Janeane Garofalo to Appear at Stand Up for Pits in NYC

51nSXaLt3fL._SX425_Raising spirits as she raises awareness of a paws cause, actress/comedienne Janeane Garofalo has joined the line-up for the New York leg of the comedy tour Stand Up for Pits.

Taking place on April 23rd at the Gotham Comedy Club, the jest fest will help to combat the injustice of BSL through the power of belly laughs from Garofalo, Ted Alexandro and the founder of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, actress Rebecca Corry.

Prior to the comedy event, fans of Fidos can meet Pit Bulls who are up for adoption; place bids on items in a silent auction and get a smooch from Angel, Rebecca Corry’s rescue pooch.

NOTE: Ages 18 and over only; two drink minimum

Tickets: $30

When: April 23, 2014 (Pit Bull adoptions begin at 4 p.m.; the silent auction starts at 5 p.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m.; the Pibble kissing booth starts at 6 p.m.; showtime at 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Gotham Comedy Club in New York City

One Million PIBBLE March

posterupdatedJaneane Garofalo is also among the many stars who have declared their support for the One Million PIBBLE March– a historic, human-only event which will place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. on May 3rd from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

“My goal is to create safe and humane communities for humans and pets alike through raising awareness and identifying solutions,” said One Million PIBBLE March organizer Rebecca Corry, who is the founder of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation. “I believe through laughter, positive images and education, we can make a difference. Quite frankly, this is a societal problem that affects us all as abuse that begins with pets can quickly extend to children. The targeting of pit bull terriers is unfortunately a direct reflection of broken society, but one that can be fixed and starts with constructive, awareness-building events like our One Million PIBBLE March.”

Among the speakers scheduled to lend their voice for those who cannot speak for themselves are:

  • Key-note speaker Jamie Buehrle, wife of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, whose family has been personally affected by discrimination and forced to live apart due to BSL laws
  • Leah Brewer, pet parent to Elle, a Pibble dubbed the Hero Dog of 2013
  • Roo Yori, the proud pet parent of Hector, one of Michael Vick’s rehabilitated dogs, and the late, great Wallace, subject of the New York Times bestseller Wallace
  • Officer Kelly Steinhorn of the Baltimore Police Department, who famously saved the abused Pretzel the Pit Bull
  • Several guardians of other rescued pit bulls terriers who have endured unspeakable abuse

“For 20 years I believed entertaining people was what I was meant to do until Angel came into my life and showed me that standing up for pits through entertainment is my true calling,” continued Corry. “She has given my life a greater sense of purpose. Angel is the inspiration for this March, Stand Up For Pits and living proof that Pit Bull Terriers are in fact, inherently good.”

For more information regarding the One Million PIBBLE March:

Rebecca Corry’s rescue dog Angel stars in a “Be Their Voice” video to raise awareness of the One Million PIBBLE March:

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.