Time: June 3, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel
Street: Route 20
Website or Map: http://www.brownpapertickets.…
Phone: (413) 537-9224
Event Type: comedy, benefit, tornado relief
Organized By: A.O. WASH Original Comedy Box
Latest Activity: May 15, 2012
Healing through laughter is Arenzo Washington’s goal, as he sets the stage for stress relief with three comedy benefits timed to the first anniversary of the devastating tornado.
“Laughter Out of Kaos,” or L.O.O.K., headlined by nationally known comedian Steve Marshall and featuring a supporting cast of Western Mass. stand-ups, is set for June 1 at West Springfield High School, June 2 at the Springfield Sheraton, and June 3 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel.
Proceeds from each night will be donated to the long-term tornado recovery group in that particular community, said Washington, whose A.O. WASH Original Comedy Box hosts stand-up comedians and open mic nights at Mattie’s Café, Maximum Capacity and other local venues.
Headliner New York City comedian Steve Marshall is a regular at Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos, as well as clubs in New York, Boston and Connecticut. Joining Marshall for “Laughter Out of Kaos” are several stand-up comedians from the Springfield area. They are Steve Nagle; Buster McMahon; Artie Rob; Big Moe Da’Comedian; CJ Daye; Garry Big G; Kim Deshields; Nick Carelock; and Hank Denson. Hosting the show is Springfield’s own Darryl Rosemond.
Comedians will “keep it clean” at the shows, making them appropriate for teenage and adult audiences, said Washington.
The June 3 show is set for 6 p.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Route 20, Sturbridge. That show will benefit Pathway to Renewal and Monson long term recovery groups. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.
Tickets for each event are $25 each or $50 for VIP seating and a complimentary L.O.O.K. T-shirt. Friday night’s West Springfield performance features $15 tickets for students buying them at the high school store.
Sturbridge Coffee House, 455 Main St., Fiskdale, MA, (508) 347-2288; www.brownpapertickets.com; or, contact Arenzo Washington, (413) 537-9224.
Event sponsors include, at this time, A.O. WASH Original Comedy Box; City Beat TV; T-Shirt Station; Lucky Design & Media; Skyline Design & Development; JMC Construction; the West Springfield School Committee; the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel; and the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center.