Laugh at The Onion in person

This writer was sent outside for making an unfunny joke.

This writer was sent outside for making an unfunny joke.

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 “Craigslist Server Contracts HPV,” “Fun Toy Banned Because of Three Stupid Kids,” and “Dollar Bill on Floor Sends Wall Street into Frenzy,” 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
Lolita Bar
266 Broome Street, Lower East Side
Monday, August 17, 8pm

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.