FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2016
LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE: MIAMI SHORES SUMMER COMEDY SERIES TO BENEFIT LGBTQ YOUTH IN SOUTH FLORIDA
MIAMI SHORES – On July 29, Miami Theater Center (MTC) will host the first of three unique comedy shows featuring Florida’s funniest gay, lesbian and ally entertainers to benefit the Pridelines organization – Miami’s LGBTQ Community Center, and provide hope and healing to the LGBTQ community in the wake of last month’s Pulse Nightclub shooting. Comic Cure and MTC present the inaugural LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE: Miami Shores Summer Comedy Series to bring laughter, hope and healing to the LGBTQ community.
The series will include the following events which begin at 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:00 pm:
- July 29 – No Strings Attached: A Wickedly Inappropriate Adult Puppet Show Starring Comedian Jerry Halliday
- August 26 – Ladies Night OUT Starring Florida’s Funniest Female 2016 Bear Webb and 2016 Pride Comedy Festival Winner Shana Manuel
- September 16 – Mr. Multiple Personality Starring Miami NewTimes’ 2016 Best Comedian Freddy Stebbins
“It’s our goal as an organization to use the unifying power of laughter to bring people together and energize communities,” said Comic Cure co-founder Ben Leis. “We’re proud to partner with MTC to bring an incredibly diverse range of comedic talent to the Village of Miami Shores and to do so for an important cause.”
“This comedy series had been in the works for months but now it has now taken on a new and more significant meaning for the residents in our community,” said Miami Theater Center Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin.
“Laughter is a great way to heal and healing is exactly what is needed in our community after the Pulse shootings and the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile,” said Pridelines’ Executive Director Victor Diaz-Herman. “We can all use a little comedy to lift our spirits right about now.”
Tickets are available online at ComicCure.com for $25 in advance or at Miami Theater Center (9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138) for $40 at the event. Series tickets are also available for $60 to see all three shows. Guests wishing to be close to the action should arrive early, as seating is first-come, first-serve. All patrons must be 18 or older as this is an “adult” series. Seating is limited.
“Performing in Vegas casinos enhanced and developed my comedy act. Performing at the Stonewall Inn in New York City enhanced my heart and soul. Showbiz is thrilling, but returning to one’s roots is a joy,” said headlining comedian Jerry Halliday.
Miami Theater Center (MTC) creates and produces stimulating, inspiring, and thought-provoking productions and educational programs for audiences and artists of all ages and abilities. Committed to offering the community high quality culture at an affordable price, MTC’s goal is to ensure that everyone feels the warmth of its welcome and experiences the transformational power of live theater. (www.mtcmiami.org)
Miami Shores LGBT Community Miami Shores has the fifth highest percentage of LGBT residents in the United States according to the US Census Bureau. The Village was also highlighted in the book ’50 Fabulous Gay Friendly Places to Live’ (www.miamishoresvillage.com)
Pridelines supports, educates and empowers South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the community at large in safe and diverse environments through affirming programs and services to promote dialogue, wellness and foster social change. (www.pridelines.org)
Comic Cure produces live comedic events showcasing local performers to raise awareness, volunteers and funds for local charities. Created by brothers Benjamin and Richy Leis in 2015, Comic Cure combines the passions of both brothers while supporting deserving non-profits within the community.
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