Margaret Cho, Dan Savage, Mae Whitman, Natasha Lyonne and More Host The Lady Parts Justice Annual Golden Probe Awards
Lady Parts Justice (LPJ) announces Margaret Cho as this year's host of the 2018 Golden Probes! The five time Grammy & Emmy nominated comedian ("Fresh Off The Bloat") is the perfect host to drive this evening of comedy, music, and celebration, all to raise awareness about what is at stake for reproductive rights in the midterm elections. The Golden Probe Awards is produced by LPJ, the comedy based reproductive rights non-profit, helmed by Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead.
LPJ is also thrilled to announce an amazing lineup of celebrity comedians and actors to present at this year's Golden Probes including Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, Founder LPJ), Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Jessica Pimental ("Orange is the New Black"), Dan Savage (Host of Savage Lovecast, Writer of Savage Love), Mae Whitman (Arrested Development), Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill), Michelle Buteau (WNYC's "Late Night Whenever"), plus Brian Unger, Mike Hot Pence, Holly Miranda, Ambrosia Parsley, and Franchesca Ramsey with MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!
In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, this past year set Golden Probe records in terms of the number of terrifyingly stellar nominations received for most sexist, most misogynist, and most insane anti-abortion enthusiasts. With categories like "Best Original Science" and feminists fan favorite, the "Pro-Lifetime Achievement" award, it promises to be a night full of raucous resistance.
The Golden Probes will not only give out awards, it will also feature all the trappings of an awards show including musical numbers, comedy monologues, and some of your favorite "celebrity interviewers" on the red carpet!
Even the promotion for this event is on point!
In sticking to the satirical awards show theme, LPJ created a fake Entertainment News show called No Access Hollywood, as a way of promoting the Golden Probes Announcement. No ACCESS HOLLYWOOD features Daily Show alum Brian Unger as the host, who perfectly brings the TV cheese on the "who's in and who's out" on the list of Golden Probes nominees. The Probes 2018 will be a night to get fancy and learn about dozens of politicians who are in office or running for office hellbent on destroying bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, and all things feminist.
"The Golden Probes is not only a hilarious night of exposing politicians devoted to creating an eight lane highway to Gilead, it is also a voter guide to inspire people to get to the polls, to make sure these politicians lose their jobs," states Lizz Winstead about the fundraising star-studded event.
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, July 13th at 12 Noon!
The Golden Probes 2018 at Town Hall
5pm red carpet
6pm VIP reception
7pm regular doors
The full show will be available to watch online on Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET/5pm PT!
ABOUT LADY PARTS JUSTICE:
Lady Parts Justice is the first not safe for work, rapid response reproductive rights advocacy organization that uses comedy, culture and diverse media to sound an alarm on the terrifying erosion of reproductive access. Co-founded by the co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, LPJ uses comedy and reproductive health facts to produce hilarious strategic and educational content that destigmatizes abortion, calls out misogynistic politicians, and rallies voters to fight back against anti choice legislation on a federal, state, and local level.
The name Lady Parts Justice is an homage to Lisa Brown, a former Michigan state rep who when in office was banned from the statehouse floor for using the word vagina when arguing against a transvaginal ultrasound bill. When she asked what she should say they suggested something less provocative like "lady parts." The offensive nature of men uncomfortable with the word vagina, but perfectly comfortable legislating it, inspired both the name and mission of this groundbreaking reproductive rights organization.