Laugh For Free – Tonight in Fort Greene

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Comedy is coming to BAM Starting tonight courtesy of BAM and IFC the next installment of Get It Out There comedy showcase. Started in 2012, this monthly comedy showcase—free and open to the public—encourages comics to experiment recklessly with humor by testing out fresh material and probing the depths of their twisted souls for new forms of funny.

Tonights show begins at 9pm (bar opens at 8pm) in BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave. This showcase features Phil Hanley (CBC Radio One’s “The Debaters,” Just for Laughs festival in Montreal), Joe Zimmerman (John Oliver New York Standup Show, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival semi-finalist), and Sheng Wang (Comedy Central Presents Sheng Wang, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), plus a special guest. The night will be hosted by Kara Klenk (host of “If You Build It” at UCB East, Time Out New York “Joke of the Year” nominee).

Past guests have included Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, and Jon Glaser, with surprise guests dropping in at several events. For more information, visit

Get It Out There continues on November 21 and December 19, with a rotating roster of comedians.

BAM’s mission is to be the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. It is America’s oldest performing arts institution, and is recognized internationally for innovative dance, music, and theater programming—including the renowned Next Wave Festival. BAM also features an acclaimed repertory film program, literary and visual art events, and extensive educational programs. The institution is led by President Karen Brooks Hopkins and Executive Producer

Joseph V. Melillo. For more information, visit

IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 70 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider.

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