Media Experts Presents Joey Elias and the Comedy All Stars
JOEY ELIAS AND THE COMEDY ALL-STARS
BRING BACK THE LAUGHS FOR THE BENEFIT OF
ON OUR OWN’S SINGLE MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN
Montreal – July 30, 2018 – For Immediate Release – For most families, back-to-school means a fresh start and renewing friendships. But for some Montreal families, a lack of access to critical educational tools can make back-to-school more challenging. Joey Elias and the Comedy All Stars are here to help.
On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, comedian and actor Joey Elias re-takes the stage for the seventh annual edition of Media Experts Presents Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars: An Evening of Hilarity in Support of On Our Own (O3). Get ready to howl as Joey and his hand-picked roster of talented comedians put on a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment for this worthy cause.
Hosted by local comedian Lawrence Corber, this 7th edition continues a proud legacy of support for On Our Own (O3), the Montreal-based organization that provides affordable transitional housing and critical life skills for young, underserved families to help them live independently in our community. This year, all proceeds raised will support three crucial O3 initiatives: encouraging fathers to become more actively involved in the success of their young families, providing access to educational programs and school readiness for children and their parents, and securing essential tools and training to grow digital literacy for the entire family.
Joey has rallied some of Montreal’s brightest comedy all-stars for the occasion, including Wassim El-Mounzer, Sarah Quinn, and Pantelis, to join him and Lawrence on stage for a full evening of laughs. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the fun gets started at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th at Club Soda in Montreal.
“For seven years now, Media Experts has been proudly giving young families a hand up during a very vulnerable moment in their life. In fact, this comedy show represents the single largest infusion of funds O3 receives annually,” said Mark Sherman, Founder and CEO of Media Experts. “This year, in addition to fundraising, we are asking our friends in the media and tech communities to donate pre-owned laptops to help O3 expand their digital literacy program.” Since its inception, this comedy show has raised over $295,000 for young, at-risk families in Montreal.
“We have seen first-hand the positive benefits that this essential gift of funding has on each of our resident families, but there is still much work to be done” explains Ushana Houston, Director of O3. “This year, O3 has identified three areas of focus that are essential to their success. First, by implementing new programs that empower fathers to take on active roles in their family’s life. Next, by connecting our residents to the tools needed to facilitate education and provide them with digital literacy. Our goal is to facilitate readied access to laptops and high-speed connectivity for these young families which, in turn, improves their chance at breaking the cycle of poverty now and into their brighter future.”
Participants can purchase their tickets for $40.00 ($25 of which is tax deductible) through Club Soda online or at the Club Soda Box Office (1225 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal). Visit mediaexperts.com/comedy for more information.
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ABOUT JOEY ELIAS
For the past 25 years Joey Elias has been a mainstay of the Montreal Comedy Scene. Joey also travels across the World headlining comedy clubs, for corporate events and to multiple war zones to bring some levity to the Soldiers serving overseas. Joey has been described as Montreal as bagels, pot holes, and corrupt Mayors.
ABOUT ON OUR OWN (O3)
Since 2005, On Our Own has worked within the community to provide quality housing to young, low income, underserved families. In tandem, this empowers parents to take on present and future challenges successfully, be they financial, personal or with respect to their parenting skills.
O3 assists families in planning for their future by offering them work, training, and educational opportunities, workshops to develop life skills and programs to support and strengthen the bond between parent and child. O3’s goals include providing parents with the necessary tools to increase family stability, decrease isolation, exclusion and homelessness, and grant access to preventative services to break the cycle of poverty. O3 helps young parents take charge of their life – one child, and one family, at a time. Learn more at o3onourown.com.
About Media Experts
Founded in 1981, Media Experts is a leading Canadian media agency that delivers messaging for major Canadian brands across all media channels. We are data-driven and powered by discovery. Our approach revolves around designing effective, hard-working Mediasystems™ that drive brand engagement and deliver outstanding business results. With three offices across the country and 170 employees, we are a truly Canadian media agency, and proud to be part of the IPG Mediabrands network.
For more information on On Our Own, please contact:
Director, On Our Own (O3)
t: 514 369 0757
For more information on the event, please contact:
Communications Manager, Media Experts
t: 514 844 5050 x 804