Laugh for a cause at this Nepal earthquake comedy fundraiser with some our favorite comedians

Aparna Nancherla and friends will make you laugh and turn your laughs into money for people who need it. Photo by Kevin Thom

Non-stop cable news coverage may have moved on to new disasters, but Nepal is still digging out from April’s devastating earthquake. Since you don’t have emergency assistance training, you might be thinking there’s not much you can do to help, but don’t worry there is. Some of our favorite comics are getting together next week for Comics Who Care: A Benefit for Nepal, a fundraiser to help Nepali earthquake survivors. Paying to laugh at this show beats the usual reason to pay to laugh at a comedy show (because you feel empty inside).

The show, which is co-hosted by Katie Kester and our pal (and menstrual cup advocate) Sue Smith, happens next Monday, June 15 at 9pm at the Cameo Gallery. Even if it didn’t feature an incredible lineup of some of our favorite comedians, it’d be worth thinking about going, but what’s great is that there is in fact a lineup of some our favorite comedians. In said stacked lineup, there’s people like Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Sean Donnelly and Diana Kolsky who was last seen in this space interviewing Jimmy McMillan about his sexual history.

The show will run you $15, but every dime of it will go towards the The Shikshya Foundation for Nepal, which helps Nepal both with immediate emergency needs during the rebuilding and long term, sustainable rebuilding projects. Give up a night of drinking or something if you must, but if you love comedy and you love being a kind of decent person, this is where you should be next Monday.

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