You read that right. On Sun., Jan. 19, the crude comedian who once tried to pawn off a “vag napkin” in the name of “charity,” will join The Hangover star Zach Galifinakis, Josh Homme of the band Queens of the Stone Age and a few other people who think they’re funny to try to raise money for the Texas Abortion Fund.
The organization A is For in LA, described as “an ally and advocate for organizations working to protect reproductive rights,” is holding the abortion rights event in LA’s Largo comedy theatre. There’s not much information yet about the festivities, but here’s the official ad for the occasion, with a full list of the night's performers:
A Is For: A Night of A Thousand Vaginas! Benefiting Texas Abortion FundHosts: Retta and Laura Kightlinger, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age, Steve Agee, Jen Kirkman, Tiffany Haddish
Sadly, despite the less-than-classy title and tickets upwards of $100, the event has already sold out.
Just the fact that Silverman’s name is on the marquee should be enough to turn away any mature person. The “comedian” seems to thrive on using her lady parts for humor. In November, she hosted a pro-choice Texas telethon along with co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead. That event featured vagina costumes, filthy language and just plain vulgar gestures.
But, with all the flashiness and crude humor these pro-choice events engender, their “charity” is anything but funny. Abortion is not a cause and it is not to be celebrated. It certainly should not stand as a means for a fundraiser. But pro-choice groups continue to promote these unfortunate events:
So many wasted dollars.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this post read that Sarah Silverman was a host of 'A Night of a Thousand Vaginas.' Silverman will be a performer at the pro-abortion event, not a host.