Mar
26

Last Comic Standing

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Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters make up the new judging panel, with J.B. Smoove hosting the 13-episode revamp premiering May 22.

A Reunion with Roseanne

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NBC’s revived comedy competition Last Comic Standing has unveiled its new host and judges.

J.B. Smoove will take the reins as host of the eighth season 13-episode revamp, with celebrity judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayansand Russell Peters.

The new effort, executive produced by Wanda Sykes,Page Hurwitz and Javier Winnik, will launch with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, May 22 from 9-11 p.m., with Last Comic airing in its regular Thursdays at 10 p.m. starting the following week.

“We are ready to bring back the funny with this relaunch of Last Comic Standing, and can’t wait to discover the next great stand-up,” said Paul Telegdy, president alternative and late night programming, NBC Entertainment. “With Keenen, Roseanne and Russell set as our new judges, J.B. as host and Wanda, Page and Javier at the helm, there will be plenty of laughter all summer.”

Part of the grand prize on Last Comic includes an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by sister studio Universal Television.

Last Comic‘s return to television comes after a three-year absence on NBC’s schedule. A regular summer staple, previous hosts for the competition series had included Jay Mohr,Anthony ClarkBill BellamyFearne Cotton and Craig Robinson

Feb
04

Vagina Monologues Big Island Hawaii Feb 8 and 9th

 

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

&

Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii

Big Island

Click here for Tickets 

Vagina Monologues

 

Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News

PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN)

Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

“Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.”

Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later.

Performed for the first time in Kahilu Theatre last year, “The Vagina Monologues” runs as a series of soliloquies from different women on their struggles and life experiences with their sexuality. Some of the stories are funny and many are tragic, depending on the issue — rape, sex, menstruation, love – are just a few of the topics. The play raises awareness of the serious and often fatal struggles that women and girls face. It is a confirmation of how complicated, and often devalued, women’s experiences are within society.

“We have such a great cast that knows how to do this really well,” Sibbett said. “We’ve put a lot of humor into it too, which is a good balance. Because of the humor, and because of the mixed media I have included, I think people will enjoy it. I feel the humor is so key and I’m excited that we have a cast that is going to carry it off.”

Ensler adds to the play annually, connecting the dialogue to current issues.

“There are two new monologues this year and some of the old ones are still there,” said Sibbett, who also directed last year’s production.

Addressing domestic violence on Hawaii Island

“The Vagina Monologues” provides an artistic medium to raise awareness about these serious issues through humor, solidarity, and well…vaginas. The Family Violence Prevention Fund estimates that one in three women will face sexual or physical assault in her lifetime.

Hawai’i Island is not immune to the devastating effects of violence against women. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth said, “Domestic Violence is a root problem to much of the crime and other negative social consequences on Hawai’i island. Our office is very active in the education of victims and others in the community – proactively reaching out to others in government and social services to improve the systems dealing with domestic violence – and most importantly, supporting programs that puts an end to the circle of violence.”

The play is described as a celebration of women and a celebration of the vagina. It’s also a dark reminder of women’s place in society—whether in developed countries like the United States, or in parts of the world like Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and parts of Europe where women are raped, beaten, prostituted, murdered, and permanently immobilized by the fear that is instilled in them from childhood.

Yisa Var is one of the actresses in this year’s production and feels it’s imperative that we talk to our children about the realities of violence against women in hopes of breaking the cycle.

“Even if someone has not experienced abuse themselves, they will still connect to many themes throughout the show,” said Var. “I have an 11-year-old son, and although the show is recommended for a little older audience, I feel as a parent that it is imperative that my child learn the truth— good and bad. The stories in the ‘Monologues’ may go a little above his head, but I am hopeful that it will start a dialogue and help him to feel comfortable talking about sexuality and how to love someone without hurting them. It is a step toward breaking the cycle to put forth into the world strong, but sensitive, empathetic and loving young men. To do that, they need the knowledge. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ offers that and so much more.”

The play is full of powerful narratives that make a statement about the prevalence and reality of violence against women around the world. Participants acknowledge that saying the word ‘vagina’ is not going to end the war on women, but hope that it will raise awareness of harsh realities that many women face on a daily basis.

According to Ensler in her book, “I say ‘vagina’ because I have read the statistics, and bad things are happening to women’s vaginas everywhere: 500,000 women are raped every year in the United States; 100 million women have been genitally mutilated worldwide. Saying ‘vagina’ is the first step in acknowledging our authentic selves.”

Sibbett is just as passionate about empowering women to reclaim their power over their bodies and themselves.

“For the women who’ve experienced violence, I want them to know that they’re not alone. It’s a club that none of us wish we were a part of, but now that we are, I want them to know that they have a lot of support,” she said. “There are a lot of strong women that come from this. We can unite together and make a difference. “

“The more voices we get pulling together, especially on this island, the better.” She said. “I want people to know that there are resources for them, and that there are many other wonderful women that are going through this situation that they wouldn’t even suspect. Once we start putting our voices together we really can start making some changes.”

In addition to Barr and Sibbett, the cast of this year’s monologues includes Sara Beery Hagen, Bonnie Cherni, Sophie Dommer, Beth Dunnington, Rep. Cindy Evans, Ronja Giesser, Harmony Graziano, Barbara Harris, Isabel Kalaau-Catrett, Rona Lee, Rani Moore, Robin O’Hara, Naomi Peters, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Melinda Polet, Jan Rae, Madeline Schatz, Mary Sharma, Shanon Sidell, Maia Tarnas, Corine Tilson, Yisa Var, and Tess Yong.

Ensler’s work has inspired the social justice movement known as V-Day, with the goal to end violence against girls and women. It includes the worldwide annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Performances of The Vagina Monologues and the V-day movement have raised more nearly 100 million dollars worldwide, and benefited numerous community-based programs dedicated to anti-violence causes.

“It’s important to raise money for needed programs on the Big Island and to celebrate the great writing of Eve Ensler, a revolutionary force for good,” said Roseanne Barr.

“Regardless of whether or not you’ve been touched by violence, I invite everyone to come to the show so we can all find our voices all together,” said Sibbett. “This has got to stop. It’s got to happen by us coming together as a community. It’s time for peace. We all deserve our divine right to choose happiness. None of us need to submit to this kind of violence.”

The Vagina Monologues shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9Tickets are $10, $15, and $20 and can be purchased on line at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 1-808-885-6868. All profits will benefit women and families affected by violence on Hawaii Island.

Jan
30

The Vagina Monologues with Roseanne Barr Feb 8 & 9

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

&

Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii

Big Island

Click here for Tickets 

Vagina Monologues

Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News

PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN)

Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

“Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.”

Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later.

Performed for the first time in Kahilu Theatre last year, “The Vagina Monologues” runs as a series of soliloquies from different women on their struggles and life experiences with their sexuality. Some of the stories are funny and many are tragic, depending on the issue — rape, sex, menstruation, love – are just a few of the topics. The play raises awareness of the serious and often fatal struggles that women and girls face. It is a confirmation of how complicated, and often devalued, women’s experiences are within society.

“We have such a great cast that knows how to do this really well,” Sibbett said. “We’ve put a lot of humor into it too, which is a good balance. Because of the humor, and because of the mixed media I have included, I think people will enjoy it. I feel the humor is so key and I’m excited that we have a cast that is going to carry it off.”

Ensler adds to the play annually, connecting the dialogue to current issues.

“There are two new monologues this year and some of the old ones are still there,” said Sibbett, who also directed last year’s production.

Addressing domestic violence on Hawaii Island

“The Vagina Monologues” provides an artistic medium to raise awareness about these serious issues through humor, solidarity, and well…vaginas. The Family Violence Prevention Fund estimates that one in three women will face sexual or physical assault in her lifetime.

Hawai’i Island is not immune to the devastating effects of violence against women. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth said, “Domestic Violence is a root problem to much of the crime and other negative social consequences on Hawai’i island. Our office is very active in the education of victims and others in the community – proactively reaching out to others in government and social services to improve the systems dealing with domestic violence – and most importantly, supporting programs that puts an end to the circle of violence.”

The play is described as a celebration of women and a celebration of the vagina. It’s also a dark reminder of women’s place in society—whether in developed countries like the United States, or in parts of the world like Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and parts of Europe where women are raped, beaten, prostituted, murdered, and permanently immobilized by the fear that is instilled in them from childhood.

Yisa Var is one of the actresses in this year’s production and feels it’s imperative that we talk to our children about the realities of violence against women in hopes of breaking the cycle.

“Even if someone has not experienced abuse themselves, they will still connect to many themes throughout the show,” said Var. “I have an 11-year-old son, and although the show is recommended for a little older audience, I feel as a parent that it is imperative that my child learn the truth— good and bad. The stories in the ‘Monologues’ may go a little above his head, but I am hopeful that it will start a dialogue and help him to feel comfortable talking about sexuality and how to love someone without hurting them. It is a step toward breaking the cycle to put forth into the world strong, but sensitive, empathetic and loving young men. To do that, they need the knowledge. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ offers that and so much more.”

The play is full of powerful narratives that make a statement about the prevalence and reality of violence against women around the world. Participants acknowledge that saying the word ‘vagina’ is not going to end the war on women, but hope that it will raise awareness of harsh realities that many women face on a daily basis.

According to Ensler in her book, “I say ‘vagina’ because I have read the statistics, and bad things are happening to women’s vaginas everywhere: 500,000 women are raped every year in the United States; 100 million women have been genitally mutilated worldwide. Saying ‘vagina’ is the first step in acknowledging our authentic selves.”

Sibbett is just as passionate about empowering women to reclaim their power over their bodies and themselves.

“For the women who’ve experienced violence, I want them to know that they’re not alone. It’s a club that none of us wish we were a part of, but now that we are, I want them to know that they have a lot of support,” she said. “There are a lot of strong women that come from this. We can unite together and make a difference. “

“The more voices we get pulling together, especially on this island, the better.” She said. “I want people to know that there are resources for them, and that there are many other wonderful women that are going through this situation that they wouldn’t even suspect. Once we start putting our voices together we really can start making some changes.”

In addition to Barr and Sibbett, the cast of this year’s monologues includes Sara Beery Hagen, Bonnie Cherni, Sophie Dommer, Beth Dunnington, Rep. Cindy Evans, Ronja Giesser, Harmony Graziano, Barbara Harris, Isabel Kalaau-Catrett, Rona Lee, Rani Moore, Robin O’Hara, Naomi Peters, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Melinda Polet, Jan Rae, Madeline Schatz, Mary Sharma, Shanon Sidell, Maia Tarnas, Corine Tilson, Yisa Var, and Tess Yong.

Ensler’s work has inspired the social justice movement known as V-Day, with the goal to end violence against girls and women. It includes the worldwide annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Performances of The Vagina Monologues and the V-day movement have raised more nearly 100 million dollars worldwide, and benefited numerous community-based programs dedicated to anti-violence causes.

“It’s important to raise money for needed programs on the Big Island and to celebrate the great writing of Eve Ensler, a revolutionary force for good,” said Roseanne Barr.

“Regardless of whether or not you’ve been touched by violence, I invite everyone to come to the show so we can all find our voices all together,” said Sibbett. “This has got to stop. It’s got to happen by us coming together as a community. It’s time for peace. We all deserve our divine right to choose happiness. None of us need to submit to this kind of violence.”

The Vagina Monologues shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. Tickets are $10, $15, and $20 and can be purchased on line at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 1-808-885-6868. All profits will benefit women and families affected by violence on Hawaii Island.

 

 

Nov
26

Domestic Goddess Cooking Show 2003 Flashback

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Roseanne & Johnny had just hooked up (about 11 years ago) and he found himself in the reality show she was doing at the time, “The Real Roseanne.” It was an hilarious premise: a network (ABC) show about Roseanne trying to get a cable cooking show. It was brilliant and ahead of its time (It was Roseanne, after all!). Producers mentioned a theme song for the cooking show & Johnny asked if he could submit one for consideration. Here’s “Somethin’s Cookin’ – he wrote the words and music, played everything in a jazzy, Bluesy organ format, dashed into an LA studio and came out in less than an hour with this demo. Johnny and Roseanne loved the idea of the late, wonderful Phoebe Snow singing it when it got past the demo stage, but that wasn’t to be. But, we thought Roseannearchists and Roseanthropologists might enjoy this little 2-minute slice of history. It’s kind of a fun blast from the past that never really saw the light of day – but Roseanne liked it and that’s all that mattered to Johnny.

 

Oct
18

Roseanne Barr – Mark Phillips – Cathy O’Brien Toronto Sun 10-20

Canada Conspiracy

Sunday, October 20th 2013




Talk Radio AM640 presents

A Conspiracy Culture Special Event

 

MK-ULTRA
& PROJECT MONARCH
- A Survivor’s Tale -



Lecture, Q&A, Meet & Greet and Book Signing

with

Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips

 


Trance: Formation of America

Access Denied: For Reasons of National Security


and

ROSEANNE BARR


Actress / Comedienne / Activist

On August 3rd, 1977 the 95th US Congress opened hearings into the reported abuses concerning the CIA’s TOP SECRET mind control research program code named MK-Ultra. On February 8th, 1988, a top-level MK-Ultra victim, Cathy O’Brien, was covertly rescued from her mind control enslavement by Intelligence insider Mark Phillips. Their seven year pursuit of justice was stopped for reasons of national security.

Cathy O’Brien is the only vocal and recovered survivor of the Central Intelligence Agency’s MK-Ultra Project Monarch operation. Tracing her path from child pornography and recruitment into the program to serving as a top-level intelligence agent and White House sex slave, her story is a definitive eye-witness account of government corruption that implicates some of the most prominent figures in global politics.

Cathy’s words strike deep in the heart of the beast and reveal the cruel, murderous world of mind control in all of its ugly facets, exposing many famous people, particularly in the high-flying worlds of politics and music. Cathy’s recall is so well articulated that even the most skeptical minds will be forced to recognize that MK-Ultra Monarch Mind Control is not a theory, but an ugly reality.

This is a story you wished were not true.

It will change the way you look at the world forever.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Cathy O’Brien is a fully rehabilitated United States Government White House / Pentagon level mind control survivor whose testimony for the US Congressional Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Oversight was censored for so-called “reasons of national security”. Upon the advice of an attorney in 1995, this testimony was released en masse in book form, aptly entitled TRANCE Formation of America, to bring truth to light and survive whistle blowing on US Government tortures. Despite media censorship, death threats and attempts, these proven, documented facts have now reached over forty-eight countries, been licensed and translated into eight different languages, and are in major universities worldwide such as the Oxford Law Library.
Mark Phillips is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. For nearly 30 years he was a highly successful marketing & advertising executive for two airlines and a medical equipment manufacturing company. While he lacks the published academic credentials as a scholar, professional writer, or mental health physician he is recognized internationally by mental health and law enforcement as a credible authority on the secret science concerning external control of the mind. Throughout his career he also held a DoD issued Top Secret Security clearance as he was exposed to various classified behavioral modification projects. Mark was required to sign an oath of secrecy. To this day he’s restricted by sedition laws from revealing certain specific still classified details that directly relates to his employment.
Roseanne Barr is an outspoken, award-winning actress and comedienne who has never shied away from controversial issues, even if that meant being unpopular or being labelled “nuts” by the mainstream media. She is one of the very few people in Hollywood who dares to speak about its darkest secret… mind control.

Roseanne will be speaking about the shadowy side of the entertainment industry and how MK-ULTRA has had a major role in shaping Hollywood.

In addition to being a champion for the rights of abused children everywhere, Roseanne has also been treated for Dissociative Identity Disorder recovery. You’ll want to hear what she has to say.

Cathy, Mark and Roseanne will be taking part in the question and answer period – and signing autographs – after the lecture. Copies of ‘Trance Formation of America’ and ‘Access Denied’ will be available at the event.

EVENT DETAILS…

EVENT LOCATION:
Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West (5 minute walk from the Spadina subway station)
MAP

EVENT TIMES:
The doors will open at 2:00PM
The event starts at 3:00PM and ends at 7:00PM

TICKET INFORMATION…

TICKET PRICES:
Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door (no refunds/exchanges)
Seating is general admission
All tickets are subject to HST. Tickets purchased with a debit/credit card will be subject to a $2 processing fee

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS (you have a few options):

▪ In-shop at Conspiracy Culture: Cash / Debit / VISA / MC

▪ Over the phone 416.916.1696: VISA / MC

▪ Via PayPal:

Trance
 

 

Add Shipping
 

 

( The option to have your tickets shipped expires on Friday October 11th at 7pm )

▪ At the door on the night of the event (Cash Only) $25

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS (you have a few options):

▪ In-shop at Conspiracy Culture: 1696 Queen Street West – Toronto – M6R 1B3

▪ Tickets that are purchased over the phone and via PayPal (without the shipping option) must be picked up from Conspiracy Culture prior to 7pm on Saturday October 19th 2013. Unclaimed tickets will be brought to the venue and will be available for pick-up at the door on the night of the event. Photo ID is required in order to claim your ticket(s). Thanks.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE EVENT

Jun
27

Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret Denver July 31st

27

TATANKA HOKSILA/THE BUFFALO BOY FOUNDATION IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

 

ROSEANNE BARR: “COMEDY WITH A CAUSE”

 

Coming to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

July 31, 2013

 

Since Tatanka Hoksila formed in early 2009, Roseanne Barr, syndicated t.v. show star, comedian, author and activist, has consistently supported and befriended the goals and mission of our organization as well as the Lakota People as a whole.  Roseanne has repeatedly helped us move one step closer toward our ultimate goals of building culturally sensitive homes, providing employment for the Lakota of South Dakota as well as sharing the rich culture and traditions of the Lakota.

 

In the summer of 2013, we find ourselves again grateful for her compassion, concern and support.  On July 31, 2013, Roseanne will be performing at Lannie’s in Denver — one of Denver’s premiere nightclubs and entertainment venues.  This one night only show will feature Roseanne pulling out the stops as only she can with her outrageous stand up comedy show.  As controversial, original and funny as ever, her razor sharp observations on hypocrisy, class warfare, feminism and the cult of celebrity, as well as her musings on menopause, dieting, pharmaceuticals, her grand kids and other humorous topics of everyday life will be unleashed.

Numerous Lakota artists will also be displaying traditional artwork and items for sale in a silent auction.  The goal of the evening is to continue to raise funds for the eventual construction of our first home on the reservation.

We are deeply touched and grateful for Roseanne’s kindness, as well as those of her daughter, Brandi Brown, the Barr Foundation President, and Lannie Garrett, the owner of Lannie’s.

 

For more information, to see a listing of auction items, to donate to the evening or to order tickets, please click on the following link:

http://lannies.com/?p=24057

 

 

Apr
29

Roseanne and Katie Couric Tour Vegas Friday May 3

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Katie’s Vegas Adventure: Tim McGraw, Roseanne & “Pawn Stars”

Apr
11

Check out The Office on NBC Tonight