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Local Empire @ The Gallery at LPR

LOCAL EMPIRE is filmed sketch comedy about city life by Addison Anderson, Colin Drummond, and Michael Molina. LOCAL EMPIRE LIVE is a monthly live episode that premieres our original filmed sketches, also featuring a live stand-up set and guest interview. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of urban life that can be big or small, but defines a piece of our experience in the city, our own local empire.
This month’s episode “ALL DRESSED UP,” will feature stand-up comedy by ARI SHAFFIR and an interview with Refinery 29′s NY Editor ANNIE GEORGIA GREENBERG. Local Empire is hosted with DAN WILBUR (Better Book Titles, McSweeney’s).

Sketches recently premiered at the shows have been featured afterwards on sites like Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and Thrillist. WATCH Local Empire’s previous episodes on the Local Empire official site or Local Empire official YouTube

Written by and Starring: Addison Anderson, Colin Drummond, and Michael Molina
Executive Producer: Jeff Schwartz
Directed by: Robert Gregson, Eric Ian Goldberg, and Nick Wiesner
Produced by: Gabija Blake and Lee Havlicek
Edited by: Kenneth Casey Swoyer, Dan Erickson, Nick Wiesner, Andy Berner, Craig One, Valerie Sachs, Colin Drummond, and Michael Molina

ARI SHAFFIR (Stand-up) is probably most well-known for a series of comedy works entitled “The Amazing Racist,” which have garnered millions of views. If you haven’t seen the videos, Google him. Shaffir has also been featured on the HBO show Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, TBS’ show Minding the Store, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker, and more.

ANNIE GEORGIA GREENBERG (Guest interviewee) is the New York Editor of Refinery29.

DAN WILBUR (Co-Host) is a comedian, writer, and avid video game player living in Brooklyn, NY. His writing is featured on Collegehumor.com, McSweeney’s, and the Onion News Network. Dan is the creator and editor of Better Book Titles. His first humor book “How Not to Read” is available now from Perigee (Penguin)

7pm doors // 8pm show // 21+


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Local Empire

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7pm

(Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY) Map it $5

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