the Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You Tour with LIZZ WINSTEAD, co-creater of the Daily Show at the Eagle Theatre

SATURDAY JULY 9, 2011
doors at 7pm
tickets: $30 GA / $150 VIP (buy tickets)

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ABOUT LIZZ WINSTEAD, CO-CREATOR OF THE DAILY SHOW:

As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, Lizz brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a Correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow.

Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and “The Joy Behar Show.”

Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, “WAKE UP WORLD, a show Rachel Maddow called, “The funniest thing I have seen in years.”

FROM LIZZ WINSTEAD:

THE IDEA:

I have this crazy notion that in this life I wanna be part of the solution. And when it comes to reproductive rights, throughout my life, I have had to turn to Planned Parenthood for many of my healthcare needs.

They were the only affordable solution. And they were always there for me.

My life could have been very different without them.

I am grateful. Very grateful.

WHY DO YOU CARE?

Ask yourself: At some point in your life, was Planned Parenthood your only affordable option for healthcare. Was it for breast exams? Pap smears? Birth Control? Or yes, did you have had to make the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy?

If you have used Planned Parenthood for any services, I am asking you to join me in giving back.

I know it’s time I did something.

And I have a plan.

MY PLAN

Throughout 2010 and 2011, I have been selling out comedy shows throughout the country and now I want to bring these crowds in to shows that benefit Planned Parenthood.

This summer, I am driving from Minnesota to Brooklyn and want to do shows that raise as much money, for as many Planned Parenthood Chapters as I possibly can along the way. We will kick-off the tour on July 9th in Pontiac, Michigan

In each city, I will provide an evening of laughter and inspiration, motivating folks to get active doing a comedy show full of material poking holes in the current state of our country, and sharing my personal story of how Planned Parenthood has played an important role in my life.

Through humor, I want to bring a much needed catharsis as we deal with this national assault on women’s reproductive health.

I am asking some of my talented friends to join me along the way. I want to create a cross-country excitement that shows America, “We are the face of Planned Parenthood,” and more importantly says, “Thank You Planned Parenthood for being there for me, and together we will scream it from the top of our lungs, “Planned Parenthood, I am here for you!”

While there is no age limitation to this show, please be advised that it will deal irreverently with the issues of reproductive health and reproductive choice

 

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