Info Sheet for Million Laughs show at City of Hope

Please note:  Due to renovation of the Hope Village Theater, the City of Hope shows will be suspended indefinitely after March 11, 2005

01/14 Fri. -  Will Morton (MC), Nick Dao, Tommy Darrell, Sherry Kay
01/28 Fri. -  Will Morton (MC), Dan Bialek, Sherry Kay
02/11 Fri. -  Will Morton (MC), Tommy Darrell, Sherry Kay
02/25 Fri. -  Will Morton (MC), Joe Braza, Sherry Kay
03/11 Fri. -  Will Morton (MC), Joe Braza, Nick Dao, Tommy Darrell, Sherry Kay

Note:  ABC came to the City of Hope show Friday 3/11 to film Sherry Kay for ABC's Cool Kids.  The spot was aired on Channel 7: ABC's Cool Kids (part of the News) aired Thurs. 3/17 at 4:00 PM (St. Patrick's Day!) and repeated Sun. 3/20 at 9:00 AM.

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Hazardous Warnings: The one restriction on this show is: NO BLUE MATERIAL. This is very important because we almost always have young children in the audience - and more importantly their parents are there too (this is literally a "family show"!) If you have any children's material, this is definitely the place for it!

The ML definition of blue is:

(1) Is it something I would not said in front of my daughter (especially when she was 4 or 5 years younger)?
(2) Is it something I would not want to hear my daughter repeating?

Or, to be more to the point, no profanity and no blatant sexual or drug references - i.e., PG rating. Yes, you can do it!

Vague Audience Profile: ML has been having Standing Room Only audiences - and hey! there are about 20-30 seats (it occurs to me that I've never actually counted them!) The audience consists mainly of cancer patients receiving treatment and their visitors, as well as a few staff members. The age ranges from very young to very old, but it's primarily young to middle age adults who are fairly conservative.

Shameless Bragging: The show is twice a month: the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. We perform in the Hope Village Comedy Theater. This is a nice cozy little theater with a stage and a sound system. Earlier this year I put in some stage lighting: I said let there be light, and behold! two bulbs popped and needed to be replaced.

Blah Blah Blah: I try to keep this pretty informal because I'm lazy. I do the MC thing and "warm them up". We start at 7:00 PM and go to around 8:00 to 8:15 PM. Depending on how many other comics show up, performers can have up to 15 minutes.

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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Directions and Maps

Obfuscatory directions: 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, and it is big so it's hard (but not impossible!) to miss. Take the first entrance in, and look for the "Hope Comedy Village Theater" sign (on your left) but parking is to the right. You can always call the theater if you get lost - ask for Beverly Simone (our inimitable Point of Contact!)