The Woodstock Comedy Festival Fundraising Event

The Woodstock Comedy Festival Fundraising Event

This show is a benefit for the VERY FIRST EVER Woodstock Comedy Festival coming September, 2013! All net proceeds go to charity, so come enjoy an amazing comedy show followed by a dance party. Here's to good karma!

Jim Gaffigan

JIM GAFFIGAN has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing.

His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night's "Letterman" and "Conan." His writing and voice work on the animated series "Pale Force" for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.

Gaffigan has had breakout guest appearances on many comedies and dramas ranging from HBO's cult hits "Flight of the Concords" and "Bored to Death" to dramatic roles in all three versions of "Law & Order".

In recent years, Gaffigan has also become a mainstay on the big screen with memorable roles in "Going the Distance", "Away We Go" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story." Gaffigan will next be seen alongside Jennifer Connolly, Ed Harris, Pierce Bronson, and Greg Kinnear in the highly anticipated film "Salvation Boulevard" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Further broadening his career, Gaffigan stars in his first Broadway production, "That Championship Season". As part of the highly acclaimed play, Gaffigan appears in the ensemble alongside Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland. The play premiered on March 6 and runs through May 29, 2011.

In the Fall of 2011, Gaffigan sold a sitcom that he will write and star in for the NBC network. He will be starting 2012 off with a 30 city national tour called Jim Gaffigan: The America Tour sponsored by Comedy Central.

Adam Conover

Adam Conover is a comedian based in New York City. He appears weekly on VH1's pop-culture recap show Best Week Ever, and is a writer and cast member at the popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com, for whom his video Mitt Romney Style has received nearly 50 million views on YouTube. As a standup comic, he has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and at colleges across the country. In New York City, he runs "Fresh Out!" a popular weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He is also a member of acclaimed sketch group Olde English, whose movie The Exquisite Corpse Project premiered in 2013 and is being distributed nationally by Splitsider Presents.

Eddie Brill

Since 1997 Eddie has been the warm up comedian for The Late Show With David Letterman. For 11 years he was the talent coordinator for the stand-ups on the show. He is also the creative director of the very successful Great American Comedy Festival that honors Johnny Carson. In addition to helping book comedy festivals around the world, he is also an international stand-up comedian and a three time MAC award winner. Eddie has also been featured on over 100 TV shows in six different countries. As an actor he has appeared on the FX TV show "Louie" and in films such as "30 Years to Life" with Tracy Morgan.

Lizz Winstead

As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, LIZZ WINSTEAD is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, LIZZ brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a Correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend CHUCK D and political big brain RACHEL MADDOW. LIZZ’S talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and “The Joy Behar Show.” Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, “WAKE UP WORLD, a show Rachel Maddow called, “The funniest thing I have seen in years.”

Hosted by Josh Ruben

Josh Ruben is a director, writer and cast member at comedy website CollegeHumor.com. Josh is a proud producer of the very first Woodstock Comedy Festival coming to Woodstock, NY - September 20-22 2013. All net proceeds for the Woodstock Festival go to two charities - The Polaris Project (www.polarisproject.org) which fights human trafficking and Family of Woodstock (www.familyofwoodstockinc.org), a local social services agency that specializes in domestic abuse prevention and awareness. Check out www.woodstockcomedyfestival.org for more info.

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Friday, June 28 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Littlefield