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August 19, 2015. Gotham Comedy Club. New York City. Doors at 6:30 PM/Show at 7:30 PM.

The Dudes

Dean Obeidallah (“The Muslims Are Coming,” all the comedy things)

co-producer and thinker-upper of the show


Kevin Avery (writer, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver)

Christian Finnegan (VH1, Comedy Central, TBS)

Rob Paravonian (Comedy Central, VH1, a zillion views on YouTube)

John Fugelsang (SiriusXM, CNN, NPR)

Eddie Sarfaty (Comedy Central, Logo)

with special guest and emcee

Ophira Eisenberg

and more!

Sponsored by: ONE® Condoms

Thanks to our awesome Host Committee, Supporters, and all of you, we FILLED Gotham Comedy Club.

Honorary Host Committee

Lewis Black

Andy Borowitz

Pete Dominick

Rachel Dratch

Ritch Duncan

Dan Etheridge

Robbie Fulks

Kate Harding

Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer of NYPD’s Domestic Violence Unit

AJ Jacobs

New York City Council Member Ben Kallos

Piper Kerman

Chris Kluwe

Phil LaMarr

New York City Council Member Brad Lander

Dahlia Lithwick

NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

Jennifer L. Pozner

JD Roberto

Sarah Silverman

Larry Smith

Baratunde Thurston

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson

Adam Wade

Jamia Wilson

Lizz Winstead

Deanna Zandt

Host Committee

Rabbi David Adelson

Marilia Bezerra

Christina Blacken

Celia Bobrowsky

Soraya Chemaly

Matt Easton & Madelon Gauthier

Kamal Fizazi

Nada Jung

Dixie & Jeff Laite

Liam O’Malley

Eric Mulkowsky

Elise Newman

Darshan Patel

Oraia Reid

Michael Rothman

Richa Rudola

Joanne Sandler & Ray Tekosky

Sunil Savkar

Jessica Seigel

Zach Silverstein

Mona & Ravi Sinha

Mihika Srivastava

Jacqui Starkey

Court Stroud

DC Vito & Emily Long Vito

Andrew E. Wagner

Sandeep Walthati

Erin White-Casselman & Ben Casselman

Rebecca Wind


The Arab American Association of New York

Camino Public Relations

The New York Arab-American Comedy Festival

Network of Arab American Professionals

The Muslim Bar Association of New York

Soubriet Byrne & Associates

Whole Whale

Women’s Prison Association


Betty and Saul Adelson

Vinnie Angel

Kambri Crews

Florence & James Harris

Ellen & Marshall Kolba

Idelisse Malave

Chris Mazzilli

Rob Paravonian

Matt Polacheck

Jim Rosenfeld

Tenzin Yeshi



Hilton Garden Inn New York – Central Park South/Midtown West

Shmaltz Brewing Company

We use comedy for good.

From hacky gender stereotypes to bad rape jokes (yup, there are a few good ones!), it can be hard to get out and seek out the funny without wincing at the same old, same old.

We can change that.

On August 19, 2015, we got a bunch of funny dudes together to tell jokes—and stand up to challenge the culture that promotes gender-based violence.

(It rocked so hard in 2014—as seen on MSNBC, NY1, and more—that we just had to DO THIS THING again.)

So can you.

Like comedy? Not like violence against women? PERFECT. Whether we create or consume the funny, we can all take action in our own worlds and ways to make a difference.

This year, you took a stand. The event totally SOLD OUT even faster than in 2014, and with your generous support, we raised some big money too!

The best part? All proceeds went to Breakthrough. You’ve joined the Breakthrough Generation: the generation that will make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable.

You’ll keep doing your part. We’ll do the party.



In our second straight SOLD OUT crowd, MORE THAN HALF said they were inspired to take action in their community, and ALMOST HALF the crowd was new to Breakthrough!


Raised more than 350% more money than last year, including $5000 in a 5-minute challenge LIVE ON STAGE.


MILLIONS of people heard the message that dudes ARE against violence against women and that we ALL have the power to stand up for change.

See highlights from our 2014 show!


Missed the show this year? SUPER BUMMED ABOUT IT? Keep an eye out for information about our next show!



I’m doing the show because my wife shouldn’t have to walk the long way to the car every morning just so she can avoid ‘that guy’. I’m doing the show because the end of every Dateline episode is so depressingly predictable. I’m doing the show because the world deserves better from men. – Christian Finnegan


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