Dear thoughtful human disgusted by the media, politicians, corporate scumbags and anyone else who uses their powers for evil :

Shoot The Messenger is taking a summer break from our monday evenings of catharsis and hilarity at the expense of the aforementioned.

we will be back SEPTEMBER 10TH!

Come join us this week, and check out what Time Out NY has to say about us!

Shoot The Messenger is a satirical wrap-up of the week’s news from the brain of Daily Show Co-creator Lizz Winstead. A live sketch-comedy show incorporating multi-media elements, it gives us the world as seen through the filters of the fictional producers and on-air talent at “Wake-up World” – the worst morning news show in America.

It is an indictment, both hilarious and scathing – not only of the newsmakers, but of the news media that molds them. Shoot The Messenger will give the audience a glimpse into the behind the scenes decision making at a news show, and the process that brings those decisions to the air.

And of course the on-air results of the aforementioned horrific brainstorming.

Of course not everyone in the media gets a flogging; those who are doing great work will be celebrated.

Each week Lizz’ll interview a media figure who digs deep and gets it right. They’ll give us the lowdown on the big stories that were buried (or ignored) by our pals of the over at the corporate run media.

Past guests have included Rachel Maddow, Mark Crispin Miller, Marie Wilson, Ted Rall, Paul Reikoff and Michael Signorile.

Fresh and ready from a much needed holiday, on SEPTEMBER 10TH we are proud to welcome back author, activist and crafty troublemaker Mark Crispin Miller and political comedian Dean Obeidallah.

The writers, actors and producers of Shoot The Messenger come from Air America Radio and The Daily Show and represent some of the best political comics and writers working today.

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