Million Laughs at the City of Hope
since April 2003!

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Do You Like to Laugh?
Bring family and friends – and yourself! – for:


Utter Hysterics!
Complete Nonsense!!
Outrageous Insanity!!!

Comedian Will Morton
and Special Zany Guests!

 This Friday at 7:00 PM
Comedy Theater at Hope Village
[And best of all, it’s FREE!]


Will Morton, founder and leader of Million Laughs

Yes, I organize comedy shows under the name Million Laughs!  Actually I am only responsible for the GOOD things that happen - anything else is (of course) somebody else's (Sherry's) fault!

I feel that there is a need for clean comedy that is actually FUNNY!

I further feel that there is a need for family-friendly community service shows -- hospitals, nursing homes, etc.  (Which is to say, I'm a bleeding heart do-gooder!)

Nick Dao, David Smith, Sherry Kay, Bob Frady, and Will Morton
after the Million Laughs show Friday August 13, 2004

I consider this community service.  Obviously, we are using this as an opportunity to try new bits, stay in practice, etc.  However, we basically do this to make people laugh who might need a good laugh!

City of Hope audiences break down into four groups:

  1. City of Hope patients – hospital and Hope Village

  2. Visitors of City of Hope patients – hospital and Hope Village

  3. City of Hope staff and docents, etc.

  4. Guests of the performers

Groups 1 and 2 are the primary target as far as I am concerned.  Our goal as volunteer performers is to entertain these people, as well as family and friends who visit them (not to speak of our overwhelming desire to simply show off!)  This is where I see us accomplishing the most good.

And, hey! - the price is right!  (When you come to see us at the comedy clubs, it costs $10.00-$20.00.)  So come out and see us for free!!

Point of Contact: Beverly Simone

Hope Village Comedy Theater (626) 256-HOPE (4673) extension 6-2380
City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute
1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010-3000
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Take the Buena Vista exit from I-210 (just west of I-605) and go south (under the 210 freeway). Turn left at Duarte Road, which is the second light. City of Hope will be on your right. Take the first entrance in, and look for the "Hope Comedy Village Theater" sign on your left; parking is to the right.