2016 Silver Lining: Our New Direction

Anyone with a pulse and a fraction of a soul can agree- 2016 was a rough year for humanity. The deaths of many musical icons was just the beginning: the passing of David Bowie, Prince, Phife Dawg, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and more makes us scared to even check on the health status of Kenny G.

And then there was ISIS. And the ongoing refugee crisis. And Orlando. And more killings of unarmed black people by police. And frat boy olympian douchery. And Brexit. And Trump.

death-to-2016And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump. And Trump.

Oh, and Brangelina broke up.

The point is, it’s been a rough year and we at GCDC are happy for the beginning of a new one. Yes, we are also still going through the stages of grief (is a combo of disappointment, disgust, and anger a stage?), but we are attempting to do our best to look at 2017 as an opportunity to do better. Which in theory, should be pretty easy considering the bar has sunken to the molten core of the earth.

The Opportunity

With the incoming administration losing the popular vote by nearly 3 MILLION (roughly the population of Armenia), there are a lot of people who are concerned about the new direction of our country and planet, and the many pro-humanity issues that are under attack. Lot’s of people are talking about doing something to address this attack, but it can be difficult to know what to do exactly, or where to even start.

Our New Approach

In 2017 and beyond, Grassroots Comedy will focus its comedic efforts on creating opportunities for people to be a part of the opposition through a COMEDIC RESISTANCE. We will do this by hosting monthly shows, each of which will focus on a different issue that the incoming administration has made clear it’s determined to bring down. We support each of these issues holistically, through offering comedic entertainment that makes people laugh and builds awareness around the issue at hand. We use these comedic efforts to raise funds, engage local community members, and create calls to action (because doing something good is an excellent remedy for the feeling of hopelessness).

 

LONG LIVE THE COMEDIC RESISTANCE!

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