August 2014: Breakthrough’s first annual Dudes Against Violence Against Women: Because DUH show sells out New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club.
These nine stand-up dudes stood with women to say violence is everyone’s issue: Todd Barry, Rob Paravonian, Dean Edwards, Dean Obeidallah, Ted Alexandro, Walli Collins, Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade, and Pete Dominick. Show also endorsed/tweeted by: Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, Andy Borowitz, Rachel Dratch, Lizz Winstead, Baratunde Thurston, Mike O’Malley, and more.
Inspired by Breakthrough’s global Ring the Bell campaign, Dean Obeidallah (comedian, writer, co-director of The Muslims Are Coming!) made a promise to help produce a comedy show that brought male comedians into the movement to end violence against women. This was that!
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