Fun Lovers Unite! an Evening of Music, Comedy, and Gunsense NYC will benefit Manhattan Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence who develop and implement extensive public health and safety programs and utilize the courts to reduce gun violence.

Each performer on the bill is donating their time to this life-saving cause and is proud to stand with other fellow comedians and musicians in solidarity to raise awareness for common sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities.



The event is being produced by friends Joshua Mills in Los Angeles and Maccabee Montandon in Brooklyn, who are both dads of young children, and who wanted to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in America. Josh felt sickened and then galvanized following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012. Mac’s brother, Asher, was murdered with a gun during an attempted robbery in Los Angeles in 1992.

Fun Lovers Unite NYC is just one example of the grassroots momentum across this country calling for gun sense.
— Mac Montandon


Fun Lovers Unite! is the second live music and comedy event dedicated to raising awareness and action for common-sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities. The first event in Los Angeles featured Kurt Braunohler, Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Jenny Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Mike Watt & The Secondmen and many more. 

Music and comedy are powerful ways to reach people-we are so grateful to the performers who will use their talents to bring people together, offer great entertainment and a ton of belly laughs, educate them on the problem of gun violence, and ask them to take action to save lives. Gun violence is often a hard issue to talk about –this event is a way to let people know we are all human, we can have fun while also trying to raise awareness for a serious issue.
— Mac Montandon

The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother’s Day 2000.