‘Stand Up! for Main Street’ 2016 – a Comedy Benefit for National Consumer Watchdog Group Public Citizen

Sept. 26, 2016


‘Stand Up! for Main Street’ 2016 – a Comedy Benefit for National Consumer Watchdog Group Public Citizen

Because Democracy Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum, Good Government Groups Need Public Support as Well as a Great Sense of Humor

WHAT: An all-star lineup of comics is waiting in the wings to lend support to Public Citizen – one of the nation’s preeminent public interest groups – at “Stand Up! for Main Street.” For 45 years, the take-no-prisoners consumer advocacy organization has been standing up to government and the undue influence of corporations. Now a number of well-known comics are returning the favor by doing stand-up for the watchdogs. This is the sixth annual Stand Up! for Main Street event held in Los Angeles.

Based in Washington, D.C., Public Citizen is a champion of the public interest in all branches of government. Public Citizen promotes public health and safety, works to reduce the influence of money in politics, pushes for Wall Street reform, presses for measures to address climate change, advances government transparency and more.

WHEN: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

WHERE: Writers Guild Theatre, 135 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif.

WHO: Steve Skrovan, (“Everybody Loves Raymond” writer), Public Citizen board member, emcee
Norm MacDonald, (“Saturday Night Live” and writer for “Roseanne”)
Al Madrigal (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Tonight Show”)
Elayne Boosler (“The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Roseanne”)
Fred Stoller (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Open Season”)
Jodi Miller (“The Tonight Show,” Comedy Central)
The Jasons (musical comedy duo)
Will Durst (“The Late Show with David Letterman,” HBO)

NOTE: For tickets and more information, visit: https://www.citizen.org/stand-up-for-main-street-la



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