An evening of music, laughs and gun sense: on Tuesday November 18th at The Echoplex in Los Angeles, Sarah Silverman, Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Mike Watt & The Secondmen and more present Fun Lovers Unite. Proceeds to Benefit Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety.
Comedians Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Sarah Silverman and a surprise guest comedian, along with musicians Mike Watt & The Secondmen and The Everyday Visuals (w/ Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley) and Ali MacLean as emcee will come together for Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gun Sense.
Fun Lovers Unite! is a first-ever live music and comedy event dedicated to raising awareness and action for common-sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities. The event is being produced by two friends on each coast, Joshua Mills in Los Angeles and Maccabee Montandon in Brooklyn; they are both dads of young children who want to do more to prevent gun violence in America. Josh felt sickened and then galvanized following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012. Mac’s brother, Asher, was murdered with a gun during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles in 1992.
Each performer on the bill, as well as the venue itself, is donating the performance to this life-saving cause and is proud to stand with fellow comedians and musicians in solidarity to raise awareness for common sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities.
“Music and comedy are powerful ways to reach people – we are so grateful to the performers who will use their talents to bring people together, educate them on the problem of gun violence and ask them to take action to save lives,” said Montandon. “Gun violence is often a hard issue to talk about –this event is a way to let people know we are all human, we can crack a few smiles while also trying to raise awareness for a serious issue. Fun Lovers Unite is just one example of the grassroots momentum across this country calling for gun sense.”
Tickets are $25; grab yours here.
Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters and more than 38,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to build support for common-sense gun reforms. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and is part of Everytown for Gun Safety along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than two million supporters and more than 38,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org.