Actress and comedian Amy Schumer is scheduled to host a comedy show this month in Westbury to raise funds for Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley in her bid to unseat Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), her campaign announced.
The Oct. 28 show headlined by the Rockville Centre native will be held at the NYCB Theater at Westbury, which is famous for its rotating theater-in-the-round stage. General admission tickets will cost $100, according to the campaign.
Grechen Shirley, 37 of Amityville, has raised more than $1.3 million in her campaign against King, 74, a 25-year incumbent seeking a 14th term in Congress. But King has 10 times as much cash on hand to spend in the last stretch of the campaign, with $2.8 million compared to Grechen Shirley’s $274,000.
Grechen Shirley said in a statement: “Amy Schumer isn’t just a brilliant comedian — she’s also a fierce activist. From protesting Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., to campaigning for common-sense gun control, Amy puts it all on the line to demand more from our elected officials — and I’m proud she’s joining our grassroots campaign to flip Long Island blue."
King said in an interview, “I’d say it’s appropriate.”
“I’m not going to comment on Amy Schumer. There’s enough going on in the world without talking about Amy Schumer . . . to me, it has nothing to do with the campaign at all.”