Celebrate the Bill of Rights with some of America’s finest comics in this special event featuring sets from Lewis Black, Dick Gregory, Tom Smothers, and More. AXS TV presents a night of comedy and awareness in the star-studded stand-up special Lewis Black and Friends: A Night to Let Freedom Laugh, airing Thursday, April 16. The two-hour event will shed some light on the freedoms and principles outlined in one of the Nation’s most vital documents, The Bill of Rights. The special was filmed back on February 28 at the historic Warner Theater in downtown Washington, DC, Let Freedom Laugh features performances from a wide variety of established comedy heroes and celebrated up-and-comers, each delivering their own unique and opinionated take in front of a sold out audience. Black, Gregory, and Smothers are joined by itcom star Cristela Alonzo, Richard Pryor Award-winner Ahmed Ahmed, and comedian and political commentator John Fugelsang.
Asked about his involvement, Lewis Black said: “I am doing this because from what I’ve seen in the news it seems that some folks in America need a little bit of a reminder of what our founding fathers really said. And it’s going to be nice to see the cornerstone of our democracy on real stone, especially someplace prominent like our State Capitols, where the politicians can go read it again when necessary.”
Let Freedom Laugh is the brainchild of MyBillofRights.org, as part of their innovative “Bill of Rights Monument Project.” The organization’s mission is to elevate, protect, and preserve the legacy of the Bill of Rights by erecting permanent monuments and displays in civic buildings nationwide, starting with all 50 State Capitols. MyBillOfRights.org experienced great success in 2012 when their first comedy event, held at Phoenix Symphony Hall, led to the creation of America’s first monument to the Bill of Rights at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.