LAUGHING LIBERALLY: ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION, a comedy extravaganza, which mixes humor, musical numbers, video, and political satire will begin performances on Monday, March 19, 2012. Featuring progressive comedians from CNN, , Comedy Central, Showtime, MTV, Huffington Post, and C-SPAN, the show will play Mondays through May 21 at the Playroom Theater, 151 West 46 Street in New York City.
Under the direction of Justin Krebs (author of 538 Ways to Live, Work & Play as a Liberal), ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION will host a rotating roster including John Fugelsang, Jim David, Dean Obeidallah, Baratunde Thurston, Negin Farsad, Lee Camp, Katie Halper, Jamie Kilstein, Elon James White, and Scott Blakeman. The evening includes comedic videos by top-tier liberal filmmakers and new media producers.
“We have the mission of saving democracy, one laugh at a time,” explained director Krebs. “As we approach the national elections in November, we are most anxious to protect our country from ruin by the insidious disease of E.D. , electile dysfunction. Bringing attention to this potentially national disaster through smart, progressive comedy is the greatest assistance we can give to help fight against this menace. “
For six years, Laughing Liberally has been entertaining the Political Left with a national tour, recurring New York productions and special events at progressive conferences including Netroots Nation, Take Back the American Dream and Democratic and Republican Conventions. Laughing Liberally has partnered on videos and special performances with The Nation, the AFL-CIO, Welcoming America, the SEIU, We The People and an array of liberal publishers, advocacy groups and causes. Laughing Liberally recently launched Laughter Works, a comedy endeavor promoting a respect for working Americans.
LAUGHING LIBERALLY: ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION will play on Monday evenings at 8:00, beginning on March 19 . Tickets may be purchased at www.laughingliberallynyc.com or by calling 212-967-8278.
The Playroom Theater is located at 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, East of Broadway.
LAUGHING LIBERALLY is presented by Living Liberally, a multifaceted national movement that builds progressive communities through social networks and events. Living Liberally also sponsors Drinking Liberally, the national network of over 200 progressive social clubs; Screening Liberally, a series of socially-conscious films; Eating Liberally, environmentally conscious food events “with good gab and great grub”; Talking Liberally, a continuing round of public affairs gatherings exploring issues of progressive politics; and Reading Liberally, book tours for progressive authors. Living Liberally is led by a New York-based team and fueled by the energy of hundreds of volunteers and partners around the country