Katie Halper, Jay Smooth, Gabe Pancheco

Political comedian and writer Katie Halper (Laughing Liberally, Rolling Stone, Salon, The Nation) brings her weekly WBAI radio show to a live audience at the Brooklyn Commons where she talks about the personal and political with a guest over his or her favorite cocktail. Halper and her co­host comedian Gabe Pacheco have interviewed guests like Ta­Nehisi Coates, Dar Williams, Judah Friedlander, Margaret Cho, and Nate Silver over the radio waves. Now, they're bringing the show to you in person.Through interviews, ice breakers, and games, you'll learn things you never knew about journalists, comedians, writers, musicians and more. This week's guest is Jay Smooth, the founder and host of New York City's longest running hip­hop radio program, "The Underground Railroad," (WBAI), which he started as a teenager in 1991. Called "genius" by Rachel Maddow and "the hardest blogging man in hiphop" by Wired Magazine, Jay Smooth reflects on politics, pop culture, race and music though his "The Ill Doctrine," (illdoctrine.com) videos, which attract millions of viewers. Jay has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and TEDx.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 8:00pm