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Cancer House of Hope will offer laughs at fund-raiser

SPRINGFIELD — The Center for Human Development's (CHD) Cancer House of Hope program, which provides free cancer support services to people with cancer, their family members and friends, will be the beneficiary of a Comedy Night fund-raiser organized by Smith & Wesson on March 26, at The Cedars, 419 Island Pond Road.
Doors open and hors d'oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $30 with all the proceeds benefiting CHD's Cancer House of Hope program. The night will feature a cash bar, raffles, fund-raising games, and music.
"Smith and Wesson has become a very valued partner with Cancer House of Hope," Cheryl Gorski, Cancer House of Hope program director, said. "They work extremely hard to raise money for our program, and we are eternally grateful to them for their support."
The show, emceed by Teddie Barrett of Teddie B Comedy, will star:
  • Paul Nardizzi, a national headliner and author of "602 Reasons to be Ticked Off," who has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and on Comedy Central, and is a former winner of the Boston Comedy Festival;
  • Linda Belt, whose humor touches on the absurdities of modern life. She explores marriage, sex, parenting and social mores; in other words, any subject she feels like discussing.
  • Carolyn Plummer. Some comics rely on the monumental events of the day or the faux pas of the rich and famous. Not Plummer. She pulls material from the hum-drum, day-to-day monotony of the everyman's life. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Gorski at 562-0110 or 782-5500, or Bob Draper at Smith & Wesson, at 747-3259.
For more information about Cancer House of Hope's programs, visit their Web site, www.chd.org/cancerhouseofhope.
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