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NYC MEDIA ALERT: Fun Lovers Unite with Yo La Tengo, Doll & Em, Janeane Garofalo & John Hodgman on Wed.’s May 11 at NYC’s Highline Ballroom Announce MC’s for Event!
MASTERS OF CEREMONIES ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 11 FUN LOVERS UNITE GUN SENSE BENEFIT AT HIGHLINE BALLROOM
Proceeds Benefit the Manhattan Chapter of Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Headliners include Yo La Tengo, the stars of HBO’s acclaimed series Doll & Em Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, comedians Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, John Hodgman, Jeanne Darst, and Josh Gondelman and musicians Bambi Kino and Tammy Faye Starlitealong with unannounced special guests.
Fun Lovers Unite! benefits the Manhattan Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The Manhattan chapter develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence.
WHO: Performers Yo La Tengo, Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells (from HBO’s Doll & Em), Comedians John Hodgman, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Glaser, Jeanne Darst, Josh Gondelman and musicians Bambi Kino & Tammy Fay Starlight and unannounced special guests. Masters of Ceremony for the event are Christian Felix and Kendra Cunningham.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11. Doors Open at 7:00pm ET
WHERE: The Highline Ballroom, 451 W. 16th St., New York, NY
WHY: To raise money, create awareness and bring about common sense gun laws to prevent the more than 90 Americans who are killed everyday by guns
Advance general admission tickets are $20 for students with a valid student ID at the door, $40 for non profit employees with discount code, $65 ($75 day of the event); VIP tickets are $150 and can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/1mKTBrF.
VIP tickets include a gift from Liberty United, a social enterprise that transforms illegal guns and ammunition, provided by police, into handcrafted jewelry. Proceeds have funded programs for over 1,500 at-risk children across the United States who are growing up in neighborhoods plagued by gun violence.
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.
The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, 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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