Published On: Sun, Mar 16th, 2014

Room 28 Sketch Comedy FUNdraiser to Fight Domestic Violence

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 809 Lounge

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Room 28 Sketch Comedy FUNdraiser
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 809 Lounge

Special Night of Comedic Relief in partnership with The Violence Intervention Program, Inc., supporting women who are making the transition from domestic violence victim to survior.

WHAT: Room 28 Comedy FUNdraiser; A special night of live sketch comedy to benefit charity featuring original sketches, stand-up, improv, and local guests.

There is a saying in the Dominican Republic that when someone is insane they belong in “el cuarto veinte y ocho” (Room 28); a reference to the asylum located at the 28th milepost between the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo. Here in the United States when you refer to Room 28, you are being reminded of a similarly insane group of people that is on the trajectory of taking the world of sketch comedy by storm. The original troupe formed in the summer of 2007 and has brought laughter and bladder problems to viewers via filmed skits broadcasted on various media outlets. Highlighting anything from breakups to inventive ways of using ketchup, Room 28 Comedy finds humor in any feasible situation. After a brief hiatus, the expanded troupe is back together for this new review, adding new female players to the ensemble, and everyone is now asking, #WhatIsRoom28?

The majority of the events proceeds will be donated to the nationally recognized organization, The Violence Intervention Program, Inc., which is dedicated to ending violence in the lives of Latinas.

$10 tickets in advance at

Full bar and food available to order

WHO: Room 28 Comedy Comedy Troupe; A vibrant ensemble of emerging Latino comedians who are breathing life into Uptown Manhattan’s nightlife renaissance. Cast members include:

Jaime Fernanez: Head Writer and Actor
Jerry “Elmo DiFoca” Diaz: Director and Actor
Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz: Producer and Actor
Rachel “Loca La Boca” Strauss-Muñiz: Production Manager and Actress
Anthony Palmini: – Assistant Director and Actor
Ariana Rodriguez: Actress
Oscar “O” Martinez: Actor
Karina Ortiz: Actress

WatchRoom 28 Comedy on YouTube

809 Lounge; Located at 112 Dyckman Street, Inwood, NYC

WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 2014

About The Violence Intervention Program, Inc.:
To promote nonviolent partner relationship, familias, and communities by raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor’s right to self-determination. Since 1984, we have helped women lead healthy, safe, and productive lives while advocating for systems and policies that protect all victims of abuse and violence. We believe that access to culturally competent services which support self-determination empower survivors to meet any challenge ahead

HASHTAGS: #WhatIsRoom28 , #Room28

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Room 28 Sketch Comedy FUNdraiser to Fight Domestic Violence