Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars
Joey Elias and the comedy all-stars are back for an evening of hilarity for the benefit of On Our Own (O3)!
Montreal comics Darren Henwood, Ellie MacDonald, Habib Siam, Leonard Yelle, Emma Wilkie, and Laurence Corber join Joey Elias in fifth annual comedy benefit show. You know what they say – fifth time’s a charm! Comedian and actor Joey Elias returns to the stage of Club Soda once again for the fifth anniversary edition of Media Expert’s presents Joey Elias and the Comedy All-Stars: an evening of hilarity for the benefit of On Our Own (O3). Get ready to laugh on Thursday, September 8th as Joey and his roster of talented comedians cook up an evening of entertainment for a worthy cause.
This year’s show, hosted by comedian Darren Henwood is in support of On Our Own (O3), the Montreal based organization that provides critical support services and affordable transitional housing for young, at-risk families wishing to develop the life skills they need to live independently in our community.
Joey has rallied some of Montreal’s brightest comedy all-stars including Ellie MacDonald, Habib Siam, Leonard Yelle, Emma Wilkie, and Lawrence Corber to join him and Darren Henwood in a full programme of laughs. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the fun gets started at 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 8th at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal).
“I’ve always promoted Support Local,” said Joey Elias. “And what a better way to do so than by raising money for a growing local charity with a night of comedy showcasing some of Montreal’s best talent”. To date, the annual event has raised over $150,000 for at-risk families in Montreal.
Media Experts has partnered with Eventbrite and O3 to host a show where participants can purchase their tickets on the Eventbrite website by making a tax deductible donation online. On the day of the event, ticketholders have only to present the printed receipt of their minimum donation of $40.00 to be admitted to the comedy benefit. Tickets are also on sale at the Club Soda Box Office at 1225 Saint-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal.
“We have seen first-hand the direct impact that community-based events such as this one can have on young families right here in Montreal,” explained Jennifer Douglass, Director, Digital Systems with Media Experts and an executive member of O3’s Board of Directors. In fact, the annual donation presented from this comedy benefit represents the single largest infusion of funds that O3 receives per year. “Media Experts has chosen to align itself with O3 to maximize its charitable impact. Media Experts contributions to O3 make a significant and positive impact on the lives of young families in distress. This gift allows O3 to continue to expand and improve the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our community”.
ABOUT JOEY ELIAS
After losing a bet to a friend Joey began performing his own unique brand of comedy. 24 years later Joey has appeared in 16 Just For Laughs Festivals and has performed overseas, including Afghanistan twice to entertain the Canadian Troops. Joey is now widening his professional range – he recently signed a book deal and has adapted a play that will be performed in Dublin later in 2016. Joey can also be heard 5 nights a week on CJAD800 11pm-midnight as host of “The CJAD Comedy Show” and has been called a “National Treasure” by the Montreal Gazette. Learn more at joeyelias.com.
ABOUT ON OUR OWN (O3)
Since 2005, On Our Own has worked within the community to provide quality housing to young, low income, at risk 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 programmes 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 in order 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.
For more information on On Our Own, please contact:
Director, On Our Own (O3)
t: 514 369 0757
For more information on Media Experts’ Evening of Comedy, please contact:
Communications Manager, Media Experts
t: 514 844 5050 x 804