Laugh Factory Hosts Comics for Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

Laugh Factory Hosts Comics for Bernie

Sarah Silverman, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez and Jeff Garlin are among the comics scheduled to perform on Tuesday for a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

Organizers said a second 5 p.m. show was added over the weekend after demand was so high for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets start at $50 per perform, with $500 to co-host and $1,000 to host.

The event is being organized by Artists for Bernie, and will be livestreamed on the Laugh Factory YouTube page.

Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada said that what drew him to Sanders was when he watched one of his speeches and “he was talking about the poor and the disadvantaged.” He cited the increasing numbers of homeless people who turn out for dinners that the Laugh Factory has provided on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“Nobody is talking about it,” Masada said. “But he said, ‘We need to help the poor people.'”

Sanders will not be present for the event, as he is campaigning in Iowa in advance of the Feb. 1 caucus. He was in Los Angeles in October for a series of fundraisers, including an event at Avalon Hollywood where he was introduced by Seth MacFarlane.

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  1. No RT button to share on Twitter?

  2. Screen Name says:

    Marcus Rivera…Well said! GO BERNIE!!!

  3. Hey, AOi. I appreciate your comments as a concerned citizen. I do not believe we are all inherently equal, particularly when declaring ‘the other side’ idiots.

    Unless you are making over $250,000/yr, your taxes will not rise significantly. Even then, the tax rates would be highly progressive, where people in the less than 5% and particularly less than 1% will see notably higher tax rates, but not 70%. Bernie’s plan is to eliminate the burden on extreme, mounting college debts by making public institutions free by levying a tax on Wall Street Speculation. Furthermore, his Medicare for All program will guarantee health care and mental health care as a right, not a privilege, to all American citizens, keeping up with all of the other civilized nations in the world.

    Bernie pays for this by raising taxes slightly (so the average family earning around $50000/yr or so pay around $5000 more in TAXES per year **overall, this is about the extent of the tax hikes on the working and middle classes**) while ELIMINATING Co-pays, deductibles, and other insurance premiums, as all Americans would no longer NEED private health care. This costs the same family as previously described an average of $10000/yr. That is a NET SAVINGS, with the “higher tax”, of $5000/yr.

    Of course, if you wish to purchase ADDITIONAL private coverage through private health insurance companies, it is still available to you as an OPTION, just not a REQUIREMENT (as it is today). IF you look at it from that perspective, the government is giving you a better option, not to mention permitting the nearly 30 MILLION Americans who cannot afford or do not have insurance to get the care they NEED when they need it.

    Please, don’t take my word for this. Read the peer-reviewed, economic PH.D approved plans that Senator Sanders has laid out on his website at:

    Thank you, and a have a lovely day.

    – Signed, a conservative backing Bernie (not an idiot)

    P.S. There are great teams of Republicans for Bernie on Facebook, Reddit, and Medium, especially those who make the conservative argument for Bernie’s plans (which actually in many ways make government smaller, not bigger). I encourage you to seek out some information from these folks too. They will answer any questions you have about Bernie, his intentions, and the common-ground that he has with Republicans, which is far more than what can be said about Hillary.

  4. AOi says:

    don’t you idiots already pay enough in taxes? If you want to give away 70% of your earned income to the IRS you can do that voluntarily

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