In just nine days, on Friday, March 22nd, The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC) will be hosting their next community event, their 2013 Stand Up For Epilepsy. The Snuggery in Edison Park (6733 North Olmsted, Chicago) is the venue.
The event will not only draw attention and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation and all of their good endeavors, it will bring those likeminded individuals together to share an evening of pure enjoyment! You will also be able to enjoy appetizers and cocktails, albeit there is a cash bar. This is a great way to begin the spring season.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
· 7:00 p.m. Appetizers and cocktails (cash bar)
· 8:00 p.m. Comedian Performances
· 10:00 p.m. Raffle Drawings
Tickets for the event are still available and cost $45 each. The tickets will allow you to be entertained by three of Chicagoland’s funniest comedians:
· Pat McGann: a stand-up comedian and television host. McGann was born and raised in Chicago and is currently the House MC at Zanies Comedy Club. His achievements include performing at The Great American Comedy Festival; creator and host of Chicago Stand-Up Project, a TV show that airs on WTTW, Chicago’s Public Broadcasting System station.
· Patti Vasquez: again a native Chicagoan. Vasquez began her career at Zanies over a decade ago and went on to perform several hit solo shows; “Pregnant Party Girl: From Stoli’s to Stirrups” and “Tequila and Shamrocks.” Patti is a regular on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show and is currently touring with the guys. When in Chicago, she appears regularly on local TV and radio; Fox’s “Good Day Chicago,” WGN-AM, WIND-AM. She is “comedy with a heart!” This female comedian also has a heart and performs for such fundraisers as Gilda’s Club, Autism Speaks, Almost Home Kids, Epilepsy Outreach and The Brain Research Foundation. She has been featured in other series like “The Very Funny Show” and appeared in the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival. In her spare time, she is developing another program, entitled “The New Normal,” based on her life experiences including multi-racial, multi-generational, underemployed, special needs family.
· Sydney Adeniyi: is from Belleville, Illinois. Adeniyi is a Nigerian-American comedian who discovered the ability to make people laugh by improvising jokes for family and friends. Sydney went to college and then hit the stage startling his audiences’ funny bones with satirical, mischievous and curious material. His material is unique to say for sure. He has appeared on “Laugh Out Loud St. Louis” on television and in “Sad Café,” a movie. Adeniyi won “The Best of the Best” Chicago comedy contest and was a featured performer in the “Edison Park Comedy Fest. In addition, he writes and produces his own material for sydneyadeniyi.com and trains other beginning comedians at McKay Arts Theater.
This event is a great way to have fun with these area comedians, snack, have some cocktails, and most importantly, make some money for epilepsy. Your attendance will be hilariously appreciated!