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Laughing Liberally Debuts At Hasting's Purpl, Features Local Talent

Comedian Scott Blakeman -- a Scarsdale resident -- will be one of the four comedians performing at Purpl on the 31st.
Comedian Scott Blakeman -- a Scarsdale resident -- will be one of the four comedians performing at Purpl on the 31st. Photo Credit: Wei Mei Wong
Comedian Simon Cadel -- a Tarrytown resident -- will be one of the four comedians performing at Purpl on the 31st.
Comedian Simon Cadel -- a Tarrytown resident -- will be one of the four comedians performing at Purpl on the 31st. Photo Credit: contributed

HASTINGS, N.Y. -- Purpl is hosting a stand-up comedy show featuring some of the top progressive political comedians around on Thursday, March 31, at the creative space in Hudson.

Formerly the Purple Crayon -- inspired by the classic children's book, "Harold and the Purple Crayon," about the power of imagination -- the space hosts concerts, workshops and co-working space.

John Fugelsang hosts his own SiriusXM show "Tell me Everything." He's an acclaimed television host, social media star and razor-sharp comedian who challenges conventional wisdom on politics, media, religion and pop culture.

Frank Conniffis -- an icon to '80s kids who were fans of "Mystery Science 3000" -- was Frank on the show and is a well-known TV writer, comedian and podcaster who pulls no punches when pummeling the craziness of politics.

Scott Blakeman, a Scarsdale resident, is one of the top political comedians and liberal pundits around. Part of the esteemed Correspondence Dinner, founder of Stand Up for Peace, and a comedy teacher who has taught the likes of Jon Stewart, Caroline Rhea and some kid named Simon Cadel.

Simon Cadel, a Tarrytown resident formerly of Edgemont, has been very comedically inspired by the current election and will be doing a guest spot. He has a lot of thoughts on politics from the eyes of a millennial. His new video portraying a high school debate between Bernie and Trump is getting some traction and chances are he'll even do his newest song, "If Ted Cruz is Right ... ."

Then venue notes that "this show is totally appropriate (and maybe even important) for older teens." If you're fans of "The Daily Show" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," this may be a show for you. Buy tickets and get more information here.

The show is from 8-9:30 p.m. Purpl is located at 52 Main St., in Hastings.

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