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Anti-Suicide Comedy Benefit with Graham Elwood, Bil Dwyer, Jerry Corley, Brian Swinehart, Melinda Hill, Barry Sobel, Bari Alyse, Alan Bursky, and Kira Soltanovich


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Anti-Suicide Comedy Benefit with Graham Elwood, Bil Dwyer, Jerry Corley, Brian Swinehart, Melinda Hill, Barry Sobel, Bari Alyse, Alan Bursky, and Kira Soltanovich Sunday, August 10, 2014 07:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Two items minimum
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Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
  • Graham Elwood

    Graham Elwood

  • Bil Dwyer

    Bil Dwyer

  • Brian Swinehart

    Brian Swinehart

  • Melinda  Hill

    Melinda Hill

  • Barry Sobel

    Barry Sobel

  • Kira Soltanovich

    Kira Soltanovich

  • Chris Valenti

    Chris Valenti

Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
Description: Anti-Suicide Comedy Benefit at the Improv
Los Angeles, CA- Some of the top comics in the entertainment industry have volunteered to participate in a comedy benefit at the Hollywood Improv, Sunday Aug 10th, to help bring awareness to the horrible and too often overlooked problem of Depression and Suicide.  

Marquee comedians Bil Dwyer, Kira Soltanovich, Barry Sobel, Alan Bursky, Jerry Corley, Bari Alyse, Melinda Hill, Brian Swinehart, Chris Valenti, and Graham Elwood will perform.  Many of the performers will be available for interviews before or after their performances.   Please email Chris@ChrisValentiMusic.com to schedule interviews.  

The benefit starts at 7pm, August 10th at the Improv in Hollywood.  

Tickets to the benefit can be purchased for $10 here: http://hollywood.improv.com/event.cfm?id=321091

A preshow event in the Improv bar starts at 6pm.  No cover charge is required for the pre-show.

There will also be 6pm a pre-show event in the Improv's lounge with musical performances by The Conlons, Jannel Rap, and Steven Alan Green.   The preshow event will include a silent auction, raffle, and more comedy.  Many comics, musicians, authors, business owners, etc. have donated gifts to the raffle.  More contributions are welcome.  

Suicide and depression has touched too many of us.  

Filmmaker Jennifer Scott, a suicide survivor, is bringing awareness to this issue through her film on the subject, Eyes Upon Waking, which will be going into full production this September in Tucson.  With this movie, Jen hopes to open up society's eyes by "helping to change the stigma so we can finally move forward and talk about this disease openly and to start saving lives."


The script won recognition at Sundance last year, is inspired by a true story about a girl's struggle to come to terms with her own existence. Eyes Upon Waking has garnered a great deal of interest - not only those who identify with the main character’s search for understanding within herself, but also others who have lost people close to them and want to understand why. The story is told with a surprising amount of humor, which keeps it entertaining while giving the audience a break from the drama. The film explores psychological issues still mostly hidden throughout society, yet universally all too common. www.eyesuponwaking.com

Even if you can't make the benefit show, you can still help the cause by contributing to the fundraising campaign for Eyes Upon Waking.  http://www.fanbacked.com/c/eyes-upon-waking-help-change-stigma-depression/
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