Help Liza - The Liza Dye Benefit Show w/ Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Ted Alexandro, Wyatt Cenac, Amanda Seales, Pete Lee, Abbi Crutchfield, Charla Lauriston, Subhah Agarwal, and More!
16 & over
All proceeds from the event go towards Liza Dye to help pay her medical bills. Visit www.helpliza.com for more information
Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.
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 country, and the world. As well, 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. She is a noted peace activist.
Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," "Steal This Movie," "Copland," "Reality Bites," and "Duane Hopwood," as well as for her specific brand of sharp wit and comedy shown in her roles in "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Bye Bye Love," "Mystery Men," "Clay Pigeons," "The Minus Man" and "The Cable Guy," directed by her friend Ben Stiller. Ben and Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," (Ballantine May 1999). Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show.
Janeane played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. 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, the series finale of "Mad About You" and the critically lauded, final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.
In 2007, Janeane's voice was featured in the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille, and can be seen in Stella writer/director David Wain's ensemble comedy, "The Ten." Janeane can also be seen in the Lifetime movie "Girl's Best Friend" and as a character on the 2009 season of "24."
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With his first national theatre standup comedy tour sold out and The New York Times
lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. His third hour standup special Comedy Camisado
is currently streaming on Netflix. He is also a cast member on Comedy Central's hit series Broad City
, as well as the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show
. Buress is a favorite on the late night circuit and has written for NBC’s Saturday Night Live
as well as 30 Rock
. He recently appeared in the comedy feature Daddy’s Home
alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and he will be lending his voice to the animated films The Secret Life of Pets
and Angry Birds
For more information go to www.hannibalburess.com
Follow Hannibal on Twitter - @hannibalburess