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Friday, Jan. 20, Majestic Theatre, 7 pm
This inauguration weekend, skip the presidential fanfare and laugh for a good cause instead. What a Joke, a national comedy festival happening simultaneously across 28 cities and two continents, will bring feel-good comedy to an otherwise murky, tumultuous time. Local comedians Cynthia Marie, Anthony Siraguse and Esteban Touma will be joined by national headliner/Madison original Nate Craig, alongside Chicago-based rising star Reena Calm. Proceeds go directly to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is going to be real busy for the next half-decade.
press release: Ticket sales begin on Friday, December 16. Advance tickets are $16.00, as in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where every president from John Adams to Barack Obama has lived. Though that’s only because those suckers weren’t wealthy enough to afford an eponymous tower in NYC. Day of show tickets are $18.00, as in 1800, the year of another contentious election. However, in 1800, the person who won the popular vote ended up taking office, he also happened to be the writer of the Declaration of Independence, not a reality tv star.
The local producers for What a Joke - Madison are Anthony Siraguse and Alan Talaga. What a Joke is not an affiliated entity with the ACLU. We are an independent entity donating proceeds.