All week on Facebook (and Twitter, since my Facebook posts go there), I’ve been asking you to consider going to Sunday’s Thomas George Comedy Fest.
There are plenty of reasons why you might like to go.
You might go because, if you’re my friend, you want to honor what Thomas’ friendship meant to me. I’ve said it on the blog and elsewhere – if I hadn’t met Thomas, I wouldn’t be back at ComedySportz and I wouldn’t be playing Mr. Voice at CSz shows.
Or you might go because you want to help the family of a guy who died too young, and who took a massive financial hit paying for his funeral and burial. Every dollar we pull in on Sunday goes to Thomas’ family.
Or you might go because it’s a sampler of Richmond’s entire improv community in one show. Five current troupes (ComedySportz, plus their Overtime and iProv teams; West End Comedy; Coalition Theater) and two reunion sets (Full Contact Improv and Paradox Comedy). If you were ever curious about the stat of improv in Richmond, that’s enough reason to show up on Sunday.
They’re all good reasons – and I hope that one or more will be enough to get you out to the historic Byrd Theatre on Sunday. If you do come out, bring some extra cash – we’re running a merchandise table and a silent auction (with some awesome surprises on the table) that might pique your interest.
But I understand that real life gets in the way. You might not be physically in Richmond, or you have other commitments. That’s OK. There’s an online fundraiser going, too. You can donate anonymously, or post your name for the world to see. So please feel free to toss a few bucks on the table… you can do it at YouCaring.
Hope to see you on Sunday, or see the effect of your online donation. Thanks, in advance, for your support.