Photo Coverage: Rocca & Goodman Featured in Happy Sunshine

Mo Rocca, of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and Amy Goodman, New York Times best-selling author and host of "Democracy Now!," were special guests for The Onion-sponsored Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower launched at The Zipper Factory for a 10PM show on March 21.

Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower is written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Till the Break of Dawn), directed by Darren Katz (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), with music arrangements by Ian Wehrle, and features Colette Hawley (Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn),BrookeIshibashi, Stephen Sheffer, Stephen Reyes, and Nandi Walker. HeathCalvert serves as creative consultant and Kelli Jo Claxton (Countdown with Keith Olbermann) is production stage manager.

"Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower is a multimedia socio-political satire centering on a group of outsourced Japanese Ninjas hired by China to infiltrate the American Psyche by taking on roles in the Media, Pop Culture, and Politics. The savvy show, now at The Zipper Factory, began at Lotus and later moved to Comix andArs Nova, gaining recognition and a cult following in NYC for integrating political pundits, celebrities, journalists, and music from the NYC underground scene into its raw comedy format," describe press notes.

For more information please visit www.zippertheater.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Nandi Walker, Stephen Reyes, Brooke Ishibashi, and Stephen Sheffer


Brooke Ishibashi (Ninja Number Four)


Stephen Reyes (Ninja Number One)


Nandi Walker (Jamila)


Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Stephen Reyes, Stephen Sheffer, Brooke Ishibashi, and Nandi Walker


Stephen Sheffer


tephen Sheffer


Nandi Walker, Stephen Reyes, Brooke Ishibashi, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, and Stephen Sheffer


Nandi Walker, Stephen Reyes, Brooke Ishibashi, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, and Stephen Sheffer


Nandi Walker


Nandi Walker


Stephen Sheffer (Oil Bird) and Brooke Ishibashi (Greenpeace worker, Loretta)


Stephen Sheffer and Brooke Ishibashi


Stephen Sheffer and Brooke Ishibashi


Brooke Ishibashi


'Pat Johnson Miracle Hour'/ Stephen Reyes


Stephen Reyes


Stephen Sheffer and Stephen Reyes


Stephen Sheffer and Stephen Reyes


Stephen Reyes


'Kosha Killa Krew (KKK)'/ Stephen Sheffer (Chaim), Stephen Reyes (Mordechai), Nandi Walker (Mary)


Stephen Sheffer, Stephen Reyes, and Nandi Walker


Stephen Sheffer, Stephen Reyes, and Nandi Walker


Stephen Reyes, Stephen Sheffer, and Nandi Walker


'Akiko, Popurar Talk Show' Brooke Ishibashi (Akiko)


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi


Mo Rocca


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi


Mo Rocca jumps like a kangaroo for Akiko


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi


Mo Rocca and Brooke Ishibashi are joined by Amy Goodman


Amy Goodman and Brooke Ishibashi


Amy Goodman and Brooke Ishibashi


Amy Goodman and Brooke Ishibashi


Nandi Walker and Stephen Reyes


Nandi Walker and Stephen Reyes


Nandi Walker and Stephen Reyes


'Judy Rhodes Show with Mike Franken' Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Chicago radio host Mike Franken)


Matthew-Lee Erlbach


Matthew-Lee Erlbach


Happy Crazy Super Sunshine!


Happy Crazy Super Sunshine!


Happy Crazy Super Sunshine!


Happy Crazy Super Sunshine!


The Cast of 'Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower'


The Cast of 'Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower'


Amy Goodman


Steve Rosen and Mo Rocca


Amy Goodman and Heath Calvert


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