The Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead Presents Wake Up World!
What is Wake up World)?
Dear thoughtful human disgusted by: the media, politicians, corporate scumbags, and anyone else who uses their powers for evil: Join us over at Wake up World for an evening of catharsis and hilarity at the expense of the aforementioned.
Wake up World is a comedy troupe performing a satirical wrap-up of the week's news from the brain of Daily Show Co-creator Lizz Winstead. A live sketch comedy show incorporating multi-media elements, it gives us the world as seen through the filters of the fictional producers and on-air talent at "Wake Up World," the worst morning news show in America. It is an indictment - both hilarious and scathing - not only of the newsmakers, but of the news media that molds them. Shoot The Messenger will give the audience a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes decision-making at a news show, and the process that brings those decisions to the air. And of course the on-air results of the aforementioned horrific brainstorming.
But that's just half of it.
Not everyone in the media gets a flogging; those who are doing great work will be celebrated. Each week Lizz interviews a media figure who digs deep and gets it right. They'll give us the lowdown on the big stories that were buried (or ignored) by our pals over at the corporate media mill. Past guests have included Rachel Maddow, Mark Crispin Miller, Roseanne, Marie Wilson, Ted Rall, Paul Reikoff, Michael Signorile, Chuck D, David Rees, Rachel Sklar, Philip Dray, John Bowe, Todd Hanson, and more.
The members of the Wake up World ensemble come from The Daily Show, Air America Radio, National Lampoon, Upright Citizen Brigade, Second City, Huffington Post, and represent some of the best political comics, writers, actors, filmmakers, and producers working today. Each week this extraordinary team scours the media and collectively create a fresh new approach to political and social satire.
Our website (http://www.shootthemessengernyc.com) has bios of the actors and characters, a webcast of the weekly show, and other web-only features - so if you don't live in NYC, you can see this awesome show live on the intercom.