Join the Armed Services Arts Partnership this Friday at 8 pm for a virtual comedy and storytelling performance in honor of Black History Month featuring incredibly talented performers from the Black veteran community. Let’s be honest — most of us are just planning to watch Netflix anyway, so here’s your chance to try something new.
Hosted by Kelsey Storr and Nick Baskerville, celebrate Black History Month alongside some of the most charismatic comedians in the business, like Jeanette Mendy, Robert Marshall, and Roseanne Hamilton.
You can purchase your $5 ticket here.
I promise you, this will be funny! Last year, before the pandemic hit, I attended an ASAP comedy show in person in DC and it was downright hilarious. ASAP comedians are incredibly talented, and the best part is, their humor comes from real–and usually very challenging–circumstances. They take what is hard and make it into something beautiful and memorable for the audience.
I have been involved with the Armed Services Arts Partnership almost since its founding in 2015. In the past five and a half years, ASAP has served over 1,300 veterans, helping them find community and creative outlets through the arts. Today, it is the nation’s largest veteran and military community arts organization.
ASAP offers free classes for veterans in creative writing, comedy, acting, improv and drawing (they’ve been doing them virtually since the pandemic). They also publish an annual anthology of veteran writers, and host regular events throughout the year for veteran comedians and actors to showcase their work. It’s a truly inspiring organization.
The small price of the tickets for this show will go to support ASAP’s work, so that they can continue to offer these services free for veterans. (Also, imagine the courage it takes to do comedy virtually, without standing in front of an audience giving you feedback).
If you’re interested in taking a class, check them out here. No experience is required – and they’re also open to families of servicemembers and veterans as well.