NYLAUGHS Presents #LITP: Laughter in the Park 2019!"
Sunday, July 21, 2019
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of four weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, starting June 30, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.
Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket! Get ready for a comedy picnic!
Headliner - July 21: Roy Wood Jr.
Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television, and radio. Roy joined Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in 2015. In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch the fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” premiered at the beginning of 2019 on January 25. Roy Wood Jr. was on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch For list in 2016.
Entertainment Weekly has described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “charismatic crankiness.” Prior to “The Daily Show,” Wood co-starred for two seasons on TBS’ “Sullivan & Son,” playing the loving drinking buddy of star Steve Byrne, who has returned to Pittsburgh to run the family bar.
Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that led the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a "standout". He has also been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His first full comedy CD, 'Things I Think, I Think,' was released in 2013.
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#LITP 2019 is a passion project run solely by volunteers to enrich NY lives while deepening an appreciation of stand up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset. Funding for #LITP 2019 is made possible in part with the generosity, support and public funding given by the NYC City Council Discretionary Fund and Councilmember Joseph C. Borelli and the Battery Park City Authority, in addition to grants via the Washington Square Park Conservancy, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America and The Foundation for Fairer Capitalism. We also recognize the gifts from corporate heroes such as American Global, Manhattan Mini Storage and Signature Bank.