IT'S SO MUCH FUN HANGING OUT WITH COMEDIANS!! IT'S TIME TO DO IT AGAIN BUT THIS TIME LET'S DO IT IN THE LOU AT THE MIDWEST "SHOW ME FUNNY" COMEDY FESTIVAL!!
We will do a tribute to Dick Gregory at the Midwest "Show Me Funny" Comedy Festival in 2018 and many more comedy greats each year of our festivals. Let's make Comedy History and Stand for Change just like Dick Gregory did for Comedy!!
COMEDIAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, SOCIAL CRITIC, WRITER
During the turbulent 1960's, Dick Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his “no-holds-barred” sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums. Gregory was at the forefront of political activism in the 1960s, when he protested the Vietnam War and racial injustice. He was arrested multiple times and went on many hunger strikes. He later became a speaker and author, primarily promoting spirituality.
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