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February 9, 2020 | doors at 6:45pm
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Abortion Access Front presents:
THE FEMINIST BUZZKILLS OF COMEDY
LIZZ WINSTEAD (CO-CREATOR, THE DAILY SHOW)
Ian Harvie (Will & Grace, Transparent) | Chanel Ali (TruTV's Laff Tracks)
Welcome to The Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy! Lizz Winstead (Daily Show Co-creator and proud Feminist Buzzkill) is hosting an evening of comedy produced by Abortion Access Front featuring some of the most hilarious feminist buzzkills in stand-up. These amazing performers will have you laughing and fighting the Patriarchy all in one night! In addition to the performances, Winstead hosts a post-show talkback with local abortion providers and activists and several activist groups have booths full of direct action items. Basically, these Feminist Buzzkills have created a great night out to laugh your ass off, get information, and take action on how to support reproductive rights across America! We can’t wait to see you again!
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THE FEMINIST BUZZKILLS OF COMEDY
LIZZ WINSTEAD (CO-CREATOR, THE DAILY SHOW)
Welcome to The Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy! Lizz Winstead (Daily Show Co-creator and proud Feminist Buzzkill) is hosting an evening of comedy produced by Abortion Access Front featuring some of the most hilarious feminist buzzkills in stand-up. These amazing performers will have you laughing and fighting the Patriarchy all in one night!

You ready to gather together like Trudeau and Macron and laugh at all the insane misogyny in the world? If so, then you are in luck, because Winstead and AAF gotchu.

Hosted By
Lizz Winstead (Co-Creator, The Daily Show)

Special Guests
Ian Harvie (Will & Grace, Transparent)
and more to be announced!

Lizz Winstead is known as one of the top political comedians in the country. If it’s in the news, Winstead will bring it to the stage as only she can. In this roller coaster of a world, she brings her hilarious clarity to help us make sense of it all!


But with Winstead and friends it’s more than just a comedy show. These Feminist Buzzkills tour the country using comedy shows as a way to gather folks together for a night of fun, while building into the evening an awareness raising conversation about the relentless assaults on reproductive rights. In addition to the performances, Winstead hosts a post-show talkback with local abortion providers and activists and several activist groups have booths full of direct action items. Basically, these Feminist Buzzkills have created a great night out to laugh your ass off, get information, and take action on how to support reproductive rights across America!

We can’t wait to see you again!

For more about Abortion Access Front and what they do check out their website! https://www.aafront.org/
Ian Harvie (Will & Grace, Transparent)
Although Ian Harvie didn’t have a language for his identity growing up in rural Maine in the 70s & 80s, he knew he was trans* at an early age. Harvie had the pleasure of coming out twice, as he describes in his routine. “The first time I came out to my parents, I was a girl. I simply told them, ‘I like girls’. The second time I came out to my parents, I said ‘Mom, Dad, I still like girls and I want to be a dude’, you can imagine how that went over.”

Harvie began his standup comedy career in 2002 at a local comedy club in Portland, Maine. He continued with his new found passion of writing and performing material throughout the northeast. Four years into his budding career, Ian moved to Los Angeles (2006) to pursue the art and began working with the iconic comic, Margaret Cho, as her regular opening act for 3 years.

During that time, Harvie toured all over the world with Cho, then turned solo act, cross-country headliner and groundbreaking transgender comedian. Unafraid to joke about subjects no other comedian has ever touched, Ian’s unique act challenges the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in ways you won’t believe, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites us all.

He continues to perform in clubs, theaters and colleges around the globe and has appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals: JUST FOR LAUGHS in Australia and Canada, and the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL in Australia, and SKETCHFEST in San Francisco. Ian travels back to his home state of Maine every summer since 2011, for a couple of weeks, to produce his own home-grown style comedy writing camp, followed by the MAINE COMEDY FESTIVAL.

Ian made his acting debut as “Dale” in the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning TV series TRANSPARENT on Amazon. You may have also seen Ian guest starring as “Bud” on the return season of NBC’s WILL & GRACE, ”Michael” on the ABC soapy, nighttime drama, MISTRESSES; as “Chris” on FREEFORM’s hilarious, millennial sitcom YOUNG AND HUNGRY; and as himself on COMEDY CENTRAL’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, and much more.

In the summer of 2018, Harvie became a theater kid again, starring in his debut performance as “Henry” in Jordan Harrison’s new play LOG CABIN at Playwrights Horizon’s Theater, off-Broadway in New York. The hilarious and political play featured and all-star ensemble, with skilled thespian, Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the helm.

Harvie’s one-hour standup comedy special MAY THE BEST COCK WIN was filmed for NBC’s digital network, SEESO released early 2017, now streaming on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and other streaming services.

Harvie has toured performing standup comedy to raise money for numerous causes including but not limited to: recovery centers and houses, abortions rights, and numerous LGBTQIA causes.

Ian understands first hand what it feels like to not be able to see yourself in someone else, and how his representation as an out, proud, happy trans* man may help others trans* and gender non-confirming folks feel like they exist. That is one of the reasons why he mentors numerous trans* and queer youth around the world.
Chanel Ali (TruTV's Laff Tracks)
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before moving to New York City in 2015. Her stage presence and story teller style make her a crowd favorite as she covers her upbringing, her world view and life as a comedian who doubles as a polite person in real life. She was been featured on the following shows:

- MTVs Girl Code 2018

- Laff Mobs Laugh Tracks on Tru TV 2019

- Food Network Digital Series Food Debate
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