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November 6, 2020

Top Comics at Virtual Comedy Show for Breast Cancer Hotline

News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

November 6, 2020

Top Comics at Virtual Comedy Show for Breast Cancer Hotline
Plus live music

“’Stand Up’ to Fight Breast Cancer” is a live zoom comedy show occurring Friday, December 4th at 7 pm to benefit the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program. The cost of the event is $35 and all money raised supports the work of the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program.

Pre-registration is required by December 1. All registered guests will be emailed the zoom link prior to the event. For information about registration and payment:

The emcee is Saranne Rothberg, an Oprah Hero, who is a stage IV cancer survivor and award-winning Health and Happiness Expert, Saranne launched the non-profit ComedyCures Foundation, the sponsor of this fund raiser, from her chemo chair in 1999 to bring joy, laughter, and therapeutic humor to her fellow patients and caregivers.

Performers are Joey Kola, Sherry Davey and Rick Younger.

Joey Kola has been voted best TV Comic five years in a row by Time Out NY Magazine. The long list of his TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Martha Stewart Show, Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Joey plays the role of Larry Anderson, the corn eating assistant principal on the CBS’s hit show “Kevin Can Wait” starring Kevin James.

Sherry Davey was seen most recently on NickMom’s Nickmom Night Out and Nickmom On…. She also created, wrote, produced and starred in her own digital series for Nickmom entitled “Real Housewives of the PTA”. She appeared on AXS TV’S Gotham Live and TV Guide Channel’s “Stand Up in Stilettos.”

Rick Younger is a comedian, actor and singer. Rick created the role of Mr. Duvall, in Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” on Broadway. He also toured nationally with the Broadway musical “Rent” and starred in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”. Rick became a regular on “The Today Show’s Guys Tell All” over a decade ago.

The evening will open with a live performance on flute by Florence Stadtlander. Ms. Stadtlander is a principal bassoonist with South Shore Symphony and is band director for the Paul Effman Music Service, which provides instrumental music instruction to private schools throughout Long Island.

The event will conclude with raffles of prizes and baskets. Raffle tickets are $5 each and $10 for Top Tier prizes which includes a Small Pave’ Diamond Heart 14k Rose Gold Necklace from Fortunoff Fine Jewelers.

Stand Up to Fight Breast Cancer was organized by breast cancer survivor Jean Rettura, a dedicated volunteer with the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program. 


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