Go Comedy! For A Cure Set for Tonight

Go Comedy! For A Cure 24 hour improv marathon comes to Ferndale Friday & Saturday.

Event will welcome improvisers from across Metro Detroit including Tim Robinson of Saturday Night Live and featured guests WDET's Craig Fahle and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson (FERNDALE MI) Tonight, improvisers from across metro Detroit will perform on stage for 24 hours during Go Comedy! For A Cure, a 24-hour improv marathon to benefit Gilda's Club, The American Cancer Society and the Tim Hayden Memorial Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarships to graduating Kettering High School students who are going on to study Theater. The marathon begins at 6:00pm and continues through 6:00pm Saturday, December 28. Tickets ($10-$20) are available in performance blocks online at www.gocomedy.net or in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A $100, 24-hour pass is also available.

In 2008, The Detroit improv community said goodbye to a dear friend and colleague when Tim Hayden lost his battle with cancer. In addition to his work in the Detroit improv community at Planet Ant Theatre, The Second City and other theatres, Tim was also a beloved teacher at Kettering High School in Waterford and nephew of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Patterson will be attending Friday's opening event in honor of his nephew.

Performances will begin at 7:00pm when Go Comedy! welcomes home Saturday Night Live writer and performer, Tim Robinson who will perform with friends in the 7:00pm performance block and with the improv troupe Eye Candy in 9:00pm performance block. Additional shows will include WDET's Craig Fahle, a staged reading of Home Alone, and kid-friendly family improv. A complete performance schedule follows.

Tickets for Go Comedy! For A Cure are $10-$20 for each performance block, or $100 for a 24-hour pass.

Go Comedy! For The Cure Performance Schedule
Friday, December 27
6:00pm Opening Event cocktail party
7:00pm Block #1 featuring Tim Robinson of Saturday Night Live ($20)
9:00pm Block #2 featuring Tim Robinson of Saturday Night Live ($20)
11:00pm Special Guests ($20)

Saturday, December 28
1:00am Staged reading of Home Alone and all overnight performances ($20)
3:00am Local improv troupes on stage until Noon ($10)
Noon Kid-friendly family improv ($15)
2:00pm Local improv troupes on stage until 4:00pm ($15)
4:00pm Marathon finale event ($15)




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