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Lizz Winstead

2018 HEADLINER

Lizz Winstead has built her amazing career hilariously responding to the world. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Winstead has forever changed the way people get their news. As co-founder of Air America Radio, she laid the foundation for such personalities as Al Franken and Marc Maron, all while hosting her own show called “Unfiltered”, sharing the mic every morning with the amazing Rachel Maddow and Hip Hop legend, Chuck D. As a stand-up she continues to tour, bringing her rapid response brand of comedy to theatres across the country and in 2014, was initiated into the Harvard Lampoon.

Winstead has now taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive justice to form her latest passion project, Lady Parts Justice, a non profit organization made up of comedians, writers and technologists creating videos that use humor and outrage to expose sexist, anti choice local politicians in all 50 state legislatures while providing support to clinics around the country, working to remove the stigma around abortion.

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Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud.” The first and second seasons are streaming on Netflix; third season will be released in 2017. He was on USA Network’s Fairly Legal (2010-2012), and has appeared in the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, and The Other Guys (Deleted Scenes).

As a comedian, Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. He's the self-proclaimed "Master of Festivals" most notably having performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle).

Baron has a new comedy recording, Blaxistential Crisis, currently available on AST Records.

Dominic Dierkes

Dominic Dierkes is a Los Angeles-based comedian with over a decade of experience in stand-up, sketch, and improvisation. He’s a veteran performer, teacher, and writer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a former member of the popular internet sketch group, DERRICK comedy, whose videos have been viewed over 200 million times online. With DERRICK, Dominic co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film Mystery Team which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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