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Changeville Comedy Show featuring Lizz Winstead, Joyelle Johnson, Jaye McBride and  Zahra Noorbakhsh

Changeville Comedy Show featuring Lizz Winstead, Joyelle Johnson, Jaye McBride and Zahra Noorbakhsh

Fri, February 8, 2019

6:30 pm

$10.20 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

This ticket is for entry to this venue and date only. Re-entry subject to capacity. Limited full festival passes are available HERE

$1 goes to donation to Gainesville Girls Rock Camp & CEEAS

Changeville has partnered with PLUS1 so the $1 from every ticket sold will go to youth education and empowerment. The dollar will go to Gainesville Girls Rock Camp and their work empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and to CEEAS - working to maximize teaching and learning in schools within juvenile justice facilities.

*At the plaza event, we will also be accepting donations of goods and supplies for local charities Peaceful Paths and Grace Marketplace.

Lizz Winstead
Lizz Winstead
Lizz Winstead has used her political wit to make a name for herself as one of the top political satirists in America. She is the co-creator and former head writer for The Daily Show, as well as the co-founder for Air America Radio. She has helped change the very landscape of how people get their news, and her reach goes far beyond her behind-the-scenes work. Alongside writing, Winstead has appeared as a correspondent for The Daily Show and has also hosted shows like Unfiltered on Air America Radio.

Winstead also gives back. Her previous tours have benefitted Planned Parenthood and NARAL, raising over 2 million dollars. As of late, Winstead has started a nonprofit reproductive rights organization called Lady Parts Justice League. Winstead has gathered a team of fellow comedic writers to create content to engage audiences and raise awareness on the latest news concerning abortion laws and clinics. Winstead reported to Newsweek that Lady Parts Justice League “will do everything from replanting gardens” to revamping the entire reception area to taking employees out to dinner at any given clinic.

Through a charity partnership with Plus 1, $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to two different charity organizations. Local organization Gainesville Girls Rock Camp and national organization CEEAS (Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings) have been chosen as 2019’s charities. Changeville will also be collecting canned goods and donations for Peaceful Paths and Grace Marketplace.
Joyelle Johnson
Joyelle Johnson describes herself on Twitter as “the black girl who worships George Carlin and Gone with the Wind.” Many describe her as a source of pure joy on stage. If you’re a talk show fanatic, you may recognize Johnson from her appearances on Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act or on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Or you may have likely heard one of the jokes she’s written cracked on Comedy Central’s Broad City. Likewise, she’s performed alongside huge names in comedy like Hannibal Buress, Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters and Maria Bamford.

Johnson is an active member of Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League, a self professed “coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights”.
Jaye McBride
Jaye McBride has perfectly intertwined being proudly transgender into her act. Her stand-up involves playful self-deprecating humor about transitioning, coming out to family, and dating as a trans person. She has opened for and shared the stage with high-profile comedy acts Aziz Ansari, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

Since McBride’s identity plays a huge role in her stand-up, she uses her platform outside of comedy to educate the public about being transgender. McBride regularly tours colleges across the country to present her lecture titled “Trans 102: The Chamber of Secrets”. She is also an active comedy writer for the non-profit Lady Parts Justice League.
Zahra Noorbakhsh
Zahra Noorbakhsh is a feminist, Muslim, Iranian-American comedian who works through a variety of mediums. She regularly contributes to the New York Times anthology, “Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women”. Her one woman show, "All Atheists are Muslim", was directed by W. Kamau Bell, featured at the International New York City Fringe Theater Festival and given high praise from The New Yorker Magazine. Noorbakhsh is also the host of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, a "must listen" podcast according to Oprah Magazine.

In an installation of NPR’s Fresh Air, Noorbakhsh recalls considering cancelling one of her comedy specials scheduled to debut in the midst of a string of anti-Islamic hate crimes in 2017 spanning all the way from Quebec to Texas. The memory of sneaking into her father’s bedroom late at night to steal back the controller for Super Mario 3 reminded her to persevere as “the mischievous 10-year-old girl on her tiptoes, eyes wide with anticipation, clutching her candle in the dark because she loves to play”. Since then, she has been breaking stereotypes about Muslims’ comedic ability and refusing to water her act down to “Muslims are just like you” by being unabashedly proud of her background.