Session Type(s): Special Event
Starts: Saturday, Oct. 9 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Oct. 9 12:50 PM (Eastern)
“The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is back at Netroots for a special sneek peak of her no-holds-barred feminist comedy talk show, Feminist Buzzkills Live! which officially launches Thursday, November 4th. Along with fabulous co-hosts Moji Alawode-El (culture writer, marketing guru at Abortion Access Front) and Marie Khan (director of client operations at Midwest Access Coalition), this weekly YouTube show breaks down the news from patriarchy’s evil trilogy of misogyny, white supremacy and anti-abortion extremism. It’s sorta like “The View,” but with hilarious dragging of retrograde sexist d-bags, fact checking, and no Meghan McCain. In this sneak peak Netroots Nation edition, the Feminist Buzzkills will dive deep into WTF is happening with the Supreme Court and abortion access in Texas and Mississippi, digging in hard with leaders in the repro movement and abortion providers directly involved in these two cases. FBK Live! Is the call to action antedote for anyone feeling sick of being helpless as they watch the erosion of reproductive rights!
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news. Winstead also brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Lizz continues doing stand-up, but spends most of her time at the helm of Abortion Access Front (formerly Lady Parts Justice League), a NYC- based reproductive rights organization that she founded in 2015, which uses humor and outrage to expose anti-choice hypocrisy and mobilizes people to take action in all 50 states. Known as one of the top political satirists in America, Winstead has been recognized by all the major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, O Magazine, Newsweek, Forbes, Now This, and as Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Creative People. Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die: Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews, with Ms. Magazine saying, “Lizz Winstead is a sharp-witted truth-teller, and Lizz Free or Die will inspire anyone who has ever talked back to the television or wished they could come up with satire as insightful as The Daily Show.” To keep up with Lizz, follow her on Twitter @lizzwinstead or like her on Facebook www.facebook.com/lizzwinstead