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A “Laugh Lasagna” in NYC

Monday, March 24, 2008

Komedy for Karma

New York – March 24, 2008

A Monday right after Easter ought to be a slow night, but it was not to be.  Over 250 people packed the Gotham Comedy Club to see five of today’s top comedians come together for our first annual “Komedy For Karma” fundraiser.

Louis CK, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Attell, Gary Gulman, and Will Franken all laid down different layers of funny in a giant Laugh Lasagna — salt and peppered by emcee Dan Piraro. Triumph the Comic Insult Dog introduced the whole show with a personal message via video (watch it here).

All in all, the event raised about $15,000 for the farm — funds essential to feed and house over 100 critters and keep our educational message humming.

A big thanks to all the comedians for donating their time, JB Winkin and Chris Mazzilli of Gotham Comedy Club for donating the space, Robert Smigel for unleashing Triumph, Molly and George for staffing the merch table, Publicist Johnny Pizzolatto, our board members, Aurora Lampworks and This is Pop for underwriting the advertising, and a whole mess of people for getting the word out. And last but not least, all the kind folks who attended!

See more pix below (all by Derek “Good Guy” Goodwin)

Janeane Garafalo refused a complimentary t-shirt and insisted on buying her own to wear for her set.
Janeane Garafalo refused a complimentary t-shirt and insisted on buying her own to wear for her set.
Dave Attell poked fun at Amanda Bynes
Dave Attell poked fun at Amanda Bynes
Louis CK, naming names.
Louis CK, naming names.
Janeane Garofalo riding a wave of self-deprecation.
Janeane Garofalo riding a wave of self-deprecation.
Gary Gulman being impolite about our Commander-in-Chief.
Gary Gulman being impolite about our Commander-in-Chief.

The opening presentation video, featuring Robert Smigel’s “Triumph the Comic Insult Dog”

Dan Piraro doesn't know where to hang his hat.

Dan Piraro doesn't know where to hang his hat.

Will Franken in character. Rare that he's not.

Will Franken in character. Rare that he's not.

Louis CK (L) and Dan Piraro (R) looking strangely satisfied. At least, that's how Dan looks.

Louis CK (L) and Dan Piraro (R) looking strangely satisfied. At least, that's how Dan looks.

The obligatory hangin' out afterwards shot with (L-R) Gary Gulman, Dave Attell, and WFAS Director Jenny Brown.

The obligatory hangin' out afterwards shot with (L-R) Gary Gulman, Dave Attell, and WFAS Director Jenny Brown.

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