The Bowery Presents:

Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour

With Lizz Winstead, Ian Harvie, Gina Yashere, Helen Hong, Joyelle Johnson

Friday, June 2
7:00PM doors / 8:00PM show
18 and Over
  • Price$20.00 - $25.00
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Lady Parts Justice League's Vagical Mystery Tour

Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious and witty feminist comedians and writers who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights. They believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that. Hosted by LPJL co-founder and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, Lady Parts Justice League's comedy show features a diversity of voices that not only spread the good word on repro rights, but also fight against sexism, racism and homophobia. The live show brings audiences together with clinic workers and advocates to grow local community support. And you never know what surprise celebrity guests will pop up along the way!

Lizz Winstead

As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news. As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio's mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Lizz's talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and as one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 most Creative People. She can also be seen regularly doing hilarious and insightful commentary on MSNBC. Winstead's first book, Lizz Free Or Die, Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews and the paperback was released in May of 2013 Lizz also gives back. Her ongoing national comedy tour to benefit Planned Parenthood and NARAL has raised over 3 million dollars and was made into a documentary film, Smear Campaign just won "Best Documentary Comedy Short" at the Atlanta Documentary Film Festival. Smear Campaign can be exclusively seen at: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/smearcampaign/72805081 Lizz is currently working on a second book, and has spearheaded Lady Parts Justice, a reproductive rights group fighting to return all 50 state legislatures to a pro-choice majority. To keep up with Lizz and to see just how up to the minute her comedy is, Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @lizzwinstead

Ian Harvie

Ian Harvie is the first female to male (FTM) transgender, professional comedian of our time. He has toured all over the world as Margaret Cho's opening act and has since headlined several of his own solo standup tours. He's performed at premier comedy festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Melbourne Australia, Just For Laughs in Canada and Australia. He has appeared on Comedy Central's THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, ABC's COMICS UNLEASHED, and PBS' ROADTRIP NATION. Harvie made his acting debut on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winning Amazon series TRANSPARENT. He has gone on to star on ABC's nighttime soapy drama MISTRESSSES, and on Freeform's hilarious, millennial sitcom YOUNG AND HUNGRY. Harvie returns to his first love, in his sharply funny and poignant, debut 1-hour standup comedy special, MAY THE BEST COCK WIN!

Gina Yashere

Gina has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for several years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo & Mock The Week, as well as creating & performing popular comedic characters on The Lenny Henry Show.She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home! Gina went on to be named one of the top 10 rising talents in the Hollywood Reporter. She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as for her regular, hilarious appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Madame Yashere, The Surly Psychic (NBC), The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, & and her 1 hour Stand Up Special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch. Gina has performed for audiences not just in Europe, the US & Australia, but she is in fact, a highly sought after comedian in Asia, making numerous sold out appearances in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Hong Kong. It's a wonder she found the time to pick up her 4th award in a row for "Best Comedian" at the recent Black Entertainment & Comedy Awards (UK). She has recently shot her 3rd Stand Up Special, Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes, which was filmed at the iconic 02 Academy, London, in front of over 2000 of her fans. Gina has performed numerous times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto. Feature films appearances have included Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Mr. in Between, and She has also appeared on the West-End stage in The Vagina Monologues. Gina currently resides in New York and tours non-stop around the world

Helen Hong

Helen Hong plays "Janet Fung" in the Coen Bros' film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and plays the over-the-top "Mrs. Wong" in Nickelodeon's "The Thundermans." She hosts the web series "Geek Vs Geek" on ehow.com Tech Channel. She has performed standup comedy on Showtime, TV Guide Channel, OWN Network and AXS.TV.

Joyelle Johnson

Joyelle's comedy has taken her from coast to coast. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY she has performed at Caroline's on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, and Stand Up NY just to name a few. She gained her start in Los Angeles and all over Southern California at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and the various Improvs. As well as spending time in the South performing at Atlanta's own Punchline, Laughing Skull and Uptown Comedy club. As a testament to Joyelle's burgeoning career and work ethic she has opened for the Boston badboy Bill Burr, musical genius Craig Robinson, mistress of voices Maria Bamford, Brooklyn's finest Tony Rock, international icon Gina Yashere, youtube sensation Eric Schwartz, and The Mo'Nique Show scripter Vanessa Fraction. Comedienne Maria Bamford says,"She inspires me to remember that if I put in the effort, beautiful results will follow. She's also really kind, down-to-earth, generous, super-funny, and altogether the kind of artist that I aspire to be."