“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 an awesome 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!
5/17/13: Benefit for Run For Jim
The proceeds of this event are used to aid residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties with expenses related to catastrophic illnesses. These awards are distributed through the Jim Bashaw Memorial Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center. Contact: Shari Bashaw 309-8302 email@example.com
5/23/13: Benefit for Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association
–Show at Middlebury American Legion at 8pm–
The purpose of MAHA is to organize, manage, and promote youth hockey in the general region of Addison County, Vermont, and teaches young adults powerful skills like sportsmanship, respect, integrity, excellence, enjoyment, loyalty, and teamwork. Contact Rick Viens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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
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.
Comedy For A Cause So Far…
Total Raised: $19,910
Potter’s Angels: Apr 27, 2013, Chow Bella, St. Albans, VT. Raised TBD.
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 TBD.
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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