I’m Laurel and I’m organizing a comedy benefit on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Under St. Mark’s Theatre in the East Village (a great space that’s agreed to donate the theatre for a night to help out a great cause!).
All the cash from the event will go to toxic waste victims in the Philippines (you can read more about the community in need here: http://www.kamayatpuso.org I vis,ited these kids in summer 07, and I’m sure if you met them too you’d wanna do something awesome for them!). The show is tentatively titled POVERTY SUCKS.
I’m looking for some awesome NYC or near-NYC Filipino American comedians/ sketch troupes/ improv troupes with Filipino American performers who’d be willing to perform alongside my non-Filipino pals! I’ll have more details firmed up once we get closer to the date, but it looks like each group will do 15-20 minutes, depending on how many groups sign on, and we’ll also hold a raffle and a couple of funny auctions that night, too.
Please let me know if you’re interested in performing, I’d love to have you! Send along clips, scripts and band MP3s!
laurel.af at gmail dot com