Laughter is good for the soul, as is being a generous giver, so those who attend the Stand Up for Love event will be benefiting themselves while also supporting a worthy cause.
Five comedians will perform at Wiley’s Comedy Club and all proceeds from ticket sales will be given to the Miami Valley Pit Crew (MVP), a local nonprofit pit bull rescue group. Presented by Indigo Life Media, Stand Up for Love is Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Stand Up for Love is an event that Andrew White, founder of Indigo Life Media, has long dreamed of and see’s comedy as a way to reach the hearts of everyone. The joys of laughter are universal and holds true for all genders, races and ages. “It’s the community coming together in support of a worthy cause in a fun way. Everyone loves to laugh and to give, and both can be done under one roof,” said White.
For the first annual Stand Up for Love, White wanted to benefit an organizational that is meaningful to him, such as the MVP. As an owner of a pit bull and a lover of the breed, White is anxious for the opportunity to support MVP who is seeking foster homes or families seeking to adopt pits. Though pit bulls have a reputation for being dangerously ferocious, White believes their natural instinct is to be very loveable. For those who become fearful by the subject of pit bulls, White hopes the event will provide comfort. “I wanted to bring laughter to the heaviness of the pit bull cause,” he said.
The laughter will be provided by five comedians; Nate Washington, Awais Ashai, Kelly Collette, Ro the Realist, and Micheal Logan. They are all local comedians with sharp wit who are guaranteed to create howls (or barks) of laughter from the audience. Plus there might also be a special feature added to the act.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and MVP will have the dogs out for potential new owners or foster parents to meet and greet them. Admission is $15, must be 18 or over to attend, and the entrance fee also includes a raffle ticket. Throughout the night prizes will be given away that were donated by local businesses like Lululemon, Trolley Stop, Lily’s Bistro, and Nucleus just to name a few. The purchase of one food or drink item is required, which is less than the standard minimum of two items.
All proceeds will benefit the Miami Valley Pet Crew, including from the sales of T-shirts courtesy of Preneur Life that say, ‘Saving Animals Like it’s My Business.’ The event will end at 9:00 p.m.
The plan is to make Stand Up for Love an annual event that occurs once or twice a year, to spread cheer across the community and different organizations throughout Dayton. “We are very excited to make people laugh and to give something back to the area,” said White.
Mike Woody is a life long resident of Dayton, and has a passion for writing, which is good because he doesn't excel at much of anything else, except eating.
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