Comedians from across the country are teaming up to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union on Inauguration Day.
Organized by New York City comics Jenn Welch and Emily Winter, the What A Joke Comedy Fest will feature performances by comedians in over 30 cities across the United States (plus one or two in the UK) from January 19-21. Participating cities include Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Austin and, of course, New Orleans.
New Orleans’ edition of What A Joke will take place at the Allways Lounge in the Marigny on Saturday, January 21. The night will showcase sets from Benjamin Hoffman, Isaac Kozell, Kamari Stevens, Laura Sanders, Lisa Berry and Paul Oswell. Andrew Healen will host.
What A Joke is not affiliated with the ACLU, but will donate its proceeds to the organization. The nonprofit organization’s executive director has vowed to challenge President-elect Donald Trump in court if he implements his plans to “amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.”
More information on the What A Joke can be found via the festival website, where you will also have the option to purchase the their branded red baseball caps.