Live Talk Show with NY-12 Us Congress Candidate (At Secret Loft)
A LIVE talk show mixing politics with comedy, poetry and musical performances by independent artists.
Suraj Patel is an ex-Obama staffer running for U.S. Congress in New York’s 12th district (which includes Secret Loft), in a 2020 Democratic primary re-match challenging 13-term Rep. Carolyn Maloney, against whom he lost a closely fought election in 2018.
Comedian Ismael Loutfi (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj)
Comedian Suzie Afridi (NY Arab-American Comedy Festival)
Poet Jee Leong Koh (Organizer of Singapore Unbound, Author of Steep Tea (UK Financial Times Best Book of 2015), and Lambda Literary finalist)
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Treya Lam (Debut album, Good News, released via Kaki King’s label, Short Stuff Records; plays with Resistance Revival Chorus)
Karthik Purushothaman has taken his poems to magazines such as Boulevard, Hyperallergic and Rattle, NYC stages such as The Delancey, Knitting Factory BK and Bowery Poetry, and Andrew Yang’s May 14 Washington Square Park rally. Since Oct 2018, Karthik has hosted elected reps, candidates, academics, activists, poets, comedians, musicians and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark.
Doors 7 PM; BYOB; 18+
Location: SECRET LOFT, 137 w 14th Street, New York NY 10011Buy tickets/get more info now