Monday, May 19, 2008

Asheville Myanmar Benefit This Friday

"Stand Up for Burma" features comedian Tom Simmons of Comedy Central, Showtime, BET, NBC and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Simmons is joined by Asheville comedians Greg Brown and Tom Chalmers.

Tickets are $15 and 100% of the show's profits are directed to
the International Burmese Monks Organization, an organization already on the ground in Myanmar, bypassing the infamous refusal of Myanmar's non-elected ruling military junta to accept and distribute aid to its own people. Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on May 2, and a May 9 United Nations article says 1.5 million people are severely affected, 63,000-100,000+ may have been killed, and the region needs $187 million to keep displaced and starving adults and children alive.

Official show website here.

Laugh Your Asheville Off presents Tom Simmons: Stand Up for Burma

Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place

May 23rd, 8:0o p.m.

Tickets: $15.00

Recommended for mature audiences 18+

Please feel free to cross-post and spread the word about this benefit event.

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