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‘What a Joke’ comedy festival happening in 20 cities on inauguration day weekend


What a Joke is a comedy festival happening Inauguration Day Weekend (Jan 19 – 20) in 20 cities across the U.S. with proceeds going to benefit the ACLU.  A full list of cities and more info is here.

In NYC it’s happening Janury 19 at The Stand, January 20 at The Annoyance Theater and January 21 at Rough Trade. UPDATE: Lineups for all three NYC shows are listed below.

1/19 lineup at The Stand: (tickets)
Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, 24)
Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central)
Kerry Coddett (MTV2’s Joking Off)
Martin Urbano (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival)
Emily Winter (Writer at TV Land, Fusion TV)
Petey DeAbreu (New York Comedy Festival)

1/20 lineup at The Annoyance Theater:
Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, Conan)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon writer) and Brett Davis (The Special Without Brett Davis)
Langston Kerman (Comedy Central, Insecure)
Mike Recine (Conan)
Rob Haze (Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central)
Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso’s Schtick or Treat)
Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Hosted by Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival) and Emily Winter (Writer at TV Land, Fusion TV)

1/21 lineup at Rough Trade (tickets on sale 12/21 at noon):
Laurie Kilmartin (Last Comic Standing, Conan, Best-Selling Author of Shitty Mom)
Dave Hill (@midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)
Jordan Temple (MTV’s Decoded, Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest)
Rae Sanni (Comedy Central)
Jenn Welch (New York Comedy Festival)
Emily Winter (Writer for TV Land, Fusion TV)
hosted by Fusion TV’s Chris Calogero

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