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Inauguration Events in DC

The Obama Girls of Comedy + Comedy Against Evil 

January 18 @ 7:30pm 
DC ARTS CENTER 
2438 18th Street NW 
Washington, DC 
202-462-7833 
$15/$10 DCAC Members
 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/53044 


The Obama Girls of Comedy return to DC to ring in the Inauguration. We will be teaming up with Comedy Against Evil to present one fabulous night of hilarity to hail to the new chief. Come celebrate a new era of hope and change as we all have a ball and bring sexy back to the Democrats. 

A few months back, The Obama Girls of Comedy, a group of comedians hit the road to raise awareness that women were voting for Obama in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina. The group is made up of stellar women comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1 and network TV. Throughout the pre-election season, we traveled to 5 states and raised a ruckus. We had our share of highs and lows and feast or famine as we ran out of gas, were mistaken for hookers, played at a few bars straight out of The Accused, volunteered for the campaign and witnessed the most awkward karaoke on earth. On November 4, victory was just particularly sweet when all the states we visited went blue. Yep that was us. 

Meanwhile their friend and comedy cohort, Jeff Kreisler did his part to spread the word on Obama. Touring Red, Blue, and Purple states, Comedy Against Evil brought laughter to voters in cities from Seattle to Dallas, Cleveland to LA, Houston, Cincinatti, Dayton, Gainesville and more! Along the way, we made many friends, had countless laughs, and twice escaped lynching. We didn’t change the world, but we had fun. Now a new, ever-shifting group of concerned performers picks up the pieces and continues the fight. Award winners and accomplished professionals, today’s brightest satirists will share their “fair and balanced”* perspectives on the issues of the day. 

On Sunday, January 18 the two shows join forces at DC Arts in Adams Morgan, featuring comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler (Comedy Central’s Indecision 2008, BBC & Bill Hicks Spirit Award Winner), The Goddess Perlman (Last Comic Standing, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad), Hilary Schwartz (XM Radio) Elon James White (Sirius, This Week in Blackness) Scott Blakeman (Comedy Central, Letterman) and others. We are changing hearts and minds, one laugh at a time. 
Comedy Against Evil
 

Other places to catch the Obama Girls of Comedy 
During MLK/Inauguration Weekend 

Saturday, January 17- 8pm 
The People’s Inaugural Ball 
The Historical Society of Washington DC 
801 K Street NW, DC 
http://thepeoplesinaugural.com/premier 

Monday, January 19 8:00 PM 
The Official Ball of Prince George’s County 
7963 Annapolis Rd. 
Lanham, MD 
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpthg3 

Monday, January 19 @ 3pm 
MyBarackObama Blogger Celebration 
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub 
713 King St 
Old Town 
Alexandria, VA 22314 

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Oh, Yes We Did!!!!

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A Message to the South

From Carol Hartsell, Producer of the Drink at Work show in NYC, contributor to Shoot the Messenger with Lizz Winstead and Southern Gal.

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Giulia Rozzi on The Obama Girls of Comedy: Part 2

The best rendition of Purple Rain ever. This is what could happen if you leave your Prince LPs behind at yo’ momma’s crib. Momma might get a hold of ’em, momma goes to karaoke and this happens:

READ GIULIA’S BLOG

http://blogs.takepart.com/2008/10/28/more-from-the-obama-girls-of-comedy-tour-karaoke/

Pics from the second leg!

Here we go!

CHIEF IKE’S MAMBO ROOM IN DC:

Pre-show.

Hometown girl Hilary Schwartz onstage.

Claudia joining the Canadian Club at the Chinese place post-show.

LINCOLN THEATRE IN RALEIGH:

Michelle Buteau and Claudia Cogan.

GRAVITY LOUNGE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE:

Carolyn Castiglia and Claudia Cogan with audience member Kate.

An audience member from Alaska with Obama buttons.

Carolyn Castiglia, Susannah “Goddess” Perlman and Claudia Cogan post-show.

NORFOLK IS TONIGHT!  OUR LAST SHOW IN THE SOUTH!  If you live in NYC, come see us at Le Poisson Rouge on Election Night.  GOBAMA!

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT

The Obama Girls of Comedy is in the news and raising awareness just like they said they would. We are not quite the Pittsburgh nutcase who beat herself up and carve a “B” in her face to prove her devotion to McCain. Our creativity only goes so far…

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/1266695.html

INDEPENDENT WEEKLY
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A267409

CHARLOTTESVILLE
http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/entertainment/theatre_arts/article/obama_girls_of_comedy_swing_into_town/30029/

PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER:
http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2008/10/09/just-do-it

WASHINGTON POST:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/09/AR2008100903588.html

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA
http://www.bloomingtonscene.com/blog/?p7

DAYTON, OH
http://www.activedayton.com/all/events2/etc/userEventDisplay.jspd?eventStatus=Approved&eventid 5006

PITTSBURGH
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/page?oid_047

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08290/920256-42.stm

ALLENTOWN
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment-general/index.ssf/2008/10/obama_girls_to_perform_tuesday.html

NORFOLK
Proof that no PR is bad PR, A Virginian-Pilot Douchebag, Malcolm Venable decided to review our press release. Everyone is entitled to their opinion until I found the article where he was unnecessarily hating on Terence Howard and his douche was clearly in the bag.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/no-we-cant

ELECTION NIGHT SHOW IN NYC ADDED

The Red Fish Turns Blue
An Election Night Extravaganza
featuring the Obama Girls of Comedy

Nov. 4th 
Doors @7pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(212) 228-4854
FREE ADMISSION
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We will be returning to NYC on Election Day to watch the results, some the funniest NY female comics will be dropping by to share their two cents; Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Mindy Raf (VH-1), Irene Bremis (MTV), Calise Hawkins (NBC), Claudia Cogan (Sirius) and the queen of quick change Goddess Perlman (NBC) and many more. Sarah Palin might make an appearance plus our very own Hot Obama Mamas will be go-go dancing all night long and we might even sing the national anthem to top it all off. It will be an all-American event had by all. On November 4th, we will be turning the Red Fish, Blue. Come On Down!

Come drink like a fish til' you're blue in the face

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