Award-winning comedians Jessica Holmes and Steve Patterson to lead the laughs at George Hull Centre's 10th anniversary comedy fundraiser May 10

Steven Page, one of Canada's most recognized musicians, to make a special guest appearance at Laugh Out Loud 2017, held to raise money for children and youth with mental health issues.

TORONTO, April 3, 2017 /CNW/ - "Royal Canadian Air Farce" favourite, Jessica Holmes, returns as host, and stand-up comedian Steve Patterson of the CBC Radio One's hit show "The Debaters" joins the fun as headliner for The George Hull Centre for Children and Families' tenth annual comedy fundraiser. Presented by Orlando Corporation, LOL 2017 takes place Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at The Carlu in downtown Toronto. The hot-ticket LOL Laugh Out Loud event raises money for The George Hull Centre, in support of children and youth with mental health issues.

Joining Holmes and Patterson on stage will be special improv guest Patrick McKenna of "The Red Green Show" and Second City alumni Dave Pearce and Jennine Profeta. The star-studded event will also feature a special guest appearance by iconic Canadian singer and songwriter, Steven Page, formerly of The Barenaked Ladies.

10th Annual LOL Laugh Out Loud Event


Wednesday, May 10, 2017


The Concert Hall at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto


6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Reception and silent auction, comedy show, live music

For tickets:  

Visit 10th Annual LOL Laugh Out Loud or call 416-622-8833 ext. 294


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families is a children's mental health centre, annually serving more than 4,000 children and youth, from birth through age eighteen, and their families.  Through clinical excellence and a continuum of mental health services, our mission is to reduce suffering, provide hope and enhance the quality of life of children, youth and families. Services include outpatient, residential, substance use and day treatment programs, plus a range of early intervention & prevention programs. The Centre is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, and has a formal affiliation with the University of Toronto.

  • One in five children under the age of 18 has a diagnosable mental health issue.
  • Suicide is the 2nd most common cause of death for Canadians between the ages of 10 and 24.
  • 70 to 80 per cent of all adults with mental illnesses start experiencing them in their youth, making early treatment more critical than ever.

SOURCE The George Hull Centre for Children and Families

For further information: Susan Chamberlain, Executive Director, The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, 416-622-8833 x 229,

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