Laughing To Love Scholarship Show!!!
On December 14, 2012, a small town most of us had never heard of had a nation mourning with them. A senseless act affected so many families across a small region, but affected the hearts of people everywhere. Every time a report would come on the news about Newtown, Connecticut I could not help but get choked up. I kept asking the same questions that everyone else was asking. How and why anyone would do something like this???
If I was this sad about it, I can only imagine the extraordinary amount of grief that the families of those who lost their lives were going through. I sat down and had myself a good cry, but this was accomplishing nothing. I needed to do something about it. I started to think about how I could make something.... ANYTHING positive come out of such a horrible tragedy. I started to think about what I want when I am feeling down and the simple answer came to me. I always want to laugh. I love laughing. I love making others laugh. I also like the feeling of making a difference. I thought about HOW I could make people laugh and make a difference. I started emailing my friends in the stand up comedy business. I emailed the owner of the club I work for. I spoke with people at the school I work at and spoke about what it would take to set up a scholarship. A scholarship that will celebrate the lives of those lost on December 14th.
On February 8th I will be putting on a comedy show at The Spot in Providence, R.I. 100% of the proceeds will go towards money for a scholarship that will be given to a high school senior. The scholarship will be given in the memory of the 26 people who lost their life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I want to make a positive out of such a tremendous negative. A glimmer that there are good things in the world, even if we are doing it in such a small way. If you can come to the show on February 8th, please do so and we'll have a night of laughs for a fantastic cause with some brilliant comedians that have contributed their time and jokes! It is times like this when we need to find a reason to laugh and hopefully this venture will provide us with one.
Comedians that have confirmed include Brian Beaudoin, Mike Hanley, P.J. Thibodeau, James Dorsey, Derek Furtado, and a few more surprises!!!
We will also be collecting contributions up until February 8th. We want to raise as much money as possible where we can give one or two scholarships to deserving high school students in the New England area. I hope you will help us on this journey. A journey that will simply help people that may have lost their ability to smile, regain it for a moment or two. Not to sound completely cliché, but I want to simply turn those frowns upside down. I sincerely thank you all for any consideration and support!
The Spot Underground - On Tour (View)
101 Richmond St.
Providence, RI 02903
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|