Top Canadian Comics Crack Jokes for Colorectal Cancer

    Fifth Annual Event to Honour the Contributions of Little Mosque's
    Neil Crone

    TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - Returning for its fifth triumphant year, the
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is hosting Crack a Smile - a
comedy night fundraiser featuring the funniest in Canadian talent.
    This year, Crack-a-Smile features a special tribute to comedian Neil
Crone, a colorectal cancer survivor best known for his role on Little Mosque
on the Prairie, for his efforts to raise awareness of the disease. The show
will be hosted by Gemini award winner, Patrick McKenna, and feature many of
Canada's top comics.

    What:        A night of comedy in support of the Colorectal Cancer
                 Association of Canada

    Who:         Comedians Neil Crone (special tribute), Patrick
                 McKenna (host) and more!

    Where:       Toronto Centre for the Arts
                 George Weston Recital Hall
                 5040 Yonge St, (north of Sheppard Ave)
                 Toronto, ON

    When:        Saturday, April 18, 2009
                 start: 8:15 p.m.

    Interviews:  Comedians Patrick McKenna and Neil Crone, Barry Stein
                 (President of the CCAC) and Canadians personally affected by
                 the disease available for interviews.

    In 2008, an estimated 21,500 Canadians were diagnosed with colorectal
cancer and sadly approximately 8,900 died from the disease.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Gail Grief, National Director of Development, Colorectal Cancer Association of
Canada, 1-877-50-COLON (26566),; Marsha Knoll,
Edelman, (416) 979-1120 ext. 329,; Visit the CCAC
website at for more information.

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