FUN LOVERS UNITE! AN EVENING OF MUSIC, COMEDY AND GUNSENSE NYC: FEATURING JOHN HODGMAN, BAMBI KINO, JEANNE DARST, JOSH GONDELMAN AND TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT ARE FIRST TO CONFIRM FOR ALL-STAR BENEFIT SHOW
Doors Open at 7pm Wednesday May 11 at Highline Ballroom in New York City; Proceeds to The Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence & Million Mom March
Tickets On-Sale This Friday at Noon EST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA & NEW YORK, NY (MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2016) –Comedians John Hodgman (http://www.johnhodgman.com), Jeanne Darst (www.jeannedarst.com) andJosh Gondelman (http://www.joshgondelman.com) along with musicians Bambi Kino(http://www.bambi-kino.com) and Tammy Faye Starlight are the first performers confirmed to appear at the second Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gun Sense NYC event at Highline Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday May 11. Doors open at 7PM EST. More fantastic performers will be announced soon and a special musical guest will be announced closer to the date of the show. Tickets can be purchased here starting Friday at noon EST: http://tktwb.tw/1mKTBrF
Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gunsense NYC will benefit Manhattan Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (www.bradycampaign.org) who develop and implement extensive public health and safety programs and utilize the courts to reduce gun violence.
Each performer on the bill is donating their time to this life-saving cause and is proud to stand with other fellow comedians and musicians in solidarity to raise awareness for common sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities.
The event is being produced by friends Joshua Mills in Los Angeles and Maccabee Montandon in Brooklyn, who are both dads of young children, and who wanted to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in America. Montandon’s brother, Asher, was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in 1992.
“Fun Lovers Unite NYC is just one example of the grassroots momentum across this country calling for gun sense,” said Maccabee Montandon. Co-Founder of Fun Lovers Unite. “Music and comedy are powerful ways to reach people–we are so grateful to the performers who will use their talents to bring people together, offer great entertainment and a ton of belly laughs, educate them on the problem of gun violence, and ask them to take action to save lives. Gun violence is often a hard issue to talk about –this event is a way to let people know we are all human, we can have fun while also trying to raise awareness for a serious issue.”
WHAT: Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gun Sense NYC
WHO: Comedians John Hodgman, Jeanne Darst, Josh Gondelman & musicians Bambi Kino & Tammy Fay Starlight are confirmed to appear with more great performers to come, and a Surprise Guest to be announced in April. Show page: http://bit.ly/211KOo7
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11. Doors Open at 7:00pm
WHERE: The Highline Ballroom, 451 W. 16th St., New York, NY
INFO: Proceeds from Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gunsense will benefit the Manhattan Chapter of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (www.bradycampaign.org).
General Admission tickets are $65 in advance and $75 day of the event; VIP tickets are $150 and can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/1mKTBrF
Special, SURPRISE GUEST, will be announced prior to the event. Stay tuned.
About Fun Lovers Unite! is the second live music and comedy event dedicated to raising awareness and action for common-sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities. The first event in Los Angeles featured Kurt Braunohler, Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Jenny Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Mike Watt & The Secondmen and many more. The event is being produced by friends Joshua Mills in Los Angeles and Maccabee Montandon in Brooklyn; they are both dads of young children who want to do more to prevent gun violence in America. Josh felt sickened and then galvanized following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012. Mac’s brother, Asher, was murdered with a gun during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles in 1992.
About Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence
The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history – The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.
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