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Friday, August 24, 2012

Laugh it up and help Connecticut Food Bank's Kids' BackPack program

This is an edited press release by Amy Lupo, amy.e.lupo@espn.com.

NEW HAVEN — Three New York City-area comedians will perform at Joker’s Wild Comedy Club on Monday as part of a benefit for Connecticut Food Bank’s Kids’ BackPack Program.

Andy Fiori has performed in the 2010 New York’s Funniest Competition, which is part of the prestigious New York Underground Comedy Festival, the 2010 Laughing Skull Festival, and the 2010 Trial By Laughter Competition.

David Foster has performed on HBO and Showtime and was a lead cast member as the character Sauce, on MTV’s “Boiling Points.”

Dan Shaki is a stand-up comedian living in New York. Since the age of 6, it’s all he’s ever wanted to do. After receiving a degree in electrical engineering, he gave up many hours of sleep in order to work during the day and spend all the rest of his time in seedy New York comedy clubs at night.

The benefit will feature a raffle, featuring prizes from area businesses including AgroSanno Importers, Beardsley Zoo, Caseus, Fig Cooking School, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Arpaia Lang Jewelry, Stand Up Paddle CT, Lorenzo’s, Orange Hills Country Club, Firehouse 12, Meghan Patrice Riley Jewelry and On The Level Golf Tees.

The evening also will feature food donated by Carl’s Chicken and Napoli Imports and music by DJ Michael Martone of M3ProductionsCT.

Tickets are available for $30 and can be purchased by calling Joker’s Wild at 203-773-0733.

Connecticut Food Bank’s Kids’ BackPack Program offers a simple solution to a basic need for food that is not adequately met for many Connecticut children. Chronic hunger has an overall effect on the health and education of one in six Connecticut children. The Kids’ BackPack Program provides children with weekend access to healthy food that helps them learn and grow.


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