Toronto stand-up troupe stages their third annual fundraiser to benefit
Gilda's Club Greater Toronto, with host Laurie Elliott, headliner Nikki
Payne and special guest Sandra Shamas
TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - After two sold-out successes, the StandUp
Sisters return with That's What SHE Said, their third annual fundraiser to benefit Gilda's Club Greater Toronto,
which takes place on Monday, January 24 at Hugh's Room. Launched three
years ago by comedian and organizer Daniela Saioni, the troupe has so
far raised over $17,000 for Gilda's Club.
"In the past three years, word of mouth has grown about this show and we
sell out earlier and earlier," Saioni says. "I also get some of the top
female comics in the country now asking me for spots on the show, which
is both humbling and exciting."
Sandra Shamas, one of Canada's master storytellers, throws her
considerable support behind the evening, even as she busily prepares
for the premier of her highly anticipated new solo show, Love Life, next month.
"I've longed for my community - funny, fabulous women with warmth of
heart, equal to their keen wit," Shamas says. "Last year I found them,
and they are all here for this event! Lucky me! I am honoured to know
them, and share this stage for Gilda's Club."
Joining Shamas will be: Laurie Elliott, voted Funniest Female Stand Up
for the third time at the Canadian Comedy Awards and a fixture on
MuchMusic's Video on Trial; Nikki Payne, winner of four Comedy Awards, a two-time Gemini nominee and
semi-finalist in season five of Last Comic Standing; Dawn Whitwell, recently rated one of America's Funniest Lesbians by Curve Magazine; and the StandUp Sisters.
All proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales will go to Gilda's
Club Greater Toronto.
That's What SHE Said
An evening of stand-up comedy to benefit Gilda's Club Greater Toronto.
Headliner Nikki Payne, host Laurie Elliott, special guests Sandra Shamas
and Dawn Whitwell, and featuring the StandUp Sisters
Monday, January 24, 2011; dinner and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., show
at 8:30 p.m.
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. West (a half-block south of Bloor)
Tickets are available by calling 416-531-6604 or visiting www.hughsroom.com.
About Gilda's Club
The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide a meeting place where men,
women, teens and children living with cancer, as well as their families
and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support
as a supplement to their treatment of choice. Gilda's Club is a
non-profit organization where membership is free. For more information
about Gilda's Club, please visit their website at www.gildasclubtoronto.org.
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SOURCE Gilda's Club Greater Toronto
For further information:
Bonnie Dean at 647-377-4317 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.standupforyoursisters.com.