Brooklyn’s comedy scene throws benefit for the Stephen Baldwin who saves the parrots of Brooklyn

File this under strange but stranger but still true. Comedians Patrick Borelli and Jon Benjamin caught wind of a Web campaign at the end of 2009 to "Restore Stephen Baldwin," as in the actor whose good Baldwin name somehow mattered no more in Hollywood once he became a born again Christian. But in finding that, Borelli and Benjamin found another Stephen Baldwin right under their noses in Brooklyn — Stephen C. Baldwin — who not only helps rescue Brooklyn's wild parrots but also performs in a Beatles cover band called The Meetles.

So why not save this Stephen C. Baldwin, too?

That's what Borelli and Benjamin are doing, in a sense, with the Benefit for Stephen Baldwin* tonight at The Bell House.

Benjamin and Borelli will host, with performances from, among others: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, Jon Glaser, David Rees, surprise guests, a video from Gabe Delahaye and Max Silvestri, music from The Meetles, cake from Community Baking Co., and more. Tickets are $15.

Sean L. McCarthy

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