Fighting Corporate Power One Punch (line) at-a-Time
By: E.M. Fredric
Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/08/2018 – Public Citizen is back again, after last year’s comedy line-up – with Ray Romano – raised $88,550 in support of – one of the nation’s preeminent public interest groups – at the eighth annual Stand Up! for Main Street comedy benefit. It will be held at the
Writer’s Guild on October 28th at 6:30 – 8pm.
For 47 years, the take-no-prisoners consumer advocacy group has been standing up to government and the undue influence of corporations. Now a number of hard-hitting comics are returning the favor by doing stand-up for the watchdogs.
Headlining this year is Bill Burr, a renowned stand-up comedian, writer and actor known for playing Patrick Kuby in the award-winning crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family.
Based in Washington, D.C., Public Citizen champions the public interest in all branches of government and in our courts. Public Citizen resists corporate power and fights for public health and safety, financial reform, campaign finance reform, fair trade practices, government transparency, accessible healthcare, environmentally sound energy policies and more.
The line-up: Bill Burr, Breaking Bad, Chapelle Show, F’ Is For Family, Eliza Skinner, The Pete Holmes Show, Chelsea Lately, Upload, Jimmy O. Yang, Silicon Valley, Crazy Rich Asians, Patriot’s Day, Felicia Michaels, MTV, A&E, Comedy Central, VH1 and Showtime, Felipe Esparza, They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You, Translate This, Last Comic Standing and Alex Edelman, Millennial, Everything Handed to You, Just for Us.
The Writers Guild Theater, 135 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, October 28th at 6:30 – 8 pm.