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Comedy For A Cause

2014 Shows:

5/17/14: 6:30pm @ Cabot School Performing Arts Center: The Limes (Cabot School band): Contact Heidi Cookson.
5/10/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Potter’s Angels Rescue. Contact Heather Bent.
5/9/14: 8pm @ Twiggs: BFA St Albans Boys Lacrosse. Contact Trudy Cioffi.
4/26/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Mt. Sinai Shriners. Contact Bruce Pelletier.
4/25/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Franklin County Relay For Life. Contact Connie Reed.
4/18/14 & 4/19/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: A Weekend of Comedy for Franklin County Girls Softball Team Vermont Thunder. Each girl on the team is a member of the honor roll, over 90% are on the student council and all the girls volunteer in the community outside of school. They have chosen to give a percentage of all the money raised to the Make a Wish Foundation of Vermont. Contact
Shannon Harvey. Raised $3,855.
4/12/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Community Parallel Justice System, a non-profit that help people who have been affected by crime in some way. Contact Kelly Ahrens. Raised $1,150.
4/4/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Franklin NW Supervisory Union. Contact Kathy Kneebone. Raised $1,765.
3/28/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: MVU Thunderbirds. Raised $1,580.
2/22/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Taylor Park Foundation. Raised $1,230.

1/31/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: Rail City Kids Wrestling. Contact Jimmy Matas. Raised $1,630.
1/24/14: 7pm @ Twiggs: St. Albans Skating Association (Little League Hockey). Contact Heather DesLauriers. Raised $2,900.


“As someone who has done my fair share of fundraising in the past, this was the easiest fundraiser I have ever done. The event went great and all of the attendees raved about how much fun it was – all the comedians were fabulous and the crowd was very impressed.” Lora, Franklin NW Supervisory Union


Comedy For A Cause Has Raised $57,000+ for Great Causes!

Magic Hat Comedy Show Poster (website)



“It takes not only funds but also awareness of what we do to make wishes come true, and Comedy For A Cause made a big difference on both fronts. A huge thank you to everyone involved for opening your doors and your hearts to Make-A-Wish Vermont.”
-Mary Jo Sleeper-Lyman, Director of Communications and Outreach, Make-A-Wish Vermont

How would you like to enjoy a night of comedy that will not only raise money for a good cause, but raise awareness about it as well?


Comedy For A Cause puts fantastically-talented comedians in front of giving-minded crowds. Every one laughs hard for a few hours, the cause gets not only supported but empowered, and in the end it’s been a truly memorable night.

A Stand Up Life loves putting on great comedy shows for great causes, so if you know of a charity/nonprofit/worthy cause that could benefit from a Comedy For A Cause event, send us an email!


“Honestly my expectations for tonight’s show were that it would be pretty good. But wow, this show was absolutely excellent! Truly a fantastic evening… I’ll definitely be back for a future Comedy For A Cause, as a guest!” -Rob Cioffi, Head of St. Albans Steelers Football Program

“The event was AWESOME! I don’t think it could have gone any better – everyone that I have spoken to said they had a great time. Working with Colin at A Stand Up Life and the crew at Chow Bella was great. Being here in the St. Albans area I have met some amazing people that do really awesome things to help the community and Comedy For A Cause really reflected that. Thanks again for all your help!” -Kris Hoyt, Programming Coordinator, Northwest Access TV


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Navicate: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013, Magic Hat Artifactory, South Burlington, VT. Raised $2,500.
Vermont 2-1-1: Saturday, Oct 4, 2013, ArtsRiot, Burlington, VT. Raised $700.
Ghana School
: Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised TBD.
Laughs for London: Friday, Sept 20, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $1600.
Samaritan’s House: Saturday, July 27, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT.  Raised $6,000.
Maple Leaf Montessori School: June 27, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $2,170.
Dance Boston: June 8, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $988.
Northeastern Family Institute: May 31, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $500.
Run For Jim: May 17, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $2,300.
Potter’s Angels: Apr 27, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $1,930.
Odyssey of the Mind: Apr 19, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $890.
Franklin County Relay For Life: Apr 13, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $1,100.
Samaritan’s House: Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT.  Raised $2,300.
St. Albans Historical Museum: Feb 23, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $910.
Make-A-Wish Vermont: Thursday, Jan 24, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $910.
Project Graduation St. Albans: Friday, Jan 18, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $750.
St. Albans Skating Association: Friday, Dec 14th, 2012, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $2,240.
Linking Learning to Life: Wednesday, Dec 5th 2012, St. Michael’s College McCarthy Recital Hall, Colchester, VT. Raised $890.
Franklin County Humane Society: Friday, Nov 30th 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $1,000.
3-Year-Old Ava Crowley: Nov 24th 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $2,861.
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce: Oct 25th 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $520.
The Extraordinary O’Neill Boys (who live every day with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1): Oct 12th 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $1,800.
St. Albans Steelers: Sep 22nd 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $715.
St. Albans City Pool: Aug 25th 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised $775.
Northwest Access TV: Jul 21st 2012 Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. (RECAP). Raised $625.
Humane Society of Chittenden County: Stand-Up At The Showcase, Mar 24th 2012, Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT. Raised $884.
Humane Society of Chittenden County: A Dog Walked Into A Bar, May 5th 2011, Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT. Raised $850.

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Read a RECAP of a typical Comedy For A Cause evening…

The idea for Comedy For A Cause emerged after the incredibly powerful experience of doing a benefit comedy show in Brandon, Vermont one month after Hurricane Irene nearly destroyed the town. Read that story, one of the most read in the history of A Stand Up Life, here: The Laughter After the Storm.

You can buy DVDs of past Comedy For A Causes that happened at Chow Bella from Northwest Access TV.