Who doesn’t love the fake news? Network news reports on dumpster diving in the current economy like it’s a new trend, while Stephen Colbert claims to deliver babies through Georgia O’Keefe paintings while making fun of pharmaceutical studies. With headlines like â€œCraigslist Server Contracts HPV,â€ â€œFun Toy Banned Because of Three Stupid Kids,â€ and â€œDollar Bill on Floor Sends Wall Street into Frenzy,â€ few fake news outlets blend hilarity and current events better than The Onion. Tonight, instead of sitting in front of your box fan and reading the Onion achieves online, you can go to Lolita Bar and see the people who create them. Tell Your Friends is a weekly comedy night where big name comics test out new material. This evening’s guests are Onion features editor Joe Garden, writer John Harris, editor Joe Randazzo and web editor Baratunde Thurston. If that’s not enough incentive to go, Lolita’s happy hour has well drinks and draft beer for $3 each.
Tell Your Friends, with writers and editors of The Onion
266 Broome Street, Lower East Side
Monday, August 17, 8pm