It has been said by people wiser than me that we are only strong as a species as we treat the weakest on this planet. Human beings do not have a great track record when it comes to our treatment of animals. Instead of regarding them as creatures with needs, intellect and feelings we see them as disposable and worse often just as entertainment. This behaviour is unacceptable but all too pervasive and it is why institutions like Humane Society International/Canada are vital. They do what they can to make sure that animals are treated with respect and dignity and when they aren’t step in. This takes money and every little bit helps. That is why fundraisers like Stand Up for Animals are important.
This is the 4th annual Comedy for a Cause night hosted by the Humane Society International/Canada. The headliner of the evening is comedian Paul Myrehaug. He has been a working comedian for over 10 years now and won The Great Canadian Laugh Off on The Comedy Network. Myrehaug might also be familiar to you from his work Canadian Comedy Shorts, at The Just for Laughs Festival, Comedy Now!, or the Halifax Comedy Festival. He has also been involved with traveling to entertain Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Iraq. All in all, the stand-up comedian has performed in over 35 countries.
A fun night out of laughter and the knowledge that your money is going towards a good cause. Tickets are $20, order by phone – details below.
To sweeten the deal, they’re raffling off some amazing prizes. Enter for your chance to win:
- Action Scuba: Discover Scuba Diving experience in the pool for two (valued at $98)
- La Maison du Chien gift basket for dogs and cats (value of $350)
- Blushing Brides Studio couple’s photo session, location of your choice on the island of Montreal (value of $600)
- Mondou dog & cat gift baskets (value of $80 each)
- Yoga with Kesha – 60-minute group or corporate yoga session, location of your choice on the island of Montreal (value of $80)
…and much more! Raffle tickets are $3 for one entry in the draw, $10 for four entries, $20 for ten entries and $50 for 30 entries. Best of all, 100 percent of proceeds from the raffle go towards helping animals!
-Date: September 18, 2015
-Venue: The Comedy Nest, Pepsi Forum, 3rd floor, 2313 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3H 1N2
-Ticket Purchase: (514) 395-2914
-Ticket Price: $20 (all profits go to HSI/Canada)
-Show Time: Doors open at 7:15pm, show starts at 8pm.