Next Unsafe Space on Campus Free Speech with Debut of Mini-Documentary Silence U Part 2!

We’re back with a special event – a show which combines a topic we’ve long wanted to tackle with a debut of a documentary on it! We’re also heading to the legendary Hollywood Improv Comedy Club’s Lab stage to do it.

The issue of free speech on college campuses has been thrust into the spotlight over and over again, with recent violent clashes over a speaker at Middlebury College following, well, recent violent clashes over a speaker at UC Berkeley and more.

Are students censoring free speech and limiting ideas? Or are these speakers promoting dangerous, hateful ideologies that deserve to be shut down? Where is the line?

Unsafe Space, the show where comedians do standup on controversial topics followed by a discussion with experts and the audience, returns to take these issues head-on in its first show at the legendary Hollywood Improv.

The event will also feature the debut of Silence U Part 2, the sequel to last year’s mini-documentary “Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate?” from We the Internet TV, which was featured in USA Today and watched over 400,000 times.

Unsafe Space hosts Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu will join filmmaker Rob Montz, USC law professor Jody Armour and Jenny Yang of MTV’s Beyond the Wall, Nathan Mosher of UCLA’s Roadkill Comedy Show.

It’ll be a can’t miss show and we hope to see you all there! Plus, it’s only $5 – so get your tickets now!

Unsafe Studio: Environmentalism & Strip Mining Uteruses feat. Trey Lord

A special Unsafe Studio recorded with Trey Lord of the Bionic Planet podcast at Songbyrd in Washington DC.

Topic guide:

12:00: Ayahuasca

15:00: Private property in the developing world

18:30: What’s the best fuel for the developing world?

26:15: Black Lives Matter and the White Baby Defense

28:00: Obama writing check to Green Climate fund?

32:00: Argentina still angry about Falklands

36:00: Warby Parker for Dummies

40:57: Old white men: yay or nay?

44:45: Strip mining copper from uteruses

45:30: Can Trump pull out of Paris accords?

49:25: Vibram Five Finger Shoes: The Hidden Story

51:09: Can Trump pull out of Paris accords? (Part II)

Nationalism vs. Globalism with Roy Germano, James Myers, David Marcus and Courtney Fearrington

We visit New York City with NYU professor and director of “The Other Side of Immigration” Roy Germano, Trump-supporting comedian James Myers, The Federalist senior contributor Dave Marcus, and comedian and former US Marine Courtney Fearrington.

Unsafe Studio feat. Jeremy McLellan and Eric Lampaert

Comedians Jeremy McLellan of South Carolina and Eric Lampaert of France and England join Lou and Toby to discuss Trump’s cabinet, immigration, and how age of consent laws apply to jockeys.

Some highlights:

02:18 Tweeting comedy in multiple languages.

12:57: Trump’s National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and Islam

26:50: Age of Consent.

32:53: Guns from a European perspective.

47:03: Developing pre-emptive insurgency tactics.

51:00: Dakota Access Pipeline and Guns.

1:02:50: Comparing experiences immigrating to the UK and US.

1:07:28: Becoming an American vs. becoming a European.

1:19:00: Brexit forcing expats to return.

 

Post-Election Spectacular feat. Helen Hong, Thai Rivera, John L. Ray and Caroline Heldman

We discuss what’s next after the election, why it happened and why they voted the way they did in often-heated, often-hilarious discussion with comedians Helen Hong (Inside Amy Schumer), Thai Rivera (Fusion’s Roast of America), Caroline Heldman (Occidental College Politics professor) and John L. Ray (Former DNC analyst).

Next Show: What now? A Post-Election Spectacular November 10th!

The election will be over. The hangovers will be fading (maybe). But where do we go from here? Will our wounds heal? What countries should we consider moving to? What tires make the best barricades?

Unsafe Space seeks to answer these questions and more with standup from great comics, discussion with accomplished experts, and your very own questions.

As a special bonus – and to help the healing begin – we’re waiving ticket prices so it is FREE for everyone!

The lineup features comedians:

Helen Hong from Inside Amy Schumer and Last Call with Carson Daly!
Thai Rivera from Fusion’s Roast of America!

With experts:

Caroline Heldman, Occidental College Political Science professor and author of “Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?”

UCLA’s John Ray, former analyst for the DNC!

And hosted by Toby Muresianu and Lou Perez of We the Internet TV!

The Media feat. Christina Bellantoni, Tamer Kattan, Chriss Street, Georgia Kernell and Julianne Simitz

We return to Los Angeles to cover the industry that covers everybody: The Media. This was a funny and insightful show, as well as a contentious one – particularly around the topic of covering white supremacist movements. You can read some of the articles referenced on white nationalists, Trump and David Duke, and the fight between the KKK and counterprotestors here.

Guests on this show were:
Georgia Kernell – UCLA Professor who researches political communication, party strategy and voter behavior!

Christina Bellantoni – Assistant Managing Editor/Politics at the LA Times (subscribe to her newsletter at latimes.com/essentialpoliticsemail)!
Tamer Kattan – winner of the World Series of Comedy and finalist in MoveOn.org’s “Laughter Trumps Hate” competition!
Julianne Simitz – Producer of “Bad News Live” in Hollywood and veteran political worker!
Chriss Street – writer whose work has appeared in Breitbart, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Drudge Report, New York Times and many more!

Hope you enjoy it.

Political Correctness feat. Baron Vaughn, Bri Pruett, Teela Foxworth, and Charlie Hinkle – live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival

We travel to Portland, Oregon to talk political correctness at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! With a stellar lineup including Baron Vaughn (Netflix’s Frankie and Grace), Bri Pruett (comedian and sex columnist for the Portland Mercury), Teela Foxworth (professor of communications at Portland Community College) and Charlie Hinkle (board member of the Portland ACLU and first amendment law professor at Lewis and Clark University).

 

Unsafe Studio: Mike Schmidt and Sameer Suri

Lou calls in from covering the national conventions, former attorney and current comedian Mike Schmidt argues with guest Sameer Suri about NATO, and Toby Muresianu hosts a discussion about current politics.

Unsafe Studio: Riley Silverman and Joanna Castle Miller

Joanna Castle Miller discusses documenting her father’s run for President on the Constitution Party ticket as part of her comedic series Red White and Dad; Riley Silverman sheds light on the trans bathroom issue, and they both discuss the current state of political satire with hosts Lou and Toby.