Local celebrity comedian Tony Woods will headline Grassroots Comedy DC’s upcoming benefit for the immigrant health care provider La Clinica Del Pueblo on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C. (Tickets here.)
GCDC is hosting fundraisers on the first Thursday of each month in 2017 at Bier Baron to push back against the incoming administration’s horrifying agenda.
The January show was a sold-out benefit for the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. We raised $1400 for the cause and got more than 100 commitments to attend the Women’s March on Washington.
For the La Clinica Del Pueblo show, we’re stressing the fact that these folks are caught in not one but two sets of crosshairs, being both a recipient of Federal funding (including Obamacare money) and being a provider for immigrants, who are a primary target of Trump’s ire. By attending the show and supporting the cause, you’ll be helping to push back against two ugly tides: the repeal of a health care law that has covered 20 million Americans (mostly low income folks) and the targeting of a vulnerable (and local) immigrant population.
On top of that: jokes! Our comedy shows are 99% comedy, 1% guilt-you-to-give. Half the ticket price goes straight to the cause and 100% of what you donate at the show goes to the cause, but the show itself is all about making you laugh and, if possible, forget about your social concerns for 90 or so minutes.
Tony Woods will accomplish this. A veteran of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and ABC-TV’s “Last Comic Standing”, Woods is a polished performer and a sure thing to entertain. A rare local comic who has broken into the national and international comedy scene and yet still calls the District his home, Woods can be seen at comedy festivals and clubs in New York City or Beijing or right here at the Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, D.C. at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 2, 2017.