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Laughter in the Park 2017

Just grab a to-go borscht, a fist full of coal, 
spray on some tan and  join us New York!

NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsors:  
Fairway Markets and Manhattan Mini-Storage, 
two NY businesses that are focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.   

Funding for Laughter in the Park 2017 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net.  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.   Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory.   We also extend our gratitude to the men and women of the NYC parks department.


 

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sunday, july 30 / 2p

central park, mineral springs



michelle buteau
Michelle is a comedian and radio host. She co-hosted VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey" and has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless "I Love The" series as well as on "Best Week Ever."

MANHATTAN 
BOROUGH PRESIDENT 
GALE BREWER!
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan, with a role in deciding land-use and zoning issues in the borough, appointment of members to the 12 community boards, and the ability to introduce legislation in the City Council.   She's also prepped to tell a joke again on Sunday!
 
saurin choksi
Saurin recently appeared on Fuse TV as the host of "White Guy Talk Show"--a nightly pop culture comedy show. In 2014 his stand up comedy took first place at the Boston Comedy Festival. 
 
anthony devito
Anthony is an NYC-based comedian. He recently made his network-television debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and was the 2015 winner of Caroline's "March Madness."  He can be seen on TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and in regular appearances on Fox News Channel's "Red Eye."

harrison greenbaum
Harrison, was One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch/"  He  has won several awards for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy. He was featured  recently on NBC's "America's Got Talent," as well as "Last Comic Standing,"  AXS.TV 's "Gotham Comedy Live" and National Geographic Channel's "Brain Games,"   Punchline Magazine named  Harrison  one of the "Breakout Artists" of the year.
 
charlie pickering
C harlie is an Australian TV host and comedian. He is best known as a former co-host on the comedic current affairs program "The Project."  He currently hosts "The Weekly," a popular weekly news satire program. 

sunday, july 23 / 2p

tompkins square park, old bandshell lawn 



roy wood, jr.
Roy is a comedian most recently seen as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."  His first Comedy Central Stand-Up Special, Roy Wood Jr., "Father Figure", debuted in February 2017 and he was recently named the new host of Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening."

nimesh patel
N imesh has written for the 2016 Oscars hosted by Chris Rock.  He was a 2013 finalist in Comedy Central's "Up Next" CC: Certified Talent Search" where stand-up comedians from across the country performed at the New York Comedy Festival's 4th Annual "Comics to Watch" showcase at Caroline's on Broadway.   

emma willmann
Emma is a Comedy Cellar regular and made her late night debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in 2016.  Emma beat out hundreds of comedians to be named one of the 10 Funniest Comics as part of Caroline's "New York's Funniest" competition in 2014. 

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sunday, july 16 / 4:30p

brooklyn bridge park, granite prospect 



sherrod small
Sherrod was a regular on VH1's "Best Week Ever," and served as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and one time host of Fox News' late-night satire program "Red Eye." He has appeared on "Tough Crowd," "Premium Blend," and "The Chris Rock Show." He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain".  He recently co-hosted, A&E's original comedy series that tackled race called "Black & White" and is a regular at the famed Comedy Cellar.
 
langston kerman 
Langston is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who now recurs as 'Jered' on HBO's comedy "Insecure." . He was part of Chris Rock's writing staff for the 2016 Oscars and recently wrote for Comedy Central's new show Problematic with Moshe Kasher. 

leighann lord
Leighann is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She performs  stand-up comedy  and is the co-host (with  Neil deGrasse Tyson ) of the " Star Talk Radio"  podcast.

myq kaplan 
Myq is a comedian and writer who has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Comedy Central Presents,"  "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "@midnight," "The Chris Gethard Show," FX's "Louis," "Totally Biased with  W. Kamau Bell," and "Last Comic Standing," where he placed as a finalist. He has also written for "The Late Late Show with James Corden." 

gary vider
G ary one of four stand-up comics to make it to the final ten of NBC's hit show, "America's Got Talent",  He also made his TV stand-up debut in 2014 on TBS', "Conan". Gary's other TV appearances include AXS TV's "Gotham Live", and "Comics Unleashed" with Byron Allen. 
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sunday, july 9 / 2p

washington square park, garibaldi plaza 



gina yashere
Gina recently joined Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" as their British Correspondent and contributor.  She is a well-known stand up and TV star in the UK and was named a top ten rising talent by the Hollywood Reporter.   She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."  She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic "Def Comedy Jam," as well as for her hilarious appearances on "The Tonight Show" (NBC), "Crashing" (HBO), "@Midnight" on Comedy Central and her 1 hour stand up special, "Skinny B*tch" on Showtime.  Her third stand up special taped in the UK called "Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes," is currently being streamed in the US on NBC's Seeso.
 
jon fisch
Jon Fisch is a comedian who has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the Late Show with David Letterman.   He appeared on Last Comic Standing 4.   A staple in the NYC scene, Jon is a favorite at Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Cellar, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live.  He was also handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club

moody mccarthy
Moody McCarthy is a comedian who has made numerous TV appearances, including performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and America's Got Talent. He regularly performs at top New York comedy clubs such as the renowned Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, and the World Famous Comic Strip Live. 

alingon mitra
Alingon is a NYC-based comedian who has written for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", "Adam Ruins Everything," and "The Harvard Lampoon."

mark normand
Mark has done a Comedy Central half hour special, as well as released an album titled "Still Got It" with Comedy Central records. He regularly opens for Amy Schumer.

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Thx to everyone who supported our GoFundMe campaign!
We appreciate that you think comedy in parks is pretty cool!
It remains open as we are still trying to 
reach all our financial goals for 2017.