[Via Planned Parenthood]
LIZZ WINSTEAD, SANDRA BERNHARD, LISA LAMPANELLI, JOAN WALSH AND AMBROSIA PARSLEY PERFORM ONE NIGHT ONLY IN A BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW YORK CITY
The Daily Show Co-Creator and Air America Co-Founder
Hits NYC on Sept 22nd with her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You!” Comedy Tour
New York, NY — Co-creator of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, political satirist Lizz Winstead brings her razor-sharp wit and hilarious spin on current events to The Gramercy Theatre on September 22nd at 7:30PM. The event is part of her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here for You!” summer tour; all proceeds will go to support the work of Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Joining Ms Winstead will be by comedy legend & author, singer/songwriter, actor Sandra Bernhard, stand-up comic and Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and alternative pop/rock singer-songwriter Ambrosia Parsley, creator of “Ambrosia Sings The News” on Air America.
Winstead was inspired to develop the tour by her long-standing support of Planned Parenthood’s work.
“Women’s health has become the number one focus of the radical right – even worse, it has been reduced to a bargaining chip,” said Winstead. “I say enough is enough, and so should anyone who has relied on Planned Parenthood for basic health care, or knows someone who has. Planned Parenthood has been there for me in every facet of my reproductive health, and now I want to be there for them.”
Winstead comes to NYC as part of twelve city – ten state tour benefiting local Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country.
Tickets for the Gramercy Theatre/NYC event will cost $50, $75 and $150, and are available for purchase through http://bit.ly/LizzWinsteadNYC.
“We are thrilled to see Lizz’s energy and sense of fun going to support our work, and we’re looking forward to a much-needed dose of humor and sanity on Sept. 22nd” said PPNYC President and CEO, Joan Malin
Winstead added, “If creating jobs is the number one priority for politicians in this country, why are they so focused on my uterus? My uterus doesn’t create jobs, in fact it no longer even does the one job it’s supposed to!”
Who: Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio
Sandra Bernhard, comedy legend, author, singer/songwriter and actor
Lisa Lampanelli, stand-up comic and Lovable Queen of Mean
Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief of Salon.com
Ambrosia Parsley, alternative pop/rock singer-songwriter and creator of “Ambrosia Sings The News” on Air America.
What: One-night-only New York City performance of Lizz Winstead’s “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here for You!” summer tour
All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Where: Gramercy Theater
127 East 23rd Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington
New York, NY 10010
When: Thursday, September 22, 2011
6pm: VIP Reception (includes meet & greet with Lizz & friends!)
7pm: General Admission
Tickets: VIP Tickets: $150 (includes meet & greet with Lizz & friends!)
General Admission: $50
Tickets are available for purchase at http://bit.ly/LizzWinsteadNYC
For more information about the tour, or to follow Winstead’s adventures on the road, visit her blog at http://tour4pp.wordpress.com.
Since 1916, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) has been an advocate for and provider of reproductive health services and education for New Yorkers. Serving nearly 50,000 clients annually, PPNYC’s health care centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island offer reproductive health services, including gynecological care, contraception, pregnancy testing, abortion, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and HIV testing and counseling. Through a threefold mission of clinical services, education, and advocacy, PPNYC brings better health and more fulfilling lives to each new generation of New Yorkers. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPNYC supports legislation and policies to ensure that all New Yorkers—and, in fact, people around the world—will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.
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