Posts Tagged by boston globe
|February 20, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
|January 31, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Just wanted to check in and say that the inauguration eve event that I helped organize, Together We Rise: a Counter-Inaugural Celebration of Resistance, was a huge success and I’m so thankful to everyone who was able to make it out. Attendance exceeded what we hoped for, the performers were on fire, and those that came out were truly committed to the cause…and remain so as there’s quite a bit of work to do in the next few months, years, and beyond.
The TWR planning committee is working to determine what we can do to keep momentum going since the first week of this administration have made it abundantly clear that this must remain an urgent and ongoing fight to preserve the freedoms afforded by the constitution, justice for the most vulnerable people in this country, and basic human decency in politics at every level of the country.
I also wanted to share some clips related to the event.
Fellow organizer Mindy Fried and I were thankful to have the chance to talk to Chris Lovett of the Boston Neighborhood Network prior to the event to discuss both its spirit, purpose, and the role of comedy in political protest.
Here’s the promo video we released prior to the event and which we played during intermission.
And here’s the piece that appeared in the the Boston Globe a few days later.
Thanks again to everyone who could make it, and if you couldn’t: stay tuned! We have a whole lot more to do…
|August 16, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
1st thing: Favorite Robin Williams moment: 1992 – Aladdin opening night, genie’s line “10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck!” Don’t know why, but I was rolling with laughter, don’t know why, but 2 decades later I still chuckle. He hit so many greater heights than that, but I’ll have that one forever. Rest in peace to one of the very best.
I’m deeply saddened by what precipitated the discussion, but some other performers and I talked to the Boston Globe about comedy, comics, & mental health.
|February 23, 2014||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Very pleased to announce that The Boston Globe selected the February edition of “It Just Got Weirdo: A Wordy Evening @ Weirdo Records” as one of this week’s event picks in their style section. So glad for the notice, it’s def added motivation to bring out a stellar night of comedy, poetry, and…. PRINCE TRIVIA!!
Link to the Piece (There’s a big ol’ picture of me included…my mom was very happy about that…)
And here is just some of the Prince related loot you stand to gain by coming out for the show. I know what you’re thinking: “Is that a vintage Purple Rain Tour backstage pass??!!” Yes. Yes it is.