"Night of a Thousand Laughs" on May 17 benefits Gilda's Club of - WDRB 41 Louisville News

"Night of a Thousand Laughs" on May 17 benefits Gilda's Club of Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Laughter can be good medicine whether you have cancer or you're supporting others fighting the disease. Gilda's Club of Louisville is hosting their annual "Night of a Thousand Laughs" featuring local celebrities and notables to raise money for families living with cancer.

Comic headliner Danny Browning and Gilda's Club president and CEO Karen Morrison explain that it's more than just a fundraiser. Many of the performers agree to get outside their comfort zone to help raise awareness of a safe place for those battling cancer and the people who support them.

The May 27, 2014 event features the on-stage antics, personal vignettes and insightful musings of media personalities, local dignitaries, professional comics and more.

Performers include:

HEADLINER: Danny Browning (Professional Comedian)

EMCEE: Nick Phelps (VP of Business Services - Your Community Bank)

Jessica Carner (Dir. of Volunteer Services - Gilda's Club Louisville)

Leonard "Napi" Napolitano (VP of Member Development - Parchment)

Whitney Bishop (Change Agent)

Angela Leet (Owner -ALEETCO, LLC; Co-Owner - Chamberlain Enterprises)

Ticket sales for this event benefit families, men, women, teens and children who seek cancer support at Gilda's Club Louisville. The evening features a VIP dinner that includes a meet and greet with the comedians, a cocktail reception, live comedy show and an after party.

Saturday, May 17

The Kentucky Center

Bomhard Theater

501 W Main St.

6 p.m. - VIP Dinner in the East Room/Comedian Meet & Greet

6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

7:15 p.m. - Comedy Show

9 p.m. - After Party

COST:

$40/ticket - includes show only

$75/general ticket - includes 2 drink tickets, show and after party

$150/VIP ticket - includes dinner, comedian meet & greet, open bar, show and after party

FOR TICKETS & INFO: Contact Gilda's Club Louisville at 502-583-0075 or visit

www.nightofathousandlaughs.org.

About Gilda's Club:

Gilda's Club was named for Gilda Radner, a brilliant comedian and one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created memorable characters like Baba Wawa, Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna. Gilda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986, and died in 1989. It was her dream that anyone touched by cancer be able to receive the kind of emotional and social support that she found during her cancer journey. Following her death, Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, and her cancer psychotherapist started the Gilda's Club movement. In June 1995, the very first Gilda's Club opened its signature red door - Gilda's legacy.

Gilda's Club of Louisville

633 Baxter Ave.

Louisville, KY 40204

(502) 583-0075

http://www.gildasclublouisville.org

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