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Vegan Griot: Haitian-American Comedy Show

Byas & Leon [ New York, NY 11216 ]

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Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Byas & Leon
Address: 404 Tompkins ave New York, NY 11216

Vegan Griot is a stand-up showcase displaying some of the best up-coming Haitian-American comedians in New York. If you haven’t had Griot (Fried Pork) you are missing out. It’s a popular Haitian dish that is favorited by many all over the world. Somewhere on the internet I saw someone make vegan griot, which was something I never expected to hear. This marked the beginning of a new generation Haitian-Americans who are vegans, hosts of podcasts about anime and write short stories about sex robots. Let’s celebrate with a night of hilarity, griot, vegan griot (possibly) and Rhum Barbancourt. Suggested donation is $5.

Byas & Leon

There was a time when Haiti was known as The Pearl of the West.
At Byas & Leon, we believe that it can be so again. Established in 2013 by founders Rony Byas & Harvey Leon, our contribution to this belief may not be grand, but we do our part; in the way that each one of our shirts is hand-crafted on the island nation by Haitian artisans, timeless and unique. And the way in which those artisans are paid an honest living wage that they can truly build a future with.

Also, gender identity is not binary; it should be a distinction made on a personal/individual level…not a societal one. This is an ongoing social issue we’ve decided to add our weight to, and as such, Byas & Leon is for anyone who values a contemporary yet timeless aesthetic, twinned with social responsibility…who believes in craftsmanship and the arts, with due homage & respect paid to the artisans and craftsmen.

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