New Orleans Loving Festival – Comedian Alex Barnett

Film Screening: 7:30pm Friday, June 8, 2012
Location: Café Istanbul - 2172 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 - In the New Orleans Healing Center

Please join the New Orleans Loving Festival for a Comedy Performance featuring New York based comedian, writer, lawyer, husband, and new dad – ALEX BARNETT

Barnett has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, in and on NYC-TV. He is the winner of the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off, and placed 2nd in Philadelphia’s Emerging Comics Contest held at Philadelphia’s Laff House in 2010.  Admission FREE.  Co-presented with Charitable Film Network, Press Street and Café Istanbul.

Arrive early for drink specials, and enjoy a special music performance by at 7:30pm.  After the comedy show, please stay and enjoy live music by NOLA Art House Music at 10:00pm.  For more information contact,, and please follow Alex Barnett on

Ben Epstein – a.k.a. DJ YAMIN, is a New Orleans Based professional DJ & Music Producer know for his wide-ranging musical styles including: Hip-Hop, Funk, Raggae, Afro-Beat, Latin and more. He is the co-founder of NOLA MIX, and the founder of BEATS NOT BOMBS – a grassroots organization of musicians, artists and activists that advocate for all humanity, and the earth we live on. For more information contact

The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racial discrimination through outreach and education. The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of the Charitable Film Network and Press Street. Please follow NOLF on Facebook.

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