May 21, 2022

Laughter and Chains: Is Russia Funny?

Come to the Comedy Café, sit at tables with friends while brilliant
actors, comedians, editors, journalists and everything in between make
you laugh, eat, drink and think. The Paul Klebnikov Fund was established in the memory of Paul Klebnikov, American journalist and editor of Forbes Russia, who was assassinated in Moscow in 2004. Our foundation upholds the growth of civil society in Russia by supporting journalistic integrity, the rule of law and cultural preservation.

Since its inception, the Fund has given grants to 30 Russian editors and journalism interns, offering professional experiences in the U.S. and with Western newspapers in Moscow. We are deeply grateful to the Ford Foundation and the Harriman Institute for having generously supported part of Katya Kronhaus’s 2011 Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellowship which brings her to New York.

6 p.m.: Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres
6:45 to 8 p.m.: Program will start promptly

Master of Ceremonies
John Hockenberry
Host, “The Takeaway ,” NPR

Aasif Mandvi
Actor, Comedian, Correspondent for The Daily Show

Jeff Kreisler
Author & Comedian

Andy Levy
Humorist and Commentator, Fox News “Red Eye”

Joe Garden
Editor, The Onion

Katya Kronhaus
Deputy Editor, Bolshoi Gorod, Moscow,
Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow

Allison Silverman
former head writer, The Colbert Report

and Surprise Guest!

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