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Diversity is Fun! Comedy, Music and Human Rights

Feb 23 | Sun |


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To laugh together is to grow together. Additionally, we feed our own souls as activists when we take an evening and just enjoy ourselves. About this Event Diversity is Fun is premised on the fact that sometimes, an evening of mirth and shared enjoyment is just what the spirit-doc ordered! We'll gather in Times Square, kick back and and enjoy the music and comedy of a diverse group of artists/activists, recharging together and preparing to rejoin the battle of Light v. Dark... Featuring: Dee Who: Dee Who is a songwriter, singer and bassist who presents original songs, usually in public spaces like the Subway. Dee is a familiar face around town, having made a living as a roving subway musician for the last five years. Dee was born in New York, grew up in Taiwan, studied drums at Berklee, played in a rock band in Holland, traveled through Ecuador on horseback, worked as a photographer for the NY Times, and directed, shot and edited two feature documentary films. He currently lives in Brooklyn where he raises his seven year old daughter and two cats. Find him at "TheDeeWho" on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Cashapp and Venmo. Alex White III: Alex is a stand-up comedian originally from Mobile, Alabama. His performances capture his optimistism about comedy’s ability to address complex issues of race with sincerity and finesse. Alex has been performing stand-up for just over two years. He attends Columbia University, where he currently hosts Memento Mori Stand-Up Comedy—a semiweekly show in a chapel basement that features both pro comics and student performers alike. His talent had earned him two residencies at Broadway Comedy Club, the on-campus production of two of his experimental comedy plays, and his recent acceptance into the 2019 New South Comedy Festival. https://www.alex-white-3rd.com/ Murad Saleh: Murad grew up in Newark, NJ where the only Arabic spoken was either at home or 12 miles away in Paterson. With an engineering background, Murad expresses his less square side to everyone within an earshot. Yeganeh Mafaher: Yeganeh was born in 1998 in Iran to two highly sensitive immigrants. She moved to the Bay Area at the age of six to pursue hip hop. Giving up on this dream at the ripe age of six and a half. At seventeen Yeganeh moved to New York to pursue comedy. At twenty she got into Caroline’s Comedy Madness, The Devils Cup, Salem Comedy Festival, and Apartment Fest. Today you can find her co-producing a national tour named "Shalom Habibi". This tour includes three Arabs... along with three Jews... touring with comedy across America. Here's a link to find out more! https://www.shalomhabibicomedy.com/ Natan Badalov: Natan Badalov is an Uzbek-American comic raised in New York City. Onstage, he talks about the things closest to him: his immigrant upbringing, his family and the newest dollar slice in his neighborhood. He's been on the New York Comedy Festival, Funnymmigrants Comedy Festival, and co-produces an underground variety show called Live At the Inn in Greenwich Village (info at instagram at @natanbadalov). He also co-produces We Got It Cheap, a webseries where he reviews free and cheap experiences all around New York City. Episodes can be found on instagram at @we2cheap.

Venue: Playroom Theater

151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor Map
301--58-9-5055