Comedy At The Knitting Factory hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest. They will help get audience motivated to help GOTV!
The Comedy Resistance will present a comedy showcase at the O+ Festival, a mostly music festival in Kingston, NY (NY-19), which provides health care to artists during the festival and ongoing advocacy for health care policy.
The goal of this show is to encourage voter registration just before the New York deadline in a contested district, and engage fans in ongoing activism to help Get Out the Vote in November and stay active with other comedians and comedy fans.
Just Added: Janeane Garofalo! Seaton Smith! & More!
Events start at 7:30PM in BSP Kingston Back Room Theater. Ticket link for advanced wristbands, still pay-what-you-can at the doors!
MANY states have 30 days prior to the election. Some are later but why wait!? Check the details for your state here.
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The Comedy Resistance will have a booth at this punk rock comedy festival. Stop by to get connected to others for voter registration and get out the vote activities!
The TCR-TX team launched at Moontower Comedy Festival on April 20th 2018, where David Cross & Friends: Avery Moore, Justin Hicks, Luis Flandes, Tyler Groce, Preacher Lawson, Hunter Duncan, The Sklar Brothers, Maria Bamford, and more were joined by local organizers and Voter Registration with Headcount in Austin TX. We also did voter registration and popup comedy shows in San Antonio and Lockhart.
Because Texas is a hot state with some of the most restrictive rules to register to vote, TCR -TX has organized numerous voter deputizing events and those newly deputized volunteers have fanned out to comedy shows and events throughout Texas in an effort to get people registered to vote.
Ongoing VR and GOTV efforts include partnerships with venues, Native Hotel, Cap City and more.
An partial listing of where TCR-TX HAS DONE so far:
Friday April 20th Pop Up Registration Event David Cross, Sklar Brothers, Justin Hicks, Avery Moore Near UT Campus on Guadeloupe and Cosmic Cafe Coffee and Beer
BBQ Restaurant Pop-Up Show Austin Texas
Saturday April 21st Pop Up Event Lockheart TX Smitty’s Market Pat Sirois Chris Tellez
Comics: Pat Sirois Chris Tellez
Saturday April 21st Pop Up Registration Event San Antonio Fiesta Festival
George Anthony, Pat Sirous
Saturday May 19th Austin TX
Near UT Campus on Guadeloupe St Pop-Up: Luis Flandes
Friday May 25th Austin TX Near UT Campus on Guadeloupe St Pop-Up
Ashley Overton, Luis Flandes, George Anthony
Saturday May 26th Hope Outdoor Gallery Austin TX pop up
Ashley Overton, Luis Flandes, Hunter Duncan, Justin Hicks, Avery Moore,
Wednesday May 30th 9pm End of the Month Showcase The Night Owl Bar in Austin TX
Chris Tellez, Avery Moore, Pat Sirois, Tyler Groce, Hunter Duncan, George Anthony
Tuesday June 7th Austin Texas Travis County VDR Deputization Event
7 UT Students (Sarah Herzer)
Sunday July 1st
Comedy Resistance Showcase/Registration Event at Native Hostel Austin TX
Tai Nguyen, Andrew Murphy, Austin Smartt, Elizabeth Spears, Sahana Srinivasan, Chris Hills, Rachel Hall, Luis Flandes, Ashley Overton, League of Women Voters
Saturday July 7th Austin Texas Travis County VDR Deputization Event at Varsity Pizza
Friday July 27 Alamo Drafthouse Over the Rainbow First LGBTQ Show,
Ralphie Hardesty, Keisha Hunt, Arielle Norman, Symply Courtney, Colton Dowling,
Sunday August 5 Comedy Resistance Showcase/Registration Event at Native Hostel Show
Colton Dowling, Arielle Norman, Norah Franklin, Jay Whitecotton, Pat Dean, Avery Moore, Chris Tellez
Saturday August 11th LGBTQ Pride Show Registration Event: Colton Dowling, Ashley Overton, Holli Cuomo, Andrew Horneman, Carina Magyar, Austin Smartt
Friday August 24th 11:30 pm Late Night Comedy Resistance Coldtowne Theater Show: Live Comedy and Registration Event Ronnita Miller, Austin Howell, Wendy Salome, Matt Shirley, Audra Schroeder, Wilhem Olivia, Wade Arbuckle
Sunday September 2nd Austin TX Native Hostel Showcase Registration Event
Luis Flandes, Laura Ortiz, Chris Tellez, Carlton Wilcox, Jasmine Eliss, Jered McCorkle
Tuesday September 11th Cap City Comedy Club Registration Drive Chris Cubas and Martha Kelly
Comedy + Voter registration + Voter activism
Connect Gallery in Hyde Park
Today is the last primary until the midterms! Federal primaries already happened for NY, this is for local including Governor.
Rhode Island in the (tiny but densely representative) house! and senate!
Live and Vote Free or Die, NH! So free they have open primaries where voters can remain undeclared and vote in either party’s primary.
On Tuesday September 11th Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, TX, will host a stand up comedy voter registration drive. Registered Travis County VDRs will be onsite to get audiences registered to vote.
Chris Cubas (Comedy Central) will host special guest Martha Kelly (FX Baskets, Spider-man) for a night of laugh-out-loud poignant hilarity.
The Comedy Resistance is a non-profit organization that uses comedy events to inspire the American people to get activated and organized in their communities.
With our partners and a growing list of volunteers we will help register voters and connect them with high impact volunteering opportunities. Together, we hope to produce a wave of engagement up and down the ballot.
Our Mission is to create comedy platforms that transform a passive political audience to active voters and activists for a wave of electoral change.