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Ally Coalition Talent Show: Pictures of Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff and more

The Ally Coalition and Above Average's 2nd annual Talent Show on Dec. 1 at New World Stages was a huge success!

Throughout the inspiring evening, TAC raised money for New Alternatives, an organization supporting homeless LGBTQ youth. TAC and Above Average donated ticket sales from the event, a $3,000 auction for a pair of "Saturday Night Live" tickets and a $100 donation brought out during the last song of the night to benefit the work of New Alternatives.

Scroll down to see some of the talented individuals who took part in the show!

John Early and Rachel Antonoff

Ally Coalition co-founder and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff
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Ally Coalition co-founder and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff hosted the Talent Show with comedian John Early. The duo wore matching jackets designed by Antonoff and were a great team throughout the night.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham took part in the Talent Show
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Lena Dunham took part in the Talent Show by reading one of her personal essays about an encounter with actor Colin Egglesfield at an Emmy party. Later in the show, Dunham sang "When I Was A Boy" by Electric Light Orchestra with her boyfriend Jack Antonoff, whom she referred to as her "future fiance."

Andrew Dost

Ally Coalition co-founder and musician Andrew Dost, a
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Ally Coalition co-founder and musician Andrew Dost, a member of indie pop band Fun., performed a few songs at the Talent Show.

Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff of the bands Fun. and Bleachers,
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Jack Antonoff of the bands Fun. and Bleachers, is co-founder of The Ally Coalition, an organization created by Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff to end LGBTQ discrimination.

Jacqueline Novak

Comedian Jacqueline Novak performed at the Talent Show
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Comedian Jacqueline Novak performed at the Talent Show wearing designer Rachel Antonoff's "Larry's Lung Dress."

Jennifer Pastiloff

Jennifer Pastiloff, author, yoga teacher, motivational speaker and
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Jennifer Pastiloff, author, yoga teacher, motivational speaker and founder of The Manifest Station, attended the Talent Show and spoke to the audience about depression and empowerment.

Roy Wood Jr.

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. shared his skills at
Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. shared his skills at the Talent Show. The Alabama native, who recently moved to New York, spoke about the trials and tribulations of riding the subways as well as the joys of train traffic and service changes.

Elle King

Singer-songwriter Elle King performed three songs, including her
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Singer-songwriter Elle King performed three songs, including her hit "Ex's and Oh's." Her black acoustic guitar for two songs, a banjo for another and her unique voice contributed to a short yet soulful set.

Fred Armisen

A true Renaissance man, Fred Armisen impressed the
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A true Renaissance man, Fred Armisen impressed the audience with his New York accents. He spoke in the five accents of the five boroughs and even American Sign Language with the interpreter on stage with him. Armisen closed his set with a short rendition of "Let It Be" and played a makeshift drum set on the last song of the night, a cover of "Go Your Own Way," with everyone in the show.

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