Changeville Comedy Show featuring Lizz Winstead, Joyelle Johnson, Jaye McBride and Zahra Noorbakhsh
Fri, February 8, 2019
6:30 pmHigh Dive
$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 plus1.org 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.