WRITE AID: A COMEDY BENEFIT FOR STRIKING WRITERS AT COMIX
New York, NY – Jonesing for your favorite comedy shows? No worries -- Comix has teamed up with the Writers Guild of America, East and assembled an all-star lineup of scribes from your favorite (currently blacked-out) shows Tuesday, December 11th.
Join us as Robert Wuhl (star of HBO's Assume the Position, Arli$$, Everybody Hates Chris), Andy Borowitz (CNN, National Public Radio, The New Yorker & creator of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Brian Kiley (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Laurie Kilmartin (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Bill Scheft (The Late Show with David Letterman), Brian Stack (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), and others put down the picket signs and pick up the mike for a night of "anything goes" comedy.
A portion of proceeds will go to WGAE Strike Fund. PLUS, discounted tickets for all WGA members! Simply present your WGA card at the Box Office to receive $5.00 off admission.
TUE, DEC 11th @ 9:00 PM
353 W. 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Tickets are $20 in advance $25 the day of show plus two item minimum in the showroom and can be purchased at the box office, by calling 212.524.2500 or online at www.comixny.com.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
**Robert Wuhl has thoroughly enjoyed the success of ARLI$$ in all of its seven seasons on HBO. He has also been critically praised for his work in films such as Bull Durham, Batman, Good Morning Vietnam, Mistress, and Blaze. Wuhl has been twice honored with Emmy Awards in '91 and '92 for writing the Academy Awards telecasts hosted by Billy Crystal. As a comedian, Robert starred in his own HBO Comedy Hour titled Robert Wuhl's World Tour. He has performed stand-up in numerous and prestigious venues around the country, including the early years of Comic Relief
**Andy Borowitz created the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and co-produced the Oscar nominated movie Pleasantville. He is also the founder of the Borowitz Report a site that posts one 250-word satirical column every weekday. He has made countless appearances on other television programs including Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Best Week Ever on VH1 and Live at Gotham on Comedy Central. In addition Borowitz is a regular host of The Moth and also sings with the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders.
**Brian Kiley has appeared several times on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has been a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien since 1994 and he has been nominated for 12 Emmy Awards. He is the winner of the 2007 Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series.
**Laurie Kilmartin is a recurring panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever and has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Premium Blend, Shorties’ Watchin Shorties, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. In 2002 she became a staff writer for Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and has also written for the Late Late Show and Too Late with Adam Carolla.
**Bill Scheft toured as a stand-up comedian for twelve years. Scheft was hired as a monologue writer for Late Night with David Letterman in 1991. He served as head monologue writer for the Late Show until March, 2004, and during his years with Letterman was nominated for 13 Emmys.
Over the last decade, Scheft has contributed humor essays and short pieces to the New Yorker, New York Times, Esquire, TV Guide, George, Talk, Slate and Modern Humorist
**Brian Stack is an American writer/actor/comedian best known for his sketch comedy work on the late night talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. As a member of Late Night’s writing staff, Stack won five Writers Guild Awards for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series for 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Stack was also nominated for an Emmy Award every year since 1998 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program as a member of the writing team.
ABOUT THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA
The Writers Guild of America is a labor union composed of the thousands of writers who write the television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, CD-ROMs, and content for new-media technologies that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.
OUR PRIMARY DUTY is to represent our members in negotiations with film and television producers to ensure the rights of screen, television, and new-media writers.
Once a contract is in place, we enforce it. Because of the WGA’s long-term efforts, writers receive pension and health coverage, and their financial and creative rights are protected.
If you have further questions about the important work being done by the WGA—the world’s largest organization of this kind—visit the Guild’s website at www.wga.org.
COMIX is New York's hottest new comedy nightclub featuring headline comedians and established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming. Comix is an elegant space with comfortable seating, unobstructed stage views, the purest sound and superior food. Comix is located at 353 W. 14th Street, New York, NY 10014. Visit www.comixny.com or call 212.524.2500 for tickets and more.
Official Website: http://www.comixny.com