Posts Tagged as ‘Comedy Central’

b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT: “Take Our [farm worker] Jobs” on Colbert and funnyman D.L. Hughley on immigration

Last week, we told you that Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farm workers to present a “tongue-in-cheek” campaign called “Take our Jobs”. Don’t miss out — UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez, is going on the Colbert Report tomorrow! Tune in to Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th 11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST The [...]

July 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Colbert says – Always wanted a farm worker job? Now’s your chance

Unfortunately many in America consider the major issues facing our country – high unemployment and undocumented people – as interrelated, so they support inhumane immigration laws to reclaim the low-paying jobs undocumented immigrants have stolen. But, these individuals fail to realize that agriculture, a major low-paying job that gives us the food we all eat, [...]

June 29, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” on Aug. 3 to laugh, laugh, support and laugh

We are celebrating human rights culture (and the end of summer, of course) at “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge in NYC. For $20 there will be a free drink, food, raffles and lots of entertainment. (It’s $25 at the door). All proceeds go to a great cause- Breakthrough! Comedian and writer, Eddie Sarfaty, will [...]

July 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Is Comedy Central making immigration “funny?”

“During these tough economic times our viewers need a good laugh now more than ever.” Apparently, Lauren Corrao of  Comedy Central believes that this much-needed humor can be found in immigration. Ugly Americans, the network’s new animated program slated to release next year, depicts the life of a social worker for the Department of Immigration [...]

May 18, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , | Comments Off

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