Monday, June 27, 2011


7-1 redwhiteThe Creative Alliance presents

Queer Comedy with Jessica Halem & Ben Lerman
with special guest Violet Gray

WHEN: Friday, July 1, 8 PM
The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue
TICKETS: $15/$10 members
Seating is limited and advance purchase is
recommended. Tickets are available at

"Brilliant!" —New York Magazine
"So damn funny!" —Time Out Chicago
"Hilarous, extremely talented singer-songwriter..." —Fringe Guru,
Edinburgh, UK

The Creative Alliance presents: Red, White & Rainbow — Queer Comedy
with Jessica Halem & Ben Lerman
, an evening of comedy and music.

Laugh your butt off when NYC comedians Ben Lerman and Jessica Halem
come to Baltimore to perform an hour of original music and comedy as
seen and heard on MTV Network's Atom Films, Sirius XM Radio, and Logo

About Ben Lerman
If the Flight of the Conchords and Zach Galifianakis had a gay lovechild, it would be NYC's ukulele comedian Ben Lerman. Lerman plays to mixed audiences at colleges, theaters, clubs and festivals all over the US and UK. Ben is a regular guest on Sirius XM radio and his work has appeared on Logo TV, Here TV, and Ben gets huge laughs because his songs have real emotion behind them. From a pirate love story to a lullaby for crazy people, Ben's songs point to the humor in all of our lives and relationships, and in the world around us. His debut video landed Ben in the prized Lowbrow/Brilliant quadrant of New York Magazine's "Approval Matrix." Check it out at

About Jessica Halem
Jessica Halem, called "Brave and Bawdy" by Time Out Chicago, was raised by hippie Jewish artists from the East Coast, which was anything but normal or easy in small-town Ohio, but did help to foster this funny "on-your-face" comic who puts her queer spin on everything from Sexual Politics to Feminism to Glory Holes.

Jessica earned a degree in femme queerness at Sarah Lawrence College; worked as a social justice activist with Bella Abzug; and as a LGBTQ health guru running the Lesbian Community Cancer Project in Chicago. Jessica Halem was nominated one of Chicago's Best Female Comics and has been featured in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, After
Ellen, and Carnal Nation. Visit