Justin Silver Presents Funny For Fido! w/ Janeane Garofalo, Judy Gold, Mo Amer, Jared Freid, and More!
Janeane Garafalo, Judy Gold, Mo Amer, Jared Freid
Wed · April 26, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 16 and over
Funny for Fido stand -up comedy events bring the country’s top comedians together each month to raise money for homeless and abused animals. Your tickets pay for veterinary care, food, training, transport, temporary and permanent housing for animals that would otherwise be killed. We are a non- profit 501c3. Tickets are tax deductible.
Justin Silver is a rising star in the stand up comedy world. He can be seen regularly at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Stand Up NY on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A Queens native, Justin is also passionate about animal rights. He spent over a decade rehabilitating and caring for abused animals before opening a full-service pet care organization in New York entitled The Language of Dogs. Justin recently founded the Funny For Fido organization, where comedians ‘stand up for homeless animals.’ The non-profit organization books fundraising shows to help support volunteer-based, no-kill animal shelters. Funny For Fido has lured some of the biggest names in the New York comedy scene, including Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Judah Friedlander, Big Jay Oakerson, and the late Patrice O’Neal. Currently, Justin mixes his love of both dogs and comedy into the reality series Dogs in the City. The series, which airs nationally on CBS, features Justin as the host and “dog guru.” Justin helps his clients solve their assortment of pet issues. Justin lives in New York City.
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Ratatouille," "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," "The Ten" and "The Cable Guy". Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller. Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX's "24," "Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton. In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.
Two-time 'Emmy Award' winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing and famous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found throughout most mediums of entertainment: TV; Film; Web-Series'; Stage; Storytelling; Radio/Podcasting; Writing and thanks to her music degree in piano from Rutgers University – Music; Combining many of her talents into two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo-shows: The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom and25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. Other staged projects include Nora & Delia Ephron's Off-Broadway hit: Love, Loss and What I Wore hit Off-Broadway musical: Disaster! In which Gold co-starred.
Gold's stand-up specials include 'Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold', Comedy Central's 'Tough Crowd Stands Up,' and Judy's own HBO half-hour special for which she received 'The Cable Ace Award.' She's appeared on 'The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,' 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' 'The Conan O'Brien Show,' and in a half-hour comedy special for LOGO.
Along with stepping in as host for 'The Wendy Williams Show,' 'Anderson Cooper' and 'The View,' she's also hosted Comedy Central's '100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,' 'NickMom Night Out,' 'The GLAAD Media Awards' on VH1 and HBO's 'At the Multiplex with Judy Gold,' which ran for nearly a decade. You can also see her in films, This is Where I Leave You,The Aristocrats and the documentaries Making Trouble, I am Comicand HBO;s All Aboard! You can also catch her in NYC hosting the Funny People Series at the 92Y.
Judy Gold won her two Emmy Awards for writing and producing 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award's 'Funniest Female Stand-Up.'
Gold lives in New York City with her two children and fiancee. She frequently tours theatres and comedy clubs around the country with her stand-up and solo-shows.
Her CD, Judith's Roommate Had a Baby, is available on Amazon.com, as well as the printed version of 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.
MO AMER has already cemented his stature as a pioneer of Arab-American standup, a truly original voice in comedy today. Dave Chappelle regularly invites him to tour as his opening act, which Mo is able to do while he is not touring the world himself.
Mo hilariously reveals his life's curious tale, including how he managed to travel the world without a passport, was held at gunpoint by an American soldier in Iraq, and once had Bradley Cooper (unintentionally) save him from a sticky situation in Kuwait. Mo has performed in over two dozen countries on five continents––including as the first and only Arab-American refugee comic to perform for U.S. and coalition troops overseas, as well as with "Allah Made Me Funny––The Official Muslim Comedy Tour."With parents from Palestine, born in Kuwait, and raised in Houston, Texas, his entire life has provided fodder for hilarious–and at times heartbreaking–personal stories.
In addition to his work as a performer, Mo has also co-written an original screenplay, and is presently in development on his first solo comedy special, working with long-time standup collaborator Azhar Usman, through their jointly owned production entity, KALIJAGA MEDIA LLC.
He has appeared on television several times, starred in a handful of independent films, and has been interviewed by over 100 major world media outlets, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. Notably, he was also featured on the historic 'Al-Bernameg with Bassem Youssef' (The Daily Show of Egypt) as the only Arab-American comedian to appear on the mega hit show.
His website is www.funnyarab.com, his Facebook Fan Page is facebook.com/realmoamer, and he tweets @realmoamer.
Jared Freid is a NYC based comedian. He has been featured on Tru TV's "NFL Full Contact," MTV's "Failosophy," and more recently on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live." He is also a writer for TotalFratMove, BroBible, and HeTexted. Each week you can find a new original column on TotalFratMove.com and his dating advice column on PostGradProblems.com. In addition to writing he is also the host of the JTrain Podcast and the creator of the "Frat Dude Goes To" series where he travels the country interviewing "Bros" at wild events like the Carolina Cup and the AVN Awards.