Line up announced for Unsafe Space: Trade War!

We’re thrilled to announce a fantastic panel for our upcoming show on the possibility of a Trade War!

Comedians:

Experts:

  • Ben Peck (director of the Center for Transnational Law and Business at the USC Gould School of Law).
  • Ian Henderson (director of outreach for Millenial Review, writer for the Shield Society).
  • Jon Aronson (Professor of Communications and International Relations at USC, author of Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance).

Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce!

The show will be April 2nd at 7:30pm at the Hollywood Improv. Get your tickets now!

Capitalism feat. Mitch Burrow, Helen Hong, Kevan Harris, Elham Saeidinezhad and Sameer Suri

Is capitalism the future, past its prime, or what? Our live episode on it features stand-up from favorites Helen Hong and Mitch Burrow, insight from experts Elham Saeidinezhad of the Milken Institute and Kevan Harris, UCLA sociology professor and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran,” plus comedy and hosting by Toby Muresianu and Sameer Suri!

Gentrification feat. Joe Dosch, Chris Estrada, Paul Ong, Mott Smith and Faith Choyce

Comedians Joe Dosch and Chris Estrada join Paul Ong, Urban Planning professor at UCLA, and Mott Smith, founder of Civic Enterprise Development for stand-up and discussion on gentrification at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club! Hosted by Toby Muresianu and Faith Choyce.

Climate Change feat. Jon Christensen, Willie Soon, Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss

We talk about climate change science and policy with panelists Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. Jon Christensen and comedians Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss.

Both panelists provided a few links and encouraged people to look into the science themselves.

Jon Christensen:

  1. The “Climate Lab” video series with Vox and the University of California: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/climate-lab
  2. The book “Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity” by Mike Hulme (Cambridge University Press, 2009): https://www.amazon.com/Disagree-about-Climate-Change-Understanding/dp/0521727324/
  3. The reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/

Willie Soon:

  1.  http://www.co2science.org/
  2. http://climateilluminated.com/index.html
  3. https://wattsupwiththat.com/

Sexual Harassment feat. Ashley Cullins, Casey Ley, Faith Choyce and Pamela Georgette

What needs to change? Who should resign? Is there another side to the story? We talk sexual harassment and the current cultural moment with The Hollywood Reporter’s Ashley Cullins, therapist Pamela Georgette, and comedians Casey Ley and Faith Choyce!

North Korea with Joel Wit, Rorry Daniels, Benari Poulten and Sachi Ezura

We get the inside scoop on the mysterious kingdom with former diplomat and editor of 38North.org Joel S. Wit, Rorry Daniels of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, producer of The Rundown with Robin Thede Sachi Ezura, and former senior producer of the Nightly Show Benari Poulten!

Video clips: http://bit.ly/unsafespacenorthkorea

Chapters:
2:25 Toby Muresianu Standup
5:12 Sachi Ezura Standup
8:13 Benari Poulten Standup
13:31 Panel Discussion

Unsafe Space: Capitalism at the Hollywood Improv November 6th!

We’re freely discuss the free market, and questions like:

* How much socialism is too much?

* Is capitalism unfair or are people unfair to it?

* Is paying $5 for a ticket to this show a fair trade? (Yes).

Featuring a generous supply of comedians back by popular demand:

* Helen Hong, seen on Last Call with Carson Daly and Starz’s Blunt Talk!

* Mitch Burrow, of Bob & Tom Radio and Laughs on Fox!

And two experts to keep us honest:

* Elham Saeidinezhad, Economist of the Milken Institute!

* Kevan Harris, Assistant Sociology professor at UCLA and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran”!

Hosted by Toby Muresianu and guest host Sameer Suri!