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February 6, 201999 min
Limor Garfinkle is a commercial photographer in NYC who has worked with some of the biggest names in comedy today like Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, and our host Marina Franklin! She started her career in advertising but after she was laid off from the ad agency she worked for during the recession she decided to make a career change and become a photographer. Limor started shooting environmental portraits of comedians at the end 2015 and in November of 2017, Carolines Comedy Club and TBS hosted and sponsored her first gallery fundraising event as part of the NYCF lineup, which auctioned those portraits to benefit the Mount Sinai Division of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders. She is now photographing more comedians and has another fundraiser planned for the end of this year. Originally from Israel, she came to New York after her IDF military service. Agunda Okeyo is an activist, writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her writing has been featured in The Daily Beast, Okay Africa, NBC, Curve Magazine, O Magazine, The Progressive Magazine and Women’s Media Center. She is the producer of Sisters of Comedy at Carolines on Broadway, the only all-black women showcase at any of the top comedy clubs in NYC. Okeyo has been featured as a rising producer and activist in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Essence, The Root, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Huffington Post, and NBC. In 2016 she was named a Progressive Women’s Voices fellow by the Women’s Media Center. And in 2017 she served as Comms Chair for the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ) in Washington, D.C. & Nationwide plus NYC Co-Chair.  She is also a core member of Women’s March NYC and Time’s Up NYC. Fun Fact: Sisters of Comedy is turning FIVE this year! Anniversary production details soon. Pat Brown has been seen on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Fuse’s Uproarious, Axis’s Gotham Live, NBC’s Comic’s Unleashed and BET‘s ComicView, TVOne’s made for TV movie-WHITE WATER, the independent film SOMEBODIES, and the web series UNREQUITED. Pat has won both the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the She Devil Competition. She has been featured in Time Out Magazine, After-Ellen, Splitsider and Punchline Magazine. Her critically acclaimed album “The Pat Brown Sex-Tape” has been described as “provocative and conceptual” by Laugh and is streaming on all platforms. You can see her soon on the new season of Two Dope Queens on HBO! Fun Fact: Pat was voted “most humorous” in high school. Always hosted by Marina Franklin- Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, and HBO's Crashing

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