Stand-Up For Your Rights with Brendon Walsh, Nikki Glaser, Baron Vaughn & more!
A.W.A.R.E. (America's Women for American Rights & Equality) Presents:
Stand-Up For Your Rights: An Evening Benefitting Planned Parenthood, NRDC, and the ACLU
Featuring Brendon Walsh, Nikki Glaser, Baron Vaughn, Laura Kightlinger & more
Silent Auction 6:00
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Originally from Philadelphia PA Brendon Walsh established himself as a comedian in Austin TX. In 2004 he won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year also appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). In 2005 and 2006 Brendon was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll”. In 2006 he appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” In 2007 he won the $10 000 grand prize on the comedy stage in an internet contest at Famecast.com beating thousands of other people for the prize money and title of “Famecast Comedy Fenom”. Brendon was featured in the “New Faces” Showcase at the 2008 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where he was recognized as one of the breakout performers.
In 2009 Brendon moved to Los Angeles where he can be regularly seen performing at the likes of Largo the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Store as well as several alternative room. His TV credits also include being the first stand up to appear on TBS’ CONAN and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. Since moving to LA Brendon has sold two vehicles to star in and co-write. In 2010 he sold “Crowded Apartment” to Spike. Most recently Brendon has been writing the pilot of “Walsh” a half hour narrative for for Comedy Central and he recorded his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents: The Half Hour special which premiered in May 2012 and was the highest rated episode of the season.
Nikki Glaser is a comedian writer and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show CONAN and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show Nikki & Sara LIVE as well as the popular podcast You Had To Be There. She lives in New York City performing nightly at clubs such as The Comedy Cellar and The Stand and travels frequently as a nationally touring headliner.
Nikki can currently be seen as a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and will guest star on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer.
Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn appears on the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver. When he isn’t shooting he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
As a comedian he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY LOPEZ TONIGHT and most recently on CONAN on TBS.
Other television credits include “Law & Order ” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.” Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.” His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album RAISED BY CABLE was released in September 2011.
Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace " she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope " was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross) "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock) the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal " "Melvin Goes to Dinner " directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun " chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years Laura has written for "Roseanne " "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live " where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D the Greatest Band in the World"...She now lives in Los Angeles and performs at local clubs.