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), and Liza Treyger (Glittercheese). Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Ms. Foundation’s work to ensure the economic justice, reproductive justice, and safety for all women.
Ms. Foundation Founding Mother Gloria Steinem and President and CEO Teresa C. Younger will also appear on-stage as part of the evening’s proceedings.
“Now more than ever, the Ms. Foundation for Women is working to fight back against political attacks on women’s rights and equality. I am honored to bring together some of the most talented comedians for an evening to unite as one force of the resistance,” says Caroline Hirsch, Carolines owner and former Ms. Foundation Board Member. “As a dedicated voice in the fight for equality, I am proud to support the Ms. Foundation and its grantee partners as they work to address the challenges women face today.”
The Comedy Night, created by Ms. Foundation founding mother Gloria Steinem and Hirsch in 1989, celebrates the grassroots movement to advance gender equity in the U.S. and has featured some of America’s most talented comedians, including Susie Essman, Judy Reyes, Brett Butler, Rosie O’Donnell, Joy Behar, Margaret Cho, Kathy Najimy, Kate Clinton, Lizz Winstead, Caroline Rhea and many more. Proceeds from the event support funding, training, and advocacy for women-led grassroots organizations that promote and protect reproductive healthcare access and choice, workplace advancement and quality childcare, and women’s safety.
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For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.