Laugh Until It Hurts will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at The Loony Bin Comedy Club.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Hilarity for Charity, Home Instead Senior Care and the Alzheimer’s Association.
This night of comedy will be hosted by Wichita's perennial entertainer, Bucky Walters. Bucky is a mainstay in the Wichita Theater Community and has performed in many Gridiron Shows. He is one of Wichita’s truly gifted entertainers. Featured performers are Jan Hoop and Derek Aalders. Jan was the winner of the 2015 Wichita’s Funniest Person Contest and Derek has made appearances on NBC and T95. Headlining the show will be internationally renowned poet and comedian, Big Poppa E! Big Poppa E is a three-time veteran of HBO’s Def Poetry series and a National Poetry Slam Champion who melds rhythmic verse, stand-up comedy, and dramatic monologue into explosive works that skewer pop culture, politics, and the tangle of pain and beauty in relationships. He has also made appearances on BET, CBS and been heard on NPR.
Door Prizes include: a large flat screen television, a team signed 2016-17 WSU Men's Basketball, a WSU Athletics Sports Ticket Package, Orpheum Tickets, Loony Bin Tickets, and more.
There will be artwork available for Silent Auction bidding as well.
Bar Opens at 6pm.
Showroom Seating and Dinner Served at 6:30pm.
Show Starts at 8pm.
Tickets for the event are just $30 each and include an amazing meal provided by Pig In! Pig Out! BBQ & Catering, a chance to win great door prizes and one fantastic show. Get your tickets today. Seating is limited.
A little backstory on how Laugh Until It Hurts came to be...
Shari felt like she was chained to the house because her mother with Alzheimer's disease needed constant care. Then Shari came across an opportunity for a respite care grant that changed her life and allowed her to keep her mom at home with her. And now, through partnering with The Loony Bin Comedy Club, she wants to help other caregivers in similar situations such as her own.
An estimated 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 51,000 in Kansas. The national number is expected to nearly triple by 2050 if a treatment is not found. Due to the length of time people live with Alzheimer’s and their need for care, it’s the most expensive disease in the country. Future costs for Alzheimer’s threaten to bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid, and the life savings of millions of Americans. view more..