Stand Up, Austin! presents A Civic Comedy Show, an event highlighting the importance of having a healthy civic life filled with live comedy, interactive games, drinks, tacos, and much more.
In a recent survey, Texas residents rank 47th out of the 50 states in voter turnout, and 39th for volunteering. Civic participating now more than ever is important for Austin and we feel that comedy and community interactions can have a powerful effect on us improving.
We know that participating in local government, community events, and in our neighborhood associations sometimes feels like a duty rather than a pleasure, but we feel it doesn’t have to be this way. Shows like The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have shown us that you can be informed and involved without it feeling like a hassle or a chore. Having a healthy civic life doesn’t have to be boring and in fact it can be downright hilarious.
The event will have a live comedy performance by four of Austin’s premier comedians, and hosted by popular Austin comedian Jasmine Ellis. You will also have a chance to learn more about civic engagement opportunities by talking with League Of Women Voters and Jay Jennings, a postdoctoral fellow at the Annette Strauss Institute and author of Civic Health Index.
Join us Wednesday, April 11th for an entertaining and engaging night like you’ve never experienced before.
Laugh with us, and learn how you can make a difference!