Make Laughs Not War feat. Mark Normand
Mark Normand, Anya Zova, and Sasha Nezlobi
“Make Laughs Not War” is a comedy show for peace, with 100% of the proceeds going to Global Empowerment Mission, a charity that helps victims of war in Ukraine.
The show premiered at the legendary Comedy Store in Los Angeles less than a month after the start of the Russian-Ukrainian war. The show was a big success with a sold-out room, inspiring producer and comedian Anya Zova to take it on the road and do comedy for a good cause.
Since then, Make Laughs Not War has played at Cobbs San Francisco, Punch Line Philly, and Hollywood Improv. Now, this show benefitting the Ukranian people is coming to Carolines on Broadway. All ticket sales will go to Global Empowerment Mission, supporting victims of war in Ukraine.
Right now, the world needs laughter more than ever. Our goal is to spread peace by uniting people through laughter and joy.
Through his relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery, Mark Normand is quickly becoming one of the most talked about comedians on the scene.
He most recently self-released a one-hour special “Out To Lunch” on YouTube, which has quickly amassed over 10 million views. An extremely prolific stand-up, he previously had a one-hour and a half hour Comedy Central special and has made an unparalleled seven appearances on “Conan,” three appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and one appearance on both “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Mark can also be heard on his multiple appearances on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” dubbed by Jerry Seinfeld as the “best young up and coming comic,” or on his own podcast “Tuesdays with Stories.”
Born and raised in New Orleans, surprisingly to two normal parents, he spent most of his childhood making short films and wetting the bed.