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#LITP 2019 is a passion project run solely by KICK-ASS volunteers to enrich NY lives while deepening an appreciation of stand up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset. Funding for #LITP 2019 is made possible in part with the generosity, support and public funding given by the NYC City Council Discretionary Fund and Councilmember Joseph C. Borelli and the Battery Park City Authority, in addition to grants via the Washington Square Park Conservancy, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America and The Foundation for Fairer Capitalism. We also recognize the gifts from corporate heroes such as American Global, Manhattan Mini Storage and Signature Bank.
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
2P-4P: WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK | GARIBALDI PLAZA | EAST OF THE FOUNTAIN
Michael Kosta is a stand-up veteran who has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Conan”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers “and “@midnight.” Michael has been a fixture on TV since his breakout performance at HBO’s “U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.” Prior to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Michael co-created, produced and starred in “The Comment Section,” guest-hosted “Attack of the Show” and co-hosted “Crowd Goes Wild with Regis Philbin.” He also served as a correspondent on “The Soup” spinoff series “The Soup Investigates” Michael starred in his own stand-up special, “Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta”, and released his comedy album, “Comedy for Attractive People,” in 2015. He was also recently seen on Comedy Central’s “This Week at the Comedy Cellar” and “This Is Not Happening.”
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
2P-4P: ROCKEFELLER PARK, BATTERY PARK CITY | RIVER TERRACE & WARREN STREET
Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in 2015. In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” premiered at the beginning of 2019 on January 25th. Roy Wood Jr. was on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch For list in 2016.
Entertainment Weekly has described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “charismatic crankiness.” Prior to “The Daily Show,” Wood co-starred for two seasons season on TBS’ “Sullivan & Son,” playing the loving drinking buddy of star Steve Byrne, who has returned to Pittsburgh to run the family bar.
Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a "standout". He has also been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His first full comedy CD, 'Things I Think, I Think,' was released in 2013.