NEW YORK— The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), in partnership with the New York Comedy Festival, is thrilled to announce the inaugural first annual comedy benefit, ‘Stand-Up for Free Speech,’ hosted by Judy Gold. Event Tickets are $30, and all proceeds will support NCAC and its work to defend free speech. 

‘Stand-Up for Free Speech’ will take place on November 6,  at 9:30 PM, at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W 23rd Street, featuring an incredible lineup of comedians known for their fearless humor that pushes the boundaries. Performers include Dave Attell, Sam Morril, Mark Normand, Adrienne Lapalucci, Matteo Lane, Yamaneika Saunders, Rich Vos, and more. This laughter-filled night is not only about entertainment but also about celebrating and protecting one of the most fundamental rights we hold dear – the freedom to express ourselves without fear of censorship.

Tickets for ‘Stand-Up for Free Speech’ are available now through Gotham Comedy Club. Early booking is encouraged, as seats will sell out quickly for this unforgettable night.

“Comedy can provoke thought, challenge the status quo, and, most importantly, make us laugh,” said Lee Rowland, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. “We are excited to host this inaugural event, which showcases incredible comedic talent and supports our organization’s dedication to preserving our right to free expression.” 

All proceeds from the event will support the National Coalition Against Censorship’s continued effort to work tirelessly to protect and promote freedom of speech, artistic expression, and open discourse in an era where these rights are increasingly under threat.


National Coalition Against Censorship

Since its inception in 1974, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has functioned as a first responder in protecting freedom of expression, a fundamental human right and a keystone of democracy. Representing 59 national education, publishing, and arts organizations, NCAC encourages and facilitates dialogue between diverse voices and perspectives, including those that have historically been silenced.