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Talent Moat Presents: Lin Wendsted
October 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
No one exposes the hypocrisy and stupidity of this scorched earth of a world we live in better than comedian and Daily Show co-creator LIZZ WINSTEAD.
Fresh off the heels of an incredible reunion celebrating the 25th Anniversary of her co-creation, The Daily Show, Winstead has decided to hit the road with a limited-run of the West Coast including a stop at San Francisco’s historic Verdi Club, bringing some levity to the current madness going on in the world.
Add to the mix, bounty hunting on ab0rtion access, draconian voting laws, and a r@cist YOU FILL IN THE BLANK, no one and nothing is is exempt from a hilarious jab. We all need a break from the madness and the way Lizz Winstead rips her comedy straight from the headlines, it’s just the catharsis we need.
ABOUT LIZZ WINSTEAD
As Co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, co-founder of Air America Radio, comedian Lizz Winstead helped change the very landscape of how people get their news. Winstead is not only a writer and creator, she was also a correspondent on The Daily Show and co-hosted Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow.
Known as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead is recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, O Magazine, and as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Creative People. Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die: Essays, released in 2012, garnered incredible reviews. Ms. Magazine says, “Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show.”
Lizz continues to do stand-up, and make appearances on cable news, yet spends most of her time helming Ab0rtion Access Front an inclusive NYC- based reproductive rights organization she founded in 2015. AAF uses humor and outrage to expose anti-choice hypocrisy and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states.
San Francisco native NATO GREEN is the country’s only semi-functional hybrid of comedian, writer, and union organizer.
Nato recently starred in the streaming series Laughter Against the Machine on Means.tv, the first worker-owned post-capitalist streaming platform. He also appears regularly doing political comedy chat on the podcasts The Bugle, The Last Post, and The Bitchuation Room. Nato Green released his second comedy album The Whiteness Album on Blonde Medicine Records, and appeared in the film Sorry to Bother You. The Whiteness Album was named by the NPR show Bullseye with Jesse Thorn one of the best comedy albums of 2018.
Nato’s writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, the San Francisco Examiner, In These Times, VICE, Truthdig, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Rumpus, and The Bold Italic.
“I’ve always tried to provide the soundtrack to the revolution. Nato Green provides the laugh track.”
–Boots Riley of The Coup
“Nato Green is one of the best political comics in America, and we need him now more than ever.” –Guy Branum, TruTV
“Righteous and hilarious, Nato is like finding a shot of bourbon at your co-worker’s stupid vegan potluck.”
–Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket
“Nato is funny, smart, thoughtful, goofy and political. As of now, I suffer no consequences for my steadfast belief that Nato is one of the funniest comics in our country, but I would stage a sit-in. If it fits in between my Ashtanga yoga and zine-making classes.”
–Maria Bamford, Comedian
“Nato Green is the real deal; cogent, hilarious and indispensable.”
–Greg Proops, Comedian, The Smartest Man in the World podcast