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The Lineup

Joseph LMS Green

Joseph LMS Green is a spoken word poet, speaker and writer. His performances include the National Poetry Slam. His upcoming graphic novel is entitled Talk Ugly.

Emily Henry

Emily is a singer/songwriter. She has released one EP of her work entitled Matchsticks. Her first album is currently in the works.


Makana is a singer and songwriter. His work has been featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the Descendants and his performances include the White House. A master of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Esquire magazine has declared Makana the genre’s greatest living player.

Jeff Maurer

Jeff is a writer and comedian. He is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. As a standup, Jeff has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live.

Kasha Patel

Kasha is a writer and comedian. Thrillist magazine listed her as one of the best undiscovered standups in the US. She has also hosted a miniseries for NASA TV entitled Earth Expeditions.

Alexandra Petri

Alexandra is a writer, playwright and comedian. She has a daily humor column in the Washington Post. Her latest book, Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, will be released later this year.

Davy Rothbart

Davy is a writer, editor and filmmaker. He is the bestselling author of My Heart is an Idiot, a contributor to This American Life and the creator of Found Magazine. He is the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker of Medora and 17 Blocks. He also runs an annual hiking adventure for kids from Southeast D.C. called Washington to Washington.

Ben Sollee

Ben is a singer, songwriter and composer. His albums include Half-Made Man and Learning to Bend. His latest release is entitled Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native.

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