Stand-Up for Peace

Local comedians offer comic relief to those still frustrated with the war in Iraq

James Ladmirault thinks the war in Iraq could still use some comic relief. The local comedian organized Stand-Up for Peace in response to a challenge issued by the IraqMoratorium.org. The site encourages those opposed to the war to host an event in protest on the third Friday of every month, starting today. Ladmirault will kick off his efforts with a day of local comedians and protest singer/songwriters addressing their concerns about the war and the current state of the nation. Ladmirault is no stranger to politically charged performances; also known as Jimmy Pineapple, he is one of the original Texas Outlaw Comics, a touring stand-up troupe started in the ‘80s that included legends such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison. He’ll get help today from other former Outlaws Andy Huggins and John Farneti, as well as local Robert Mungle. And Hank Woji and Patti Sullivan will soothe the crowd’s stirred souls with their folksy protest tunes.
Fri., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., 2007
 
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