WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tickets are now available for the ArmComedy performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) and Armenia Tree Project (ATP).
Political satirists Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan, co-creators, co-writers and co-hosts of ArmComedy, will be performing for the first time in the United States at Winchester Town Hall in the Boston area on Friday, April 28; at Stars on Brand in Glendale on Thursday, May 4; and in the San Francisco Bay area at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 6. The shows will be in English.
Tickets to the Boston show are available at www.armeniatree.org/armcomedy, Glendale tickets are available at www.itsmyseat.com/armcomedy and tickets to the Bay Area show are available at www.armeniatree.org/mvcpa.
ArmComedy is the first satiric news show in Armenia. It has been dubbed as Armenia’s version of The Daily Show, featuring sharp political humor and wit. The show has entertained fans around the world, with almost 600 episodes since 2009. ArmComedy is an unconventional – sometimes bold – and always entertaining interpretation of current events.
During his visit to Armenia in 2015 with his assistant Sona Movsesian, comedian and late night show host Conan O’Brien guest-starred on ArmComedy. The ArmComedy duo originally reached out to Conan to request his infamous giant bobble head. During the episode, Narek and Sergey took Conan on a journey through every essential Armenian experience, including barbecuing outdoors and playing backgammon.
Narek and Sergey write all their own material and have won awards for their work, such as the Yerevan Press Club Award for Reporting on the Elections through Satire, the Young Lawyers Association’s Best Reporting on Corruption Award and the ArmNet Award for Website with Best Content.
Narek is a comedian, screenwriter and passionate ice cream aficionado. In 2009, he co-created ArmComedy, giving a fresh, funny and controversial interpretation of current social and political developments. Narek holds a PhD in English and for several years lectured at the Yerevan State Brusov Linguistic University.
Sergey is a writer, comedian and co-creator of ArmComedy. His previous experience includes seven years of USAID-funded development projects such as elections administration with International Foundation for Electoral Systems, political parties programs with National Democratic Institute and USAID’s Anti-Corruption Project. Sergey holds a PhD in philology and currently lectures a course on public relations titled “Shaping Public Opinion in the Age of New Media” at the American University of Armenia.
ABOUT THE HOST ORGANIZATIONS
The Armenian Assembly of America has been a non-partisan advocate for Armenia and Armenians for 45 years, and was the first Western private voluntary organization to establish an office in Yerevan. Working with various NGOs, the Assembly is proud of its efforts in fostering civil society initiatives in Armenia since 1994. In addition, the Assembly continues to be one of the most respected advocacy groups in Washington, D.C. and is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Internship Program this year.
Since 1994, ATP planted more than 5.2 million trees and created hundreds of jobs for Armenians in Armenia. These trees provide food, environmental benefits and opportunities for economic growth. ATP’s goal is to use trees to improve the standard of living while protecting the environment. In doing so, ATP promotes self-sufficiency and aids those with the fewest resources while conserving the indigenous ecosystem. Most importantly, ATP’s programs allow inhabitants to stay on their ancestral lands.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.
Photo Caption: Representatives of the Armenian Assembly and Armenia Tree Project with Conan O’Brien during his 2015 visit to Armenia; pictured left to right are Armenian Assembly of America Co-Chair Anthony Barsamian, Armenian Assembly Regional Director Arpi Vartanian, late night TV host Conan O’Brien and Armenian Assembly President and ATP Founder Carolyn Mugar