The ”Aprilfest Comedy Marathon” on April 3 at the Bluebird Cafe is sure to be a great time for a great cause. The event will be highlighted this year with a benefit for Terry Shapiro who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 18 months ago. This evening of comedy will take place on at 8572 National Blvd., 90232, 6:30 pm until midnight, tickets are only $25. You can also attend a pre-show activity at 5:30 pm for the “Most Black Kilts on the Red Carpet World Record” $15.00 registration fee to walk the red carpet in your kilt. The event will offer comedy film screenings, a Governor’s appreciation award presentation, and a comedy Showcase, X-Ray Funk Band Live set, live DJ and dancing until midnight. Comedians performing will be national headliners who have appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. Terry Shapiro was instrumental in proclaiming April 5 as the “International Day of Comedy” with recognition from the Senate and Governor’s office of the State of California, a few years ago. As a thank you from Steven E. Kimbrough, the producer, Aprilfest Comedy Marathon, is again working with Terry putting together a flagship event that will raise money and create awareness for Parkinson’s disease.
Terry has prompted the cities of Whittier and Culver City to proclaim April of this year as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Steven started the Aprilfest Comedy Marathon over 28 years ago while in college to celebrate all of his friend’s birthdays that landed in April by producing comedy shows every night throughout The month. The event has evolved into a month long celebration of comedy, film screenings, film challenges, birthdays and now Parkinson’s Awareness.
Help spread the word that “Laughter is one of the best medicines.” Laughter is known to create dopamine in our Brain naturally” says Terry. Steven’s long time motto has been “Everyday that is filled with comedy is another day filled with healing through the power of laughter.” Please support this effort on April 3. For further information go to www.idocomedy.org and click on Shapiro ticket or Call 310-990-7608 . If you would like to become part of the Aprilfest movement, set up your profile on www.aprilfest.com and post your April event.