Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with this GrouponLive deal to the Let's Lick Leukemia All-Star Comedy Fundraiser, presented by Stephen Kramer Glickman at The Comedy Store in Hollywood on Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m. For $28, you get one VIP ticket that includes a red carpet entrance as well as a post-show reception with complimentary cocktails and a silent auction (a $75 value). The event has a dress code of upscale cocktail attire.
As the character Gustavo Rocque, an egomaniacal music producer on Nickelodeon's hit series Big Time Rush, actor Stephen Kramer Glickman must corral four teenage heartthrobs and mold them into pop superstars. As a candidate for the 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year, Stephen must raise funds for blood-cancer research. On March 18, he combines the outlandish persona of the former with the philanthropic mission of the latter in the one medium he knows even better than his falconry hobby: an all-star comedy show.
Half a dozen other comedians and special guests join Stephen on his quest for charitable laughs, including Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin, whose recent sidesplitting bits recount efforts to reduce his waistline and ecological footprint, as well as Whitney's Chris D'Elia and Whitney Cummings. Standup heavyweight Dom Irrera, whom Comedy Central hailed as one of the 100 Greatest Standups of All Time, renders stomach muscles sore with his rib-tickling observations about living in an Italian family, and comedian and writer for The Tonight Show Kira Soltanovich induces chuckle fits by describing her parents' interpretation of Disneyland after years in the Soviet Union. After the show, VIPs can peruse the silent-auction items while refueling with their choice of cocktail in honor of Andy Kaufman (cookies and milk) or the comedy legend's alter ego, Tony Clifton (cookies with ice cream and whiskey).
The Comedy Store
What’s now known as The Comedy Store was once called Ciro's, a nightlife hotspot in the 1940s and '50s. Playing host to glitzy stars and shadowy mobsters, the club's history is shrouded in rumors of mafia assassinations and untimely deaths. However, the joint buried its seedy past by converting to a comedy club and helping launch the careers of such legends as Richard Pryor, Jim Carrey, George Carlin, David Letterman, and Dave Chappelle. The younger La Jolla location lets laugh-starved patrons bask in the same high-powered comedic atmosphere as its progenitor.
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