Celebration of the First Amendment - Roy Zimmerman in a House Concert

Feb 13 2009 - 7:00pm
Feb 13 2009 - 10:00pm

Event Description:

Roy Zimmerman Concert
Friday evening, February 13th, 2009
8:00pm (with a potluck at 7:00pm)
Silent auction before and during the first set

In a House Concert in Houston near St Thomas University.
Reservations required. Space Limited.
For those who would like to come early, it will preceded by a potluck at 7:00pm (bring something you like and share)

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Roy Zimmerman took his satirical songs to Real America last year, driving 12,000 miles and flying 12,000 more to do 107 shows in 47 states before the election.

“Real American” is 90 minutes of Zimmerman’s funny songs about ignorance, war and greed, featuring new material infused with his on-the-road experiences and driven, as always, by the headlines.

Some have wondered if political comics will have a harder time without the easy target of the Bush administration. Zimmerman isn’t worried. “Already Obama has a plan to put 2.5 million Americans to work taking down those Ron Paul signs,” he says.

“And Ann Coulter is giving fashion advice to Michelle Obama. Irony lives!”

The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

His songs are heard on NPR, Air America and Sirius Radio. His YouTube videos have garnered over two million views a nd tens of thousands of comments, many of them coherent.

The HBO documentary “The Trials of Ted Haggard,” directed by Alexandra Pelosi featured Roy’s song, “Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual.”

He says, “In this election we heard a lot about ‘Real America’ as exemplified by Joe, whose name isn’t Joe, the Plumber, who’s not a plumber.” In one new song, Zimmerman imagines what Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher’s hit single might sound like.

Click on the attachment link below for a half-page flyer you can print and distribute.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Chapter of the ACLU of Texas

Event Contact Name:
Cody Safford, alternate Curt Gibby

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-723-1487, alternate 281-773-3314

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
action.aclu.org/site/Calendar/2005439024?view=Detail&id=104601

Event Fee:
$20 on line or at the door, - Reservations required


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