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Kevin Alston to debut at stand-up comedy at Improv Asylum

Kevin Alston
Kevin Alston
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New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston will make his stand-up comedy stage debut at Boston's famous Improv Asylum on Wednesday, August 20, on Revolution Night. Several of his Revolution teammates are also expected to make appearances.

Since being diagnosed with leukemia last year, Alston has been taking improvisational comedy classes at Improv Asylum. In April 2013, Alston was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a rare but treatable form of leukemia. While CML does not yet have a cure, Alston has managed his health and returned to the field.

“(Improv) is something I’ve wanted to try for a while,” Alston said. “I enjoy that kind of thing, just acting silly. It just seemed like something I wanted to do and I have a lot of free time on my hands. I put it off for a while and finally took that step and decided to try it.

I don’t know if I’m ready, but I’d love to try it. Being in that class, they put you in situations where you have to go for it. It’s the same way I feel about being in front of people – I go for it. Good or bad, who knows. But I’m willing to try it.”

Click here for a video about the event.

Tickets are $20 and a portion of all tickets sold will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The show is set to start at 8 p.m., but doors will open at 7 p.m. when fans are invited to mix and mingle with fellow fans and receive Revolution giveaways.

Revolution Night at Improv Asylum

When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Where: Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston, Mass.
Time: 8 p.m. show (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 each (portion of tickets directed to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
Featuring: Kevin Alston and other Revolution players, Improv Asylum cast


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