The woman who was struck by a train at the Broadway-Lafayette station Thursday morning has been ID’d as Liza Dye, a Bed-Stuy comedian who was a regular at UCB East. The Beast is holding a benefit for her tomorrow and fellow comics have started a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $50,000 for her medical expenses.
Here’s the deal, via HelpLiza.com.
On February 13, Liza Dye, a comedian in New York City, was struck by a train after she fainted and fell onto the tracks.
Fortunately, she survived. She’s in good spirits, but her left leg is in pretty bad shape and doctors expect an extended hospital stay.
Liza’s in need of donations to cover her medical expenses. She has no health insurance and costs are very high.
Your donations will go directly to her paypal account.
The UCB will host a benefit on Sunday 2/15.
The Stand will host a fundraiser for her in March.
If anyone is friends with Oprah, Beyonce, and/or Kanye, please let them know that Liza needs their help, too. – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-liza-dye/139438#sthash.TI1vYkUY.dpuf
Dye sometimes jokes on Facebook that the likes of Oprah and Kanye are coming to her shows at alt venues like Cake Shop and Over the Eight, where she DJs and performs at the weekly Free Cable comedy night. Here’s her True Life parody, “I’m a Kanye West Fan.”
Dye is friendly with at least one famous person: Saturday Night Live‘s newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata. Here’s Dye getting introduced by her at UCB, and going on about her in the voice of Michelle Obama:
Dye has, herself, been mentioned as an SNL hopeful. Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) urged the show’s producers to check her out, Key and Peele gave her a shoutout on NPR, Autostraddle seconded that in an interview with her, and Bullett said “get this girl on SNL already” when they linked to her bit about the Crack House USA documentary: