Smart Comedy Benefit for the Crisis Center
Comedy Benefit Stands Up for the Crisis Center
The Smart Comedy Support Group will perform a benefit to help support Sexual Assault Services at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Five professional comedians will take the stage at on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at Tre Amici at the Bunker, 1907 N. 19th Street in Ybor. Suggested donation: $10.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay provides sexual assault forensic exams for victims of rape in Hillsborough County, ages 13 through adult, both male and female, 120 hours post assault. Services are free to any victim of rape regardless if a crime report is made to law enforcement or not. The Crisis Center prides itself on providing client centered best practice services.
The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is your first stop for help, hope and healing whenever someone is overwhelmed by the devastating trauma of sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, financial distress, substance abuse, medical emergencies, suicidal thoughts or emotional issues.
Smart Comedy will feature Suzanne Willett, Mary Tischbein, Robin Savage, Michael Murillo and Joe Riga. All comedians will be performing material that has been developed in Smart Comedy workshops in the past year. Willett is an off-Broadway playwright whose solo shows, PAIN and the Feminazi, toured both the US and Canada. She has worked with JJ Walker and Billy Ghardell. Tischbein is the winner of the Sarasota division of Florida’s Funniest Comedian and was recently seen at Gilda Radner’s Laugh Fest.
Smart Comedy is an initiative of Silver Glass Productions, a non-profit dedicated to socially relevant productions. “We think comedy can be used to help the community,” Willett says. “Laughter is a great source of healing.”
For more information, contact Kim Payne at www.crisiscenter.org or Cheryl King or visit our website: www.smartcomedy.org.