I recently won first prize in the first-annual Dirty Little Secrets Toxic Comedy Contest, where ten comedians told jokes about pollution and New Jersey. NJ is home to over 100 Superfund sites and some of the most polluted rivers in the country, which is terrible, sad, and scary. The Center for Investigative Reporting teamed up with WFMU to put on a comedy show to raise awareness of this environmental crisis. And I won! Pictured with me is my symbiotic sister Tina and second-prize winner, Ryan Rummel’s lawyer. If you’re like “Who is your sister Tina, I must learn more!” then you should come to the next show.
On September 10th I will be performing in the Toxic Comedy World Tour at Monty Hall with Dave Hill, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Gregory Josephson. Only $5, what a bargain!
The comedy show is the latest installment of Dirty Little Secrets, a collaborative investigation into local contamination in New Jersey. The series has featured contributions from a variety of media partners across the state, including WHYY, WNYC / NJ Public Radio, NJ Spotlight, NJTV, WBGO, New Brunswick Today, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, the Rutgers Department of Journalism and Media Studies, and the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.