Laugh Until it Hurts, an Alzheimer’s benefit, is definitely a win-win. You get a great evening of hilarity and good food and families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s benefit. It’s a concept being held regularly across the country in support of actor and comedian Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity Association.
Rogen’s mother had Alzheimer’s and even though he had the money to pay for round the clock care, he recognized how hard it was to care for her. Out of that experience, Seth and his sister formed Hilarity for Charity to raise money to provide grants to help families who have loved one’s diagnosed with this dreaded disease.
The charity provides in-home care grants to Alzheimer patient caregivers. So far, the Charity has awarded over 191,000 hours of in-home respite care across the United States and Canada.
Laugh Until it Hurts, a local fund raiser for Hilarity for Charity, is Wed., May 31, at the Looney Bin in Old Town, 215 N. St. Francis, Wichita. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner provided by Pig In! Pig Out! Is at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m.
The show is hosted by local comedic favorite Bucky Walters, with opening acts Jan Hoop and Derek Aalders. The star of the evening is Big Poppa E, three-time veteran of HBO’s Def Poetry series and BET’s “The Way We Do it” sketch comedy series. He’s 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.
Tickets for the evening are $30, which includes the show, dinner and one raffle ticket. Extra raffle tickets are available to purchase.