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Stand Up! for Main Street 2015

A Comedy Benefit for National Consumer Watchdog Group Public Citizen

When: June 7, 2015

Where: SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA

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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 44 years, the take-no-prisoners consumer advocacy organization has been standing up to government and the undue influence of corporations. Now a number of hard-charging comics are returning the favor by doing stand-up for the watchdogs.

SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA

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

Stand Up! for Main Street 2015

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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

Steve Skrovan, (“Everybody Loves Raymond” writer) Public Citizen board member, co-host
Will Durst (“Late Show with David Letterman”, HBO), co-host
Maureen Langan (“Hangin’ with Langan”on KGO-FM)
Sammy Obeid (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”)
Mark Pitta (“Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”)
Don Reed (HBO, Comedy Central, CBS)
Sandy Stec (performed with Chelsea Handler, Dana Carvey, Kevin Hart)
Roy Zimmerman (HBO, Showtime, recorded 12 albums of social justice satire)

SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA
Sunday, June 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

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 44 years, the take-no-prisoners consumer advocacy organization has been standing up to government and the undue influence of corporations. Now a number of hard-charging comics are returning the favor by doing stand-up for the watchdogs.
This first annual Stand Up! for Main Street show in San Francisco expands on the popular Stand Up! for Main Street benefit that Public Citizen has held in Los Angeles for the past four years.
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 measures, 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.

 

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