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RAISING MONEY TO RAISE ROOFS: COMIX & SOUTH TOWARD HOME PRESENT A STAND UP COMEDY BENEFIT FEATURING JANEANE GAROFALO, DAVID CROSS, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, EUGENE MIRMAN & MORE
Comix is proud to present a stand up comedy charity event benefiting South Toward Home, a non-profit organization created in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The remarkable line up of talent includes Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Zach Galafanakis, Eugene Mirman, and More. You don’t want to miss More, do you?
The benefit will be held at the new state-of-the-art comedy nightclub Comix located at 353 W. 14th Street on Thursday, November 9th at 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.comixny.com or by calling 212.524.2500. Advance tickets are available for $40 or on the day of the show for $50.
ABOUT SOUTH TOWARD HOME:
By using volunteer and paid labor, as well as donated and purchased materials, South Toward Home (“STH”) is making it possible for people to return to their homes through its Project Renewal Program.
Now that the larger relief organizations have affected their roles, STH looks to fill the gaps, as there is still much that is left undone.
To help a community recover, we must care for the individuals. As we all know, Katrina did not discriminate, and has left victims of every description in its wake. Together, with Project Manager Amy Hardee, STH has repaired over 50 homes in the coastal town of Pass Christian, Mississippi.
STH’s involvement in the recovery process will include many phases, based on the immediate needs of individuals, and the community as a whole. STH will partner with different programs and organizations in the future to accomplish these goals. Visit www.southtowardhome.com for more information on this important organization.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Janeane Garofalo is a stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, writer and former co-host on Air America Radio's The Majority Report. Her recent projects include Disney's big trouble and Wet Hot American Summer, which was showcased at The Sundance Film Festival. She can also be seen in her memorable and critically acclaimed roles in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Dog Park, and Dogma. In addition to a demanding shooting schedule, she continues to perform stand-up around the country.
David Cross is an Emmy winning actor, writer, and comedian. He co-starred as Tobias Fünke in Arrested Development, In addition to these larger roles, he has made cameo appearances on shows like Just Shoot Me, The Drew Carey Show, NewsRadio, Strangers with Candy, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Eugene Mirman Is a New York City based comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker. He has appeared on several TV shows including Late Night With Conan OBrien, Comedy Centrals Premium Blend, Carson Daly, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Third Watch. He was recently, cast as a regular in HBOs new Flight of The Concords series, he plays Eugene, the landlord. He is also working on an advice/ guide to modern living/ humor book for Harper Collins due out in the fall of 2007. As well as creating and starring in Space Talk From Dimension Eugene — a sci-fi talk show for a new comedy broadband network being launched by Turner Broadcasting.
Zach Galifianakis Is a comedian and actor. He got his first acting job on a sitcom called Boston Common. He has since been seen on a number of late-night talk shows including Letterman, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel. His films include Heartbreakers, Bubble Boy, Below, Corky Ramano, Out Cold and The Comedians of Comedy. He also hosted his own critically-acclaimed talk show for VH1 titled Late World with Zach.
Comix is the Meatpacking District’s first live-entertainment venue and restaurant featuring headlining comedians and established New York-area comics. In addition, Comix will present the best of cutting edge alternative, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming. Comix draws upon the rich experience of going to the theater uptown and brings with it a decidedly downtown attitude.
Perfectly situated at 353 West 14th Street (just east of Ninth Avenue), Comix is an elegant space with comfortable seating, unobstructed stage views, the purest sound, superior food, and NO MINIMUMS. Visit www.comixny.com for coming attractions and much more.
Official Website: http://www.comixny.com