Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Just Kidding! A Comedy Benefit for Just Food on May 7th!

Just Food is the organization that is helping the KWT CSA get started, which is one of 50 CSAs citywide. 

Just Food helps keep local family farms in business, brings the highest quality produce to NYC neighborhoods, trains people to train their neighbors in market development, food growing, food preparation and preservation; and builds community self-reliance.



The new Gotham Comedy Club , 208 West 23rd Street (map) in Manhattan .

Tickets start at just $35, and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com

For more information, call Just Food at 212-645-9880, ext. 221.

Robert Klein, whose smart observational style has influenced today's best comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, who appeared with Klein recently on HBO's The Comedian Award, will be the featured comedian at this years event!  Klein has performed eight HBO specials, including the first ever HBO comedy special in 1975. His memoir The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue, was recently published by Simon and Schuster.    

The host of Just Kidding , Scott Blakeman, has made more than thirty national television appearances, and has been called "The top political comedian working in New York today"( NBC). He has performed his progressive political humor around the world, including the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He appears regularly on "Laughing LIberally" shows in NYC and Boston, and has been heard on National Public Radio and Air America.

Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today. With such notable appearances as Comedy's Central's Chappelle's Show, Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly, Showtime at The Appollo, Comedy Central's Premium Blend , Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Dutch TV's The Comedy Factory. Marina also made it to the finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Season 2. 

Don't miss this memorable, hilarious evening!

Ticket Details

(plus two drink minimum for all, includes reception following the show)


$35 ($40 at door, if available)


$250 (includes program listing)


$1000 (includes preferred seating, program listing)

Please give generously!!!

ABOUT JUST FOOD - Just Food runs the unique Community Supported Agriculture "CSA" in NYC, City Farms, Community Food Education and Institutional Purchasing programs, while advocating for marketplace and policy change that strengthens people, farms and communities. In 2006 Just Food's efforts provided over $1m in sales to local family farms, while providing around 10,000 New York City people with access to organic and sustainably-grown food. Just Food has provided assistance to help start and manage 8 urban farmstands and 50 CSAs citywide, and opens additional sites every year! We also run a VISTA program that helps improve our capacity to develop CSA and farmers' markets and build self-reliance in low-income NYC neighborhoods.

Susan Grove

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