Comedian Elayne Boosler to talk political humor, baseball and animals


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WHO: Elayne Boosler.
WHAT: Comedian/writer/animal activist.
WHEN: 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23.
WHERE: The historic Newton Theatre, 234 Spring Street, Newton, N.J.
HOW MUCH: $39 premium seating, $34 orchestra and $29 balcony.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.thenewtontheatre.com or 973-383-3700.

Comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler will perform at the Newton Theatre on Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

Elayne Boosler is best known for her political humor, and her love of baseball and animals, all sharing a big part of her act. For 40 years, she has appeared on almost every talk show on TV, has produced and written five one-hour Showtime comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on Comic Relief for years, on Politically Incorrect more than 30 times, and has hosted specials, series, and events. She has done lots of baseball color commentary, and sung the National Anthem and/or thrown out a first pitch, many times for many teams.

In 1985 she financed her own comedy special “Party of One” when the cable networks would not let a female standup have a special. The success of that show blew open the gates of TV for female comedians. She recently spent years sitting in for Stephanie on Stephanie Miller’s syndicated radio show.

She has traveled the world doing standup from Las Vegas to the London Palladium to the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner for President Clinton, to colleges, clubs and theaters everywhere. She has performed for the Queen of England as well as the President and Congress at Ford’s Theater. She moderated the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate on C-Span for NOW, and is very active in animal protection issues.

In 2012 she performed for U.S. troops throughout the Middle East and Africa.

In 2013, she wrote and narrated a piece for piano, cello, clarinet and comedian, called “Rescue – A True Story” with the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra. She has written for TV, print and film, and has a large body of her work at the Huffington Post.

Boosler has been involved in hands-on animal rescue and advocacy since 1996, and in 2001 founded and runs her own worldwide, all-species animal rescue and advocacy non-profit organization, Tails of Joy. Tails of Joy has saved thousands of animals, made life better for thousands more, and advocates for better treatment of all animals throughout the world.

Elayne appears on any show where comedy, politics, and/or animal issues come together. She does scores of animal rescue benefits each year, and is back on the road with a new standup show. She is currently working on several writing projects, including a book entitled “Big Fun”. She is also writing a second book with the 95 year old darling of twitter, @quiltingmuriel. And a third book, “Elayne Boosler’s Tails of Joy”.

Her fashion philosophy: “If you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty”.

Tickets for Elayne Boosler are $39 for premium seating, $34 for orchestra and $29 for balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, N.J.

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