Gloria Steinem, Kathy Najimy and More Celebrate Four Years of “Sisters of Comedy”

January, 19 2018 Posted by admin

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L to R:  Kathy Najimy, Linda Sarsour, Gloria Steinem and “Sisters of Comedy” producer Ogunda Okeyo.  Photo Credit:  Michelle Smith

On January 17, Gloria Steinem and Kathy Najimy joined other die-hard supporters of “Sisters of Comedy,” New York City’s longest running comedy show that features black women at its center, to celebrate the show’s fourth anniversary at Carolines on Broadway.  The Agunda Okeyo-produced event featured special guest of honor, political activist Linda Sarsour, the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York who served as co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March.  Stand-out stand-ups Chanel Ali, Michelle Buteau, Chloe Hilliard, Janelle James and Joyelle Johnson kept the crowd laughing all night. 

Click HERE to see THIRTEEN’s special feature on “Sisters of Comedy.”

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Laughter for a Good Cause

May, 13 2014 0 Comments Posted by admin

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On May 12, Carolines on Broadway hosted the 13th annual “Stand Up for Madeline and OCRF,” a benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) that pays tribute to the late, great Madeline Kahn.    To date,  the event has raised more than $1 million in support of the OCRF’s efforts. 

The event included a silent and live auction and a comedy show featuring some of the country’s most talented comedians.  Michelle Buteau, Jim Gaffigan (pictured), Nikki Glaser, Robert Klein, Hari Kondabolu, Joe Machi and Mike Vecchione all donated their time and considerable talents to be a part of the event.

The OCRF is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research.  The OCRF’s mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives.

 

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