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New York, NY – July 9, 2005 – On Monday, August 1st, Rule of 3 Productions will host a party at Siberia benefiting the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival production This Isn’t Working written by Francesco (“Ces”) Marciuliano, the nationally syndicated cartoonist behind the strip Sally Forth, Medium Large, and humor website

For a $10 donation, guests will enjoy performances by top New York City stand up comedians, a chance to compete in a quiz show for great prizes and receive one free Red Stripe. Performers include Christian Finnegan (Chappelle’s Show, Best Week Ever), Aziz Ansari (TimeOut NY’s “favorite new comedian”), Shayna Ferm (Fearsome, Maxim Radio), John Mulaney, musical guest Langhorne Slim and more!

Monday, August 1, 2005
40th & 9th (black door, red light)
Door opens at 6:00
The Quiz Game Contest Show starts at 7:30
Comedy / Music begins at 8:15
Admission: $10 donation
Gift bags provided while supplies last.

For anyone who’s been told “Sick days are for the weak” comes This Isn’t Working, a collection of four short comedies about the ideas we don’t share in brainstorming sessions, the goals we don’t discuss in year-end reviews and the people we don’t ever want to see outside of the office. Support this hilarious and clever show by having fun with the cast and crew all while enjoying comedy, music and one free beer courtesy of Red Stripe!

Visit This Isn’t Working for more info about the cast, crew and production dates.

Francesco (“Ces”) Marciuliano was born in New York and attended Duke University, not entirely on his parents’ dime, where he graduated with a major in English Literature and a minor panic attack. In addition to writing the nationally syndicated comic Sally Forth, Ces pens his original strip Medium Large available weekdays at Other writing stints have included The New York Times, Random House, Scholastic, Disney Publications, Reader’s Digest, Harvard Business Review and The Economist.

Musical guest Langhorne Slim hails from the dark forests of Pennsylvania and recently moved to Brooklyn, NY in order to perfect his already natural born gift of writing and recording music. He has toured the US extensively with the Trachtenberg Slideshow Family and played the Bonaroo Music Festival sharing the stage with Neil Young, Sonic Youth and James Brown to name just a few. With an innate ability to engage with the audience Slim’s live performances are legendary for unexpected mayhem.

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. He currently can be seen on VH1’s hit series Best Week Ever and on his own half hour stand up comedy special Comedy Central Presents Christian Finnegan. Chappelle’s Show fans know Christian as “Chad”, the only white roommate in “The Mad Real World” sketch. In addition to his on-camera work, Christian served as a staff writer on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and is a frequent contributor to FLIcK and Jest magazines.

Originally from South Carolina, Aziz Ansari is a 22 year old standup comedian based in New York City that TimeOut New York recently called their “favorite new standup.” He also won the Emerging Comics of New York award for Best Male Standup in 2005. Later this year, Aziz will be appearing on the new season of Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and he’s also featured on the Comedy Central CD/DVD compilation Invite Them Up.

Shayna Ferm is a comedian, writer, actress and chanteuse. She is a co-creator, writer and performer for the award-winning sketch comedy sextet Fearsome and has been playing her comedy songs in rooms all over New York City. She has also recorded songs for Maxim Radio and has been played on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Alternative Nation.”

John Mulaney grew up in Chicago and began performing Improv and Stand-up comedy while in college. In 2003 he won the DC Improv’s New Talent Competition. He co-wrote the ECNY award winning short-film “Cavalcade of Personalities,” which appeared on Comedy Central’s “Jump Cuts.” He is the co-creator of “I Love the 30s.” He is a regular performer on the Rififi beat as well as at PSNBC and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater.

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Promises to be a great event. Come on down!