After a terrific show in May, we were asked back and had another wonderful show on July 19th. An evening of hilarity and song to support Pangea, the beloved East Village supper club!
Thank you all who came out and made it such a special night!
Comedian Lisa Faith Phillips weaves a hilarious new monologue “Lessons I Learned from Jobs Not on my Resume” as she brings together terrific performers to help us laugh and sing again.
From the captivating chanteuse Mariah Bonner with songwriter and pianist Marcus Dagan to the beguiling music of Ellen Mandel with French mezzo soprano Emma Lavandier and the haunting songs of singer/songwriter T. Spoon Phillips, it will be a terrific night of laughter and musical joy!
“Outrageously funny…devilishly clever and wildly entertaining” – Newyorkcool
Photos, clockwise from upper left: T. Spoon Phillips, Lisa Faith Phillips, Ellen Mandel, Mariah Bonner, and Marcus Dagan. Mariah Bonner’s photo by Nikk Monton.
After over two years of COVID, I was thrilled to bring a new Make America Laugh and Sing Again! show back to support Pangea, the marvelous alt-cabaret club in the East Village, back in May. Now we're back by popular demand on July 19th, 2022.
In May, we had a full house of laughter, song, cheers and applause! It was a very special evening of hilarity and song with the charming chanteuse Mariah Bonner, composer, singer, and pianist Marcus Dagan, raconteur Robin Hirsch, composer, songwriter and pianist Ellen Mandel, songwriter and guitarist T Spoon Phillips, and comic storyteller and emcee Lisa Faith Phillips.
We look forward to seeing you at our next show!
In December 2020 writer/performer/producer Lisa Faith Phillips wanted to bring people together to celebrate the joy of laughter and song to lift spirits against the grim daily onslaught of the political news. So, she asked her talented friends to get together and put on a show. Everyone said "Yes!" The result was MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AND SING AGAIN!
On February 27, 2020, everyone came together for a sold-out "wildly entertaining" evening of hilarity and song to benefit CommonCause.org at Pangea, the East Village Alt-Cabaret Supper Club.
What a great night it was. With the sold-out house, we raised money for a good cause and enjoyed a wonderful evening.
It was such a success we were planning to do a monthly MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AND SING AGAIN show bringing in new performers and raising money to get people out for the 2020 election. But then Covid hit, and NYC locked down on March 15, 2020.
We give big thank you to the performers who donated their time and talent to make it such a marvelous show: the hilarious Stan Baker, the charming chanteuse Mariah Bonner, legendary musician/songwriter/writer Michael Lydon, uber-talented composer and pianist Ellen Mandel, and the comic writer, producer, and emcee Lisa Faith Phillips. The marvelous singer/songwriter/actress Natalie Smith was scheduled to perform, but she was held up shooting Law and Order SUV.
Thank you, Jon Waldman, for the excellent stills and video of the show!
Join us to keep MAKE AMERICA LAUGHING AND SINGING! Now it's needed more than ever!
Growing up in Findlay, Ohio, a test site for cable television, on Saturday morning after I finished my chores, I would escape into the world of Andy Hardy, where a young Mickey Rooney would always save his small town by putting on a show. Ever since I've been an entertainer, putting on shows with great comedians, singers and musicians, to bring people together to share laughter and song. Today we need it more than ever.
At Pangea, the coolest East Village cabaret, 178 2nd Avenue, between 11th and 12th St, NYC.
It was a benefit for Common Cause.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Find out more at Commoncause.org
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